Cub Scout Leader Training
Cub Scout Leader Specific Training (CSLST)
In order for a Cub Scout Leader to be completely trained and fulfill the requirements of the Required Training program, they must satisfactorily complete the following:
Cub Scout Leader Fast Start
This Is Scouting
Youth Protection (Y01)
Cub Scout Leader Specific Training (for the current registered position)
All Boy Scouts of America leadership training is a continuum. That is, the classes are individual, based on the program area; i.e. Cub Scouts, Varsity, etc. and each class builds on the previous one. However, previous classes are not required to satisfactorily complete any one class; i.e. Tiger Den Leader is not required in order to complete WeBeLoS Den Leader Training, but it offers background and context. Leaders MUST complete the specific training class for the position they currently hold. As such, a Wolf Cub Den leader is complete through the Bear Den year, but must complete WeBeLoS Den Leader Training during the spring of his/her Bear Den Leader position since he/she will become a WeBeLoS Den Leader in June of that year.
The Catoctin Mountain District Training Cmte offers training at several venues and at many times throughout the year. We offer specific class sessions at the monthly RoundTable meeting. We offer major training events two or more times each year where all training sessions are available and we offer special schedule training events upon request.
Regularly at the Monthly RoundTable, held on the second Tuesday of each month, we offer specific sessions of the CSLST. Although specific sessions are schedule, that schedule can be modified to fit the needs to the district leaders. The sessions typically begin at 6:30 or 7:00p am last for the duration of the RoundTable, ending about 8:30, or so. The schedule of offering is posted to the web and is presented in the Blue Blaze. Please contact Shawn Matlock regarding RoundTable training opportunities. Pre-Registration is REQUIRED. At least one week of notice is required. If the Cmte does not receive contact about leaders needing training, then the offering is canceled.
In addition to the monthly offerings, the CMT District Cmte offers Saturday training sessions where leaders can get any of the classes, all are offered. However, current practice is to offer all sessions concurrently, so leaders are only available to take one course. If the District Leaders provide feedback, CSLST can be offered such that leaders could take two courses, a morning and an afternoon course. The Saturday training events are typically offered twice each year; usually in March and September. Summer sessions have been offered before. The schedule of offering is posted to the web and is presented in the Blue Blaze. Please contact Shawn Matlock regarding RoundTable training opportunities. Pre-Registration is REQUIRED. At least two weeks of notice is required. If the Cmte does not receive contact about leaders needing training, then the offering is canceled.
Finally, The CMT District Leadership Training Cmte is committed to offering specially scheduled training to units. However, although we ask for your coordination and commitment to the training schedule offered, we recognize that scheduling is more challenging today than ever before. Please contact the District Cmte and provide us the opportunity to work with you and your unit to ensure that all leaders have training opportunities and satisfactorily complete the training as required.
The next opportunity for CSLST is:
3/24/2012. Please see the Events Registration Page, here
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation
This training is open to all District Cub Scout pack volunteers. This training is REQUIRED for a Pack that goes camping, even if it is to a KOA campground or some other "third party" managed facility. Packs must have at least one BALOO trained leader on each trip. Catoctin Mountain District recommends that Packs have at least THREE (3) leaders trained in BALOO.
The next opportunity for BALOO is
April 28, 2012 Registration and more information coming....
Skills for WeBeLoS Leaders
Outdoor Leadership Skills for WeBeLoS Leaders (OLSWL ~ pronounced alls-well) is a training course for WeBeLoS Leaders to be allowed to take their den camping without the rest of the Pack. Tiger and Cub dens are not allowed to camp independently of the Pack; WeBeLoS Dens are. They are encouraged to do so. In fact taking the WeBeLoS den on a camping trip should be part of the Outdoorsman Activity Badge. OLSWL will provide the leader with the knowledge and skills to do this successfully.
You wouldn't coach tennis if you didn't know anything about it; so why go camping with your WeBeLoS den without having OLSWL? It's just not a good idea.
Camping and outdoor adventures are the type of actives that are really fun; or they can be horribly miserable. The latter usually happens because of a lack of training on the part of the leader in charge. Experience shows that a scouts who goes on an outdoor adventure and has a bad time will not likely continue with scouting. Thus, that scout has been deprived of growing to his full potential. that, truly, is the last thing any leader wants to do.
So, come to OLSWL and learn what you need to make that next WeBeLoS den camping trip the best experience it can be. OLSWL Training provides leadership skills development in the following areas:
WeBeLoS Scout Outdoor Program Fire Site Preparation and Building Planning WeBeLoS Den Overnight
Health, Safety, and Outdoor Manners WeBeLoS Den Campfire Planning Woods Tools
Flag Ceremonies Cooking and Sanitation Ropes and Knots
Hiking Techniques Naturalist Activity Badge Geologist Activity
Forester Activity Badge Outdoorsman Activity Badge Readyman Activity Badge
WeBeLoS-to-Scout Transition Plan
A Flier about OLSWL is available here
The next opportunity for OLSWL is
April 28, 2012 Registration and more information coming....