Re: [Scouter_T] Certified Trainer
- 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