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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District Trainings THIS MONTH (April, 2012)

During the month of April, the Lewis and Clark training team will be busy teaching classes in Cub Scout Leader Specific Training; Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster and Venturing Advisor Training and Outdoor Leader Training.

Trained leaders enhance the Scouting experience.  Please sign up for and attend these classes!

Cub Scout Leader Specific Training

For Cubmasters and Assistant Cubmasters, Committee Chairs and Members, Wolf and Bear Den Leaders, WEBELOS Den Leaders, Tiger Den Leaders, and all Assistant Den Leaders. This course teaches the basics of pack and den operations, including advancement, program planning, and secrets of successful leaders.   Cub Scout leaders are considered fully trained when they also complete New Leaders Essentials or This is Scouting, Fast Start for Cub Scout Leaders, and Youth Protection.

Location:  Boy Scout Office 820 17th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405

Date:  Saturday, April 14th, 2012

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM     Sign-In

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM   Break / Sign-In

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM     Basic Cub Scout Leader Training

10:00 AM – NOON – Breakout Sessions for Tiger, Cub Scout, and WEBELOS Den Leaders; Pack Committee; Cubmaster

Cost: The cost is $5 for the morning.

Registration: Via email at khasbrouck@northwestpipe.com

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training; Venturing Advisor Specific Training

Following New Leader Essentials (NLE) or This Is Scouting (TIS), Scoutmaster Specific Training is Phase 2 of a new Scoutmaster’s introduction to the Boy Scouts of America and to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful troop leadership experience.  Scoutmaster Specific Training, along with Fast Start for Boy Scout Leaders, NLE or TIS, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills are required to be considered fully trained as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster.

Location:  Boy Scout Office 820 17th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405

Date:  April 14th, 2012

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM     Sign-In

8:30 AM – NOON         Training

NOON – 1:00 PM – BROWN BAG LUNCH

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Training

Cost: Free

Food:  Participants must bring a brown bag lunch or eat out and return.

Registration: Register on site or you can complete the form below, email to keithhas4@gmail.com  or detach and mail to:

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

The Montana Council invites you to participate in Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills, a fun-filled program of hands-on skills training in the outdoors, designed to help you master basic camp skills required for Tenderfoot to First Class.  Instructors will help you learn how to set-up camp, cook, and work with wood tools, and about ropes, amongst lots of others.  Each session will bring life to the Boy Scout Handbook to help you deliver the promise of Scouting.  The program will also give you the opportunity to work with other Scout leaders from you area, meet new friends and reinforce skill techniques with fellow leaders.

Location:  Holter Lake Log Gulch Campground

Date:  April 20th and 21st

Sign in at 7:00 PM Friday and Closing at 4:30 PM Saturday

Registration: Register by completing the form below and emailing to khasbrouck@northwestpipe.com or detach and mail to:

Please download and fill out the Sign-up Forms for each training below: