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Training...

A cornerstone of the Boy Scout programs is training. Some of these training courses are conducted by districts and some by the council; others are available through the BSA ONLINE LEARNING CENTER. (You must have/create an account to log in.)

 

Become a trained leader

 

If you had a magic wand, would you use it to make the Scouting program better and more fun for youth so they stayed in Scouting longer, so it had a larger impact on their lives?

 

What if the same magic wand made leadership roles easier, more rewarding, and led to better retention among adult leaders? Would using that magic wand be a top priority?

 

Well, such a magic wand does exist - in the form of the learning programs for leaders in the Boy Scouts of America. Common sense tells us training is important, and research shows the importance of trained leaders.

 

A trained leader is knowledgeable and more confident in the role being performed. Trained leaders exhibit a knowledge and confidence that is picked up by people around them. Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, safety, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be! These pages contain many of the “magic wands” and resources.

 

Scout them out!

Resources

+ BSA Online Learning Center page provides current resources, forms and courses available and the latest BSA updates.

+ Check your Training Record by clicking on Training Validation

+ Youth Protection Training You do not have to be a registered member or have a member ID to take Youth Protection training.

+ Guide to Safe Scouting will prepare adult leaders to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner.

+ Philmont Training Center

 

Contact

 

TRAINING CHAIR: Andy Tirpak at andy.tirpak@tpwd.texas.gov

 

TRAINING REGISTRATION: Sonya Harvey at sonya.harvey@scouting.org

 

CAMP KARANKAWA DIRECTOR: Dianna Marsh at dianna.marsh@scouting.org

 

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