Mark Your Calendar for Scoutmaster Specific Training on April 11!

Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader! Trained leaders can deliver a Scouting program that is fun, well organized and will instill the values of the Scout Oath and Law for the rest of a boy’s life. To be considered Trained, a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster must take Youth Protection, Scoutmaster Specific and Basic Outdoor Leader Training.

We will be offering Scoutmaster Specific training (S24) at the Scout office on Saturday, April 11, starting at 8am. The class will be all day. Lunch will be on-your-own, although we may order in food so that we can conclude sooner!

As pre-requisites, all attendees should complete the following online training:

  • This is Scouting
  • Scoutmaster Fast Start
  • Hazardous Weather, and
  • Youth Protection training (within the last year)

Please bring your certificates for those trainings to the class.

The final training necessary for leaders to be considered trained is Basic Outdoor Leader Training.  The District will be offering that training at the Trail to First Class campout at Log Gulch Campground on April 17.  A future post will discuss that training, but mark your calendar!

Please comment on this post or send an email to Aaron Weissman (aaron@weissman.com) to register for this class.

Confirmed Lecturers include (watch this space for updates, and please send a note to volunteer):

Wendy Weissman, CPA. Wendy is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years experience and an adjunct instructor of Accounting at both the University of Great Falls and Great Falls College-MSU. Wendy is the Treasurer of Troop 26 and will be facilitating a discussion on Troop finances at 10am. This section of the class is open to any committee member of any Troop!

Aaron Weissman. Aaron is the Scoutmaster of Troop 26 and the former Cubmaster of Pack 26. Aaron is also a Unit Commissioner and a member of the Council Executive Board. Aaron will be discussing advancement tracking, calendaring, training, troop administration, and the role of the Scoutmaster, among other topics.

Sandy Bechard. Sandy works in the Scout office, and is a parent with Troop 28. She is the former Committee Chair at Pack 26. Sandy will be discussing the Scout office’s role with unit Tour Permits and advancement reports.

Keith Head, Keith is the District Training Chairman and has held numerous positions in the Lewis and Clark District.  He has completed all levels of training within the BSA to include: All leader specific trainings, Wood Badge, Powder Horn, National Camp School and the Order of the Arrow National Leadership Seminar.  Discussion on numerous topics relevant to all Scoutmasters/Assistant Scoutmasters.

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6 Responses to Mark Your Calendar for Scoutmaster Specific Training on April 11!

  1. thomas.lynch says:

    Aaron, just a quick note. There is a merit badge course being held in Billings on the same day (11th). I know of at least two adult leaders that are going to Billings from our troop (1) and will miss this class to include myself. Do you know if there will be another Scoutmaster’s specific training in the near future. Also I do not know if other adult leaders from other troops will be attending the Billings courses.

    Sincerely, Tom Lynch

  2. Buzz Ritchie says:

    Aaron, regarding the online training, I’ve completed This is Scouting, Weather Hazards and Youth Protection Training, but I don’t have an option to select Scoutmaster Fast Start when I’m logged into myscouting. Where can I find Scoutmaster Fast Start ?
    Thanks.
    Buzz Ritchie

  3. Look under “Fast Start Orientation Training” under the Boy Scout tab:

  4. Pingback: BSA acquires scoutbook.com – tutorial at Scoutmaster Specific Training on Saturday | Lewis and Clark District Committee

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