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
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.
This is a training session to train persons (age 18 ) to be range masters for archery and BB gun ranges. This session will cover the safe setup and operation of such ranges. Successful participants will receive a pocket certificate good for two years.
A trained Range master is required for any unit to conduct an archery or BB gun range.
The Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and Varsity Coach Position-Specific Training, and provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors.
There’s no better way to spend your summer! If you enjoy working with youth, believe in the Scouting program, and love camp, then Camp Cornhusker is a great place to work and play. Each summer we hire over 30 men and women to serve as part of our camp staff. This life-changing opportunity is a great, fun, and rewarding place to be.
Over the decades, the Boy Scouts of America has been a leader in developing training and policies designed to keep young people safe. Over time, these policies have become standard with organizations across the nation. Now, the Boy Scouts of America is releasing fully updated training to further strengthen our ability to protect youth. All volunteers must take the new training by October 1, 2018, no matter when they took the previous training.