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Boy Scout Leader Specific Training:

This 8-hour course addresses the needs of adults who accept the responsibility of delivering the Scouting program to youth by serving as Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters.  For many, this will be an introduction to the rewards and challenges of troop leadership.  Others may have held leadership positions in Cub Scouting, Venturing, or on a troop, district, or council committees, and have come to the training well versed in what Scouting has to offer.

The sessions of Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training are thorough, comprehensive, and fun.  Participants will discover the essentials of their leadership positions and realize that they can easily become successful Scout Leaders.  Discussions, group activities, and video clips keep the sessions lively and create a fellowship of learning.

Upcoming Training Opportunities:

April 17-19, 2015 – Ed Bryant Scout Reservation, N6960 County Rd G, Mauston, WI. Fee $33.00  Check-in opens Friday, April 17 at 6:00pm and the training concludes Sunday, April 19 at 2:00pm.    Registration deadline is April 10, 2014. Late registration: $40.   No Walk-Ins.   This training weekend also includes the Boy Scout  Leader Specific Training, combined with IOLS.

Register here:  Online Registration

A few notes to aid you in planning for the weekend:

Scoutmaster Fundamentals: This 8-hour course addresses the needs of adults who accept the responsibility of delivering the Scouting program to youth by serving as Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. For many, this will be an introduction to the rewards and challenges of troop leadership. Others may have held leadership positions in Cub Scouting, Venturing, or on a troop, district, or council committees, and have come to the training well versed in what Scouting has to offer.
The sessions of Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training are thorough, comprehensive, and fun. Participants will discover the essentials of their leadership positions and realize that they can easily become successful Scout Leaders. Discussions, group activities, and video clips keep the sessions lively and create a fellowship of learning.

Outdoor Skills: This training allows leaders to learn all the outdoor skills a boy must learn while earning the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.  The training is therefore held in an outdoor setting where participants can experience and practice these skills first-hand.

What to bring:  The majority of this course will be taught in an outdoor setting. April in Wisconsin? — anything can happen! Bring clothing and outerwear that are appropriate to the weather.
NOTE: The Annual Health and Medical Record Form (sections A,B) is required for all participants.

  •     Scoutmaster Handbook (BSA item# 33009)
  •     Guide to Safe Scouting
  •     Boy Scout Handbook
  •     Tent, Ground Cloth
  •     Sleeping Bag, Sleeping pad
  •     Pocket Knife, Compass, Flashlight
  •     Personal First Aid Kit, Sun Protection
  •     Extra Clothing
  •     Rain Gear
  •     Water Bottle
  •     Matches and Fire Starters
  •     Backpack or Duffel Bag
  •     Plate, Bowl, Cup, utensils
  •     Soap, Washcloth, Towel
  •     Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Dental Floss
  •     Optional:  Watch, Camera, Notebook, Pen/Pencil, Sunglasses, Gloves

NOTE: If you have already completed the Leader-Specific Training and just need the Outdoor Skills, you may arrive 7:30AM on Saturday with your gear and plan to spend the rest of the weekend at camp.