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Scoutmaster Specific – Fall 2023 Session 1
September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm$5.00
Scoutmaster Specific Training
DATE: Friday September 8th 6:00 – 10:00PM
LOCATION: Treasure Valley Scout Reservation (West Lodge)
You’ve taken on the role of Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster; thank you! It’s a big responsibility but you’re not in it alone: all of your Troop Committee wants to help you be successful and run a fun program for all the Scouts in your troop. The best way to start is to get trained with the basic information you need.
Scoutmaster-Specific Training introduces you to everything you need to know about running a Scouts BSA Troop, which is different from a Cub Scout Pack. In particular, you and your fellow adult leaders are now in more of a “mentor” position where your job is to help your youth members learn and practice leadership. While this training will not answer every single question you have, it is a great start. This course, combined with Youth Protection Training and the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course, will make you a “fully trained” Scouts BSA leader.
Scoutmaster-Specific Training is available online at my.scouting.org, so you can complete it in 10-minute modules during free time. You can also take the course in person; an advantage of doing it this way is you’ll be able to ask questions of and get feedback from experienced Scouters who have been in your shoes before. Since Scoutmaster-Specific Training is only a half-day course (roughly 4 hours), you’ll often see the in-person version combined with the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Training course to make the most of your valuable time.
Why should Scoutmasters take this training?
- Get to know other Scout leaders and available resources.
- This training helps ensure your camping outings are covered under BSA insurance.
- Be introduced to new and important outdoor skills
Completion of this training (along with IOLS) is required for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters to be considered trained.