Leader Training and Adult Recognition
Chair: Ron Porcelli

Last Updated: January 2015

Leader Training

Leader training is now coordinated on a Council wide bases.  This provides many more opertunities for our Scout Leaders to attend training.  Please refer to the Council Training page for additional information.

Test-out for Introduciton to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Test-out for Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) is now available.  This is a great opportunity for experienced Scouters to obtain their IOLS certification without having to attend the full weekend course. Please refer to the application and self-evaluation form.  All candidates should complete this form, obtain their committee chair’s signature, and return it to our Training Chair.

Please note that there is one important correction to the eligibility requirements for the Test-out:  The application states that a candidate must “Be 18 years of age or older, and have been registered in either a Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or Varsity Team for the last 2 years.”  THE 2 YEAR TENURE RULE IS NO LONGER REQUIRED TO BE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE THE TEST-OUT. 

As you know, trained leaders provide a better program for our Scouts.  If your unit has qualified leaders who need IOLS, encourage them to take advantage of this opportunity.  For those who qualify, this is an opportunity to obtain IOLS certification and have it reflected on your unit’s charter.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Field Director Cindy Olsavsky.

Adult Leader Recognition

You've taken the training and worked hard to provide a quality Scouting experience for your unit. Why not be recognized for your efforts?

All registered leaders are encouraged to strive for the adult recognition award appropriate for his/her registered position. To be sure you receive your award, please make sure that you are registered for the position that the award covers. Remember, you can only be registered for one position at a time. Also, be sure that you have served in the position for the required amount of time. FAILURE TO BE REGISTERED FOR THE POSITION IS THE NUMBER ONE REASON AWARDS ARE NOT APPROVED.

  1. Down-load the appropriate award progress record. Some of the most common awards for Cub and Boy Scout leaders are included below. Other awards progress records not included here may be found at the National site.
  2. Carry out the requirements for the award. When you have finished, please have the appropriate person sign your completed progress record. It is a good idea to have any supporting documentation of your efforts to show the person signing the award progress record.
  3. Give (or email) the signed progress record to the Cecil District Training Chair.
  4. When approved, you will receive your award at Roundtable or at the Annual Recognition Dinner.
To view all of the Adult Recognition awards, see Knots below.

Questions? Contact the Cecil Training Chair or Nick Henry.

Additional Information and Useful Links

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