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Adult & Leader Training

 

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  Every Scout deserves a  leader!



What Makes a Trained Leader?

For a Cub Scout Leader to be considered fully trained -- and wear a "trained" patch -- they must complete the following training:

  • Youth Protection Training
  • Position Specific Training
    • Cubmasters and assistants
    • Committee Chair / Pack Committee
    • Pack Trainers
    • Tiger Cub Den Leaders
    • Wolf / Bear Den Leaders and assistants
    • Webelos Den Leaders and assistants

 


 

Required Training for Leaders

Youth Protection Training:
              

Youth Protection training is required for all leaders who have direct contact with youth. At all times, youth safety is the number one priority. At the same time, adults need to know the rules for keeping themselves safe, too. Comprehensive Youth Protection training teaches all the do’s and don’ts of working with youth. 
This training is offered through the on-line training center at MyScouting.


Cub Scout Position Specific Training:
 

Leader position specific training is based on the leader’s position. These courses are taught by informed trainers who know how to engage groups and make learning fun. These courses are offered by the district or council as group training, or may be done as small groups or by personal coaching.
This training is offered through the on-line training center at MyScouting
and as live training through the
Abnaki District
Schedule of current live training courses in our Council


   
Required Training for Webelos Leaders (additional)
 
OWL (Outdoor Webelos Leader Training):
  This two-day, overnight training course is for anyone who will be working with Webelos Scouts. This training is required for a Webelos den to go on an overnight.  The training helps leaders become familiar with the Naturalist, Forester, Geologist, and Outdoorsman activity badges. Also covered is first aid, fire building, ropes and knots, tent selection, cooking and much more! 


This training is for all Webelos leaders.  (parents are welcome also)  The training course covers the skills & resources needed to provide good & safe outdoor experiences. Completion of this training is required before a Webelos den can go on a campout either on their own or as part of a district activity.


This training is offered through the Abnaki District

Schedule of current live training courses in our Council


 
Other Training for Leaders
 
Fast Start Training:
 

Fast Start training is an optional first step for new leaders. Choose the Fast Start course by your position.
This training is offered through the on-line training center at MyScouting.
(If you are new to Scouting, you will be asked to create an account.)

This is Scouting:
 

This Is Scouting has six modules of training which provide on overview of Scouting:The Mission of Scouting, Programs for All ages, Scouting Is Fun, Scouting in the Community, Keeping Our Youth Safe, and Scouting’s Legacy. The training takes about an hour to complete.
This training is offered through the on-line training center at MyScouting.

Round Table:
 

This is a monthly get-together of all Leaders, Assistants, Committee Members, and involved parents who want to help their Unit Committee get the best resources, activities and up to date information on upcoming events in the District and Council. Join a network of seasoned Scouters that have a wide resource of experience for the "new" leader.
Round Table is offered monthly.     see schedule info

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation):
  This is a one day training for Cub Scout leaders and parents that introduces participants to the skills needed to plan and conduct Pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. This training is required for any adult who is in charge of planning a pack campout, and it is required that at least one adult per pack complete BALOO training in order to go pack family camping.

This training is offered through the Abnaki District

Schedule of current live training courses in our Council

 

Safe Swim Defense:
  Before a BSA group may engage in swimming activities of any kind, a minimum of one adult leader must complete Safe Swim Defense training, have a commitment card with them, and agree to use the eight defenses in this plan.
This training is offered through the on-line training center at MyScouting.

University of Scouting:
 

University of Scouting is a multitude of specialty sessions to help you gain new skills and abilities to become the very best Scout Leader possible.  Experienced Scout Leaders from across the Council make up the staff.  They are all volunteers, just like you, and they want to help you.  There are courses for all types of Scout Leaders - Cub Scout College, Boy Scout College, and College of General Studies.
This training is offered through Daniel Webster Council every two years.
Schedule of current live training courses in our Council


Wood Badge:
 

Wood Badge combines a leadership development program with the opportunity to sharpen personal outdoor/camping skills, open to all Scout Leaders who meet minimum requirements. The leadership skills one learns in Wood Badge are not only applicable to Scouting, but also to the growth of the individual and the roles in life they fill, professionally and at home.  To the Scout Leader, Wood Badge often makes the difference between offering a mere form of entertainment — or providing a program which will have a profound influence on the lives of boys and girls.
This training is offered yearly through the Daniel Webster Council.
Schedule of current live training courses in our Council