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Scoutmaster Specific Training
October 21, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5.00
Fall Leadership Training Weekend – Scoutmaster Specific Training
Scoutmaster Specific Training: Friday October 21 from 5:00 – 9:00PM
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. This fall, IOLS is being offered the same weekend (Oct 22-23) for anyone wishing to undertake both courses.
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.