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Phone: 229-242-2331
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Training Opportunities
1841 Norman Drive
Valdosta, GA 31601
Phone: 229-242-2331
FAX: 229-242-2325

"Every boy deserves a Trained Leader, and every Leader
deserves to be Trained."

 

Take advantage of training whenever possible. Taking some time early to learn the secrets of your Scouting job will make that job easier. For information on upcoming training events, check the home page calendar information.
 

Fast Start Training

Fast Start Training is available as a resource for new leaders. It is not intended to replace Basic Training for volunteers in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting or Venturing. To visit the Online Learning Center of the Boy Scouts of America, visit the site below. BSA Online Learning Center This site provides a variety of materials, from quick references to complete courses, all designed to help our members improve leadership skills and deliver a quality program.

New Leader Essentials

"New Leader Essentials" is the initial training for all adult leaders serving youth in the Boy Scouts of America. Through a series of lively presentations, the 90 minute training presents an overview of the core elements of Scouting, including the organization's mission, aims, and methods. It also provides new leaders with a look at the resources available to them through the Boy Scouts of America, and a clear understanding of Scouting's expectations of its adult leadership. Who attends New Leader Essentials? All new adult leaders of Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, or Venturers, and suggested for new members of the District Committee and Council Executive Boards.

Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Leader Specific Training Upon completion of New Leaders Essentials, leaders go to "Leader Specific Training" to prepare them for the opportunities and responsibilities relating to their leadership positions with the Cub Scout program, the Boy Scout program, or the Venturing program. Leader Specific training is also an opportunity for new leaders to get answers to questions they may have about their roles and about the BSA in general. In the months and years to come, adult leaders will discover a wealth of other BSA training opportunities to hone their leadership skills. Scout leaders need to attend New Leaders Essentials only once. Tiger Cub den leaders, Cub Scout den leaders, Webelos den leaders, Cubmasters, and pack committee members can complete this training in one day or two or three evenings. The leader is considered trained upon completion of New Leader Essentials and the Leader Specific training for that position.

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training Upon completion of New Leaders Essentials, leaders go to "Leader Specific Training" to prepare them for the opportunities and responsibilities relating to their leadership positions with the Cub Scout program, the Boy Scout program, or the Venturing program. Leader Specific training is also an opportunity for new leaders to get answers to questions they may have about their roles and about the BSA in general. In the months and years to come, adult leaders will discover a wealth of other BSA training opportunities to hone their leadership skills. Scout leaders need to attend New Leaders Essentials only once. Boy Scout Leader Specific training gives adults serving as Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters the information necessary to provide Boy Scouts with the tools needed to operate a boy-run troop. Along with New Leader Essentials and Boy Scout Leader Specific, Boy Scout leaders need to also attend Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills to be considered fully trained. Troop Committee Challenge is a three-hour training designed to instruct the troop committee in their roles as support for the Scoutmaster and Scouts in their troops. Troop Committee Challenge is also available at the online learning center.

Venturing Leader Specific Training

Venturing Leader Specific Training Upon completion of New Leaders Essentials, leaders go to "Leader Specific Training" to prepare them for the opportunities and responsibilities relating to their leadership positions with the Cub Scout program, the Boy Scout program, or the Venturing program. Leader Specific training is also an opportunity for new leaders to get answers to questions they may have about their roles and about the BSA in general. In the months and years to come, adult leaders will discover a wealth of other BSA training opportunities to hone their leadership skills. Scout leaders need to attend New Leaders Essentials only once. Developed for Venturing Advisors, assistant Advisors, and crew committee members, this training incorporates Venturing's current adult leader training. New Leader Essentials and Venturing Leader Specific Training can be completed in one day, after which the leader is considered to be trained.
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