Akela's Council Cub Scout Leader Training
Crossroads of the West Council's Premier Cub Scout Leader Training Course
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Akela's Council 39 will be August 4-7, 2021
at Camp Kiesel which is in a canyon 25 miles east of Ogden

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

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  THE NEW CUB SCOUT PROGRAM, 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.


When and where does it happen?

  • Our next course will be August 4-7, 2021 at Camp Kiesel which is in a canyon 25 miles east of Ogden

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.  For additional information about Akela's Council, click here.

How do you apply?

Fees for Akela's Council are $130.00. 
click here to register

Scholarships are available to help those who need financial help.

CLICK HERE to find out more information about scholarships.
CONTACT US to find out more information about the course.

 All fees are due when registering.
There will be no refunds issued within 30 days before 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.

What you get for your Money:
✓ 3 ½ days or 2 weekends of fun and learning
✓ Really good food - all your meals are provided for the entire course
✓ T-Shirt
✓ Silver Akela’s Council Pin and Blue Neckerchief and Akela's Council Neckerchief Slide
✓ Friendships to last a lifetime
✓ Tons of ideas to improve your pack
✓ A bag and binder and lots of handouts with amazing information to help you with your position
✓ Understanding of all Cub Scout, District, and Council Positions
✓ Stuff, Stuff, and more Stuff (you'll see what we mean!)
✓ A wonderful collection of neckerchief slides
✓ Interaction with others who love Cub Scouts (you're not alone)
✓ A new amazing leader for your pack, stake, district, and council who can be a great inspiration  and help to others

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-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

To find out more about Akela's Council, click here.

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