Training for Adults

This page provides information on BSA Leader and Scout training.  Troop 26 requires adult leaders to take certain training courses to retain a leadership position within the troop.  All leaders must take the Youth Protection Training provided by the BSA.  In addition, leaders need to also take Intro to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS), and Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training.

BSA provides a lot of online training.  To access online training, visit and setup an account.  Once your account is setup, you will have access to online training resources.  Troop 26 adult leaders need to forward their certificates of completion to Jim Gonders.

Read –  “How to become a Troop 26 Assistant Scoutmaster”

2013-2014 Leader Training

Watch this location for information on upcoming training opportunities for 2013-2014.

Link to the Indian Nations Council Training website

Link to the BSA Online Leaning Center

Wood Badge

Wood Badge is an advanced adult training opportunity for all Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing leaders.  As a participant in this course, you will work with others to learn and practice leadership skills as a member of a successful working team and live the values of Scouting.  After taking the Wood Badge course, you will be able to use the lessons and experiences outside of Scouting to help make every team you lead successful.

Troop 26 has a deep history with Wood Badge.  Our Scoutmaster and many of our assistant scoutmasters have participated in Wood Badge.  Several of our adults are currently active in the Wood Badge training program.  Learn more about Wood Badge by visiting the link below.

Link to the Indian Nations Council Wood Badge Website

Wood Badge courses are held in the spring or fall and are conducted over two weekends.  The course weekends typically start on a Friday and conclude on Sunday evening.  Participants must participate in both courses to complete the program.