2013 STANDALONE COURSES
SOME OF FOLLOWING ARE ALL-DAY COURSES
(Stand alone courses DO NOT qualify for a degree in any college)
COLLEGE OF CUB SCOUTING STAND ALONE COURSES
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO): BALOO is designed to give your pack's outdoor activity leaders the tools to conduct a safe and successful pack overnighter. We will cover the basics of where to go, how and what to plan, and what you need to bring along to make your Pack outdoor experience a great time for all. Enrollment is limited to 25. This is an all day/6 session course. BALOO does not count for credits toward University of Scouting degrees.
Cubmaster Leader-Specific Training: Cubmaster Leader-Specific Training is a specialized training session to help you assume a leadership role in a Cub Scout Pack. In this training session, you will get the foundation you need to become an effective and successful leader, as well as learn how to plan a successful pack program. Leader-specific training is required for Cubmasters. A BSA Training Card is issued at the competition of this two session course. This is a two session course and does not count for credits toward University of Scouting degrees.
Pack Trainer Leader-Specific Training: The Pack Trainer’s main objective is to have 100 percent of the pack leadership trained in their position responsibilities. New leaders, as well as adult family members should receive pack orientation when the join so that they can become productive members of the pack. We will discuss the resources available and the role of the Pack Trainer to help leaders and parents understand the purpose, policies and procedures of the Cub Scouting program. This is position Specific Training for the Pack Trainer and the third training module for the Pack Trainer to be considered “trained.” A BSA Training Card is issued at the competition of this two session course. This is a two session course and does not count for credits toward University of Scouting degrees.
COLLEGE OF ADVENTURE STAND ALONE COURSES
Venturing Leader Specific Training (VLST): This course is for all adult leaders working with the Venturing program. Students learn about crew organization, youth and adult leadership training, program planning, awards and recognitions, safety and youth protection, and unit administration. Venturing adult leaders are basic trained when they complete VLST and New Leader Essentials (1½ hour course taught by districts). Venturing is a program for co-ed youth ages 14-20. This is an all day course for adults.
Varsity Leader Specific Training (VCLST): This course is for all adult leaders working with the Varsity Scout program. Students learn about team organization, youth and adult leadership training, program planning, Varsity awards and recognitions, and unit administration. Varsity adult leaders are basic trained when they complete VCLST, New Leader Essentials, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills. Varsity Scout Teams are stand alone units with a program tailored for young men, ages 14-17. This is an all day course for adults.
Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic Training (SSALBT): Learn about Sea Scouts Ship (Sea Scout unit) organization, youth and adult leader training, Sea Scout program, advancement and awards, and more. This course is open to any one that would like to take it. It is also a required course for adult Sea Scout leader basic training. This is a 4 hour course for ADULTS.
ILSC(Y) – Introduction to Leadership Skills in the Crew, Ship, and Varsity Team (Youth): A course for YOUTH Venturers, Sea Scouts, Varsity Scouts that utilizes leadership models and games, initiative games, video tapes and practical exercises to teach and learn leadership principles in vision, communication, organization and synergism. This is an all day course for YOUTH. This course is required for the Venturing Silver Award.
ILSC(A) – Introduction to Leadership Skills in the Crew, Ship, and Varsity Team (Adult): This is the same course as presented to the youth but presented for adult leader participation so adult leaders will be able to conduct the IVLC in their respective units. This is an all day course for ADULTS.