Additional Training Opportunities

The University of Scouting is a full day of training that includes hands-on experiences, fellowship and fun, a Midway that will display supplies and historical artifacts, and many other opportunities to help you sharpen your Scouting skills. There are trainings available for all areas including Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, and Commissioners. The University of Scouting is primarily an adult leader training event, however, there are some all-day youth classes offered for mature Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts. Click here for more information.

Wood Badge is an advanced training designed to meet the leadership needs of ALL unit Scouters: Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing. Participants learn skills to assist them with all aspects of Scouting. The next Illowa Council course will be held in 2014. Click here for more information.


Powder Horn is a course designed to help the troop, team, or crew by exposing older Scouts, Venturers, and adult leaders to safely conduct outdoor/high adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature.  The course provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully lead youth through a program of outdoor adventure and is based upon giving participants an exposure to some outdoor/high adventure activities.  The course presenters are expert consultants, from inside and outside of Scouting, in each outdoor high adventure activity.  It is not a certification event.  It is for any youth or adult interested in experiencing a unit level, high adventure program.  To learn more about Powder Horn Training or to see when and where the next course is offered click here.