Outdoor Leader/Baloo Training, October 23-24

All Scouts Deserve a Trained Leader, and you have an opportunity to become trained in Basic Adult Leader Outdoor (BALOO) training and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) on the weekend of October 23-24.  All events will be held at the Scout office, 820 17th Avenue South.

Friday   23 October

6pm                Show time at the Scout Office

Set up your camp

9 pm               Cracker Barrel

10:30pm        Lights out

Saturday   24 October

7am                 Rise and Shine

7-8am              Breakfast

8:30                 Class Begins

12pm ish         Lunch

2-3pm              Class concludes, Clean up and go Home

All Participants will be camping out overnight on Friday in a TENT. You will be responsible for your dinner Friday night and breakfast on Saturday. Please register at the scout office ASAP.  There is a $5.00 fee for the class pay at the event.

Contact Mark King @1-775-537-8003 or Mike Lukas 406-799-8205

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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.

Mark Your Calendar for Trail to First Class, April 17-19

The Order of the Arrow will again be holding the Trail to First Class campout and Order of the Arrow Tap Out at Log Gulch campground on Holter Lake over the weekend of April 17.  The cost is only $5, which includes all camping fees and an impressive patch.

Outdoor Leader Training will also be offered over the weekend.  Please contact OA Advisor Paul Grosvold, prosvcs@yahoo.com, to register or for more information.

Camping/Leader Guide for the weekend is attached.  Please download and read for full information on the campout.   Trail to First Class 2015

Outdoor Leader Training Logistics

By Keith Hasbrouk

To All:

This info is for you or your people that are planning on attending the Outdoor Leader Training.  You will need to bring all your personal camping gear that you would need for a weekend camp.  You will be camping with your unit.  The training will be at a designated site of which I don’t know as of yet.  The training will start at 7 PM on Friday and should be over by dinner on Saturday.

The one thing you will need to bring is a cookable lunch.  One of the requirements is that you cook a hot lunch.  Now, the instruction say it can be anything as long as it is not hot dogs and hamburgers.  It can be a anything else that is cookable.  And since your units should be camping up there as well then cookware should not be an issue as you can borrow from them.

Please feel free to respond with any questions and I will try to get them answered.

Thanks

Keith H (khasbrouck@northwestpipe.com)