Additional Trainings and Programs

  • Committee Challenge   
  • CPR/AED Courses 
  • First Aid Courses 
  • Leave No Trace Trainer 
  • Marlinspike Skills
  • NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training)  
  • Shooting Sports Trainings
  • Tread Lightly Trainer Course
  • Voyageur Canoe Training
  • Wilderness First Aid

Committee Challenge (Pack / Troop / Crew / Post )

The Committee Challenge training has been developed to help Committee Members better understand their roles and responsibilities Through hands-on experiential learning, this training will also enable Committee Members to better deliver the promise in support of the unit.

CPR/AED Courses

Any individual wishing to become CPR & AED Certified.  You will receive your ECSI Certification Card the night of the course!
Fee - $10.00

First Aid Courses

Any individual wishing to become First Aid Certified.  You will receive your ECSI Certification Card the night of the course!

Leave No Trace Trainer

Training for front country for Cubs, backcountry for Boy Scouts, wilderness for older Scouts. Training for teaching BSA-LNT 101 & other courses. Backpacking overnight with LNT cooking. Introduction to Outdoor Ethics & Tread Lightly. Open to adults and scouts 14+ with approval of SM/Advisor. Graduates fully meet BSA "Leave No Trace Trainer" National Camp Standard and youth qualify for Leave No Trace Trainer position of responsibility in Troop, Team or Crew.

Join us at Marlinspike Skills to learn how to tie some of the most interesting and decorative knots that you will ever see, including the Monkey's Fist and Turk's Head Knots, along with many practical knots. This adult only course offers hands-on instruction by the council's best teachers for knots and rope work. Register and view the flyer.

NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training)

NYLT is a six-day course for youth patterned after a month in the life of a unit. Content is delivered in a group and team outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Learn more on our NYLT webpage.

Shooting Sports Trainings


Highlights include: Introduction on the Principles of Leave-No-Trace, Tread Lightly, Land Ethics

Voyageur Canoe Training

Voyageur training is canoe use and safety training for adult leaders. This training covers Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense, policy review, planning trips and tour permits as well as learning how to use a canoe. The Voyageur Spring program is two weekends and takes place at Camp Belzer on the east side of Indianapolis utilizing the waters of Fall Creek and Geist Reservoir. The Fall course will be a three day course using Camp Krietenstein using their lake and  the Eel River. The program is designed to allow the adults to safely train their youth in proper canoeing techniques.

Only Voyageur trained leaders may rent council canoes and kayaks. For information on rental, visit our year-round camping page.

Voyageur homepage     /     Spring Course     /     Fall Course     /    Voyageur Canoe Rental Flyer

Wilderness First Aid

The Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) Wilderness First Aid course is for those who work, live or play in remote areas- away from the usual EMS service. Even though the emergency workers near these areas may be trained to search for and rescue those in need, there may be a delay in the notification of assistance, the time required to get to the patient, or in moving the patient to more advanced treatment. Participants will learn components such as how to apply a splint and how to treat hypothermia. If you are attending a Scouting high adventure base, you will need to take this training. If your troop or crew is planning a high adventure outing, at least one member of the unit should be certified in this training.

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Indianapolis, IN 46256
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