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Simon Kenton Council Adult Training

Map to location Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (Online Training)   
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The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews course is to teach crew members with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Venturers in leadership positions within their crew understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. (more).

Attached is the syllabus and guide packet for the training.


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Simon Kenton Council Youth Training

Map to location Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (Online Training)   
Online Training .

The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews course is to teach crew members with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Venturers in leadership positions within their crew understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. (more).

Attached is the syllabus and guide packet for the training.


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New Leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before they submit an application for registration and youth protection training must be taken every two years.

 

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What Is Training?

The leadership training philosophy of the BSA is to provide adult leaders with fundamental information about its aims and purposes, as well as specifics about their particular roles in Scouting.

A trained leader is knowledgeable and confident in the role being performed. This knowledge and confidence is quickly sensed by the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers they work with. Trained leaders are better equipped to deal with their roles, more enthusiastic about the program, more effective at providing a quality program, and more inspirational to those with whom they come into contact. Trained leaders have more fun, serve more youth, and better retain the youth they serve. Trained leaders are better able to learn about and use effectively all the resources of the Boy Scouts of America to deliver exciting programs that also incorporates the values of BSA.

The aim of the Simon Kenton Council Training Committee is to provide all leaders with fundamental information about the Scouting movement and specific information relating to the role to which they have volunteered. Leaders need training as soon as possible in the best situation available. We strive to make this happen using a continuum of orientation training, child abuse prevention training, specific leadership training and ongoing training opportunities.

The BSA training program meets the needs of leaders by providing learning opportunities related to each of the adult unit positions. The plan allows for both individual and group training experiences. It also incorporates a recognition program that motivates and rewards those who progress in the leadership training programs of the Boy Scouts of America.

Training Continuum - The BSA Training Continuum provides volunteer leaders with a seamless transition from one program to the next, with little repetition in content and much flexibility in presentation and scheduling.

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When Joining Scouting

The BSA requires Youth Protection training for all registered volunteers. New leaders are required to complete Youth Protection training before they can become a registered leader. To take the training online, leaders go to MyScouting and establish an account using the member number received when registering for BSA membership. If the training is taken online before obtaining a member number, volunteers are encouraged to return to MyScouting and enter their number for training record credit.

Simon Kenton Council desires that all leaders be trained within the first 3 months of registration. Many required courses are available in the E-Learning center. Opportunities for in-person training are available throughout the year and can be found on these pages.

Important Adult Training Record Collection: In an effort to update Council training records, we want to make certain that individual training records are complete. If you have taken a training that is not reflected in your training record in ScoutNet, please fill out and print the attached form. Training Record Update

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Simon Kenton Council Adult Training

On-Line Training

Important leader training sessions are available via the Internet for new and experienced volunteers. All courses are hosted at our National BSA E-Learning center.  You must use/create a member log-in to be tracked in the E-Learning Course management System.
Some of the courses offered are:


TRAINING COURSES
Youth Protection Training
Venturing Youth Protection
Cub Leader Specific Training
Troop Committee Challenge
This Is Scouting
Cub Scout Leader Fast Start
Boy Scout Leader Fast Start
Venturing Advisor Fast Start
Varsity Leader Fast Start
Chartered Organization Representative Fast Start
ScoutParents Unit Coordinator Fast Start
Unit Commissioner Fast Start
Den Chief Fast Start Training

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
Trek Safely
Climb On Safely
Safety Afloat
Safe Swim Defense
Hazardous Weather
Physical Wellness
Venturing Crew Orientation
Supplemental Training Modules
Passport To High Adventure
Staffing the District Committee
YOUTH TRAINING MATERIALS
Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews
Den Chief Training


BSA E- Learning Center lists all of the on-line courses available

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What Makes a Trained Leader


A direct-contact Scout leader is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the trained leader emblem when he or she has completed the necessary trainings based on the program they are involved in.  The following are the required trainings for each program level to be considered a full trained leader.

Cub Leaders: Youth Protection, Leader Specific - by position

Boy Scout Leaders: Youth Protection, Leader Specific (or Troop Committee Challenge for committee members), Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Venturing & Sea Scouts: Youth Protection, Leader Specific - by position, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Learn more about each individual training below.  Supplemental trainings are also encouraged for for each program.

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Youth Protection Training

  • Required for all leaders who have direct contact with youth
  • Recommended for parents of all youth
  • Teaches do's and don'ts of working with youth
  • Offered through Online Learning Center (www.myscouting.org)

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Position-Specific Training

  • Hands-on training in how to run meetings and work with youth
  • Based on leader's position
  • Cub Scout leaders, assistants, pack committee, and pack trainers
  • Boy Scout leaders and assistants
  • Varsity Coaches and assistants
  • Venturing crew leaders and assistants
  • Offered by the district or council as group training, small group training, or personal coaching

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Cub Scout Leaders Supplemental Training
    Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
  • A one-day training event, presented by the council, that introduces Cub Scout leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping
    Cubcast
  • A monthly audio podcast featuring a variety of how-to information for Cub Scouting leaders and parents
    Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders
  • Designed specifically for Webelos den leaders and their assistants
  • Teaches outdoor-related skills and activity badge instruction through demonstration and hands-on practice
  • Webelos den leaders should attend this training before conducting Webelos overnight camping with the boys and parents of the den.
  • Offered through the council
    Trainer Development Conference
  • Part of a continuous process of updating trainers with the latest training methods, principles, and technologies
  • Mainly for Scouters who will be delivering training to adult leaders as well as to youth
  • Offered through the council

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Boy Scout Leaders Supplemental Training
    Powder Horn
  • High-adventure resource training provided by the council
  • Designed to introduce and expose Boy Scout and Venturing adult unit leaders to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high-adventure unit-level program
    The Trainer's EDGE
  • The required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs
  • Supplements the practice offered through Wood Badge and NYLT staff development
  • Offered through the council
    Troop Committee Challenge
  • Required for every troop committee member
  • Committee members learn and identify their roles and responsibilities
  • Available through the Online Learning Center (www.myscouting.org)

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Venturing Leaders Supplemental Training
    Powder Horn
  • High-adventure resource training provided by the council
  • Designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scout adult unit leaders to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high-adventure unit-level program

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All Leaders Supplemental Training

University of Scouting

  • An annual training conference for Scout leaders
  • Generally includes sessions on games, crafts, ceremonies, administration, Webelos activity badge skills, outdoor cooking, camping, counseling youth, patrol method, outdoor activities, nature awareness and fire making.

Hazardous Weather

  • Must be completed prior to submitting a tour permit application to the local council
  • Presents safety precautions for weather, as well as planning, preparation, and traditional weather signs
  • Offered through the Online Learning Center (www.myscouting.org)

Safe Swim Defense

  • Must be completed prior to submitting a tour permit application to the local council in which aquatic activities are planned
  • Presents safety precautions for any aquatic activities including those at pools and/or beaches
  • Offered through the Online Learning Center (www.myscouting.org)

Safety Afloat

  • Must be completed prior to submitting a tour permit application to the local council in which boating activities are planned
  • Presents safety precautions for all boating activities
  • Offered through the Online Learning Center (www.myscouting.org)

Climb On Safely

  • Must be completed prior to submitting a tour permit application to the local council in which climbing/rappelling activities are planned
  • Presents safety precautions for all climbing/rappelling activities
  • Offered through the Online Learning Center (www.myscouting.org)

Roundtables/Program Forums

  • Provide quality resources, knowledge, and skills to unit leaders
  • Roundtables are usually conducted monthly in every district. Contact your district for more information.

ScoutParent Unit Coordinator

  • Assists the coordinators in understanding their specific roles
  • Gives tips on how to effectively use the ScoutParents program to involve more parents in all of our Scouting programs
  • Each unit is required to have at least one ScoutParents unit coordinator to implement the ScoutParents program.
  • Available online through the Online Learning Center (www.myscouting.org)

Supplemental Training Modules

  • Provide orientation beyond the basic training offered in This Is Scouting and leader position-specific training
  • Download subjects that are of interest for personal or unit use. There are no training credits associated with the completion of these units of study.
  • Additional training units are being developed and will be continually added.

Wood Badge

  • Advanced training in leadership skills
  • Available to all leaders in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturing, as well as council and district Scouters
  • Offered through the council

Philmont Leadership Challenge

  • Adult leaders live in the Philmont backcountry and practice leadership skills learned in Wood Badge for the 21st Century.

Philmont Training Center

  • The Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, New Mexico, provides a unique environment for the training of volunteer and professional leaders.

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