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
"A" Street will be closed to Council
A street in Walton (around 120th) will be closed Monday, April 22 through Thursday, April 25th. The Cornhusker Council Outdoor Education Center will remain open during this time, but you will need to come from O Street.
Training for BSA Swimming & Water Rescue provides BSA leaders with information and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to swimming emergencies during unit swimming activities. It expands the awareness instruction provided by Safe Swim Defense training. Persons completing the training should be better able to assess their preparation to supervise unit swimming events. The BSA recommends that at least one person with this training is present to assist with supervision whenever a unit swims at a location that does not provide lifeguards. This training is open to any registered adult leader, Scout, Venturer, or Explorer who is age 15 or older. The course takes approximately eight hours and is valid for three years.
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.