Council Training

TrainedWelcome to the Chippewa Valley Council's Training Page. Here you will find information about the training opportunities available in our council and in other council's. The information contained in these links will change periodically. Please check back often. 

All registered leaders need to have YPT updated by October 1, 2018. However, if you are attending camp or an outing, this training needs to be done by June 1st or before you have your campout. The Chippewa Valley Council is offering several YPT2 classroom sessions. Please go to the following link for dates and more information: YPT2 Flyer

B.A.L.O.O. stands for Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. It’s the introductory training Cub Scout leaders should complete before taking Cub Scouts on an overnight camping trip. Recent updates to this two-part course make the content more impactful, useful and convenient. The new B.A.L.O.O. combines the previous B.A.L.O.O. and a course called Outdoor Leader Skills for WEBELOS Leaders, or O.W.L. As of Feb. 28, 2018, O.W.L. is no more. B.A.L.O.O. consists of two components: online and hands-on. You’ll need to complete both in order to qualify as a “Trained” Cub Scout outdoor leader and receive the B.A.L.O.O. recognition patch.
For the first time in volunteer training, the BSA is using a blended approach with the new course. The course begins with eight brief online modules, available at Each module lasts 10 minutes or less and covers basics like the benefits of the outdoor program and health and safety considerations. Once you’ve completed those prerequisites, you’re ready for the weekend.
1. Online component: The online portion of B.A.L.O.O. is available 24/7 on the BSA Learn Center. Just log in to to begin. The goal of the online portion is to make the best use of time to allow leaders to experience as much as possible during the practical hands-on training.
2. Practical, hands-on component: This 1.5-day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. The Chippewa Valley Council is offering two opportunities for leaders to take B.A.L.O.O. The first, is August 10-11, 2018 at Camp Brunswick. The second, is October 12-13, 2018 at Phillips Scout Reservation.
B.A.L.O.O. Registration

We have e-learning courses available that are designed for all BSA volunteers and the general public to take online courses related to BSA programs and policies. To take the courses you will need your BSA member number. For further information please contact the Chippewa Valley Council Scout Office at 715-832-6671.
Go to the following link to get started: BSA Online Learning Center

Training Update

Training Attendance Report
(replaces New Leader Essentials Training)