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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.

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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?

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How can I find out more information or get more Training?

Online training is convenient, but face-to-face training is more helpful and we all learn more. If you cannot attend a training event, the training committee can bring the training to you.

Reach out to your District Trainers (at your monthly Roundtable) or contact the Council Training Chair, Heidi Gunyon or mobile: 262-745-2338

More Training:

  • Life to Eagle Workshop   This workshop is designed to give a Scout the information and process he needs to have in order to successfully advance to the rank of Eagle Scout.  This workshop is recommended for any Leaders, Advancement Chairs, Project Coaches, Parents, and eager Start Scouts, that are interested in the most current Life-to-Eagle information. Topics Include: Life to Eagle ...
  • Merit Badge Clinic To Register, Visit or call 608-477-9645 FLYER WRD Troop 247 Reedsburg’s 3rd Annual Eagle Required Merit Badge Clinic April 2nd, 2016 9am-4pm Select One of the Following Badges First Aid Please prepare by reading the First Aid Section in the Scout Handbook and reading the First Aid Merit Badge Handout.  Practicing Skills prior to the clinic will ensure that the Scout will ...
  • Scoutmaster Specific and Outdoor Leader Skills April 8-10 2016 April 8-10 2016 at Camp Indian Trails in Janesville, WI Fee $33.00 Check-in Friday, April 8 at 6:00pm and training concludes Sunday, April 10 at 2:00pm This training combines both the indoor and outdoor segments of Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster training. We will be outside as much as possible, experiencing Scouting skills from the point of view ...
  • Wood Badge Wood Badge is an advanced adult leadership training program for all leaders in Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs. Over six days, Scouters participate in intensive training and use the patrol model. Once this portion is complete, the practical portion begins: completing the Wood Badge ticket. Over a period up to eighteen months, participants ...
  • Wilderness First Aid March 2016 Training to be held at the Janesville Service Center on March 12-13, 2016 Find out more and register at the Event Registration page
  • Wilderness First Aid February 2016 Training to be held at the Madison Service Center on February 20-21, 2016 Find out more and register at the Event Registration page
  • 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 ...
  • Wilderness First Aid April 2016 Training to be held at the Madison Service Center on April 16-17, 2016 Find out more and register at the Event Registration page
  • Wilderness First Aid May 2016 Training to be held at the Madison Service Center on May 7-8, 2016 Find out more and register at the Event Registration page