Boy Scout Training

Boy Scout Leader Training

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

The policy of the Mason-Dixon Council, BSA is that all registered leaders must be fully trained to the position in which they are registered or they will not be allowed to re-register. For a complete listing of required trainings for your position reference this chart. The Online Learning Center. provides online training opportunities for required and supplemental courses.

FAST START TRAINING

It is essential that all new leaders receive immediate information to help them get start and preform their new positions effectively. This Fast Start training helps leaders to understand what is expected of them, and to establish effective meeting patterns so that the youth and their families can enjoy a quality program from the start. This short, video-based or online training is the first step in the continuum of training for Scout leaders.

Fast Start is the first step for any new volunteer and is to be delivered immediately after a new leader registers and before he or she meets with any youth member. You must complete this training via the Online Learning Center.

THIS IS SCOUTING

This Is Scouting provides an overview of the Scouting organization, including history, values, programs, Youth Protection, community involvement, and training. You must complete this training via the Online Learning Center.

SCOUTMASTER POSITION-SPECIFIC TRAINING

The purpose of Scoutmaster Position-Specific training is to provide an active, fun, and positive learning experience for new and experienced Scoutmasters to learn and apply proven techniques for running an effective Boy Scout troop. Scoutmasters will learn how to meet the aims of Scouting by applying the eight methods of the Boy Scouting program during the four main sessions of the course:
• Patrol Method
• Support Team
• Advancement
• Annual Planning

INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP SKILLS (IOLS)

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to be considered "trained".

TROOP COMMITTEE CHALLENGE

This course will provide the committee members of a Boy Scout troop with the basic information they will need to support a troop and ensure a successful boy-led troop program. Troop Committee Challenge has been developed to help troop committee members better understand their roles and responsibilities and help them deliver the promise of Scouting. The Troop Committee Challenge is designed for Troop committees and becomes the course (along with Youth Protection training) troop committee members need to be considered “trained.”

Boy Scout Training Opportunities

Jan
6
Sat
8:30 am Scoutmaster / Asst. Scoutmaster ... @ Council Service Center
Scoutmaster / Asst. Scoutmaster ... @ Council Service Center
Jan 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Scoutmaster / Asst. Scoutmaster Specific Training @ Council Service Center
Visit Event Website to register
9:00 am NRA Shotgun Instructor Class @ Boonesboro Scout house
NRA Shotgun Instructor Class @ Boonesboro Scout house
Jan 6 @ 9:00 am – Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm
NRA Shotgun Instructor Class @ Boonesboro Scout house
For more information or to join the NRA contact me at (301) 660-1732 or steve@shaffercpa.net. Aim High, Shoot Often. Steve Shaffer
9:30 am Den Chief Training @ Council Service Center
Den Chief Training @ Council Service Center
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Den Chief Training @ Council Service Center
To register visit Event website
Feb
10
Sat
9:00 am NRA Rifle Instructors Course @ Boonesboro Scout House
NRA Rifle Instructors Course @ Boonesboro Scout House
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm
NRA Rifle Instructors Course @ Boonesboro Scout House
For more information or to join the NRA contact me at (301) 660-1732 or steve@shaffercpa.net. Aim High, Shoot Often. Steve Shaffer
Feb
28
Wed
6:30 pm COR Training @ Scout Service Center
COR Training @ Scout Service Center
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
COR Training @ Scout Service Center
 
Apr
20
Fri
7:00 pm Leave No Trace Trainer Course @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
Leave No Trace Trainer Course @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm
Leave No Trace Trainer Course @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
WHY ATTEND? Learn more in-depth about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and best practices for implementing them in a hands-on environment, including how to teach them to others. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Boy Scouts and Venturers age 14 and older, crews attending treks at Philmont or Northern Tier, adult Scout leaders in all programs[...]
Jul
29
Sun
12:00 pm National Youth Leadership Training @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
National Youth Leadership Training @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm
National Youth Leadership Training @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
Mason-Dixon Council National Youth Leadership Training July 29 – August 3, 2018 Sinoquipe Scout Reservation WHAT IS NYLT?? National Youth Leadership Training is a six-day outdoor leadership experience for current and future leaders selected by the Scoutmaster or Crew Advisor. This experience builds upon Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST), and is designed in[...]
Aug
12
Sun
12:00 pm Leave No Trace Master Educator C... @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
Leave No Trace Master Educator C... @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm
Leave No Trace Master Educator Course @ Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
WHY ATTEND? This invaluable training is recognized and highly regarded throughout the world, especially by the outdoor industry, as well as government land management agencies. Each course is staffed with a minimum of two highly experienced outdoor professionals who are Master Educator instructors. Learn in-depth about the seven principles of Leave No Trace through a[...]