How to Get Trained (Spring, 2018 edition)

Hello Lewis and Clark District!

We have some exciting plans for some great adult training opportunities this Spring!  Each Youth DESERVES a TRAINED leader.  Can you be the trained hero that let’s your boys go to a campout?

Please mark your unit calendars today for these upcoming Training opportunities that your District is organizing for this Fall:

  • YOUTH PROTECTION:  YPT2 is now available at my.scouting.org/.  Anyone registered with the BSA must take the new training prior to October 1, 2018.  For more information, see this note from our council commissioner.
  • BALOO and IOLS: We will offer BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) and IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills) as a combined class/campout at the Trail to First Class campout at Holter Lake, April 13-15, 2018.  Participants will receive their certification in both trainings.
  • Train the Trainer:  This Spring we are going to offer a Train the Trainer class.  We hope to build a deep bench of certified trainers so that all units can easily get their adults trained!  This training will be held on Saturday, May 19, location TBA.

Please mark your calendars for these training opportunities.  If you are trained and you are available to help teach some of these classes, please drop me a note at aaron@weissman.com or call me at 868-8982.

Thanks for all you do for the youth in Scouting!

Aaron Weissman
Lewis and Clark District Training Chair

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Eagle Project opportunity this Spring

A group of community volunteers would like to create a community garden in Great Falls this Spring. They are looking for a Scout to research the design of garden beds, irrigation, and soils. Funds for the materials are already committed. They just need some one to design and build everything.

Interested? Contact Aaron Weissman for details. 406-868-882.

Leader Specific Training Details!

There is still time to sign up for Leader Specific Training on November 18!

Leader Specific Trining will be held at the First United Methodist Church at 610 2nd Avenue North on November 18 at 10am.  We have a confirmed all-star Training staff, consisting of:

Den Leader Specific Training: Assistant Roundtable Commissioner and Pack 7 Webelos Den Leader Laura Boyd;

Cubmaster Specific Training; Roundtable Commissioner and former Pack 7 Cubmaster Stephen Boyd; and

Scoutmaster Specific Training; Troop 19 Scoutmaster Mark King and former Troop 26 Scoutmaster Aaron Weissman

To sign up for the class, fill out the form below:

Leader Specific Training – November 18, 2017

Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader!

Time: 10am-3pm
Location: 610 2nd Ave N, Great Falls, MT

Training for:

Cubmasters and Assistant Cubmasters
This course is intended to provide Cubmasters and assistant Cubmasters with the basic information they need to conduct successful pack meetings. The course is based on the seven parts of a pack meeting using the Pack Meeting Plans.

Den Leaders
The Den Leader Position-Specific Training course provides Cub Scout den leaders with the basic information they need to conduct successful den meetings. The course is intended to be conducted in a small group setting of about six to eight participants, similar to a den meeting.

Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters
The purpose of Scoutmaster Position-Specific training is to provide an active, fun, and positive learning experience for new and experienced Scoutmasters to learn and apply proven techniques for running an effective Boy Scout troop. Scoutmasters will learn how to meet the aims of Scouting by applying the eight methods of the Boy Scouting program during the four main sessions of the course:
• Patrol Method
• Support Team
• Advancement
• Annual Planning

Course Director- Aaron Weissman: aaron@weissman.com

Please register for training course below

 

Our Scouting Journey to Excellence

Journey to Excellence (JTE) is Scouting’s way to measuring the quality of our program at each of our Packs, Troops, Crews and Teams.  A unit with a high JTE score is a unit that is recruiting youth, advancing them in the program and delivering a great Scouting program.

Your unit’s JTE score tells the parents in your unit about how the great program that they will experience for their son if they join or continue to participate in your unit.  Completing this exercise is extremely worthwhile.  Your JTE score is due with your unit recharter.  If that proves to be impossible, please turn it in to District Executive Dustin Shoemake or District Commissioner Rex Jewett by December 1.

You can download your scoresheets here:

Cub Scout Pack scoresheet: 2017_JTE_Pack_Scorecard

Boy Scout Troop scoresheet: 2017_JTE_Troop_Scorecard

Venturing Crew scoresheet: 2017_JTE_Crew_Scorecard

Varsity Team scoresheet: 2017_JTE_Team_Scorecard

Have you Renewed your Youth Protection Yet?

unknownIn the Montana Council, Youth Protection certification must be renewed every year.  If your certification does not have a “2017” on its issue date, it is time to renew again!

The Lewis and Clark District will be holding a group Youth Protection Training as our program for District Roundtable this coming Tuesday, October 10, 6:30pm at the LDS State Center at 1015 15th Ave South.  Make it easy this year before recharter and come to our YPT class!

Register today for Outdoor Leader Training!

Trained-LeaderWe have an incredible IOLS/BALOO class/campout scheduled for this coming October 20-21 behind the Scout Office! Participants will receive all training necessary to take Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts on camping adventures. In addition, we have an all-star training staff lined up that will provide exceptional training.

The course will begin on October 20 at 5pm and will conclude on October 21 by 6pm. There will be a $10 registration fee which will cover the cost of food on Saturday (breakfast and lunch provided as part of cooking instruction) and course materials. You can pay in advance at the Scout office or you can bring your course fees with you on 10/20.

All participants should be prepared for a campout in late October in Northcentral Montana. Participants must bring their own camping gear and mess kits. Dinner on Friday evening is not provided, however there will be a cracker barrel snack during campfire that evening. Participants should also bring paper and pencil/pen.

Please register as soon as possible so that we can purchase enough food. Registrations are due by the end of the day on Tuesday, October 17. We look forward to seeing you!

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