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#21 BubbaBear

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Posted 25 July 2002 - 06:28 AM

rlculver415... Don't give up hope brother. Did you know that you can go to other councils for training? Matter of fact, if you let me know what training you want, I will send you all the info you need to "Come on Down" to SW Florida and get it! After all, your only a hop, skip and a jump from here. I believe wholeheartedly in training. I've attended Scoutmastership Fundamentals, Woodbadge, have a Doctorate from our University of Scouting Arts, and am working towards a degree from our College of Commissioner Science. I'll leave out all the smaller taining I've done. Mamafox is right on the mark: volunteer to train someone. It could be the most important thing you could share with other adults in Scouting. Caution: Make the training fun, we adults are no more than big kids:)
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#22 evmori

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Posted 25 July 2002 - 06:50 AM

I reup my Safe Swim Defense every two years & just went through a Youth Protection Training refresher course at summer camp. I haven't attended any other training but do kepp up with the SM manual updates as well as the BS Handbook updates. Ed Mori Scoutmaster Troop 1 1 Peter 4:10
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#23 Twocubdad

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Posted 31 July 2002 - 09:51 PM

I first trained under the old Basic Cub Scout Leader course, but have since had New Leader Essentials and position-specific training for Tiger Leader, Den Leader and Committee Member. I've been trying since April to do my Webelos training but have had Webelos Leader cancelled out from under me once and WLOT cancelled twice. If I may, I'd like to join the whine and cheese crowd for a moment. Unless the objective is to re-train all Cub leaders every year, there are too many dang position-specific courses. There is very little difference between the courses. It's a distinction without difference. I like the New Leader Essentials course. I think it is good that all levels of Scouters get the same big-picture overview of the program. But the problem is that they've pushed the Cub Scout program basics into the position-specific courses. The first 90 minutes of all the position-specific courses includes the same info on the basic program structure, how Packs are organized, uniforms, etc. And unfortunately, there is far too little information related to the specific position you're training for. I may barf if I have to play that "Pin the Badge on the Cub Scout" game again! May I have another slice of the brie, please?
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#24 Stan Riddle

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Posted 01 August 2002 - 07:42 AM

Fast Start / Cub Leader Basic / OWLS / Scoutmaster Fundamentals / Woodbadge ( antelope! ) / Trainer Development / Staffing for about two years now / Council Training Comm. / Council Exec. Board That 1 hour per week - that's all that is left!
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#25 ASM7

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Posted 15 August 2002 - 10:10 PM

I went through all the training when in Cubs. Since moving to Boy Scouts, completed all the basic courses and did Woodbadge 2001. Just finished working my ticket. (Bears are the top of the food chain). Worked last year on staff of the new outdoor leader skills training. I agree, the best way to stay current is to teach it.
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#26 le Voyageur

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Posted 24 August 2002 - 01:55 PM

With my focus on High Adventure, I try to attend every few years basic Unit Leader training to stay in touch with the changes. As for Youth Protection, I average 2 to 3 training sessions every year (NCS, camp staff, council specific)... Other than that I generally spend the entire year keeping current, or training on my certifications for summer camp (C.O.P.E., Trek Leader, EMT, ARC Lifegaurding, Swift Water Rescue, AHA CPR/DeFib, Climbing Director/Instructor).
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#27 sctmom

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Posted 24 August 2002 - 03:22 PM

Did Cub Scout Basic training soon after becoming a Leader (in the first year of Webelos for my son), included Youth Protection. That was about 20 months ago. Now we are with a troop. I'm waiting for Boy Scout Leader training in October. Didn't take it in February/March because I wasn't sure what I was going to do. Looks like the next outdoor leader training is next February in our district. No one in our council is offering Cub Scout BALOO training yet!!!!! Like someone else said, I read everything I can get my hands on and then read it again. Then frequent boards like this one and keep my mind and ears open to what is being said.
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#28 sst3rd

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Posted 24 August 2002 - 11:02 PM

To answer the topic question, I'm trained. A little off topic, but Le Voyageur, how did your canoeing program go this year? We're thinking of sending a group. We were at Powhatan, and did New River, etc.. Any changes for next year? Thanks to all for your patience. sst3rd
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#29 le Voyageur

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Posted 26 August 2002 - 06:03 PM

SST3rd The Trek did pretty good overall dispite very low water levels. Lots of good scouts and scouters made for one great summer that flew by. We've also started working on Indian Camp shifting to a more Eastern Woodlands identity and away from the Plains/Hollywood Indians of the past. Hoping to have our industrial strength wigwam (rebar and fiberglass bark) finished by then, with luck we might have one or two more built. The goal is to make Hemlock Grove look like a John White sketch of the late 16th century... What I'm hoping for next year is, 1. To distant the Trek from the High Knoll Trail menu, and focus more on foods and cooking techniques of the Fur Trade era. 2. Ban matches, lighters, etc. for flint and steel. 3. More living history, would like to co-op with Indian Camp for a tie in. Since we have everyone portaging to Hemlock Grove, kinda thinking about a mock ambush in route where trekers are takened "hostage". Would get all in the spirit of the program very quickly.. 4. Locating non State run campgrounds. Rangers tend to frown a whole bunch on black powder shooting on their turf. 5. Get trekers to carry less gear, and have more faith in their camping/outdoor skills. 6. Add the Historical Trail award to the program. 7. Try and get National to rewrite the requirements for the American Heritage merit badge (it's okay if you like doing written reports, be more fun if they would add some living history to it.) Looking forward to seeing your crew next year. We'll make sure that they'll have of ton of fun....LV
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#30 johnsned

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Posted 30 September 2002 - 01:48 PM

I am an assistant Course Director for a Southern California council and the rule is here that once you finished being Course Director you are effectively retired from Wood Badge. The reason is according to the New Wood Badge Administrative guide is to promote new Scouters to work on Wood Badge, that staff shouldn't be a clique, they same staff each year. Each course staff should consist of 1/3 new staffers. This will allow more Scouters to have the opportunity to be on staff. I guess the thinking is more people that go through Wood Badge the better it is for Scouting and the more people that serve on Wood Badge staff makes it that much better for Scouting. I was asked to be Scoutmaster over a small troop that was trying to resurrect their program; I hadn't been trained at all. I started asking around for training and courses were either 6 to 12 months away, so when I first became Scoutmaster it was like walking around in the dark. I watched every video I could get my hands on, bought and read the training manuals. Then started to get the actual training. Scoutmaster fundamentals, Outdoor Leader, Wood Badge, High Adventure ect... Now I am on the District Training Staff. Along with New Leader Essentials I have given the NEW Position Specific trainings for Boy Scout Scoutmaster Specific, Varsity Varsity Coach Specific, Intro to Outdoor Leaders and Baloo. Taking training is great I have found that teaching has been the more help than simply taking the training.. Now in our District we offer every training session needed to qualify for the Trained Patch every 4 months.
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