TRAINING FOR ADULT SCOUT LEADERS
(For course info contact your district's training chairperson or to register or link to another source click the underlined words)
YOUTH SAFETY IS THE NO. 1 CONCERN OF THE BSA.
To increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies: - Youth Protection Training is required for all registered volunteers and must be taken every two years. If a volunteer's Youth Protection Training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be re-registered.
CLICK HERE for steps to ensure these policies are fully implemented.
SAVE THE DATES FOR THESE 2013 GSC TRAINING COURSES
National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) at Pine Hill August 10-17, 2013-for Boy Scout and Venture Youthleadership positions
Cub Scout Leader BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) Coming to your districts in Spring 2013- required for Cub Scout Leaders planning a pack family camping event
Introduction To Outdoor Leader Skills (ITOLS) required for for Boy Scout adult leaders Spring 2013 Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWLS) -recommended for Cub Scout Webelos Leaders
REQUIRED ADULT LEADER TRAINING COURSES (for additional training info click here)
YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING- Effective June 1 2010, Youth protection is now required of all Scouters. New leaders must complete their Youth Protection Training BEFORE they submit their membership application. Current Scouters must have completed the course within two years of their re-registration date. Failure to complete the course will expire their current membership.
The Boy Scouts of America has developed Youth Protection training to prepare its leaders to help children who have been, or are being abused. Materials are for use in pack and den meetings to show Boy Scouts and their parents what they should do to prevent abuse from happening to them. This course is available on-line or by contacting your district's training chairperson for am instructor led session.
CUB SCOUT LEADER POSITION-SPECIFIC TRAINING has been developed to give new leaders the knowledge and skills, as well as generate the enthusiasm, they need to be successful and all of the required courses are now available on-line from your MyScouting log-in. Districts may continue to offer instructor led versions and for those dates check your district's calendar.
- Tiger Cub Den Leader
- Cub Scout Den Leader
- Webelos Den Leader
- Pack Committee Chair and Member
- Training for the Pack Trainer
SCOUTMASTER AND ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTER LEADER SPECIFIC TRAINING: For Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters, this training is divided into three parts. The three parts concentrate on troop operation and can be completed in one full day or three evenings. The course is offered in each of the four districts. Check your district's calendar for the next scheduled course.
INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS (ITOLS)- Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start a program right. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Scout coaches. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook. The course is also ideal for Venturing leaders because it focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences. The course is a weekend event but a leader can move at an accelerated pace by demonstrating mastery of a specific skill. The emphasis is on the skill, rather than on attending the course.
VENTURING LEADER SPECIFIC TRAINING- Developed for Venturing Advisers, assistant Advisers, and crew committee members, this training incorporates Venturing's current adult leader training. New Leader Essentials and Venturing Leader Specific Training can be completed in one day, after which the leader is considered to be trained.
TROOP COMMITTEE SPECIFIC TRAINING- This position specific training for Troop committee chairman and members is called The Troop Committee Challenge. Completion of this course and This is Scouting! is required to be considered trained. This course is available on-line.
BASIC ADULT LEADER OUTDOOR ORIENTATION (BALOO)- Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation is a training event that introduces the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities.
OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS FOR WEBELOS LEADERS- Designed specifically for Webelos den leaders and their assistants, this course teaches outdoor-related skills through demonstration and hands-on practice.
CUB SCOUT LEADER POW WOW- The pow wow is a "convention" for pack leaders that provides an opportunity to attend sessions addressing various facets of the Cub Scout program.
POWDER HORN- High-adventure resource training designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scout adult unit leaders to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high-adventure unit-level program.
TRAINER'S EDGE- Trainer’s EDGE replaces the Trainer Development Conference as the required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs. It is meant to supplement the practice offered through Wood Badge and NYLT staff development, with a focus on the participant, while raising the level of skill a trainer brings to the staff experience. Only practice can polish these skills, but this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering hands-on experience in methods and media.
WOOD BADGE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY- Wood Badge has evolved into the core leadership skills training course for the BSA. The new Wood Badge course focuses on strengthening every volunteer's ability to work with and lead groups of youth and adults and is less focused on outdoor skills, which are more effectively addressed in other courses. Please visit our Wood Badge page for more specific information. Southern New Jersey Council will host a Wood Badge Course in the Fall of 2013
The PHILMONT TRAINING CENTER located in Cimmarron New Mexico is the National Training Center for the Boy Scouts of America. Each summer and fall the center offers a catalog of courses to enhance the abilities of scout leaders. To learn more about the Philmont Training Center click the underlined words to read an article in Scouting Magazine. which will take you to a link to their 2010 catalog of courses. If you would like to attend a course contact your district executive.
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