Fall 2023 Opportunities

Aug 25-26 or Sep 29-30 Basic Adult Outdoor Leader Orientation (BALOO) introduces Cub Scout leaders to pack overnight camping by providing fun ways to inspire positive experiences for Cubs of all levels.

Aug 26-27 or Sep 30-Oct 1Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) is required for all Scoutmasters and Assistants to be fully trained and gives adult leaders the practical knowledge they need to help Scouts to learn outdoor skills.

Oct 21Basic Life Support/First Aid training is great for everyone to have. After registering, you will be able to take an online portion at your convenience. The in-person session includes adult & infant CPR/AED, responsibilities of a rescuer, working with EMS and legal considerations. Standard First Aid now includes use of tourniquets and hemostatic dressings.

Dec 29Wilderness First Aid Training (WFA) is especially recommended for those planning and participating in activities where advanced medical care is delayed, backcountry camping trips, or high adventure trips.

2023 Wood Badge Training

Registration closes Aug 15

The next Wood Badge course will be the weekends of Sep 15-17 and Oct 14-15, 2023 at Cherokee Scout Reservation.
The purpose of Wood Badge is to develop skilled leaders who can strengthen Scouting units in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. Click here to view more general information from the BSA’s website.
Wood Badge course content is the same that Fortune 500 companies send their executives to learn at week-long seminars costing thousands of dollars. The curriculum, originally developed by Baden Powell, has been revised to follow the model established for leader training by experts in the field including authors Ken Blanchard & Stephen Covey.

Check out the calendar for all trainings hosted by the
Old North State Council

Youth Protection Training (Required training) True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels. The Boy Scouts of America takes great pride in the quality of our adult leadership. Being a leader in the BSA is a privilege, not a right. The quality of the program and the safety of our youth members call for high-quality adult leaders. Download the How-To Guide for taking Youth Protection Training

Training Courses check list below by unit position.

Old North State Council holds in person, and integrated training classes at local Council Facilities. See this link for an expanded calendar (note: this calendar is listed by date):

A Rangemaster is a volunteer Scouter that operates the Cherokee Scout Reservation (CSR) range and teaches shooting sport merit badges to Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts Units.

BSA has produced and converted many training classes to On-Line classes. Scout parents and leaders can now take these classes at their on convenience. Most of the classes take less than 15 minutes each.

To take these classes and get BSA credit for them Log Into:

A first time visitor will have to create an account. BSA requires training for certain leader positions.