The Specific Training portion addresses the needs of adults who have recently accepted the responsibility of delivering the Scouting program to youth by serving as Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. For many, this will be an introduction to the rewards and challenges of troop leadership. Others may have held leadership positions in other Scouting roles, and will come to this training well-versed in what Scouting has to offer. Participants will be enthused to discover the essentials of their leadership positions and to realize that they can easily become successful Scout Leaders. Discussions, group activities, and video clips will keep the training lively and create a fellowship of learning.
The Outdoor Weekend is a fun-filled program of hands-on skills training in the outdoors. It's designed to help you master the basic camp skills required for Tenderfoot to First Class. Instructors will help you learn how to set up camp, cook, work with woods tools and about ropes, first aid, planning campfire programs, map reading and compass skills, hiking and packing techniques, nature identification, and Leave No Trace. Each outdoor topic will bring life to the pages of the Boy Scout Handbook to help you deliver the promise of Scouting to yourself and the youth you serve. It will increase your comfort level and give you confidence as a trained, skilled leader. The program will also give you the opportunity to work with other Scout leaders from your area, meet new friends, and reinforce skill techniques with fellow unit leaders.
Completion of Scoutmaster & Asst. Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills and This is Scouting is required for a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster to be considered "Trained"; and is a "pre-requisite" for attendance at Wood Badge. Although specifically designed to meet the needs of Scoutmasters and Asst. Scoutmasters, this course is also suggested for Committee Members, Webelos Leaders and other interested Scouters.
|WHEN:||April 8, 2017||
Scoutmaster Specific Training
Scout Service & Training Center - 72 Montage Mountain Rd
Day long: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (lunch is included)
|April 29 & 30, 2017||
Outdoor Skills Weekend
Goose Pond Scout Reservation
8:00 am Saturday to 12:30 pm Sunday
(Full attendance and participation for the
entire session is required for completion)
Covers Boy Scout Specific training AND the Outdoor Weekend; and
includes registration, handouts, lunch on Saturday, snacks, and
all the food needed for the Outdoor Weekend.
(Check with your troop and see if they will cover all or part of this cost.)
You MUST pre-register for this course! ~ Please wear your full uniform!