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Mandatory Training

Youth Protection Training.  Required BSA training for all adults who work directly with scouts.  This talks about the BSA policies aimed at keeping scouts safe and how those policies are applied.  (Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes)

General Information about BSA-related Training

Information about training available from the BSA is posted on their website at http://scouting.org/Training/Adult.aspx..  Many of these training sessions are offered online at  http://myscouting.scouting.org.  Links are included in the aforementioned BSA website.  A few of the online courses are mentioned below.

There are also numerous instructor-led classes such as Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) and Leave No Trace (LNT).  Tecumseh and surrounding BSA councils post their instructor-led training on the websites shown below.  Unless expressly prohibited, anybody, even those from outside the sponsoring council, may attend the advertised training.

Boy Scouts of America (Guide to Safe Scouting): http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS/toc.aspx

Tecumseh Council: http://www.tecumsehcouncilbsa.org/training 

Miami Valley Council: http://www.miamivalleybsa.org/openrosters/ViewOrgPageLink.asp?LinkKey=34252&orgkey=2379

Dan Beard Council: http://www.danbeard.org/training/index.php

Simon Kenton Council: http://www.skcbsa.org/calendar.php?district=Simon%20Kenton%20Council

Training for Scouts

Den Chief Training. This training prepares the scout for his responsibilities as a leader in a Cub Scout den.

Diversity Training: Deaf Awareness.  This set of slides introduce the reader to the world of deaf persons.  What is the deaf culture like?  What challenges do they face?  How do they interact with other deaf or hearing people?  (Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes)

Diversity Training: Individual Differences. This training describes how each person is unique, why that uniqueness is important, and how Troop 71 harnesses the power of that diversity.

Training for Adults

Core Training

Fast Start: Boy Scouting.  Identifies the purposes and goals of the BSA's core program. Covers the troop meeting, committee meeting, outdoor program, and other basic scouting concepts.   (Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes)

This is Scouting.  Provides an overview of the Scouting organization.  (Estimated time to complete: 50 minutes)

Additional Training

Diversity Training: Deaf Awareness.  This training describes how each person is unique, why that uniqueness is important, and how Troop 71 harnesses the power of that diversity.   (Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes)

Diversity Training: Individual Differences.  This training describes how each person is unique, why that uniqueness is important, and how Troop 71 harnesses the power of that diversity.   (Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes)

Troop 71 Merit Badge Counselor Training.  Mr. Everly, the troop's Advancement chairman, used these slides to make parents and scouters aware of what it took to be a merit badge counselor for the troop and/or council.  (Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes)