Fundamentals of Training

February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Scout Service Center
18600 Crestwood Drive Hagerstown
MD 21742
Jay Nase
Fundamentals of Training @ Scout Service Center
  • Introduction
    Welcome to The Fundamentals of Training. This is the first part of the three-part train-thetrainer
    continuum (T3) in Scouting and is intended for both youth and adult trainers. This
    session is designed to introduce new Scouting trainers to teaching techniques and skills.
    Most of the BSA’s instructor-led training is designed around a variation of what educators are
    calling the “team-based learning model.” Using small groups, team-based learning promotes
    learning and team development through frequent and immediate feedback by a facilitator/
    instructor. It helps members learn from each other during and after the course. The teambased
    learning approach is similar to the patrol method Scouting has used for more than a
    century all over the world. The patrol method has proven effective in operating a den, patrol,
    squad, and crew, as well as in learning. We will use this method throughout the course.
    This first part of the T3 continuum, The Fundamentals of Training, is designed to help Scouters,
    regardless of their experience, present effective training. The course will also help those who
    might have trained for other organizations learn the BSA’s training techniques. And, it will help
    freshen up the skills of current BSA trainers.
    Upon completion of The Fundamentals of Training, new trainers will be able to apply the
    techniques they have learned across the BSA’s leadership development programs, from unitlevel
    youth leader training taught by youth for youth, to position-specific and supplemental
    training for adult leaders. Upon completion of this first part, new trainers are coached and
    mentored by experienced trainers as they become comfortable with and confident in their
    training skills.
    Trainer’s EDGE is the second part of the continuum. As trainers develop their training skills,
    Trainer’s EDGE provides an additional opportunity for trainers to enhance their abilities.
    Trainer’s EDGE also supplements the training development sessions offered during faculty
    development for advanced leadership training courses and increased familiarity with the EDGE
    model that is used throughout the training.
    The third part of the continuum is the Master Trainer course taught at one of the BSA’s national
    volunteer training centers or a regional “cluster council” course. The Master Trainer course
    does not create a designation for the participants; it teaches the skills and techniques used to
    address council and district training objectives. Using the analyze-plan-manage-evaluate
    process, participants are ideally suited to create and implement training improvement plans
    that achieve Journey to Excellence goals.
    The Fundamentals of Training 4 Objectives

The purpose of this course is to introduce experienced Scouters and Scouts to
the skills needed to provide effective training. At the conclusion of the training,
participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of how people learn.
  • Understand four primary methods of instruction used by the BSA.
  • Practice the BSA’s training techniques.

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