Cherokee Training


Adult Leader Training Opportunities

Adult Leaders in the Cherokee District have several opportunities for training and we encourage everyone to take advantage of these learning tools.

Online Learning

Scout leaders can go through basic training online at any time via Adults need to set up a user account and password, following the directions on the site, and should include their BSA ID number to ensure that their training record is updated. Once registered, you can choose to complete the desired training.  All adult leaders must complete the Youth Protection Training.

Position-Specific Training

Depending on what role the Adult Leader is registered in, the next set of training is Position-Specific:

  • Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training These are available online or in person.
    • Tiger Den Leader
    • Wolf and Bear Den Leader
    • Webelos/AoL Den Leader
    • Cubmaster/Assistant Cubmaster
    • Pack Committee Challenge
    • Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
  • Boy Scout Leader Position-Specific Training These are available online or in person. (*Note: Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster training is a two-part training.)
    • Troop Committee Challenge
    • Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters
      • Position-specific
      • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
  • Venturing Leader Position-Specific Training These are available online or in person.
    • Venturing Youth Protection
    • Venturing Leader-Specific (Crew Advisor/Associate Advisor, Crew Committee)
    • Outdoor Leadership Skills (Crew Advisor/Associate Advisor)


  • Additional Supplemental Training

    • Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
      • This is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos/AoL den overnighters.
      • Offered at least twice per year.
    • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
      • IOLS includes all the outdoor and camping based skills that leaders need to be able to work with scouts on Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class.
      • In addition to being offered via the "TNT" program at Camp Rainey Mountain during summer camp, IOLS training is offered by the Cherokee District twice per year.
    • Along with the online training available, we encourage you to consider the following other options:
      • Round-table Held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, August through May.
      • Wood Badge for the 21st Century. This is the TOP adult leader training available in Scouting, for adults in all positions who have completed their basic Trained requirements. It consists of six days of leadership theory, practice, and experiences, along with a series of "ticket items" afterwards to apply these lessons.
      • Tali Atsila Tali Atsila (pr. Ta-lee A-chee-lah) is an Advanced Outdoor Skills Trining course offered by the Northeast Georgia Council and is a training course specifically designed to take leaders through a series of hands-on experiences in fundamental elements of the Outdoor Program: Cooking Pioneering, Map & Compass and Woods Tools, along with other outdoor skills. The Tali Atsila staff consists of Scouters with vast experience in Outdoor Program. Who better to teach you how to be a Scout's "Smartest Person in the World" than several of the most experienced Scouters around?
      • Powder Horn (offered once every two years) This is a high adventure and Venturing leader outdoor training emphasizing what opportunities and resources are available for various high adventure activities.
      • University of Scouting is a one-day training event that offers the opportunity to take several supplemental training classes on a variety of topics.  This training day typically takes place the first weekend in December.
      • Wilderness First Aid This course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge, skill and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
      • Outdoor Ethics Orientation Outdoor ethics is deeply ingrained in the BSA program. All levels of the program include outdoor stewardship, care for the environment, and Leave No Trace as part of their programs. Become aware of your surroundings and build the skills that will allow you to leave no trace on the land.