What is Akela’s Council? Akela’s Council is an exciting, motivating, and enjoyable 3-1/2 day or 2 weekend Cub Scout Leader training course for those who have completed the Cub Scout Leader Basic Training. Learn to make pack meetings sparkle and den meetings dazzle.
Akela’s Council has consistently been the most popular and most effective advanced leader training for Cub Scouting in the Crossroads of the West Council for more than a quarter of a century. Leaders who attend Akela’s Council return home with current information, renewed enthusiasm and hands-on experience that inspires and enables them to make improvements to their local packs and districts. There is no better place to connect with and learn from other dedicated Cub Scout leaders that exemplify the values of Scouting. Join us for an intense and inspiring training experience that covers den doodles and den yells, communication and relationships, Cub Scout forms and resources, Journey To Excellence, skits and puppets, charter renewal, BSA policies, insignia, Cub Scouts with disabilities, costuming, pack meetings, the new Cub Scout Adventure program and much more.
Our next course will beJuly 26-29, 2023 at Camp Tracy
which is just East of Salt Lake City, Utah.
To Register, Click Here.
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.
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.
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 Derbies, Paper Rockets, Raingutter Regatta's 8. Cub-annapolis
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. Roundtable 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. Cub Scout Songs
32. Outdoor Adventures 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
✓ 3 ½ days or 2 weekends of fun and learning
✓ Really good food - all your meals are provided for the entire course
✓ Silver Akela’s Council Pin
✓ Blue Neckerchief and Akela's Council Neckerchief Slide
✓ Friendships to last a lifetime
✓ Tons of ideas to improve your pack
✓ Understanding of all Cub Scout, District, and Council Positions
✓ A wonderful collection of neckerchief slides
✓ Interaction with others who love Cub Scouts
✓ A new amazing leader for your pack, district, and council who can be a great inspiration and help to others
Crossroads of the West Council offers training scholarships for youth and adults.
For details, see https://www.utahscouts.org/scholarships
You might also ask your Pack or your Chartering Organization whether they will help sponsor your training.