Spring 2014_Training_Schedule available now. All courses listed are in-person training. Course title, dates, places and costs (when applicable) are detailed.
Why do leaders need Training?
All Scout leaders need training to help them understand the aims and purposes of the Scouting program, to improve their ability to work with boys and other leaders, to learn Scouting skills, and to learn how to plan an effective Scouting program. Training shows new leaders how to do their jobs and allows for an interchange of ideas with more experienced leaders.
Glacier’s Edge Council has a wide range of training opportunities to help you develop as an adult Scout leader. It all starts with Fast Start Training, a new leader’s first introduction to being a Scout leader. Fast Start is available on-line or on DVD. Next is Basic Training. Basic training starts with “This is Scouting” for all leadership positions followed by Leader Specific Training that specializes in the program area for which you are a leader.
Learning continues with Supplemental Training events like District Roundtables, PowWow, and Five Star University of Scouting. Supplemental Training adds to a Scout leader’s knowledge base and helps bring new program ideas and skills back to the unit.
Who should go to Training?
If you have completed an Adult Scout Leader application, you should be going to Training. Every adult Scout leader position has important tasks in bringing the program to your pack, troop, team, or crew.
Youth Protection training is required for all adult leaders.
To take Cub Scouts camping, you will also need to complete BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation). It is recommended that Webelos Leaders attend Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders to take their dens camping.
Who Pays For Training?
Most Glacier’s Edge Council training courses are offered free of charge through Friends of Scouting, because every Scout deserves a trained leader. At times there is a fee associated with a training course to offset the expense of meals and materials. All training is done by volunteers.
What Training Should I Take?
- What Makes a Trained Leader? – information from BSA National
- What makes a trained leader? – PDF handout from BSA National Updated Jan 2012
- Additional Training Information – from BSA National
- Glacier’s Edge Council Training Registration Form (PDF)
- 2012-2013 2012-13 Training Schedule (PDF)
To get started, check the Glacier’s Edge Council Training web pages for your Scouting program level.
- 2014 Training Schedule
- BSA Swimming and Water Rescue Training
- Emergency Contacts Glaciers Edge Council Incident Reporting
- New Aquatics Supervisor Training
- Glacier`s Edge Council Tour Plan FAQs The tour and activity plan is a planning tool for best practices to be prepared for safe and fun adventure. Completing the plan may not address all possible challenges, but it can help ensure that appropriate planning has been conducted, that qualified and trained leadership is in place, and that the right equipment is available ...
- Resources for Trainers
- Adult Training Registration Form
- Youth Protection Training