All parents and leaders need to attend face-to-face youth protection training. There are 2 dates available include May 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall and June 16, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. The June 16th YPT training will be in conjunction with Summer Day Camp Orientation.
FAST START: Fast Start is designed to provide 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 member. Fast Start is available on line.
CUB SCOUT LEADERSHIP SPECIFIC TRAINING: Tiger Cub den leaders, Cub Scout den leaders, Webelos den leaders, Cubmasters, pack committee members and Pack Trainers complete this training which includes Introduction to Cub Scouting, How We Have Fun and Position Specific training in approximately 3 hours. The leader is considered trained upon completion of Fast Start, Face-to-face Youth Protection and the Leader Specific training.
OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS FOR WEBELOS LEADERS: The Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders is the outdoor training program to prepare Webelos leaders to take the boys into an outdoor setting. Essential skills for camping and outdoor activity badge preparation are taught. This course is taught in conjunction with the Boy Scout Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
BASIC ADULT LEADER OUTDOOR ORIENTATION (BALOO): BALOO is required for Cub Scout Pack leadership who will be conducting a pack overnighter or a Webeloos overnighter. One adult registered member on the overnighter must be trained. We encourage others to attend. Health, safety, camping, program planning and other important topics are presented. This is a one day course.
WOOD BADGE: Wood Badge is the advanced training program for all Scout leaders. The course concentrates on leadership skills and group dynamics to improved the quality of Scouting offered at every level. Wood Badge training has two parts. The first is practical experience where the Scouter lives as a member of a patrol and practices the skills of leadership. This practical training is conducted over two, three day weekends. The second part of Wood Badge is the application of what has been learned. Each participant writes a “ticket”, a contract with himself/herself as to how the new skills will be put to work. The only prerequisite, other than the desire to make your unit a better environment for the Scout program, is that you complete the “New Leader Essentials” and Leader Specific training for your Scouting position prior to the beginning of the upcoming Wood Badge course.