Cherokee/Pickens District
Atlanta Area Council, BSA

TRAINING

 

Training Chairman - John Chesser – 770-367-7374

 

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Training, Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader!


That's what the Council and Cherokee/Pickens District Training Committees are trying to make sure happens. Having a "trained leader" hopefully will lead to a better Scouting program which of course contributes to the growth of the youth Scout.

So how are we doing this? We're doing it by offering a lot of new and exciting training - when you need it and where you need it.

At present, if you were to check the calendar for Council and District trainings, you'll find many training sessions presently scheduled and we're planning more. Training is becoming more modularized and more frequent to meet your needs.

Opportunities range from short introductions to Scouting in general to intensive high-adventure instruction which will lead to safe, exciting outings.

We'd also like to mention that you don't have to just attend the training in the Cherokee Pickens District. All of the training is being standardized across the Council, so no matter where or when you take it, you'll receive the same excellent training. In fact a lot of the Districts are starting to share trainers or do joint courses. So, if the Cherokee Pickens District isn't offering something that you'd like to take now, but another District is, then please consider taking it NOW, just a little further away from home. Check the web sites of the other Districts in the Atlanta Area Council for specifics.

Cub Scout Leaders are considered trained when they have completed:

Fast Start

Youth Protection

This Is Scouting

Cub Scout Leader Specific training for their position

Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained when they have completed:

Fast Start

Youth Protection

This Is Scouting

Scoutmaster Specific Training

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.

Pack and Troop Committee Members are considered trained when they have completed:

Fast Start

Youth Protection

This Is Scouting

Committee Specific Training

Varsity Team Leaders are considered trained when they have completed:

Fast Start

Youth Protection

This Is Scouting

Varsity Leader Specific Training

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Venturing Crew Leaders are considered trained when they have completed:

Fast Start

Youth Protection

This Is Scouting

Venturing Leader Specific Training

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Anytime a leader changes positions they need to be trained for that new position. If a leader has been in a Leadership position for 3 or more years he or she should be re-trained to keep current with an ever changing and evolving Scouting program.

 

What Makes a Trained Leader

 

A direct contact Scout leader is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the Trained leader emblem when he or she has completed the following training courses and the specific training for the position. Required Training Presentation.

 

Fast Start Training.

Fast Start training is the first step for all new leaders and should be taken immediately after they register and before they meet with any youth members. New leaders choose the Fast Start they need to take: Cub Scout Leader, Boy Scout Leader, Varsity Scout Leader, or Venturing Crew Leader. All Fast Start courses are available on DVD, or they can be completed through the Online Learning Center. (If you are new to Scouting, you will be asked to create an account.)

Youth Protection Training.

Youth Protection training is required for all leaders who have direct contact with youth. At all times, youth safety is the number one priority. At the same time, adults need to know the rules for keeping themselves safe, too.

Comprehensive Youth Protection training teaches all the do’s and don’ts of working with youth. The training is offered through the Online Learning Center, or it may be taken as part of an district or council training course.

This is Scouting.

This Is Scouting is a new online training session that replaces New Leader Essentials. It picks up when Fast Start leaves off with six modules of training: The Mission of Scouting, Programs for All ages, Scouting Is Fun, Scouting in the Community, Keeping Our Youth Safe, and Scouting’s Legacy. The training takes about an hour to complete and can be found on Online Learning Center. (If you are new to Scouting, you will be asked to create an account.)

Position Specific Training.

Leader position specific training is based on the leader’s position. These courses are taught by informed trainers who know how to engage groups and make learning fun. These courses are offered by the district or council as group training, or may be done as small groups or by personal coaching.

 

Cub Scout Leaders

Cub Scout Leader Specific training has been developed for the following positions:

Tiger Cub den leaders

Cubmasters and assistants

Wolf and Bear Den leaders and assistants

Pack Committee

Webelos den leaders and assistants

Pack trainers

The BSA has put all Cub Scout leader specific training online. The online courses include position specific training for each of the den leader positions (Tigers, Wolfs, Bears, & Webelos) as well as Cubmaster,Pack Trainer, and Pack Committee.

These courses are available online in the e-learning section of www.myscouting.org

Cub Scout Leader Training Guide

 

One of our unit leaders from Pack 8880, Rob Redmond has put together a great package for unit leaders to utilize. Basically, it lays out a unit leader’s training path listing important steps to getting trained, suggestions on how to become more successful, leader guidance and how to utilize the on-line system step-by-step, how to further your training that will enhance the program we put on for our youth, and what awards we can use to recognize our leaders for their efforts. Rob has also put together a handout that explains what adult recognition knots were removed in 2012 and what new knots will be used to recognize our leaders. I want to thank Rob for his efforts in gathering the information from the national site and compiling this for the district.

Cub Scout Leader Training Guide

Cub Scout Adult Leader Awards to be Consolidated

Thank-you for all you do for Scouting

 

Boy Scout Leaders

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training is for all Scoutmasters and their assistants. Boy Scout leaders also must complete Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills training to be considered fully trained.

 

April 5, 2014
Boy Scout Leader Specific Training (BSLST)
Location - Woodstock Christian Church, 7700 Hwy 92, Woodstock, GA
Prerequisites - Youth Protection, (print and bring your card to BSLST)
Contact - District Training Registrar at cpdstraining@gmail.com

 

April 25 - 27, 2014
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (ITOLS)
Location - Troop 465 Scout Hut, 5742 E Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115
Prerequisites - Youth Protection, (print and bring your card to ITOLS)
Contact - - District Training Registrar at cpdstraining@gmail.com

 

September 6, 2014
Boy Scout Leader Specific Training (BSLST)
Location - TBD
Prerequisites - Youth Protection, (print and bring your card to BSLST)
Contact - District Training Registrar at cpdstraining@gmail.com

 

September 26 - 28, 2014
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (ITOLS)
Location - TBD
Prerequisites - Youth Protection, (print and bring your card to ITOLS)
Contact - District Training Registrar at cpdstraining@gmail.com

 

Varsity Scout Leaders

Varsity Scout Coach Leader Specific is for all Varsity Coaches and assistants Coaches. Varsity Coaches and assistant Coaches must also complete Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills training to be considered fully trained.

 

Venturing Crew Leaders

Venturing Crew leaders and assistants must complete Venturing Leader Specific Training, which is a five-session training course.

Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL)

Webelos den campouts serve to move the Webelos Scout to the next level of the BSA's ever-increasing challenge in the outdoors. The boy and his parent will be introduced to the basics of Boy Scout camping. A trained Webelos den leader who has completed position-specific training and Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders should conduct these events. Webelos dens are encouraged to participate in joint den-troop campouts, particularly in the fifth-grade year.

Designed specifically for Webelos den leaders and their assistants, the Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders course teaches outdoor-related skills through demonstration and hands-on practice. Webelos den leaders should attend this training before conducting Webelos overnight camping with the boys and parents of the den. In addition to covering basic camping skills, this training features planning campouts and finding resources.

This will be the two day version of the course conducted concurrently with Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (ITOLS). Webelos Leaders will check in Saturday morning and be dismissed on Sunday.

 

April 25 - 27, 2014
Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL)
Location - Troop 465 Scout Hut, 5742 E Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115
Prerequisites - Youth Protection, (print and bring your card to OLSWL)
Contact - District Training Registrar at cpdstraining@gmail.com

 

September 27 - 28, 2014
Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL)
Location - TBD
Prerequisites - Youth Protection, (print and bring your card to OLSWL)
Contact - TBD


SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING

Supplemental Training Modules

Supplemental training modules are designed to provide orientation beyond the basic training offered in New Leader Essentials and leader-specific training. Each module is a unit of training that can be used as an outline for a group, for personal coaching, or for self-study. Most of the outlines should require about an hour to complete. Consider each unit of study to be an introduction to the subject. Scouters are welcome to download subjects that are of interest for personal or unit use. There are no training credits associated with the completion of these units of study. Additional training units are being developed and will be continually added.

Roundtable

Roundtables are held monthly for the purpose of giving adult leaders the skills and ideas to deliver an exciting program to our youth membership. These roundtables also serve to renew each Scouter's enthusiasm and dedication. Cub Scout roundtables feature ceremonies, games and activities for den and pack meetings built around the next month's theme, while Boy Scout roundtables are centered on a subject selected to emphasize important aspects of the program.

Roundtable is the first Thursday of most months, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Canton United Methodist Church. Roundtable offers programs for all levels of leadership. Check the District Calendar for specific dates.

Council Training Opportunities

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PLEASE NOTE: Some Locations to be determined. Watch your roundtable, the Promise and the district web site, www.cpds.org for information as it becomes available or contact th appropriate training coordinator.

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