Are You a Trained Unit Leader?
If So, Who Knows? If Not, Why Not?
One of the principle requirements of the BSA is that unit leaders be trained. There are a number of reasons some of which many of us are familiar with... "Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader," but one of the most important reasons is to assure that unit leaders are following the Scout program and its guidelines and policies.
The National Capitol Area Council, along with 40 other BSA councils, is participating in a pilot program aimed at assure that all leaders are meeting the training requirement for their position and to make sure that each Scouter's training record is properly recorded and maintained. As part of this pilot, the Powhatan District is asking every Scouter to review and report their training using the attached form.
It shouldn't take but a couple of minutes to complete and the form can either be dropped off at the next District Roundtable or emailed to the District Training Chair.
What courses do you need to complete to be considered "TRAINED" by BSA? Click on Basic Training Requirements by Position for more information.
Download the this training survey report to list your Scouter Training.
“Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader” - BP
Powhatan District training information for Powhatan Adult Leaders:
Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing Leaders
Training is a key aspect of your adult responsibilities. Every Scout deserves adult leaders who are fully trained in their responsibilities. The Boy Scouts of America provides training opportunities for every position to ensure that every Scout gets the best the Scouting program has to offer.
Each leader should within 90 days of registration complete the appropriate program Fast Start and Youth Protection Training web-based training before they are in contact with the Scouts. Each leader should continue on with “This Is Scouting” the web-based training program that replaced Scoutmaster Essentials. These training modules help to prepare the new leader as they move on to the leadership specific training to their volunteer position. To determine when the next sessions of these trainings are offered, click on the training menu key on the left.
Have a question about Boy Scout Training? Email George Sheflett.
Are you a newly registered volunteer?
All Scouters are encouraged to create a MyScouting account and access this training through the MyScouting portal, as credit for this training will be recorded on their PAS record upon completion. Once you recieve your member ID, you can then log-in and your prior training is credited. Be sure to use the same email and password.
Simply click on the Logon image below or visit http://MyScouting.org and follow the directions. You'll only need to do this once to open up a great online resource to support your Scouting efforts.
“YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING”
NOTE: Beginning January 1, 2009 ALL adults who work with youth in the BSA programs MUST take Youth Protection Training EVERY TWO YEARS!!
THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Understand Training Requirements for YOUR position.
In addition to the basic training required of all Scout Leaders, Scout Leader Training helps every leaders deliver a better Scouting program that helps to retain the interest and excitement of the Scout program. Experience tells us that Scouts who have TRAINED adult leaders are more likely to stay with the Boy Scout program.
Have a question about which training you should take? Don't wait until your next Unit meeting or the next Roundtable send an email to the District Training Chair, George Sheflett, and he will help to put you on the correct training path.
Hazardous Weather training required prior to issuance of Tour Permits.
Welcome to Den Chief Training is comparative to a Fast Start program and attendees must complete standard Den Chief Training offers seperately
We have tried to provide training for all areas. If you do not see the training you need or the timeframe you are available to attend, please check Council and other District offerings.
Also, please note that all trainers are volunteers and are volunteering their time to provide training opportunities for all of our leaders. The District will always need trainers so if you have the skills, time and willingness, please contact George Sheflett.