Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide Prevention Training Award

Erie Shores Council, in conjunction with the Lucas County Suicide Prevention Coalition, has developed this award to encourage Scouts and Scouters to learn the signs and symptoms of a person in crisis, and how to intervene appropriately. A large semicolon is pictured at the center of this award. This punctuation mark is used where an author could have ended a sentence but chose not to. It is a fitting symbol for suicide prevention. By living our oath “to keep myself mentally awake”, we are alert to indicators that someone we know could be contemplating self-harm; by analogy, an author considering ending a sentence prematurely.

The Suicide Prevention Training Award can be earned by adults and Scouts (5th Grade and up).

The Suicide Prevention Training Award application and requirements can be found by clicking HERE.

Completed applications can be dropped off to the Iott Scout Shop or mailed to PO Box 8728, Toledo, OH 43623.


ADULT - QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Training

This one-hour training on Zoom by a certified trainer is for adult leaders. This training is very informative and will equip you to act if you come across a situation where a youth is considering harming themselves.

Upcoming QPR Trainings:

Please click on the link to register for the training. You will be emailed the credentials after you register.

  • New Trainings TBD


YOUTH - Mental Wellness Training for Scouts

The focus of this Mental Wellness Training is for youth in 5th Grade and up. This training is intended to provide suicide prevention education that is developmentally appropriate for teens and pre-teens to increase awareness and understanding of mental health. The training will be conducted by a certified trainer.

This will complete the first requirement of the award for the youth only. Adults will need to take the QPR Training to qualify for the first requirement of the award. 

REQUIRED: The parent/guardian must complete the consent agreement and is required to attend with their Scout. 

Please complete the Parent/Guardian Consent Agreement below. Registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on the day of the training.

Please click on the link to register for the training on Zoom. You will be emailed the credentials after you register, and the Parent/Guardian Consent Agreement is received. 

Upcoming Mental Wellness Trainings:

**Please note: Due to the sensitive nature of this subject, the QPR and Mental Wellness trainings are not to be held in a group setting such as a Troop meeting.  


Mental Wellness Parental/Guardian Consent Agreement