Re: [Scouter_T] Certified Trainer
- Baden Powell Council here in central New York has a similar program. The
qualifications are as follows:
1. Attend and complete TDC (Trainer's Development Conference)
2. Take part in a district or council wide Training Event
3. Lead a district or council wide Training Event.
Many of our Trainers are pulled from widely diverse areas and so are great
resources to our new leaders as well as the Council Training Committee.
We also try to pair our new "Trainers" with someone who has had experience
training in various settings and sort of shepherd them through so that they
get some feed back and support.
Many other councils are doing the same in our area also.
Pack Trainer, Cub Scout Pack 43
District Trainer, Hiawatha District
Day Camp Staff
Roundtable Staff, Hiawatha District
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- Judy, in the Greater New York Councils, which encompasses the five boroughs
of New York City, we educate our Trainers using the standard "BSA 500"
trainer development conference. Upon completion, attendees receive a
certificate which qualifies them to be on training staff / teams throughout
the city. We have no special patch for them, although some of our "Seasoned"
volunteer trainers have made custom patches for the team members. I and some
others have an official "BSA Training Staff" patch, worn on the left sleeve
in the badge of office position.
Brooklyn Council, GNYC
- My council (Viking) does not have a program like this but our neighboring council - the Indianhead Council does. Their program runs like this:
Attend NLE & position specific training
Attend the TDC
Attend a TDC Continuing Education module (Don't know what this is, obviously some sort of supplemental training)
The year following TDC present two formal training sessions.
Each year thereafter, attend or present a Continuing Education Module OR present a TDC session.
Present a minimum of two training sessions annual to maintain "TRAINER" status
Certificate presented upon completion of TDC
Indianhead Scouting "TRAINER" name tag presented one year following completion of TDC and Trainer Status
My reference is the flyer for this year's TDC, held in March
In addition, one of their trainers who attend Viking's TDC indicated that they must repeat the TDC every three years (don't know if that's true).
I like the idea that one has to "apprentice" as a trainer, and continue one's training. As a recognition, I think I'd prefer the special CSP, rather than the name tag, but that's a minor thing.
Blaine/Coon Rapids, MN
Cub Scout Training Chair
3 Rivers District