One of the keys to a successful Scouting experience for young people, second only to the selection of the right person for each responsibility, is trained volunteer leadership. Leadership training provides adult leaders with fundamental information about the aims and methods of the movement, as well as specifics about their particular roles in Scouting.
For this reason, the Cornhusker Council is committed to provide top quality training opportunities for leaders, parents and Scouts at the district and council levels. Through these efforts, the delivery of a better and quality Scouting program can be provided to our entire youth membership.
Training News and Opportunities
Position Specific Training
These instructor-led courses are designed to help Scouters learn how to effectively carry out their Scouting roles. In most cases, completing the course will make a Scouter “trained” for the role(s) covered in the course. Sign up today at https://scoutingevent.com/324-22076
The new Youth Protection Training we released last spring. This is the designated Youth Protection training for all adults, regardless of which BSA program they are involved in. All volunteers must take the new training by October 1st, 2018, no matter when they took the previous training.
In an effort to drive program consistency and deeper engagement with our youth and leaders, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2019, Scoutbook subscriptions will be free to all BSA units.
Outdoor Preparedness (Formerly IOLS and BALOO)
Work as patrols with this hands-on course providing adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Cub Scouts and Scouts in the out -of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Cub Scouts and Scouts the basic outdoor skills.
***All participants need to take the BALOO online training in order to get credit for both IOLS and BALOO
**** This is an overnight campout course, tents are required.
Follow this link to register: https://scoutingevent.com/324-22295
The Cornhusker Council is pleased to announce that effective July 10, 2018, Lee Peterson will be joining the staff as District Executive in the Seven Feathers District. Lee comes to us with 27 years of service, in both the active duty Army and the Nebraska Army National Guard.
Our Tread Trainer course is designed to train participants in innovative, practical methods of spreading outdoor ethics to our Scouts, leaders, and the public. The curriculum will focus on both traditional and mechanized recreation. Once a participant becomes active in the Tread Trainer program he or she is equipped to present the Tread Lightly! message to units, training events, camp programs and to lead Scouts and leaders through BSA OE advancement requirements and the Outdoor Ethics awards program.