07:15 Check-in Session 0 SST 302 07:45 Adult Venturing Leader Basic Training Sessions 1,2,3,4 This course is designed to introduce adult Venturing Crew leaders to the basic information needed for operating a crew or ship. It includes (1) Here’s Venturing, (2) Understanding and Protecting Youth, (3) Leadership and Organization, (4) Advancement, and (5) Resources and Program Planning. (Required for Trained position patch). SST 120 07:45 Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Sessions 1,2,3,4 This training is designed to provide the initial and basic information adults need to successfully take Cub Scouts camping. The Tour Plan requires that a BALOO trained leader be present for pack overnight camping. Failure to have a BALOO trained leader on a pack overnight camping trip may invalidate the BSA insurance. It will have both an indoor and outdoor component and will run all day. SST 902 07:45 Chartered Organization Representative Training Session 1 Review the duties and responsibilities of the chartered organization representative and to be a more effective chartered organization representative. Learn how to integrate the Scout unit into the activities of your chartered organization to achieve the missions of the chartered organization and the unit. To be trained to position, the COR must also take "This is Scouting", which can be accessed online at www.mcctraining.org. SST 810 07:45 Climbing Instructor, Part I Sessions 1,2,3,4 Part I covers the classroom portion of the training and is an important part of conducting an exciting and safe age-appropriate district or council level climbing/rappelling activity. Climbing Instructor Part II covers hands on demonstration and practice and will be taught later in the fall. We will set up climbing/rappelling at the Belk Creek or Grimes Tower and on a natural rock site; if weather is adverse we will use an indoor climbing gym for the hands on portion. (If we have to use an indoor climbing gym there will be about a $20 fee for use of the facilities.) Certification is good for 2 years. NOTE: You will need to buy a copy of Topping Out and bring it to the class. Please practice the following knots before attending class: figure eight, figure eight follow though, stopper knot, double fisherman’s knot (barrel knot), Munter, mule, bowline on a coil and water knot (used to connect ends of webbing. You can find videos showing how to tie these knots through the internet. (Prerequisite: Climb On Safely, Min. Age 16 and up) Class is limited to 12 participants. SST 239 07:45 Conducting Boards of Review Session 1 Learn about Boards of Review where participants will be instructed on how to properly conduct Boards of Review with emphasis on subject areas common to the Tenderfoot through Eagle ranks. Target audience is Troop Committee members and District Eagle Reviewers. SST 212 07:45 Conducting Effective Scoutmaster Conferences Session 1 Learn why to, when to, where to and how to conduct effective Scoutmaster conferences to help Scouts advance and develop leadership skills. Learn how to handle difficult counseling situations. SST 807 07:45 CPR Training and Certification Sessions 1,2 Is your Certification up to date? An adult with a current CPR certification is necessary to take a unit swimming or boating and is a necessary part of your safety plan. Current CPR certification is necessary for Philmont and other high adventure activities. Maximum class size: 12 07:45 Introduction to Cub Scouting/How we Have Fun Session 1 Introduction to Cub Scouting: This session will introduce you to the Cub Scout program. Topics covered will include the foundations, purposes and methods of Scouting, Cub Scouts 12 core values, age appropriate activities, Youth Protection and Becoming a Bobcat.
How we Have Fun: This session will cover a basic Cub Scout month introducing you to Den and Pack meetings. Other topics covered will include Pack organization, the Cub Scout program, the Cub Scout year, parent involvement, Cub Scout activities, resources and recognition.
(This session is only required for new Cub Scout leaders or leaders who have not previously taken a Cub Leader Specific course). SST 142 07:45 Record Keeping for Packs Session 1 No job is finished until the paperwork is done. Find out about all the resources available to you to record advancement and keep track of attendance while motivating the boys. You will learn about forms that are available as well as online tools. SST 142 07:45 Record Keeping for Troops Session 1 No job is finished until the paperwork is done. Find out about all the resources available to you to record advancement and keep track of attendance while motivating the boys. You will learn about forms that are available as well as online tools. SST 205 07:45 Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster Training Sessions 1,2,3,4 This training is specifically for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. This course is designed to introduce adult Boy Scout leaders to the basic information needed for operating a troop. It includes (1) Troop Organization, (2) the Patrol Method, (3) Leadership, (4) Advancement, and (5) Resources and Program Planning. (Required for Trained patch for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters) Maximum class size: 35. SST 109 07:45 Songs, Games & Skits Session 1 Want to bring excitement to an event? Songs are a great way to get everyone pumped up and going. What do you mean you don’t know the songs? Well, here is your opportunity to learn the songs and the tunes that go with them. Much merriment will be had as you all join in and sing these FUN songs. There will also be some skits thrown in to have even more opportunities to liven up the party. Lord Baden-Powell stated that “Scouting is a game with a purpose”. This is the class that will demonstrate the type of games that will be fun for the Pack while having a purpose. This will be a great time to see how you can have fun while teaching important values via games. SST 139 07:45 The Perfect Cub Scout Hike Session 1 Get some great tips, ideas and techniques for planning and executing a fun and successful hike with Cub Scouts. Learn how to avoid the “Are we there yet” syndrome five minutes into your hike. 07:45 Train the Trainer Sessions 1,2 Upon completion of The Fundamentals of Training, new trainers will be able to apply the techniques learned across BSA’s leadership development programs, from unit level youth leader training (taught by youth for youth), to District and/or Council sponsored position-specific and supplemental training for adult Scouters. Upon completion of this initial module, new trainers are coached and mentored by experienced trainers as they become comfortable with and confident in their training skills. 07:45 Unit Commissioner Basic Training Sessions 1,2 Every new Unit Commissioner needs to complete this course. Learn how the unit commissioner uses the methods and aims of scouting in supporting and strengthening the local pack, troop, post and crew. 07:45 Unit Training Coordinator How To Session 1 So you've agreed to be the Pack Trainer or Unit Training Coordinator for you unit. Now what? This course is designed to give an idea of the things you should be doing in this most important role. SST 135 07:45 Webelos Camping Session 1 Learn about great places to take your Webelos Scouts camping, and get some tips on how to make camping an integral, exciting, and fun part of Webelos I and II. SST 262 07:45 Wilderness Survival Session 1 Learn the basics of Wilderness Survival and how to teach them to your Troop or Crew. SST 801 07:45 Youth Protection Training & Certification Session 1 Youth protection training and a current certification are mandatory for all adults leaders. This certification is good for 2 years. All adult leaders must take this course every 2 years. SST 215 10:00 Boy-Led Troop: Making the Patrol Method Work Session 2 Learn how to allow Scouts to lead and how to enjoy a boy-lead troop. Discover why 3 is enough and 9 is too many. Remember, we don't want to do anything a boy can do! SST 102 10:00 Cub Scout Den Leader Training Session 2 Learn about running a Wolf and Bear Den. Look at organization, recognition and program planning for the Den. (Required for Trained patch for Cub Scout Den Leader). SST 102 10:00 Cub Scout Den Leader Training for LDS Units Session 2 Learn about running a Wolf and Bear Den. Look at organization, recognition and program planning for the Den. (Required for Trained patch for Cub Scout Den Leader). SST 146 10:00 Cub Scout Science Session 2 Cubs love to experiment. Tips on how to focus their inquisitive minds on productive Science projects. SST 123 10:00 Cubmaster Training Session 2 Learn about running a Cub Scout Pack. Look at organization, recognition and program planning for the whole pack. (Required for Trained patch for Cubmaster.) SST 240 10:00 Eagle Rank Mechanics Session 2 Learn the “nuts and bolts” regarding the steps that occur after a Scout thinks he has completed all requirements for the Eagle Scout rank. Topics will include Scoutmaster Review, Eagle rank Application, Letters of Reference, differences in the Eagle Board of Review, final evaluation of the Eagle Service Project and the appeals process. The target group is all Scouters who support Scouts in becoming Eagle Scouts. 10:00 Making Your Unit Financially Healthy Session 2 How can your unit be financially sound? What are the best practices of the most successful treasurers? A great scouting program needs a solid financial base. Learn how to take your unit down the path of stable finances toward great programming and better retention. Put together the essential pieces of budgeting, fundraising, accounts, and evaluation. Learn some tips to conducting a successful popcorn sale and about other fundraising ideas. SST 236 10:00 Merit Badge Counselor Training Session 2 Why are merit badge counselors an essential part of the advancement process? Learn who is qualified to serve as a merit badge counselor, how to be an effective merit badge counselor, and how to obtain approval of merit badge counselors from your District Advancement Chairman. SST 104 10:00 Pack Committee Training Session 2 Learn how a Pack Committee should be organized, and the tasks which need to be completed by each member of the Committee. Learn how adult training and recognitions can make your Pack stronger. (Required for Trained patch for Pack Committee member.) SST 125 10:00 Pack Trainer Training Session 2 What is the Pack Trainer? Review the responsibilities of this position and see how the district training committee supports the pack trainers. (Required for Trained patch). SST 256 10:00 Ropes, Knots and Lashings Session 2 This hands-on course will cover types of ropes, all basic Scout knots from Tenderfoot through First Class, the lashings required for First Class, and the basics of lashing. SST 221 10:00 Troop Committee Challenge Session 2 Learn how a Troop Committee should be organized, and the tasks which need to be completed by each member of the Committee. With proper organization, the Troop Committee can work better with the Scoutmaster and be much more effective at helping to Deliver the Promise to our Scouts. (Required for Trained patch for Troop Committee Members). SST 117 10:00 Webelos Den Leader Training Session 2 Learn about running a Webelos Den. Look at organization, recognition, and program planning for the Den. (Required for Trained patch for Webelos Den Leader.) 01:00 Annual Pack Program and Summer Planning Session 3 What is your pack going to do and when? When do you start the planning process? We’ll help you plan an exciting year filled with new ideas as well as cover the Summertime Pack Program. SST 258 01:00 Backpack Cooking Session 3 This course will cover topics such as planning nutritious backpacking menus, how to purchase and repackage backpacking foods from the grocery store, dehydrating foods, and an introduction to the use of backpacking stoves and backpack baking techniques. SST 906 01:00 Conservation and the Hornaday Awards Session 3 Think of it as an Olympic Medal bestowed by the Earth. Conservation and the Boy Scouts of America have been partners for a long time. Camping, hiking, and respect for the outdoors are a part of the Scouting heritage. This awards program was created to recognize those that have made significant contributions to conservation. You will learn about the various awards (including a Cub Scout Pack), what it takes to become an advisor, and tips for getting your unit involved. SST 807 01:00 CPR Training and Certification Sessions 3,4 Is your Certification up to date? An adult with a current CPR certification is necessary to take a unit swimming or boating and is a necessary part of your safety plan. Current CPR certification is necessary for Philmont and other high adventure activities. Maximum class size: 12 SST 234 01:00 Eagle Scout Service Projects Session 3 Learn about the new Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook and the process relating to it. The responsibility of the Scout and the role of supporting adults will be explained. The aim of the course is to provide all the necessary information required so that the Eagle Scout candidate may successfully complete his project. The target group is all Scouters who support Scouts in the development and execution of the project. Also, Life Scouts who wish to attend may do so. SST 254 01:00 Finding Your Way: Teaching Beginning Map & Compass Skills Session 3 This course will cover the basics of map reading, including what map symbols mean, how to read contour lines, and how to orient the map. Topics also include how to take a compass bearing and how to use a map and compass together. (Bring your compass for this course.) Maximum class size 20. SST 147 01:00 G.R.E.A.T Packs Session 3 What makes G.R.E.A.T Packs Succeed? Growth, Resources, Events, Activities and Training. Come see how! 01:00 Gear Options for Units Preparing for Treks Session 3 This class will answer your questions such as - What is Lightweight? What are advantages of lightening your load? What are the largest weight savings items? We will look at the Cost vs. Benefit of lighter gear. We will talk about comfort, safety and if any additional outdoors skills are needed when going lighter. SST 216 01:00 Growing the Youth Leaders in Your Troop Session 3 The #1 job of a Scoutmaster is to train his Troop's junior leaders. Learn how to train your junior leaders, including how to conduct a Troop Junior Leader training course (a prerequisite for senior patrol leaders to attend NYLT) SST 260 01:00 Leave No Trace Awareness Sessions 3,4 Learn that Leave No Trace is not just a concept but a way to conduct all of your outdoor experiences. This classroom course will cover the basics of Leave No Trace principles and how to apply them in your outdoor adventures. It covers both front country and back country principles. This course is open to all youth and leaders. You will receive Awareness certification from BSA and LNT COE upon successful completion of this course. SST 236 01:00 Merit Badge Counselor Training Session 3 Why are merit badge counselors an essential part of the advancement process? Learn who is qualified to serve as a merit badge counselor, how to be an effective merit badge counselor, and how to obtain approval of merit badge counselors from your District Advancement Chairman. SST 1114 01:00 Roundtable Commissioner Training Sessions 3,4 No prerequisites. Appropriate for current and future Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioners SST 911 01:00 Taking Boys From Webelos to Scout Session 3 The future of our Troops depends upon how we transition Webelos to the rank of Scout and beyond. Learn some tried and true methods for helping boys move from the Pack to the Troop, and keeping them for the first year. 01:00 Teaching Basic Cub Scout Skills Session 3 Oh, the knife! The rite of passage for all Cub Scouts and one of the biggest heartaches for the parents. This is your time to shine by being able to teach the boys how to use a knife safely and assuring the parents that the boys will handle their knife with care. A must for all leaders working with their Scouts to earn their Whittling Chip.
Ropes and knots are essential basics to Scouting. Learn some basics about ropes and knots that can be easily taught to Cub Scouts. Learn how to develop fun activities with ropes and knots for Cub Scouts.
We will cover the basics of how to take a compass bearing and determine your pacing. SST 261 03:00 Basic GPS Skills & Geocaching Session 4 Learn how to use a GPS for navigating in the backwoods and how to make geocaching a Troop activity to help your Scouts learn how to use a CPS and have fun in the outdoors searching for caches. 03:00 Cub Scouts Beyond the Badges Session 4 Scouts can earn other awards beyond their rank badges. We'll cover religious emblems, sports and academics, internet Scout patch, Outdoor Activity Award, World Conservation Award, Leave No Trace Award, Outdoor Ethics Awareness/Action Awards, Conservation Good Turn Award, Emergency Preparedness Award and more!! Service projects will also be discussed. SST 143 03:00 Derbies Session 4 Pinewood Derby!!!! We all know about the Pinewood Derby. There are cars racing down the tracks while the Scouts are screaming and having a good ole time. But did you know that there are TWO other derbies that the Scouts can enjoy? This is your time to learn about running a Pinewood Derby, Raingutter Regatta, and the Space Derby. Opportunities for a variety will make the Scouting experience better. 03:00 Open Fire, Dutch Oven and Reflector Oven Cooking Session 4 This is a hands-on cooking experience in which you will learn various ways that you can cook over an open fire with your Cub and Webelos Scouts. This course will also cover the how's and why's of Dutch Oven cooking. You will learn some basic Dutch Oven recipes that your Scouts will enjoy. You will also learn how to make a reflector oven and how to bake in the reflector oven that you make. SST 148 03:00 Plan and Conduct a Den Meeting and Pack Meeting Session 4 Listening to someone tell you how to plan and conduct a den meeting and pack meeting is great, but doing is an essential part of learning. This Course will provide you an opportunity, under the guidance of experienced leaders, to actually plan and conduct a den meeting and pack meeting! SST 217 03:00 Problem Solving for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters Session 4 Learn how to avoid and solve problems Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters experience in both large
and small troops. SST 903 03:00 Trip Planning and Where To Go Camping Session 4 Learn about The Tour Plan, health and safety concerns in trip planning (including how to make sure you can obtain health care for an injured Scout). Learn about resources to help you determine where to go camping, and about camping awards available for your unit. SST 218 03:00 Working With a Disabled Boy Scout in Your Unit Session 4 Learn how work with your Scout who is not advancing or is being disruptive and have ADD, ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities or other disabilities. Also includes the new advancement procedures for a Boy Scout who requests extra time to complete requirements for the Eagle Rank. SST 801 03:00 Youth Protection Training & Certification Session 4 Youth protection training and a current certification are mandatory for all adults leaders. This certification is good for 2 years. All adult leaders must take this course every 2 years.