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Basic Leader Training is a seamless training program that helps
leaders easily graduate through the courses quickly and with little
duplication. The package provides the district training committee
with tools to achieve 100 percent trained unit volunteers. It
begins with Fast Start training, continues through New Leader
Essentials, followed by leader-specific training for each adult's
role in the unit.
Here is a brief overview of the components of the training continuum:
Fast Start training provides an immediate comfort level for new leaders and enables them to say, "I can do this!" Fast Start training is the first step for any new volunteer and is to be delivered immediately after a new leader registers and before he or she meets with any youth.
The Basic Leader Training is composed of two parts: New Leader Essentials, for all unit-level leaders, and New Leader Specific Training, based on the leader's unit-level position.
New Leader Essentials is an introductory session that highlights the values, aims, history, funding, and methods of Scouting. It addresses how these aims and methods are reached in an age-appropriate style within Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing. Videos, discussions, and hands-on reinforcement are presented during the 90-minute training session. Ideally, all unit-based volunteers - Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders - take this session at the same time, so they understand that they are all striving for the same results with the youth they serve. Each leader completes New Leader Essentials training only once.
Benefits of New Leader Essentials
1. Assists in implementing the full Scouting program with chartered organizations.
2. Provides an understanding of the advantages of encouraging youth and adult volunteers to move through the traditional program as their youth mature.
3. Creates an awareness of the different aspects of the Scouting program, which may result in leaders taking advantage of those programs for a child in a different age group.
Once a volunteer has a solid overview of the Boy Scouts of America's values-based program, they can then begin training for their specific Scouting position through Leader Specific Training. This training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. Because each course is designed for a specific leadership position, the training time varies. Leader Specific Training has been developed for the following positions and their assistants:
Basic Leader Training is designed for maximum flexibility. The sessions can be delivered over time - training on one or more evenings a week or month - or in a one-day training event that incorporates all program areas. It is suitable for large or small groups and may be presented to leaders of one or more units each time. Each district may decide the appropriate delivery method, keeping in mind that the focus is to remove roadblocks and achieve 100 percent trained leaders.
Wood Badge is the core leadership skills training course for the Boy Scouts of America. Wood Badge for the 21st Century is less focused on outdoor skills - which are addressed in Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills and Powder Horn training - but instead strengthens every volunteer's ability to work with and lead groups of youth and adults.
This is a Council-Wide Training Course for all Commissioners. This is a great opportunity to get Youth Protection and Campmaster Training.
This training course is designed to meet the needs of all Scouters who currently work with a troop or will be doing so shortly. Scoutmasters, Troop Committee Chairmen, Troop Committee Members, Commissioners, and Webelos Leaders will all benefit from this informative and hands-on program. The outcome and goal of the program is to help you offer the boys in your Troop the best possible program. This course is a prerequisite for Wood Badge.
The training is divided into four parts. The first three parts, Leader Specific Training, concentrate on troop operation and can be completed in one full day or three evenings. The final part, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, which focuses on outdoor training skills, lasts approximately a day and a half, depending upon the skill level of the new leader. The Boy Scout leader is considered trained when he or she has completed New Leader Essentials, Leader Specific Training and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
This training replaces the Scoutmastership Fundamentals training. To be considered "Trained", you need to complete New Leader Essentials Training (conducted by Districts) and Boy Scout Leader Specific Training (conducted by Districts) as well as the Introduction To Outdoor Leader Skills.
This training course is designed to meet the needs of Scoutmasters; Assistant Scoutmasters, interested Troop Committee Members, new adults from Webelos dens and Commissioners by helping you master basic camp skills required for Tenderfoot to First Class. The training session will give you the practical skills you need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors.
If you are a New Scoutmaster or have not yet received training, Assistant Scoutmaster, interested Troop Committee members, adults from Webelos dens and commissioner's; then you will benefit from this training.
*To be considered "Trained" you need to complete New Leader Essentials (conducted by your district training team), Boy Scout Leader Specific Training (conducted by your district training team) as well as the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (conducted as a Council Training Activity)
In addition to taking the New Leader Essentials Training Course and Boy Scout Leader Specific Training Course (both offered through the districts); the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training is required to be completely trained as a leader in a Troop.
Check with your District Chairman for the name of your Boy Scout Training Chairperson.
New committee members or experienced ones or concerned scouters or parents this is one evening of training that you will find invaluable in helping you understand how scouting is supposed to work. This training can be completed in 3 hours. After its completion a Troop Committee Member is considered trained.
Troop committee training is specially designed for adults serving on committees of Boy Scout Troops.
There will be information for Chartered Organization Representatives, Committee Chairpersons, Activities/Program Chairpersons, Membership Chairpersons, Committee Secretaries, Advancement Chairpersons, Fundraising Chairpersons, FOS Chairpersons, Treasurers, Committee Members and parents.
This training introduces the new adult crew leader to Venturing by providing basic information needed to successfully operate a crew. This information includes the purpose and mission of Venturing; characteristics of Venture-aged youth; organization and leadership of the crew; and program planning and officer training. This training can be completed in approximately one day along with New Leader Essentials. The Venturing leader is considered trained when he or she has completed New Leader Essentials, and Venturing Leader Specific Training.
New videos are available to support training in the following areas:
1. How to prepare for and sell an organizational head on becoming a chartered partner. (Item No. AV-03V012)
2. How to organize a Venturing crew. (Item No. AV-03V011)
3. How to start a new Venturing crew. (Item No. AV-03V013)
4. Youth protection guidelines for adult crew leaders. (Item No. AV-034014)
5. Age-appropriate youth protection video. (Item No. AV-09V027)
Check with your District Chairman or District Executive for the name of your Venture Training Chairperson.
The Powder Horn Course is designed to help the Venturing leaders, and other adults involved in the unit, to safely conduct outdoor activities of a fun and challenging nature. It provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully lead Venturers through a program of outdoor adventure. This course is based upon the Ranger requirements giving participants an exposure to some outdoor / high adventure activities.
Participants must be registered adult members of the Boy Scouts of America over age 21. They must have completed Adult Venturing Leader Basic Training (for Venturing Adults) or Scoutmastership Fundamentals (for Boy Scouting adults) prior to attending Powder Horn course.
This course is designed to introduce adult Exploring leader to the basic information needed to operate an Explorer Post. It is run in four seperate sessions and includes such topics as Council/Post organization, adolescent developmental issues, the methods of Exploring, the six experience areas, program planning, and the Post Capability Inventory. This course should be considered a minimum for all Exploring Leaders and should probably be retaken every three to four years to keep up on changes in the program. A self-study guide (#23-314) ia also available.Check with your District Chairman or District Executive for the name of you Exploring Training Chairperson.
What is The Conference? The junior leader training conference is a six day experience conducted by a council to give junior leaders a meaningful experience in Scouting that will enhance their knowledge and create a deeper understanding of their roles and responsibilities as leaders.
What Is Its Purpose? The conference has six specific objectives: First, to give participants the confidence and knowledge to run the troop program. Second, to give them a working knowledge of the 11 skills of leadership and help them relate these skills to their troop responsibilities. Third, to give them the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with Scouts from other troops. Fourth, to create an atmosphere where Scouts will experience Scouting at its best. Fifth, to enhance the relationship between the participant and his Scoutmaster. Sixth, to have fun.
Who Attends? The junior leader training conference focuses on the top boy leader in the troop, the Senior Patrol Leader. Participants do not have to be serving currently in the role of Senior Patrol Leader, but should have the skills and abilities to do so in the future. Each participant should be at least 13 years old and a First Class Scout. Experience has shown that younger Scouts often lack the physical and emotional maturity to benefit fully from this experience.
Is The Home Scoutmaster Involved? Very much so. Wolf's Lair is intended to strengthen the relationship between the junior leader and his Scoutmaster. Scoutmasters will attend the pre-course meeting with their junior leaders, and will attend a noon feast and pick up their participants at the conclusion of the course.
Cub Scout Leader Specific Training is a set of training courses including:
- Cubmaster and Assistant Specific Training
- Cub Scout Den Leader Specific Training
- Webelos Den Leader Specific Training
- Tiger Cub Coach Specific Training
- Pack Committee Specific Training
Trained Cub Scout leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for boys. When leaders understand the whys and hows of Cub Scouting, they are more effective in their roles. Trained leaders know how to use the available resources to provide an exciting and worthwhile program for the boys. Trained leaders also have confidence in carrying out their roles and responsibilities. As a result, Cub Scouts receive a program designed to achieve Scouting's aims of citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness.
The training can be scheduled for one evening or one afternoon. The leader is considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials and Leader Specific Training. Check with your District Chairman for the name of your Cub Scout Training Chairperson.
This one day training is required for Cub Packs planning to do Cub Scout Camping.
Pack sponsored overnight camping experiences are ONLY permitted to occur at the Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation.
The (2) primary leaders of the pack sponsored overnight camping experience MUST have completed Baloo Training.
Cub Scout leaders are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials and the Cub Scout Leader Specific training for their position.
Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
Troop committee members are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials and the Troop Committee Challenge as their Leader Specific training.
Varsity Scout leaders and assistants are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials, Varsity Scout Leader Specific Training (available April 2002), and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
Venturing crew Advisors, assistant Advisors, and crew committee members are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials and Venturing Leader Specific Training.
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