2013 COLLEGE OF ELECTIVE PROGRAMS
ELC101 Scouting Outreach in our Diverse Communities: Explores the challenges faced by Scouting in a metropolitan area. Discusses the ever-changing metropolitan area, including single parent family, ethnic neighborhood and diversity of cultural, social and economic backgrounds.
ELC102 Supporting Scouts with Disabilities (includes ADD/ADHD): This course will provide Scout leaders with suggestions for working with Scouts with disabilities. Course will focus on the specific needs of Scouts with learning disabilities, autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, emotional disabilities, physical disabilities, hearing impairment and blindness. Leaders of special Scouting units will share first-hand knowledge. Activities, resources, and alternative requirements for rank advancement will be discussed. Information will also be available on the greatly revised requirements for the Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge. This course is offered at two different periods.
ELC106 A Scout Is Reverent--Helping Scouts Meet Their Religious Obligation: Scouts pledge to do their Duty to God and this course will discuss all the ways that leaders can assist, support and encourage youth members of the Boy Scouts of America to meet their religious obligations. This course is offered at two different periods.
ELC107 American Heritage Girls for the BSA Volunteer: This is an introduction to the American Heritage Girls with specific focus on the Memorandum of Mutual Support signed between the BSA and AHG. It outlines the history, future and opportunities of this historic partnership.
ELC108 BSA for the American Heritage Girl Volunteer: This is an introduction to the BSA, the Ambassador to Boy Scout Council (ABC) and the growing opportunities that are evolving from this relationship. It will address BSA terminology, the Memorandum of Mutual Support (Myths and Realities), Training, Camping and other support opportunities that BSA offers AHG.
ELC109 Venturing and American Heritage Girls (AHG): Learn how the Venturing and AHG programs can work together for the betterment of both programs, Venturing can offer Venturing-age girls in the AHG program opportunities for high adventure, personal growth, and older-girl activities using the resources of the Boy Scouts of America. AHG troops with older girls can provide members for current and new Venturing Units.
ELC110 Health and Safety Training Course: This course introduces the concept of the Sweet 16 of BSA Safety and managing risk during all Scouting activities, with emphasis on the importance of qualified supervision and discipline.
ELC113 Lantern and Stovemanship: This is an introduction to a variety of fuels and types of lanterns and stoves. This is a very valuable course for every Scouter.
ELC114 International Scouting: Expand your parameters, open your eyes. Scouting around the world invites your attention. There’s a huge world of Scouting awaiting.
ELC115 Video Storytelling: Video Storytelling is an effective process to share the excitement and adventure of Scouting via social media using a combination of photography and audio. This session will demonstrate the basic techniques of the process. Included with be: Introduction to photography for taking powerful pictures; Introduction to sound recording and editing; and Introduction of techniques of combining pictures and sound to produce compelling stories to share through social media.
ELC118 Warm Winter Camping: This course will teach Scouter how to produce a unit program that raises the probabilities of a successful winter campout. The topics of instruction will cover; outdoor skills of staying warm, the technique of dressing in layers, the importance of menu planning, sleeping bag skills, leader tools to support a structured program, finishing with a hands on exercise.
ELC119 Goshen Scout Reservation: This course covers all of the information necessary for packs and troops to attend summer camp at Goshen Scout Reservation. The course is intended to help the new pack or troop leader have the most successful summer camp experience possible. Topics include when to register for Goshen, how to process payment, how to prepare your Scouts to attend summer camp, what type of activities are available, and other valuable tips on going to summer camp.
ELC121 History of Scouting, Its Founder, and Wood Badge: This course will discuss the life of Scouting’s founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, his decision to found Scouting and his early leadership, the background of Wood Badge and its growth in the US, as well as some brief coverage of the history of the BSA.
ELC 122 How Boys Develop--How Scouting Helps Compensate for Boys' Lack of Organizational Skills: This course explores brain studies in the last ten years and how Scouting helps boys learn and grow despite poor organizational skills.
ELC123 History of the Order of the Arrow: This course will cover the founding of the OA by E. Urner Goodman and Caroll A. Edson and its development into Scouting’s premier camping/recognition/service and honor society up to the present day. The key dates of 1922, 1934, and 1948 will be discussed as well as more recent history and national OA plans for 2011, including the Summit Corps opportunity to build trails in West Virginia and the Indian Summer event in North Carolina to improve ceremonial and Indian lore skills.
ELC124 The District Executive/Volunteer Relationship: Better productivity through better understanding. This course will explain the “whys” of what your DE does and how he prioritizes. It will explain the goals and requirements of the DE and how these goals benefit the Council, the District your unit and your community.
ELC126 Safe Swim Defense: This course is required for leaders to safely supervise swimming in a lake, stream or pool. This course is a prerequisite for BSA’s Swimming and Water Rescue course. This instructor-facilitated course allows interactive discussions that are not available from the online version. A BSA training certificate, valid for two years, will be provided to all attendees who complete the session.
ELC127 Safety Afloat: This course is required for leaders to safely supervise any boating, canoeing or afloat activities.. This course is a prerequisite for BSA’s Paddle Craft Safety course. This instructor-facilitated course allows interactive discussions that are not available from the online version. A BSA training certificate, valid for two years, will be provided to all attendees who complete the session.
ELC128 Leave No Trace-Outdoor Ethics: This course describes the Leave No Trace/Outdoor Ethics program used nationwide and throughout Scouting to ensure young people know the principles of best use of our outdoor resources and know how to be good stewards of our nature heritage.
ELC129 Internet Advancement: This course provides an online process for unit leadership to record awards, ranks, and merit badges for your Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturer units. This system has the most current information stored from SCOUTNET and although separate from Internet Re-chartering, uses a similar concept. The Unit advancement person will be able to record advancements to youth member records and print an official Unit Advancement Report to be signed and submitted to the NCAC (or Scout Shop) office. Additional reports available are a unit roster (with PID numbers), Unit Advancement Summary, Awards Summary (a shopping list) and an Advancement Update Summary. Using the Internet Advancement program is not voluntary, it must be used to record your unit’s advancement and obtain rank badges. This course is offered at four different periods.