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
Spend a day at the Southeast Community College-Beatrice campus earning a couple Merit Badges. Be sure to check the Merit Badge Pamphlet to see if you need to complete something before coming.
To do anything well, people need training, in whatever form that takes. Training may be formal or informal; it may help someone learn to ride a bicycle, drive a car, or perform better at a job. Training can be conducted in a group setting or individually. In the end, the result of high-quality training is a person's ability to do something new or better, and a feeling of satisfaction from the accomplishment.
Sign up today today for Scoutmaster Specific, Den Leader Specific, or Committee Member Specific Training.
Life to Eagle Seminar
Salt Valley District holds bi-annual (Fall & Spring) Life-to-Eagle Seminars. All Life Scouts, parents of Life Scouts, and interested Scouters are strongly encouraged to attend one of these seminars before they begin their journey to Eagle. In addition to providing the most current information on the Eagle Scout Service Project and other Eagle Scout rank requirements, these seminars provide the opportunity to address recent issues and answer questions.
Prospective Eagle Scout candidate’s may attend a seminar in another District but Scout’s must know that procedures can vary district to district. It is the Scout’s responsibility to recognize the difference in procedures.
Register at: https://scoutingevent.com/324-25989
Register ends Monday, March 11th at 4pm.
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.
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.