SCOUTMASTER, ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTER, & TROOP COMMITTEE
The purpose of Position-Specific training is to provide an active, fun, and positive learning experience for new and experienced Scout leaders to learn and apply proven techniques for running an effective Scouts BSA troop. Scout leaders will gain a greater understanding of the Troop organization and how to meet the aims of Scouting by applying the eight methods of the Scouting program during the four main sessions of the course:
- Patrol Method
- Support Team
- Annual Planning
SCOUT LEADER ADVENTURE WEEKEND (SLAW)
Attention Scouts BSA Leaders
Do you want to complete all your training in one weekend? If yes, then SLAW, “Scout Leader Adventure Weekend”, is for you.
What will this training provide you?
- Position specific training that will take place in the morning covering all positions in a Scoutmaster, Asst. Scoutmaster, and Troop Committee
- IOLS – This training will allow units to bring more of the outdoors to your youth. Topics that are covered range from campsite selection, meal planning to GPS.
Where and When is it?
- Hidden Valley Scout Reservation
- April 6th- 7th, this is an overnight training
If I am already Position Specific Trained, can I just attend the IOLS portion? Yes
What is the cost to attend?
- Full weekend will cost $45
- IOLS only $30
What are arrival times?
- Full Weekend – you should plan to arrive by 7:15 AM on Saturday, April 6th
- IOLS only – You should plan to arrive and register by Noon on Saturday, April 6th
Register today and be a fully trained leader in one weekend.
OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS (IOLS)
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills training helps leaders gain confidence in their ability—through hands-on, practical application of skills and proven methods—to influence growth in positive ways to achieve the purposes of the Boy Scouts of America. This cost for this course is $30.
LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR TROOPS (ILST)
IThe purpose of the ILST course is to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Scouts in leadership positions within their Troop understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. ILST is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Scouts and is a replacement for Troop Leadership Training. Completion of ILST is a prerequisite for Scouts to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). It is also required to participate in a Kodiak Challenge Trek.
Who: Scouts in a leadership position or who will be in a leadership position and who are at least Second Class
and 13 years old. Cost $15
The Den Chief Program is a key means of building relationships between the Cub Scout pack and the Scout s BSA troop. A den chief is a Scout who assists a Cub Scout or Webelos den leader at den and pack meetings and other Scouting events. A valuable source of guidance, skills, songs, and games, the den chief encourages the youth in their advancement and shares his enthusiasm for Scouting with the den.
A den chief mentors Cub Scouts while acquainting them with the world of Scouts BSA, its outdoor activities, trips, summer camp, and opportunities for advancement. When it’s time for them to move up to a Webelos den or a Scouts BSA troop, they will find guidance and help with the transition from the den chief.
Den Chief Training is the perfect course for enthusiastic Scouts who desire a leadership role and are interested in working with younger Scouts. Please bring a bagged lunch to this training.