Thursday, May 31, 2012

For all Cub Scout Leaders ~ Akela's Council Training

I went to Akela's Council 7 years ago, and completely loved my experience.  It has made me have a love of Cub Scouting, and taught me how to have fun with Scouting.  I learned all typed of amazing things I could do with my Cub Scout boys.  I hope you will seriously look at the information below and consider going.  It will truly improve your pack, stake, and our district.  Highland West stake has offered to pay for up to 9 Cub Scout Leaders to attend this training.  It would be a shame to waste this generous gift.  I would be happy to call your stake presidency to ask about scholarships if you are interested.  Reply to this e-mail and let me know who to contact in your stake.  Will you please forward this e-mail through all your Cub Scout stake and ward leaders and packs, and to anyone you think that you might be able to encourage to attend Akela's Council?
Thanks so much,
VaLayne Ostler

This year, Utah National Parks Council will be putting on their 28th and 29th sessions of Akela's CouncilAkela's Council has been going strong since 1987, and is a 4 1/2 day Cub Scout Leader Training.  This year 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.  Akela's Council is advanced training, similar to Wood Badge, but focuses on all aspects of the Cub Scout program and how to make it fun and meaningful for boys and leaders.  Please try to attend, and encourage your Cub Scout Leaders to attend this training.  Remember... every Cub Scout deserves a well trained 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 51 items they will learn at Akela's Council:
  1. Flag Etiquette
  2. OWL Outdoor training for Webelos Leaders
  3. Respect
  4. Family Involvement
  5. Ceremonies
  6. Uniforms & Insignia
  7. Elements of a Den Meeting
  8. Pinewood Derby's, Paper Rockets, Raingutter Regatta's
  9. Cub Anapolis
  10. Patriotism
  11. Pack Meeting Planning
  12. Crafts
  13. Genius Kits
  14. Conservation Awareness
  15. Cubs in the Kitchen
  16. Communicating with Parents
  17. Positive Attitudes
  18. Cub Leader Book
  19. Games & Teaching Ideas
  20. Den Doodles
  21. Communications
  22. Keys to a Successful Pack
  23. Roundtable Instruction
  24. Positive Value Emphasis
  25. Enjoying Nature
  26. Pack Meetings
  27. Gathering Activities
  28. Working as a Team
  29. Attitudes & Skills
  30. District Leader Training
  31. Skits & Puppets
  32. Webelos Ree Outdoors
  33. Talking Feather
  34. Flag Ceremonies
  35. Den Flags
  36. Treasure Hunts
  37. Denners & Asst. Denners
  38. Den Chiefs
  39. New Program Information
  40. Leader Appreciation
  41. Campfire Etiquette
  42. Special Events
  43. Costuming
  44. BSA Structure
  45. Observing Nature
  46. Take a Hike
  47. Outdoor Code
  48. Listening to Nature
  49. Uniform Inspections
  50. Blue & Gold Banquet
  51. Cub Scout Songs
If anyone has any questions on Akela's Council, you are welcome to:
Go to
Call Utah National Parks Council Services at 801-437-6222
Call VaLayne Ostler 801-763-0377

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