Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Akela's Council Cub Scout Leader Training - also included is Cub Scout Leader OWL Training

Make Your Pack and Dens Great by Attending Akela's Council for the Best Cub Scout Leader Training Anywhere!

What Is Akela's Council? This is an exciting 4 1/2 day Cub Scout Leader Training for those who have completed the Leader Basic Training. This fast-paced and inspiring training covers den doodles, den yells, relationships, Cub Scout forms, resources, Sports/Academic program, skits, puppets, charter renewal, BSA policies, OWL training for Webelos Leaders, insignia, Webelos Outdoor Experience, Cub Scouts with disabilities and much more.

When and where does it happen?

In 2012, Akela's Council will be held twice:
  • Frandsen Scout Ranch (located at Scofield Reservoir) on July 24-28, 2012, and
  • Tifie Scout Camp at Mountain Dell (near Mount Pleasant) on September 11-15, 2012. 
Past participants have deemed Akela's Council to be the most motivating and enjoyable training they have ever completed. Registration is limited so register early for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.This training meets the needs of all Cub Scout Pack level leaders.

How do you apply?
Click Here to Apply Online.  You can also print and fill out the Akela's Council Registration Form, enclose a check or money order for the $65.00 required deposit or the full $115.00 fee, and send directly to:
   Boy Scouts of America   748 North 1340 West
   Orem UT 84057

Partial scholarships may be available. Contact your district Cub Scout Trainer or call Council Services at (801) 437-6222 for more information. All fees are due 30 days prior to the course. There will be no refunds issued after the course begins.



1. Be registered with the Boy Scouts of America.
2. Complete Cub Scout Leader Basic Training before course.
3. Provide the completed Annual Health and Medical Record (parts A, B, and C) at check-in.

Here is some additional information about Akela's Council...
This year, Utah National Parks Council will be putting on their 28th and 29th sessions of Akela's Council.  It will give you twice the opportunities to attend.  Akela's Council was started in 1987, this is the 26th year this training has been held.  Akela's Council is a 4 1/2 day training.  There will be 2 sessions next year.  July 24-28, 2012 at Frandsen Scout Ranch and September 11-15, 2012 at Tifie Scout Camp.  Akela's Council is similar to Woodbadge, but specifically and perfect for Cub Scout Leaders.  Please try to attend, and encourage your Cub Scout Leaders to attend this training.  Remember... a good Cub Scout Leader is a well trained Cub Scout Leader.  Attached is a paper application for the course with more information.

Here is a link to a 3-4 minute video about Akela's Council.
Here are the top 50 items you will learn at Akela's Council:
  1. Flag Etiquette
  2. Respect
  3. Family Involvement
  4. Ceremonies
  5. Uniforms & Insignia
  6. Elements of a Den Meeting
  7. Pinewood Derby's, Paper Rockets, Raingutter Regatta's
  8. Cub Anapolis
  9. Patriotism
  10. Pack Meeting Planning
  11. Crafts
  12. Genius Kits
  13. Conservation Awareness
  14. Cubs in the Kitchen
  15. Communicating with Parents
  16. Positive Attitudes
  17. Cub Leader Book
  18. Games & Teaching Ideas
  19. Den Doodles
  20. Communications
  21. Keys to a Successful Pack
  22. Round Table Instruction
  23. Positive Value Emphasis
  24. Enjoying Nature
  25. Pack Meetings
  26. Gathering Activities
  27. Working as a Team
  28. Attitudes & Skills
  29. District Leader Training
  30. Skits & Puppets
  31. Webelos Ree Outdoors
  32. Talking Feather
  33. Flag Ceremonies
  34. Den Flags
  35. Treasure Hunts
  36. Denners & Asst. Denners
  37. Den Chiefs
  38. New Program Information
  39. Leader Appreciation
  40. Campfire Etiquette
  41. Special Events
  42. Costuming
  43. BSA Structure
  44. Observing Nature
  45. Take a Hike
  46. Outdoor Code
  47. Listening to Nature
  48. Uniform Inspections
  49. Blue & Gold Banquet
  50. Cub Scout Songs
If anyone has any questions on Akela's Council, you are welcome to:
Call Utah National Parks Council Services at 801-437-6222
Call VaLayne Ostler 801-763-0377

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