Category Archives: Training

Youth Protection
By Arturo Malpica
Apr 16, 2015

Protección Juvenil

La organización Boy Scouts of America tiene como prioridad crear el entorno más seguro posible para nuestros jóvenes miembros. Para mantener dicho entorno,  BSA ha desarrollado numerosas políticas de procedimiento y de selección de líderes, y proporciona a los padres de familia y líderes recursos para los programas Cub Scout, Boy Scout y Venturing. Selección de líderes […]

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By Maria Milligan
Apr 15, 2015

Safety Tips from a Waterfront Director

I always love guarding the mile swim at camp. At Scofield Scout Camp, we had the Scouts swim parallel to the shore down the length of our bay and out to a sailboat sitting a half mile down the shore. The big colorful sail marked the point where they could finally stop swimming out to sea […]

Dummies
By Darryl Alder
Apr 07, 2015

Tour Plans for Dummies FAQ

Chapter 1  explained what a tour plan is and Chapter 2, when to use one. In Chapter 3 we described two ways to submit a tour plan, in Chapter 4 we explained common submission failures and in Chapter 5 we covered the principles you’ll need to follow on a tour or activity.  (NOTE: with the use of Dummies in the […]

Dummies
By Darryl Alder
Apr 06, 2015

Tour Plans for Dummies Chapter 5

Chapter 1  explained what a tour plan is and Chapter 2, when to use one. In Chapter 3 we described two ways to submit a tour plan, and in Chapter 4 we explained common submission failures.  (NOTE: with the use of Dummies in the title, there is no disrespect meant, this is just a primer for the neophyte.) GUIDE TO […]

Dummies
By Darryl Alder
Apr 05, 2015

Tour Plans for Dummies (Chapter 4)

Chapter 1  explained what a tour plan is and Chapter 2, when to use one and in Chapter 3 we described two ways to submit a tour plan.  (NOTE: with the use of Dummies in the title, there is no disrespect meant, this is just a primer for the neophyte.) Why Tour Plan Submissions Fail There are some common issues that […]

Dummies
By Darryl Alder
Apr 03, 2015

Tour Plans for Dummies (Chapter 2)

As I explained in Chapter 1, I’ve used the Dummies series to help me in all kinds of situations, so I’m trying it here for Scouters using Tour Plans. (Please, no disrespect meant from the tittle, this is just a primer for the neophyte.) When is a Tour Plan Required? First and foremost, the tour and activity plan lets […]

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By Darryl Alder
Mar 30, 2015

April is Safety Month—What Training do You Need?

The BSA’s Commitment To Safety The National Key 3 makes it clear that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. Wilderness First […]

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By Andy Gibbons
Mar 27, 2015

Leading Varsity Scouting in LDS Teams

From the the Course Director of the Varsity conference at Philmont this summer: The Conference and the Sponsor The title of our conference is “Leading Varsity Scouting in LDS Teams”. The conference is being held under the auspices of the Director of LDS-BSA Relations, Mark Francis. Last week Mark held a phone conference with nearly one hundred […]

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By Darryl Alder
Mar 20, 2015

Is Large Group Training Dead for Venturing?

For Venture Advisors and Committee Members the answer is probably yes! So what’s  a trainer to do? It time to train the trainer, and whole lot more of them with The Trainer’s EDGE. You will probably need one per LDS Stake, but even better would be the Commissioner service in a stake all becoming trainers. In this […]

Webelos Feature
By Annaleis Smith
Mar 17, 2015

Program Updates Gets an Update!

Last week a number of documents were updated on the Program Updates page.  All the Cub Scout information moved to the top of the page, instead of some being at the top and some being partway down the page.  This makes thing easier to find. Yea!  I’d like to give you a quick run down of […]

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By Dave Pack
Mar 13, 2015

What Does the Ideal LDS Wood Badge Course Look Like?

Dave Pack, Scout Executive for Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America, was asked by an LDS stake president, “What does the ideal LDS Wood Badge course look like?” Following is the letter Dave wrote to the stake president: President, You asked me to describe to you what the ideal Wood Badge course would look […]

Bednar Quote
By Darryl Alder
Feb 27, 2015

New Social Media Certification for Scouts and Leaders

It’s an exciting time to be part of the BSA for many reasons, not least of which is social media. Every day current and past Scouts and Scouters connect to share their interests. At the same time those interested in participating in Scouting look in through the window of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube at what’s up: Packs show off […]

Matt Greenfield
By Mat Greenfield
Feb 22, 2015

The REAL Problem with Scouting in the LDS Church

I’ve been fairly heavily involved in LDS Scouting for about fifteen years now. I’ve served at the unit, district, council, and national level. I’ve worked alongside parents, merit badge counselors, BSA employees, camp staff, senior council and national volunteers, and of course, youth. At this point, I’m ready to make a full declaration of what […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Feb 19, 2015

BSA to prohibit use of 15-passenger vans made before 2005

Effective September 1, 2015, the use of 15-passenger vans manufactured before 2005 will no longer be allowed in connection with Scouting programs and activities. Any 2005 or later 15-passenger vans may be used if equipped with Electronic Stability Control and seat belts for all passengers as well as the driver. This applies to all vehicles, […]

Youth Protection
By LDS-BSA Relationships
Feb 17, 2015

Why Should I Take Youth Protection Training?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints supports the Boy Scouts of America in their efforts to provide the safest possible environment for boys who participate in Scouting programs. Youth Protection training offers information on how to accomplish that. It is a simple 30-minute interactive presentation that explains the policies adopted by the BSA […]