Welcome to Blackfoot !

Blackfoot 44

Helping to Train Adult Scout Leaders Since 1978

"I would most definitely recommend Blackfoot to ALL Leaders. I think it should be mandatory for anyone who has never been part of a troop or patrol."  Blackfoot 37 graduate

Our Motto:   "To Help a Scout to do the Best They Can ! "

Blackfoot scout leader training occurs over three sessions: 

a one day session, and two weekend sessions.

The dates for Blackfoot 44 are:

Session 1  March 2, 2024        Sat. 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM at Grove City First Presbyterian Church

Session 2  March 23 & 24, 2024   Sat. 7:00 AM to Sun 3:00 PM at Camp Falling Rock  

Session 3  April 20 & 21, 2024   Sat. 7:00 AM to Sun 3:00 PM at Camp Falling Rock 

Session 1 is indoors, at First Presbyterian Church, 4227 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio 43123

Sssions 2 and 3 will be primarily outdoors at Camp Falling RockFor these outdoor sessions, participants shall bring camp chairs and other outdoor gear (to be discussed at and before session 2). Arrival on Friday before Sessions 2 and 3 is recommended.

Participants will camp at Camp Falling Rock  during Session 2 and Session 3 (required), 12637  Houdeshell Rd., St. Louisville, OH 43017

We look forward to seeing you there!

The mission of Blackfoot is to inspire and train adult scout leaders

so they can effectively help a Scout to be a better adult.

Blackfoot 44 Registration

Registration for Blackfoot 44 can be completed here:

Register Here on this SKC Council Link

Cost is $100,  if paid by February 28, 2024 and $ 125.00 if paid after February 28, 2024, so register early to get the discount!

10 Reasons Why You Should Take Blackfoot

by  Steve Farst, Course Director Blackfoot 40 & 41

Why Is Blackfoot Unique?

Blackfoot is not just another training course. Blackfoot is an exciting adventure you will remember for the rest of your life. It will prepare you for the challenges and joys of leading a scout troop as you live and breathe scouting as a member of a patrol. Click here to read more about this unique experience

You as an Adult Leader, will be trained by our exceptional staff. All Blackfoot staff members are EDGE trained. Each one of them had a distinctive career as a scout leader and volunteer.  


There are the enhanced training courses, but the course that brings it to a "whole new level", and a training course "on steroids", is Blackfoot!!!!

Testimonial by Blackfoot 34 participant

Just finished one of the most fun, challenging, rewarding, exhilarating, emotional, and best Scout trainings ever through Blackfoot 37.

Testimonial by Blackfoot 37 graduate


Following is a letter to Jan Berry - former Darby Creek District Director 

from one of our enthusiastic graduates.


 First of all I wanted to give you some feedback on the Blackfoot program, which I completed this last weekend at Camp Falling Rock.  It was the most professional, effective, and relevant training I have been a part of.  The staff was extremely knowledgeable, and worked very well with a large group of new Scouters with varying degrees of outdoor experience.  The fee was worth every penny, and in fact I would have paid more for it and been very satisfied.  I have years of outdoor experience and was still able to learn things from the versatile staff, and the outdoor “rookies” in my patrol were able to master those outdoor skills in quick order and with impressive retention.  When passionate people volunteer to take on a project they care about, you give them the resources and get out of their way.  SKC has done a great job doing just that with the Blackfoot staff, and should be proud of the results and the culture created by these fine folks.


Please pass along my positive comments to appropriate people in the council, as well as the great Blackfoot 35 staff.  Many times, as managers, we only hear complaints so I wanted to give praise where it is due.  Great job!


Ta Ha Yule!

Matt McConnell

Graduate of Blackfoot 35