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Boy Scout Leader Training

 

Fast Start Training: the initial training for all leaders in all programs. It is a quick job description with basic tips to manage until training is available. This training is available online, through your pack or district and takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Fast Start Training Online - click here.

"To be qualified to receive and wear the "Trained" strip as a Boy Scout Leader you must participate in New Leader Essentials and Leader Specific Training for your position."

New Leader Essentials: Designed for all volunteers and provides the basics of the Scouting programs, the age appropriateness of those programs, and our values and methods. This training is usually delivered by the district training committee and takes approximately 2 hours to complete.

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training: Leader Specific Training is divided into four parts. The first three parts are designed to teach troop operations and can be completed in one full day or three evenings. The fourth part is completing "Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills," which are the skills required for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks. The first three parts are offered at the District level.

Troop Committeee Challenge: Offered online and in a classrooom setting. Course designed to help Troop Committee Members better understand their roles and responsibilities through interactive learning. Offered at the Unit and District level.  Troop Committee Challenge Training Online - click here

Youth Protection Training: This training increases awareness in youth protection issues, reviews all of the BSA youth protection policies and is required for all of the Leader training awards. Youth Protection Training is required for all registered leaders participating in any nationally conducted event or activity and is recommended for anyone working directly with the youth. Youth Protection training is available online or through your district. Time to complete varies. Youth Protection Training Online - click here.

Chartered Organization Representative (COR) Training:  As a chartered organization representative, you hold a key position in Scouting. While there is honor attached to this position, it is not an "honorary" one. Your primary function is to ensure that the chartered organization's Scouting program succeeds. The COR is head of the "Scouting department" in the organization, and as such the responsibilities of the units and leadership is ultimately the COR's responsibility. Offered at the District level.

Note: Scoutmasters, Asst. Scoutmasters, Varsity Leaders and Advisors of Crews with an Oudoor focus are also required to attend Introduction To Outdoor Leadership Skills to be fully trained.

Introduction To Outdoor Leadership Skills: Weekend training focused at improving leaders outdoor skills, specifically the skills required for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks. The course is also fun and helpful for building morale.

Note: Once the "Trained" strip has been earned Boy Scout Leaders are highly encouraged to take part in the following training opportunities:

Introduction To Outdoor Leadership Skills: Weekend training focused at improving leaders outdoor skills, specifically the skills required for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks. The course is also fun and helpful for building morale.

University of Scouting: Day long program of action, activites and program ideas. Offered at the Council level.

Boy Scout Leader Roundtable: Monthly program with the purpose of giving leaders the skills and ideas they need to deliver an exciting Boy Scout Program to the boys. Offered at the District level.

Powder Horn: Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose Venturing Leaders and Boy Scout Leaders to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Venturing Ranger or Troop High Adventure Program. Offered at the Council Level.

Wood Badge: Weeklong or multiple weekend training course designed to provide adults with advanced leadership skills and a more dedicated involvement in Scouting. Offered at the Council level.

Merit Badge Counselor Orientation: Helps a Merit Badge Counselor understand his/her job as a coach and counselor who provides realistic learning experiences to a boy in his study of a Merit Badge subject. Offered at the Unit and District level

Safe Swim Defense / Safety Afloat Training: This training is required for your unit to participate in ANY aquatic activity.  Safe Swim Defense / Safety Afloat training is available online. Time to complete varies. Safe Swim Defense / Safety Afloat Training Online - click here.

National Training Conferences held a Philmont Training Center located in Cimarron, New Mexico.  Invitational training held during the summer to enhance knowledge, skills and attitude to improve performance of District and Council level Scouting roles. Philmont Training Center - click here