Dave didn't I read someplace a list you posted with all the current
training item bin numbers? I just found out we have several Districts
that do not have a complete set of training material. I told our Council
Training chair I thought I had a list of the up-to-date bin numbers for
I just read through my past e-mails and I can't find it.
Dave Loomis wrote:
> You didn't note what training you have taken, so my comments may
> be a bit off target.
> I'd get a copy of the Leadership Training Committee Guide, #
> 34169, $ 5.00, from your Scout Shop. This booklet is the meat of the
> training program, and will get you started with what you need to do.
> Secondly, I'd get in touch with your district or council training
> committee, and see what courses they are offering and when. As a Pack
> Trainer, you should take the Trainer Development Conference, to get you
> up to speed on Scouting training methods and programs. Your district or
> council training people should be running this program a couple of times
> each year.
> In order to be familiar with the training your pack needs, you
> need to take the Fast Start training for all of the positions. These
> are available at the National web site at,
> or http://tinyurl.com/s58xw. <http://tinyurl.com/s58xw.> You will have
> to create a logon name and
> password to take these courses, but when you do, and complete the
> courses, they should post to your record on your council's ScoutNet files.
> Reading through the Leadership Training Committee Guide, you will
> see the training each leader requires to become trained in his or her
> position, and this will give you a good jumping off point. You will
> have to determine what training they have completed, and then arrange
> for the training they need, by position, so that you can request that
> your district provide these specific courses. For the most part, Cub
> Scout Training is composed of two or three steps; Fast Start, Youth
> Protection, New Leader Essentials, Position Specific Training, and
> either BALOO or Outdoor Leader Skills for the WEBELOS Leaders. You can
> get Fast Start and Youth Protection Training online at the National site
> I noted earlier, so this leaves you outdoors and position training to
> worry about. BALOO is an acronym for Basic Adult Leader Outdoor
> Orientation, which is required before the Pack take the Cubs out camping
> as a pack or den. The syllabus is # 34162A (or later) and costs $
> 6.95. WEBELOS Leaders need Outdoor Leader Skills for the WEBELOS
> Leaders, # 13-33640.which is a bin item so will either have to be
> ordered from your council, or gotten from a person on this list. I can
> feed you this course section by section, or can mail you a CD with the
> entire course on it. The rest of the leaders will require the position
> specific training for their position. This consists of a group of core
> skills, plus a break out session for Cub Masters and Committee, and
> Tiger, Wolf & Bear, and WEBELOS Den leaders all usually taught on a
> Saturday within your district. The syllabus for this course is 34875A,
> or later, and costs $ 12.00 as it comes with a CD.
> You will also want to insure that each of your dens has a Den
> Chief, a Boy Scout from a local troop who has taken the Den Chief
> Orientation, # 34450C or later,which costs $ 4.75. Den Chiefs are an
> important help to den leaders as they serve as an extra set of eyes and
> hands, to help keep the program moving, as well as give the Cubs another
> leader to look up to. They are especially important in the WEBELOS Dens
> as they can facilitate the WEBELOS to Scout crossover, insuring that all
> of the WEBELOS cross over to a troop, and are made to feel welcome in
> the troop they chose.
> This is a brief outline of your training needs and
> responsibilities, that will help you get started on the right foot.
> Don't hesitate to ask one of us some more questions, once you've gotten
> the Training Committee book, and read the parts pertaining to Cub Packs
> through a few times.
> All the Best,
> norman henderson wrote:
> > Hey everyone, I guess I am the new kid on the block as a new member
> > of your group.
> > I was the Tiger Den leader last year at Pack 557 in Columbus, IN and
> > what an experience.
> > They through me in head first and that is where I stayed all year.
> > Trying to get help was a feat in its self, no one had time, just
> > said you will be OK, keep at it.
> > Well the year is all but over, I had a bad year as experience would
> > have helped and now they moved me up to pack trainer. So I jumped
> > in early and did my own research as to the job and so far have
> > completed every training online I can find.
> > Looking for more, anyone have courses I can get a hold of to use in
> > advanced leadership at home? Our council has always given me the
> > credit for any course I have sent in completed.
> > Thanks
> > Norman Henderson/pack 557
> Dave Loomis mailto:dloomis.nh.ultranet@...
> ADC & BS Training Chair
> Historic District
> Daniel Webster Council, BSA
> 245 Union St., #4 (603) 431 5342
> Portsmouth, NH 0301-4349
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