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River Trails Training Dates

River Trails Training Chairman
Cheryl Ecker

Ollie Tilgman

Boy Scouts Training Advisor
Lou Slinkard

Joan Smith

Cub Scouts Training Advisor
Fred Helferstay
Training of adults and youth is very important to the success of Scouting. Adult training begins with Fast Start and Youth Protection Training. Leadership training awards are available for all trained leaders.
2014 Training Information
Boy Scout Leader Training
(Four Sessions and a Weekend)
  1. 1 of 5 Training: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Windsor Intermediate Cafeteria
  2. 2 of 5 Training: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Windsor Intermediate Cafeteria
  3. 3 of 5 Training: Saturday, October 11, 2014 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Windsor Intermediate Cafeteria
  4. 4 of 5 Training: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Windsor Intermediate Cafeteria
  5. 5 of 5 Training (Intro to Outdoor Skills): Weekend, October 17-19, 2014, Beaumont Scout Reservation

-- You must attend ALL sessions.

-- "Youth Protection" is available online and must be taken before attending Boy Scout Leader Training. A printed certificate should be brought to training to be considered fully trained.**

-- Contact Lou Slinkard at or 636-677-3716 for more information regarding Boy Scout Leader Training.

Cub Scout Leader Training

  • Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8:00 a.m., Windsor Intermediate Cafeteria
-- Contact Fred Helferstay at or 636-296-9543 for more information regarding Cub Scout Leader Training.

Okpik Cold Weather Camping Training

Registration is open for the Inaugural Okpik Cold Weather Training Course in the Greater St. Louis Area Council. Please click on the link below to register.

Okpik Registration

Wood Badge

What Is Wood Badge?  
Wood Badge is advanced training for adult leaders in Scouting designed to enhance contemporary leadership skill and develop more effective Scouters. The Wood Badge program gives participants a greater understanding of Scouting aims and methods, while developing true Scout Spirit. It is anticipated that all people who complete Wood Badge training will continue to work actively in the Scouting program to further the aims and methods of Scouting.
Wood Badge Requirements:
  • Be a registered adult leader
  • Complete Basic Leader Training (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturer)
Spring Course 2014 Fall Course 2014
Beaumont Scout Reservation,
High Ridge, MO
Beaumont Scout Reservation,
High Ridge, MO

May 16-18 and May 30-June 1, 2014 August 22-24 and September 12-14, 2014
Pre-Course Date: April 5, 2014
Pre-Course Date: July 18, 2014

Commissioner Training


  • New commissioners should complete basic training during their first two months. To help all unit commissioners comply with this recommendation, the council offers the following courses under the direction of Roger Engelbart, assistant council commissioner for training. Please make plans to attend. The next commissioner trainings are on May 18, 2013 at the MacArthur Service Center (4568 West Pine Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108).
  • The next College of Commissioner Science, hosted by the Lewis and Clark Council, is tentatively scheduled for March 9, 2013, at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
Den Chief Conference

Date & Time: Saturday, October 25, 2014; 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Emerson Center, Beaumont Scout Reservation
Cost - $20 per person (youth and adult)
Attire - Field ("Class A") uniform
Materials to bring with you: Den Chief Handbook
*At least 1 Pack Leader is required to attend with his or her Scouts.

For more information, contact Nicole Blanson at or 314-361-0600.

Why A Den Chief Is Important To The Cub & Boy Scout Program:
The den chief is a key means of building relationships between the pack and troop. The den chief regularly reminds the boys about Boy Scouts in a positive way as he leads activities and shares his enthusiasm for Scouting with Cub Scouts. His presence adds another important asset. He can tell them about Boy Scouting, with its outdoor activities, trips, summer camp, and opportunities for advancement. When it's time for them to move up to a Webelos den or a Boy Scout troop, his example and encouragement can help them decide to make that transition.
A den chief is a Boy Scout who assists a Cub Scout den leader or Webelos den leader at den meetings, pack meetings, and other events. He's a ready source of games, songs, skits, and skills, and he encourages the boys in their advancement.
Do you have a Scout that needs a leadership position and wants to work with younger Scouts?

2014 Training calendar

22nd - 24th - Wood Badge

12th - 14th - Wood Badge
27th - Cub Scout Leader Training
30th - Boy Scout Leader Training

7th - Boy Scout Leader Training
11th - Boy Scout Leader Training
14th - Boy Scout Leader Training
17th - 19th - Boy Scout Leader Training (Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills)
25th - Den Chief Conference

Youth Protection Training: Click here for more information.
Every leader MUST be youth protection trained.

Cub Scout Leader training is available online at