Your Scouts Deserve Trained Leaders!
If you had a magic wand, would you use it to make your Scouting program better and more fun for youth so they stayed in Scouting longer, so it had a larger impact on their lives? What if the same magic wand made leadership roles easier, more rewarding, and led to better retention among adult leaders? Would using that magic wand be a top priority?
Well, such a magic wand does exist—in the form of the learning programs for leaders in the Boy Scouts of America.
Common sense tells us that training is important, and research shows the importance of trained leaders. A trained leader is knowledgeable and more confident in the role being performed.
What Courses Do I Need to be Trained for my Scouting Position?
Training is required for most people to be considered trained for their Scouting position. You can check your own training status, and take most training online at my.scouting.org. Unit leaders and committee chairs can check the training status for all adult leaders in their unit online as well.
Send your training questions to:
Jim Witte, firstname.lastname@example.org, Prairielands Training Chair.
Get Trained. Win an outing to Camp Drake!
Those units who have 100% of their adult leaders trained (including committee members!) are eligible for a campout at Camp Drake, including a cabin, subject to availability.
Call the Scout office to reserve your campout. Unit leaders, committee chairs, and CORs can consult https://my.scouting.org to see if their unit is 100% trained.
Contact Jim Witte, Training Chair if you have training questions!