Category Archives: Training

All about training in the BSA and facts to help train new leaders.

Venturing Training Feature
By Darryl Alder
Feb 05, 2016

Advisor Responsibilities

Fourth in the Venturing Leader Specific Training series In the series so far we covered: Aims and Methods of Venturing Crew Leadership Understanding Venturers In this post we describe your duties as an Advisor first by listing the main responsibilities of a crew Advisor. and then identifying events in the life of a crew where the Advisor has impact. Though […]

Venturing Training Feature
By Darryl Alder
Jan 29, 2016

Understanding Venturers

Third in the Venturing Leader Specific Training series In Venturing Leader Specific Training we covered Aims and Methods of Venturing Crew Leadership Today we will describe typical developmental characteristics of Venturing-age youth and young adults. We will also Identify effective leadership styles to motivate Venturers and learn how to perform a reflection. Have you ever asked: “Why […]

Scouting University
By Kent Hansen
Jan 27, 2016

Early bird discount ends Feb 5th!!

Why are Michael and Jon this excited, so excited that they didn’t just make a single U, but joined forces to make a double-wide U?  It’s because they just read the University of Scouting catalog for the College of General Studies and found several courses that they could double up in to expand and extend […]

committee
By Darryl Alder
Jan 26, 2016

Pack Committee Challenge Part 2: The Pack Committee

(Read part 1 to this training course here) A pack committee must consist of at least three members, although most committees are larger. With a committee of three, members must assume responsibility for more areas of service than with a committee of seven or more. Since Cub Scouting is a fun, home-centered activity program, parental […]

Venturing Training Feature
By Darryl Alder
Jan 22, 2016

Crew Leadership

  Second in the Venturing Leader Specific Training series In our last part one of Venturing Leader Specific Training we covered the Aims and Methods of Venturing. Today is all about crew leadership leadership positions and how to categorize them. Introduction Looking at the crew leadership, think support. That is what the adults do, but we also need to […]

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By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leader’s Day Book: Day 8

Rest, Think The Task: Take a break: ponder how you are doing You’ve been busy trying to get up to speed. This might be a good day to relax, step back, and think about how you are doing. There is a lot of new information for a new Varsity Coach to digest, all important. Now that you have collected some of it, how can […]

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By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book: Day 7

 Think Safety The Task: Get familiar with basic safety guidelines.   You would be very unhappy if one of your Varsity Scouts was hurt during an activity. You would be especially sick at heart if that happened because of your neglect or failure to plan for safety. You can reduce the possibility of this possibility by following the guidelines prepared by the Boy Scouts of America based on […]

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By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book: Day 6

The Meeting The Task: Start to plan for the first team meeting. If the next team meeting hasn’t already been planned, then it would be a good idea to look ahead now and plan. The team meeting outline and checklist below will make the planning job easier. Remember to rely on the judgment and choices of the young men as much as possible. A good Coach […]

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By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book: Day 5

Adult Support The Task:  Learn about your adult support system. You are not alone in this important Coaching task you have accepted. You are joined by other adults who will help you carry out the work. This should be good news. You also have the boys themselves who will be taking a lot of responsibility for leading. This means that you do not do everything yourself. Coaches who […]

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By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book: Day 4

Your Goal The Task: Under- stand what you are trying to accomplish. Early in your career as a Varsity leader you need to understand what the program is all about. You may be thinking “advancement” or “high adventure” or even “special programs and events.” But these are just ways to reach the real goal. The real goal is the personal development of each individual boy in in three areas: […]

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By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book: Day 3

Youth Leaders The Task: Get to know your Team leaders and their jobs. Your job is to train leadership in young men—the ability to plan and leadothers. Since we learn things by doing them, your training program begins with giving leadership responsibilities to the boys.A Team Captain leads your team. He leads a group of Program Managers. Each Program Manager plans activities in one major area […]

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By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book: Day 1

Get Oriented The Task: Collect the basic information you need to get to work. A new Varsity Coach needs a lot of information. Today’s task is to gather some of that information. Make this book your own by filling in your own information. Record information about your team, your sponsor (your Chartered Organization Representative), and your Scout district. List both the Troop Committee Chair and the Varsity Scout Committee Chair. Be […]

committee
By Darryl Alder
Jan 19, 2016

Pack Committee Challenge Part 1: Getting Started

This position-specific course is for Cub Scout pack committee members includes the following: How to Take an Online Training Course or see New Cub Scout Leader training is online! by Annaleis Smith, who introduces all new Cub Scouters to a variety of  on line courses. How to Take this Course in your own Pack Committee Meeting Take the Pack […]

Robo Calls Feature
By Susan Cheever
Jan 16, 2016

Why Robo Calls?

A Scout is friendly, courteous, and kind as well as helpful, so you might be asking yourself, “Why has the Scout office begun sending out automated phone calls?”  The simple answer is because we have very few staff members who sometimes need to communicate with many of you very quickly.  Lately we have made calls […]