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October 2010 Training Update

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  • Ben Ward
    Thought ya ll would like to see this. http://scouting.org/training/trainingupdates.aspx October 2010 Philmont Training Center Course Calendar for 2011 is in
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 8, 2010
      Thought ya'll would like to see this.
      October 2010
      Philmont Training Center Course Calendar for 2011 is in the works!
      The 2011 PTC Course Calendar is ready for print and will be out to councils and
      on scouting.org by October 29, 2010. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend
      one or more courses at the beautiful Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New
      The courses will be laid out in a collegiate-style, giving prospective attendees
      the opportunity to make plans to follow a track from beginning to end. Each
      course will be illustrated using criteria such as 1) Intended Attendee 2)
      Prerequisites 3) Expected Outcomes 4) Next Logical Course(s).
      New courses at PTC in 2011 will include: Venturing Youth Leadership Summit,
      Tiger Cub to Webelos and Teaching Ethical Decisions: Coaching and Mentoring.
      Each of these courses is expected to be wait-listed. Be sure to get registered
      as soon as the course opens for registration.
      Please help spread the word that the required training pilot period has changed.
      Originally intended to end December 31, 2010 has now been extended through 2011.
      The 20 pilot councils will continue their hard work in defining the future of
      required top leader training in 2011 to ensure a smooth rollout to all of our
      councils in the future. However, local councils should consider this to be a
      part of their program goals for 2011, as it has already been successful in many
      councils across the country that has increased their training percentages. If
      you have further questions concerning this initiative, please do not hesitate to
      contact Christopher Smith at the national office for more information via e-mail
      at christopher.smith@... or by phone at 972-580-2417.

      Are you familiar with our on-line monthly podcast for Cub Scout leaders…we
      encourage you to check it
      out! http://www.scouting.org/RSS%20Feeds/CubCast.aspx and listen to our
      volunteer and professional subject matter experts as they give our Cub Scout
      packs great ideas and current information on the Cub Scout Program. You can also
      listen to archived monthly CubCasts from the past year as you build a program
      for your Cub Scout pack in 2010-2011. This is a wonderful opportunity that you
      don’t want to miss!
      NEW NYLT Course Directors Certificates
      Two new certificates are now available for NYLT Course Directors and Assistant
      Course Directors. They can be ordered from the Supply Group.

      * NYLT Course Director – 34795
      * NYLT Assistant Course Director – 34794
      Training Courses Requiring Recertification
      Most BSA training courses do not require recertification with the obvious
      exception for Youth Protection Training (YPT) which is required every two years.
      The following is a list of courses requiring recertification and the timeframe
      for each:

      * Trainer’s EDGE – Three years
      * Paddle Craft Safety – Three years
      * Swimming and Water Rescue – Two years
      * Safety Afloat – Two years
      * Chain Saw Safety – Two years
      * Note: National Camping School certification is good for five camping seasons.
      Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills
      As a restated reminder, if you feel you have all the skills required in
      Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills it may not be necessary to take the
      course. Anyone who feels they can demonstrate all of the skills for Tenderfoot,
      Second Class and First Class should contact their District Training Chair and
      schedule a one-on-one session with a member of the training team.
      This statement also applies to Venturing Youth (over 18 years of age) who are
      able to demonstrate outdoor leader skills to an IOLS Certified Course
      PLC and NAYLE: A Success for Philmont in 2010
      The Philmont Leadership Challenge (PLC) was conducted during the fall conference
      week at near capacity. PLC is an experiential course using the leadership skills
      taught at Wood Badge.
      The 2010 National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is now history.
      NAYLE was open to Venturing members for the first time and had participants
      attend all 8 weeks. NAYLE will be offered for four sessions in 2011 at Philmont.
      Pending approval, it will also be offered in each of the regions. Sites and
      dates for the region courses have not yet been determined.
      Yours in Scouting,

      Ben Ward

      Eagle Scout Class 1999
      Heart of Virginia Council # 602

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