"Every boy deserves a trained leader"  

Lord Robert Baden-Powell

Lord Baden-Powell, was a lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout Movement.


Training & Volunteer Recognition


District Roundtables

Bogue Tuchenna District Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing Roundtables are held monthly on the 2nd Thursday from September to May. They are held at St. Timothy on the Northshore United Methodist Church, 335 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, LA 70471 and start at 7:00 pm, fellowship at 6:30 pm. All Adult Leaders and Scout Parents are invited to attend.

University of Scouting (formerly called Leaderfest)

Leaderfest is designed to be a day of learning while having fun. Simply stated, it is the finest one-day supplemental training offered (usually in January) in the BSA - guaranteed to give you confidence and skills necessary for an exciting program. This training offers a variety of courses designed to give additional information to help in all areas and programs of the Boy Scouts of America. Click here to link to the course catalog

First Aid, CPR and Wilderness First Aid

First aid is the first help given to someone who has had an accident or other health emergency. If more attention is needed, first-aid treatment helps keep an injured or ill person as safe as possible until medical personnel arrive. Wilderness first aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment when a physician and/or rapid transport are not readily available.  First aid and WFA are important to participants in BSA programs. Our members’ understanding of first-aid principles is not only concrete evidence that we are striving to put into action the Scouting ideal of doing a Good Turn daily, it helps Scouts and Scouters be prepared and be safe when helping others in need.  We strongly recommend that everyone be trained in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as an endeavor to revive victims of cardiac arrest (no breathing, no pulse). CPR may be taught by instructors currently trained by a nationally certified provider such as the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Emergency Care and Safety Institute, or American Safety and Health Institute. Cub Scouts can even be taught this valuable skill in a family-type setting.  Depending upon the event or activity planned, it may be required that at least two adults or youth (though three or more is preferable) in each touring group should have current training in WFA and CPR, know how and when to put this knowledge to use, and thoroughly understand the limitations of their knowledge. 

Other Training Opportunities

If the local training does not work with your schedule, many trainings can be found nearby. Check the Istrouma Area Council training calendar for training in nearby districts. The Southeast Louisiana Council training calendar contains other training opportunities nearby. 

Training Award Forms

Scouters Training Award Scouters training award for tenure, training and performance.  A device or pin is worn on the knot for the program earned: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and/or Venturing.

Cub Scouters Training Award      

Boy Scouters Training Award    

Venturing Training Award                  

Den Leader Training Award Den leaders training award for tenure, training and performance as a den leader in a Cub Scout pack.

Den Leaders Training Award

Key Award This award is for Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Crew Advisors, Team Coaches and District Committee members.  A device or pin is worn on the knot for the program earned: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing and/or District Committee.

Cubmasters Key  

Scoutmasters Key   

Advisors Key   

District Committee Key         


Awards of Merit    

Awards of Merit are nominations by others.  Recipients may not self nominate.                          

Unit Leaders Award of Merit The Unit award of merit is for Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Team Coaches and Crew Advisors.  The Committee Chairman must make the nomination.  For Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venturer crews, the nomination must include endorsement by the senior patrol leader, team captain, or crew president, respectively.

 Unit Award of Merit Nomination Form  

District Award of Merit  The District Award of Merit is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.

District Award of Merit Nomination Form          

Silver Beaver Award  The Silver Beaver award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the council level.

Silver Beaver Nomination Form                        


Bogue Tuchenna Scouter Award

Many Scouters have a tremendous impact upon scouting in their unit, but may not be well known throughout the district.  Their work is very important and directly affects the quality of scouting in our district. The Bogue Tuchenna Scouter Award was created to properly recognize individuals who have excelled in serving Scouts.

BT Scouter Award Form