Training

One of the keys to a successful Scouting experience for young people, second only to the selection of the right person for each responsibility, is trained volunteer leadership. Leadership training provides adult leaders with fundamental information about the aims and methods of the movement, as well as specifics about their particular roles in Scouting.

For this reason, the Jersey Shore Council is committed to provide top quality training opportunities for leaders, parents and Scouts at the district and council levels. Through these efforts, the delivery of a better and quality Scouting program can be provided to our entire youth membership.

 

What does it mean to be a trained leader?

In order to be considered a full trained for your position you must take the following courses listed below.  All adults must take youth protection training before registering with BSA.  Most the trainings needed are online and some are in person.  All training need for each position is broken down below by program.

 

Cubmaster-  All trainings can be found on my.scouting.org under Training Center- Cub Scouting-  "Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Training"

  • Cubmaster- Before Your First Meeting-  Total 49 minutes
    • Welcome- 2 minutes
    • Aims and Methods of Cub Scouting- 6 minutes
    • Advancement- 10 minutes
    • Cub Scout Uniforms- 5 minutes
    • Den Management- 5 minutes
    • Conducting a Pack Meeting- 12 minutes
    • Involving Adults in Cub Scouting- 9 minutes
  • Cubmaster- Before Your First Outdoor Activity- 41 minutes
    • Preparing Families for Outdoor Adventures- 5 minutes
    • Keeping Cub Scouting Safe- 5 minutes
    • Hazardous Weather Training- 31 minutes
  • Cubmaster- Earning your Training Strip- 27 minutes
    • Pack Structure- 8 minutes
    • Denners and Den Chiefs- 8 minutes
    • Childhood Development- 7 minutes
    • Continue the Journey- 4 minutes

Committee Chair- All trainings can be found on my.scouting.org under Training Center- Cub Scouting-  "Pack Committee Chair Training"

  • Committee chair Before Your First Meeting-  Total 39 minutes
    • Welcome- 2 minutes
    • Aims and Methods of Cub Scouting- 6 minutes
    • Cub Scout Uniforms- 5 minutes
    • Conducting a Pack Committee meeting- 9 minutes
    • Involving Adults in Cub Scouting- 9 minutes
    • Pack Structure- 8 minutes
  • Committee chair- Before Your First Outdoor Activity- Total 10 minutes
    • Preparing Families for Outdoor Adventures- 5 minutes
    • Keeping Cub Scouting Safe- 5 minutes
  • Committee chair- Earning your Training Strip-  Total 67 minutes
    • Advancement- 10 minutes
    • Childhood Development- 7 minutes
    • Pack Finance- 8 minutes
    • Annual Program Planning for Cub Scouting- 18 minutes
    • Annual Charter Renewal Rechartering- 7 minutes
    • Journey to Excellence- 13 minutes
    • Continue the Journey- 4 minutes

All Den Leaders- All trainings can be found on my.scouting.org under Training Center- Cub Scouting-  "Den Leader Training"

  • Den Leader Before Your First Meeting-  41 minutes
    • Welcome- 2 minutes
    • Aims and Methods of Cub Scouting- 6 minutes
    • Bobcat- 7 minutes
    • Advancement- 10 minutes
    • Cub Scout Uniforms- 5 minutes
    • Conducting a Den Meeting- 8 minutes
    • Resources- 5 minutes
    • Den Management- 5 minutes
  • Den Leader- Before Your First Outdoor Activity- 48 minutes
    • Preparing Families for Outdoor Adventures- 5 minutes
    • Keeping Cub Scouting Safe- 5 minutes
    • Hazardous Weather Training- 31 minutes
  • Den Leader- Earning your Training Strip- 36 minutes
    • Pack Structure- 8 minutes
    • Denners and Den Chiefs- 8 minutes
    • Childhood Development- 7 minutes
    • Continue the Journey- 4 minutes

Committee Members All trainings can be found on my.scouting.org under Training Center- Cub Scouting-  "Committee member Training"

  • Committee Member Before Your First Meeting- Total 39 minutes
    • Welcome- 2 minutes
    • Aims and Methods of Cub Scouting- 6 minutes
    • Cub Scout Uniforms- 5 minutes
    • Conducting a pack committee meeting- 9 minutes
    • Involving Adults in Cub Scouting- 9 minutes
    • Pack Structure- 8 minutes
  • Committee Member Before Your First Outdoor Activity- Total 10 minutes
    • Preparing Families for Outdoor Adventures- 5 minutes
    • Keeping Cub Scouting Safe- 5 minutes
  • Committee Member -Earning your Training Strip- total 4 minutes
    • Continue the Journey- 4 minutes

Pack Outdoor Outings

Required to take your Pack on Camping- Basic Outdoor Leader Orientation

Required to take your Webelos Den Camping- Outdoor Leader Skills Webelos Leaders Skills

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters- All trainings can be found on my.scouting.org under Training Center- Scouts BSA-  "Scoutmaster Training"

  • Scoutmaster Before Your First Meeting- Total 51 minutes
    • Scouting Organization- 12 minutes
    • Aims and Methods of Scouts BSA- 9 minutes
    • Role of Unit Key 3- 7 minutes
    • Role of Scoutmaster and SPL- 13 minutes
    • Troop Meeting- 10 minutes
  • Scoutmaster First 30 days- Total 31 minutes
    • Patrol Method- 10 minutes
    • Advancement- 10 minutes
    • Patrol Leaders Council- 11 minutes
  • Scoutmaster First 60 days- Total 36 minutes
    • Outdoor Programs- 10 minutes
    • Troop Committee- 14 minutes
    • Scouts BSA Uniforms- 12 minutes
  • Scoutmaster Position Trained- Total 74 minutes
    • Annual Troop Planning- 14 minutes
    • Introduction to Merit Badges- 8 minutes
    • Outdoor Ethics- 8 minutes
    • Hazardous Weather Training- 31 minutes
    • Journey to Excellence- 13 minutes

Required for Outdoor Events:  Scoutmasters or Assistant Scoutmasters can attend one of the two outdoor training weekends  Spring GOLD Training or Fall GOLD Training

Troop Committee Chair- All trainings can be found on my.scouting.org under Training Center- Scouts BSA-  "Troop Committee Chair Training"

  • Troop Committee Chair Before Your First Meeting- Total 35 minutes
    • Scouting Organization- 12 minutes
    • Aims and Methods of Scouts BSA- 9 minutes
    • Role of Unit Key 3- 7 minutes
    • Troop Committee- 14 minutes
    • Troop Committee Meetings- 6 minutes
  • Troop Committee Chair Position Trained- Total 67 minutes
    • Outdoor Programs- 10 minutes
    • Advancement- 10 minutes
    • ScoutBSA uniforms- 12 minutes
    • Annual Troop Program Planning- 14 minutes
    • Introduction to Merit Badges- 8 minutes
    • Journey to Excellence- 13 minutes

Troop Committee Members- All trainings can be found on my.scouting.org under Training Center- Scouts BSA-  "Troop Committee Training"

  • Troop Committee Before Your First Meeting- Total 48 minutes
    • Scouting Organization- 12 minutes
    • Aims and Methods of Scouts BSA- 9 minutes
    • Role of Unit Key 3- 7 minutes
    • Troop Committee- 14 minutes
  • Scoutmaster Position Trained- Total 67 minutes
    • Outdoor Programs- 10 minutes
    • Advancement- 10 minutes
    • ScoutBSA uniforms- 12 minutes
    • Annual Troop Program Planning- 14 minutes
    • Introduction to Merit Badges- 8 minutes
    • Journey to Excellence- 13 minutes

Venturing

Advisors and Associate Advisors- All trainings can be found on my.scouting.org under Training Center-  “Venturing Advisor Training”

  • Crew Advisor First 30 days- Total 50 minutes
    • Officer Selection- 5 minutes
    • Crew Structure- 9 minutes
    • Event Planning- 17 minutes
    • Awards Program for Venturing- 12 minutes
    • Officer Training for Training- 7 minutes
  • Crew Advisor Position Trained- Total 86 minutes
    • Membership Recruiting- 6 minutes
    • Fundraising and Budgeting for Venturing- 9 minutes
    • Annual Program Planning for Venturing- 14 minutes
    • Selecting Advisors- 9 minutes
    • Interacting with Young Adults- 17 minutes
    • Hazardous Weather Training- 31 minutes

Committee Chair and Committee Members All trainings can be found on my.scouting.org under Training Center-  “Crew Committee Training”

  • Crew Committee Before Your First Meeting- Total 29 minutes
    • Getting Started 9 minutes
    • Crew Structure- 9 minutes
    • Advising vs Leading for Venturing- 11 minutes
  • Crew Committee First 30 days
    • Fundraising and Budgeting for Venturing- 9 minutes
    • Event Planning- 17 minutes
    • Positive Youth Development- 11 minutes
    • Selecting Advisors- 9 minutes
  • Crew Committee Position Trained- Total 74 minutes
    • Officer selection- 5 minutes
    • Membership Recruiting- 6 minutes
    • Awards Program for Venturing- 12 minutes
    • Officer Training for Venturing- 7 minutes
    • Annual Program Planning for Venturing- 14 minutes
    • Interacting with Young Adults- 17 minutes
    • Journey to Excellence- 13 minutes

Exploring

Exploring Advisors and Associate Advisors- All trainings can be found on my.scouting.org under Training Center- Exploring “Exploring Advisor Training”

  • Post Advisor/ Club Sponsor Before the First Meeting- Total 50 minutes
    • Open House for Exploring- 11 minutes
    • Parts of a Meeting for Exploring- 4 minutes
    • Safety Tips for Exploring- 13 minutes
    • Structure of an Exploring Program -12 minutes
    • What is Exploring?- 10 minutes
    • Activity Planning for Exploring- 9 minutes
    • Annual Program Planning for Exploring- 11 minutes
  • Post Advisor/ Club Sponsor First 30 days- Total 23 minutes
    • Developing SOPs and Bylaws for Exploring- 5 minutes
    • Youth Officer Elections for Exploring- 8 minutes
    • Youth Led Programs for Exploring- 10 Minutes
  • Post Advisor/ Club Sponsor Position Trained Total 46 minutes
    • Conducting and Officers Seminar for Exploring- 6 minutes
    • Methods of Exploring-9 minutes
    • Hazardous Weather Training- 31 minutes

Committee Chair and Committee Members- All trainings can be found on my.scouting.org under Training Center- Exploring “Exploring Committee Training”

  • Post/Club Committee Member- Before the First Meeting- Total 52 minutes
    • Registering and Renewing for Exploring- 8 minutes
    • Safety Tips For Exploring- 13 minutes
    • Open House for Exploring- 11 minutes
    • Activity Planning for Exploring-11 minutes
    • Benefits of Exploring- 9 minutes
  • Post/Club Committee Member- First 30 days- Total 23 minutes
    • Developing SOPs and Bylaws for Exploring- 5 minutes
    • Marketing Your Explorer Program- 14 minutes
    • Youth Led Programs for Exploring- 10 Minutes
    • Activity Planning for Exploring- 9 minutes
  • Post/Club Committee Member- Position Trained Total 27 minutes
    • Program Fundraising for Exploring- 5 minutes
    • Methods of Exploring- 9 minutes
    • Journey to Excellence- 13 minutes


 

 

 

Additional Training Opportunities

 

University of Scouting

The University of Scouting courses are designed to help YOU improve your skills and increase your knowledge about Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity, Venturing, Commissioner Service and related subjects. We encourage you to use your time between classes for Scouter networking – meet up with old friends, make new friends, enjoy a great lunch.   The course is held in March each year. 

Spring Red Cross – Wilderness First Aid Training

Fall Red Cross- Wilderness First Aid Training

A requirement for all high-adventure trips, this advanced course covers 16 hours of classroom and hands-on training over the course of one weekend. The course is offered twice a year.

Spring Den Chief Training

Fall Den Chief Training

Den Chief Training is a one-day course to teach your Boy Scouts how to effectively help run a den of Cub Scouts.   The Den Chief is a leadership position within the Cub Den or Webelos Patrol. It also counts as leadership for the Boy Scout for his Scout ranks. The training highlights the responsibilities of a Den Chief during the meeting (games, songs, scout skills, scout trips, etc.) as well as planning and evaluation.   The course is offered twice a year next.

NYLT

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the current incarnation of youth leadership development training offered for Scouts 1st class and above in a leadership position. The program is conducted at the council level over two weekends.  The program is conducted at the council level over two weekends in March.

 

Woodbadge

Wood Badge is the highest level of adult Scout leader training available. It was first presented in England by the founder of Scouting, Baden Powell, and he introduced the program into the United States during a visit in 1936. The National Council has updated it several times, and during 2001–2002 implemented an overhaul that emphasized a prototypical troop as a method for teaching team leadership and problem-solving skills.

The training is delivered through a lecture classroom environment and a short outdoor camping experience. It is a key element of the overall leadership training program.

January- February Trainings

 

 

March- April Trainings

University of Scouting

National Youth Leadership Training

 

May- June Trainings

 

 

July- August Trainings

 

September- October Trainings

 

November- December Trainings

Outdoor Leader Training

MB Counselor Training