Basic Leader Training

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'''Basic Leader Training''' is a 1 to 2 hour training session, typically offered on weekends, during selected District Roundtables, and at the annual Leader's Pow-Wow. It is comprised of two parts:
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Building on the foundation established in [[Fast Start Training]], [[Basic Leader Training]] is designed to provide more position-specific oriented training to [[adult leaders]].<br>
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* New Leader Essentials (for all unit-level leaders in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing)
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* Leader Specific Training (based on the leader's unit-level position)
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== External links ==
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Basic Leader Training has two parts:
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*[https://scoutnet.scouting.org/elearning/ BSA Online Learning Center]
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# '''[[This Is Scouting]]''' (''was New Leader Essentials'') is for all new leaders in [[Cub Scout Leader Portal|Cub Scouting]], [[Boy Scout Portal|Boy Scouting]], [[Varsity Scout Portal|Varsity Scouting]], and [[Venturing Portal|Venturing]]. It highlights the values, aims, history, funding, and methods of the Scouting program. Once completed, it need not be taken again, even if the leader moves to a different position or program level.
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# '''[[Leader Specific Training]]''' gives a leader the knowledge and skills needed for a specific position. Leader Specific Training is available for the following positions:
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#* [[Tiger]] Cub leader
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#* Cub Scout [[den leader]] and assistant ([[Wolf]] and [[Bear]])
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#* [[Webelos]] den leader and assistant
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#* [[Cubmaster|Cubmaster and assistant]]
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#* [[Pack Committee]] members
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#* [[Scoutmaster|Scoutmaster and assistant]]
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#* [[Troop Committee]] members
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#* [[Team Coach|Varsity Scout Coach and assistant]]
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#* [[Team Committee]] members
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#* Venturing Advisor and associate Advisor
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#* Crew Committee members
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[[Category:Adult Training]]
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Basic Leader Training goes into greater detail on youth development and boy behavior, program planning, activities, and the purposes of the program. It is usually presented in one or two group sessions, but can be delivered to small groups or even individuals through personal coaching.
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Every leader should complete Basic Leader Training; it prepares leaders to deliver a quality, fun-filled program. Leaders who understand the whys and hows of the program are more effective in their roles. They know how to use available resources to provide an exciting and worthwhile program for boys. Trained leaders have confidence in carrying out their responsibilities and, along with the boys, have more fun.
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Your unit leader, [[unit commissioner]], or district training chair can help you learn about the Basic Leader Training available in your district and council. Dates and locations of upcoming training courses are often announced in the local council or district newsletter or Web site.
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== Resources ==
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{{Outdoor Training Links‎}}
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[[Category:Adult training]]

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Building on the foundation established in Fast Start Training, Basic Leader Training is designed to provide more position-specific oriented training to adult leaders.

Basic Leader Training has two parts:

  1. This Is Scouting (was New Leader Essentials) is for all new leaders in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing. It highlights the values, aims, history, funding, and methods of the Scouting program. Once completed, it need not be taken again, even if the leader moves to a different position or program level.
  2. Leader Specific Training gives a leader the knowledge and skills needed for a specific position. Leader Specific Training is available for the following positions:

Basic Leader Training goes into greater detail on youth development and boy behavior, program planning, activities, and the purposes of the program. It is usually presented in one or two group sessions, but can be delivered to small groups or even individuals through personal coaching.

Every leader should complete Basic Leader Training; it prepares leaders to deliver a quality, fun-filled program. Leaders who understand the whys and hows of the program are more effective in their roles. They know how to use available resources to provide an exciting and worthwhile program for boys. Trained leaders have confidence in carrying out their responsibilities and, along with the boys, have more fun.

Your unit leader, unit commissioner, or district training chair can help you learn about the Basic Leader Training available in your district and council. Dates and locations of upcoming training courses are often announced in the local council or district newsletter or Web site.

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Resources

Online or classroom Leader Training

Youth protection (MANDATORY) – every registered adult must be re-certified every two years.

New Leader Training for new Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout and Venturing leaders includes:

BSA Online Learning Center – provides a variety of materials courses.

Outdoor Leader Training

In addition to fulfilling other requirements, some unit leaders need outdoor-specific training.

Other outdoor-related links

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