Optional Training

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We want to equip our adult volunteers with the tools and resources necessary to help you grow personally and improve your performance as a Scout leader. Training is one of the best ways to accomplish all of these things. Not to mention, the more you know the better chance you’ll have fun!

You choose to complete these because you want to learn something new that unlocks a new skill, makes it possible for your Scouts to do a new activity, or maybe even benefits you in your life outside of Scouting.

Optional training includes:

  • Chaplain Training
  • Climb On Safely
  • Climbing Instructor Training
  • C.O.P.E. Facilitator Training
  • CPR Certification
  • Driver Improvement
  • Merit Badge Counselor
  • Powder Horn
  • Safety Afloat
  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Scoutology
  • Shooting Sports Training
  • Trainers Edge
  • Trek Safely
  • University of Scouting
  • Swimming & Water Rescue
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Wood Badge

To learn more about the training listed here as well as a variety or additional training courses visit or or contact the Blackhawk Area Council and ask for the contact information for the Council Training Chair.