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Boy Scout Leader Training Schedule

Boy Scout Leader Training Schedule

Are you looking for Boy Scout Troop Leader Training ?

You can now find many opportunities to attend ~ all listed in ONE Calendar place. No more searching through multiple web-sites or calendars. You can register and attend any of the courses found listed on the Atlanta Area Council "TRAINING CALENDAR".

 

Course Director Contacts and/or Details can be found at each registration link. All area training is now posted on the Atlanta Area Council “Training Calendar”. Make sure to select the “TRAINING CALENDAR” using the drop down menu. The default is the General Council Calendar.

Courses offered most weekends in March and April. Troop Leader Specifics (BSLST or SALT) courses are split into three or four evening schedules, or as a one full day session.

Next large group / area courses will be offered in the fall months, starting in August.

http://www.atlantabsa.org/openrosters/Calendar.asp

 

NOTE: Fall Boy Scout Leader training sessions are posted on the Atlanta Area Council TRAINING Calendar.

What should you look for ?

   1. Troop Leader Specifics

and

   2. Troop Leader Outdoors.

 

Offered just in time for your NEW adult leaders crossing into your Troops from Webelos Dens, we have multiple opportunities in March & April for both Troop Leader Specifics (also known as SALT or BSLST) and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (also known as ITOLS) weekend training. To be considered trained as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster, you must complete BOTH courses.

 

 What will you learn ?

 

Troop (Boy Scout) Leader Position Specific Training (BSLST)

 

This is the required position specific course for all Scoutmasters and assistants, and highly recommended for key Troop Committee members. This course includes: Troop Organization, how to conduct boy-led troop meetings, how to mentor/work with youth leaders using the patrol method, paperwork, finances, uniforms, advancement, etc.  In short, anything you need to know to help the troop run smoothly indoors, and support a great outdoor program.  This course can be conducted as 3 or 4 evening sessions of about 3 hours each, or 1 full day of 9.5 hours.    Estimated time to complete: 9 - 10 hours.

 

Troop (Boy Scout & Venture) Leader Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training  (ITOLS)

 

This is the required outdoor course for all Scoutmasters and assistants, and Venture crew advisors. This course teaches basic outdoor skills you will need to be comfortable taking your Troop unit camping and hiking.  It includes information such as tent pitching, outdoor cooking, knots, hiking, basic first aid, safety, etc.  –  while using the boy scout patrol methods. Practical skills taught are those expected from a First Class Boy Scout.    Estimated time to complete: Orientation meeting + 1 weekend.

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Are you a new Troop Committee Member ?

You can complete your Basic Training using your MyScouting on-line Learning Center portal. Be sure to complete Youth Protection and Troop Committee Challenge ~ AND enter your BSA Membership ID into your profile, in order to receive completion credits.

What Makes a Trained Leader = The Basics

 A direct contact Scout leader is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the Trained leader emblem when he or she has completed the following training courses and the specific training for the position. Required Training Presentation.

 Fast Start Training. (as of Jan. 2013, this is now optional ~ but still recommended)

Fast Start training is the first step for all new leaders and should be taken immediately after they register and before they meet with any youth members. New leaders choose the Fast Start they need to take: Cub Scout Leader, Boy Scout Leader, Varsity Scout Leader, or Venturing Crew Leader. All Fast Start courses are available on DVD, or they can be completed through the Online Learning Center. (If you are new to Scouting, you will be asked to create an account.)

Youth Protection Training.

Youth Protection training is required for all adults and leaders who have direct contact with youth. At all times, youth safety is the number one priority. At the same time, adults need to know the rules for keeping themselves safe, too.

Comprehensive Youth Protection training teaches all the do’s and don’ts of working with youth. The training is offered through the Online Learning Center, or it may be taken as part of an district or council training course.

Youth Protection & most safety training courses must be renewed every 2 years.

This is Scouting. (as of Jan. 2013, this is now optional ~ but still recommended)

This Is Scouting is a new online training session that replaces New Leader Essentials. It picks up where Fast Start leaves off with six modules of training: The Mission of Scouting, Programs for All ages, Scouting Is Fun, Scouting in the Community, Keeping Our Youth Safe, and Scouting’s Legacy. The training takes about an hour to complete and can be found on Online Learning Center. (If you are new to Scouting, you will be asked to create an account.)

Position Specific Training.

Leader position specific training is based on the leader’s position. These courses are taught by informed trainers who know how to engage groups and make learning fun. These courses are offered by the district or council as group training, or may be done as small groups or by personal coaching.

Troop Committee Members: Must complete "Troop Committee Challenge" as their leader specific training. Course is offered on-line using your MyScouting account, or in small Troop setting by appointment. Key troop committee members would benefit by also attending the full BSLST (Boy Scout Troop Leader Specifics) live course to understand the "big picture" of the Boy Scout program, and the roles of the scoutmasters and youth leadership - supported by the troop committee.

          Boy Scout Troop Leaders:  "Boy Scout Troop Leader Specific Training" (BSLST) is for all Scoutmasters and their assistants (ASM's). This is a nine hour, mostly indoor concentrated study of the troop functions, boy-lead leadership method, advancement, planning, role of the committee + youth leaders, and much more. Can be offered as a one day group session, or as 3 or 4 mini-sessions over several nights to equal the nine hour course materials. Locate nearby courses & schedules on the CALENDAR link for new postings ! Registration required.>>           **Boy Scout leaders (Scoutmasters and assistants) also must complete "Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills" (ITOLS) - a training weekend to be considered fully trained for their position. Recommended for all Troop Leaders involved with planning & attending outdoor activities, camping, etc.  Locate nearby courses & schedules on the CALENDAR link for new postings ! Registrations are required.******          >>
Course Name Date Time Location Fee
For more schedules of nearby courses, check our District CALENDAR Link        
 
Note that completion of Boy Scout Leader Fast Start (SFS), Youth Protection Training (Y01) and This is Scouting (WA01) = All available using the MyScouting E-Learning portal and "live classes" SALT and ITOLS are required to be a TRAINED Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster.
 

 Available on-line anytime. To create a “MyScouting” account and access all E-learning online classes, go to: http://www.scouting.org  Select the “MyScouting” tab (top of page). Create your user account by completing the information. Then log-in from the e-mail confirmation link.

Make sure to activate your MyScouting account with your BSA MEMBER ID, to receive credits.

   
 

Boy Scout Leader Position Specific Training (BSLST)

This course includes Troop Organization, how to conduct boy-led troop meetings, how to mentor/work with youth leaders and the patrol method, paperwork, finances, uniforms, advancement, etc.  In short, anything you need to know to help the troop run smoothly indoors, and support a great outdoor program.  This course can be conducted as 3 sessions of about 3 hours each, or 1 full day of 9.5 hours.    Estimated time to complete: 9 - 10 hours. Offered through the district or council (Offered in person only) 

* You must make contact for more information, including pre-registration and other requirements (you must sign up as the District requires, and confirm attendance, time, cost and location details). 

   

 SEE CALENDAR FOR AREA SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION DETAILS

   

 PLEASE VISIT THE DISTRICT CALENDAR PAGES FOR THE MOST CURRENT SESSIONS AVAILABLE IN BOTH BUTTON GWINNETT AND NEARBY DISTRICTS FOR ALL BOY SCOUT LEADER TRAINING.

Search for BSLST (Boy Scout Leader Specifics), aka "SALT" and ITOLS (Introduction to Boy Scout Outdoor Leader Skills) by month at: Click on CALENDAR

ADDITIONAL TRAINING SESSIONS / INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND LISTED ON THE ATLANTA AREA COUNCIL WEB-SITE AT: http://www.atlantabsa.org/openrosters/Calendar.asp 

       

 PLEASE NOTE:To ensure that your personal training records are correctly posted, make sure to include your registered name & UNIQUE BSA Member ID # in your MyScouting / ScoutNet profile, and provide same to course registrar for LIVE courses.

Forward scan copy of cards or certificates for other LIVE safety training / certificates like CPR/AED, First Aid, etc. to your District Trainer at:

training@gwinnettbsa.org

       
 

Boy Scout Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training  (ITOLS)

This course teaches basic outdoor skills you will need to be comfortable taking your Troop unit camping and hiking.  It includes information such as tent pitching, outdoor cooking, knots, hiking, basic first aid, safety, etc.  – all while using the boy scout patrol methods.   Estimated time to complete: 1 weekend. Offered through the district or council (Offered in person only)

* You must make contact for more information, including pre-registration and other requirements (you must sign up as the District requires, and confirm attendance, time, cost and location details). 

 

 SEE CALENDAR FOR AREA SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION DETAILS