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For Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters


Boy Scout Fast Start
The Boy Scout Fast Start video, revised in 1990, includes the following segments:

· "The Troop Meeting' This is the primer on how to run a troop meeting. Produced for new unit leaders and commissioners, the video covers planning, parts of the meeting, the patrol method, and resources. Boy Scout Fast Start Viewer Guide (AV-II2SVG) Also available is the Boy Scout Fast Start video(AV-026)

· "The Outdoor Program." Running a troop meeting is one thing; running a successful outdoor activity is another. This program goes into planning, organization, ideals, and BSA policy for outdoor activities. It also touches on long-term and high-adventure activities.

· "The Troop Organization." This program starts with the charter concept— the chartered organization, the district, and the council, and their relationship to the troop. Each leadership and committee position is described. This is an excellent program for commission ers, troop committees, troop leaders, and chartered organizations.

New Leader Essentials ( NLE )
New Leader Essentials is an introductory session that highlights the values, aims, history, funding, and methods of Scouting. It addresses how these aims and methods are reached in an age- appropriate style within Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing. Videos, discussions, and hands-on reinforcement are presented during the 90-minute training session. Ideally, all unit-based volunteers—Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders—take this session at the same time, so they understand that they are all striving for the same results with the youth they serve. Each leader completes New Leader Essentials training only once.

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training ( TLST )
For Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters, this training is divided into four parts:

· The first three parts concentrate on troop operation and can be completed in one full day or three evenings.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (OLS)
· the fourth part which focuses on outdoor skills, lasts approximately a day and a half.

The leader is considered trained upon completion of New Leader Essentials, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.


Required Training Opportunities:

Course Dates Host Location Info Cost
New Leader Essentials Oct 25, 2001 Running Waters District Ida Firehall See Challenge ???
New Leader Essentials Oct 27, 2001 Chief BB District Camp Teetonkah See Challenge ???
TLST Oct 27, 2001 Chief BB District Camp Teetonkah See Challenge ???
New Leader Essentials Nov 6, 2001 Munhacke & Washtenong Brighton Community Center pslagle@aol.com N/C
New Leader Essentials Nov 10, 2001 Lenape First Christian Church jfmeyers@hotmail.com $5 - no book
TLST all sections Nov 10, 2001 Lenape First Christian Church jfmeyers@hotmail.com $5 - no book
New Leader Essentials Nov 10, 2001 Running Waters East Raisenville Frenchtown UMC mbruck-bsa@yahoo.com $3 - no book
New Leader Essentials Nov 17, 2001 Teetonka Trails District Camp Teetonkah jegrose@dmci.net $5.00
TLST all sections Nov 17, 2001 Munhacek & Washtenong Camp Munhacke dwehrman@prndl.com $25 book & lunch
New Leader Essentials April 20, 2002 Teetonka Trails District Camp Teetonkah See Challenge ???

Additional Training Opportunities:

Course Dates Host Location Info
Youth Protection training Nov 6, 2001 Munhacke District Brighton Community Center pslagle@aol.com

Training Homepage Training Progress Card- PDF