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Recommended Training

Recommended training courses are available at no cost.

Youth Protection Training www.myscouting.org provides the Boy Scouts of America’s policies and procedures to protect its members from child abuse.  Training is valid for 2 years.

Fast Start Training www.myscouting.org covers the basics of scouting.  Courses are specific to each leadership role such as Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Tiger Cub DL & ADL, Wolf/Bear DL & ADL, Webelos DL & ADL, and Pack Committee.

This Is Scouting www.myscouting.org gives greater detail about the values, aims, history, funding, and methods of Scouting.   This is a great overview for those that are new to scouting.

Optional Training

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO):  This training is in addition to Cub Scout Leader Specific Training and is REQUIRED by BSA for Cub Scout overnight camping.  This course teaches leaders what is necessary to comply with rules on Cub camping and helps them to conduct a safe and fun campout. Topics include activity planning, Cub cooking, equipment, first aid, safety, and permits. Emphasized are practical program ideas to make your next campout safe and memorable.  See calendar for course dates.

Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWLS):  This is your opportunity to take part in an enjoyable outdoor learning experience and discover what the “outing” in Webelos Scouting is all about! Webelos Leader Outdoor Training presents ‘how to’ in planning and conducting successful Webelos Den parent/son overnight campouts and other Webelos outdoor activities. It reinforces – but does not duplicate – what you learned in Webelos Leader Specific Training. This course provides a “hands-on” learning experience in camping and outdoor skills as done by Webelos Dens. We also show you creative and fun ways to teach outdoor skills to your Webelos and fulfill requirements for the Outdoor Group of activity badges. Training also includes the elements for BALOO certification, so you need not sign up for BALOO training. See calendar for course dates.

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