Training

Preparation for rechartering: roster review

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Remember rechartering is only a few weeks away. Now is the time to make sure your roster is up to date. Send it to Jessica Hofman to make sure council’s records match.

Then review the training for your unit. If you have 100% trained of next year’s leaders, you are all set. Otherwise, get them trained.

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Den Leader / Cubmaster Training 2018

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A Scout deserves a Trained Leader!

Please encourage those considering or appointed to Den Leader, Assistant Den Leader, Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster and anyone else interested to attend training held this fall at various locations and dates:

  1.  SEPTEMBER ROUNDTABLE (Sept. 13, 7pm);
  2.  District-sponsored in-person training:
    • SEPT. 27:  St. Luke’s UMC / Luke’s Lodge, 100 W. 86th St. Indy, 7pm
    • OCT. 23:  Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St., Zionsville, 7pm
  3. Various other in-person training sponsored by the Crossroads of America Council – see previous article here;
  4. Online at my.scouting.org .  [Tip:  Be sure to check your browser to use this site, it prefers to use the latest versions of  Google Chrome, MS Internet Explorer, Apple Safari or Mozilla Firefox.]

UNIV. OF SCOUTING – November 17 2018

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A Scout deserves a Trained Leader!

Please consider attending the University of Scouting, the premier training event in the council, which is one of the easiest ways for adult volunteers to achieve this goal of becoming a Trained Leader.  This single-day training event is designed to supplement any leader’s training.  Any Scout leader may attend. UoS Logo

The University of Scouting is based on the BSA’s nationally recognized Four-Function plan, which includes:

  • Program: training, camping/outdoor, advancement, and activities/civic service
  • Unit service: commissioner service
  • Finance: including marketing
  • Membership and Relationships

Date:  Saturday, November 17 2018

Time:  7am – 4pm

Location:  Carmel HS Freshman Center, 520 E. Main St., Carmel IN 46032

For more information, to view the catalog and register please visit this link on the Crossroads of America Council site.

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Supplemental info for Unit Commissioners:  Commissioner Training Codes_May 2018

Bobwhite Blather: Look out for Snowplow Parents

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Bobwhite Blather is a website written by a long-experienced scouter. As graduates of Wood Badge know, Bobwhite is one of the patrols used in that adult-training course.

In this older post, Frank talks about the problem of Snowplow Parents. Helicopter Parents were bad enough.

Once you read the article, stick around and check out some of Frank’s other enlightening posts about scouting, whether Cub- or Scout-level.

District Training

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Reminder:  District Training dates!

7/11/18 – 7p –  YPT –  Reilly Room, Golden-Burke Center

7/16/18 – 7p – Den Leader Specific Training -Shaheen Room, Golden-Burke Center

7/18/18 – 7p –  YPT –  Reilly Room, Golden-Burke Center

7/24/18 – 7p – Den Leader Specific Training – Shaheen Room, Golden-Burke Center

7/25/18 – 7p –  YPT –  Reilly Room, Golden-Burke Center

10/13/18 – 8a to 4p, Hou Koda is hosting Outdoor Leader Skills for (Boy) Scouts at Camp Krietenstein, 6443 E. County Road 575 N, Center Point, IN.

 

More training dates will be posted as they are set.

Happy Independence Day 2018

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Leaders, Scouts and Families –

Have a reverent, safe and fun Independence Day 2018.  Many thanks to those of you and your family members that have served in our US Armed Forces defending our freedom and independence.US Flag

Thank you for your service to this Scouting organization and your community!

BSA Training the World: YPT

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Did you know that the Boy Scouts of America, last year in conjuntion with Kiwanis International, has hosted four symposia on Youth Protection? It has been designed to train other youth-serving organizations.

You can find some of the material on the web. From the 2016 conference and from the 2013 conference.

The symposium in 2018 will be in Atlanta, Georgia, October 8-10, 2018, sponsored by the Atlanta Area Council and run by National Council. More information as it becomes available.

If you know any school, church, or youth-organization leaders who are concerned about this issue, consider inviting them to attend this symposium. They are the intended audience. It will help build BSA’s credibility.YPT Logo

Save the Date! Open House training May 30 – on Facebook LIVE

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From Crossroads of America Communication Executive Karrie Baxter:

 

Join us on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/bsacrossroads. Follow us if you aren’t already for updates!

Here’s what you can expect to see:

  • Supplies to promote your pack at the open house, through your school, and through your community. We’ve got some really exciting and interactive pieces to show you!

  • Why is it important to attend the open house? Let us show you!

  • An example of an Open House Table Set up

  • Breakdown of our NEW lead generation technology and how we will help communicate with people who are interested in your pack.

Trust us, you won’t want to miss it. Come represent your unit LIVE on Facebook- May 30th at 7PM!

 

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LET’S GET YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING DONE!

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In case you haven’t already seen this reminder a few times…   🙂

Suggestion #1:  Attend the in-person training at Eagle Creek Community Church on Saturday, May 5, hosted by Pack 830!  (See this previous post for more details).  Rumor has it that attendees that complete this training session will receive a “discount token” that can be used at the Troop 358 Hog Roast held later that same day – GREAT food, silent auction, lots of fun!  See, how’s that for incentive.

Suggestion #2 Since the revised Youth Protection Training consists of three modules plus a test, consider doing one module at a time (the modules run about 20 minutes apiece).  Maybe on the phone as you are on the treadmill, stationary bike, or “desk lunch”?  Or with headphones on your PC or tablet at the back of the Scout / Pack / Venture / Webelos meeting if you can break away for a short while?  Just a thought!

Attached here is a training environment tips and tricks sheet for navigating the  environment.  NOTE that this is not a BSA-sanctioned document, is based on one end-user’s experience, and is limited to the environment only – no content tips here.  Assuming your connectivity is good and the platform is running smoothly but you are just stuck on how to get around, give this a shot – don’t let the environment be the show-stopper, in other words.

Thanks for all you do for Scouting!

Well-Wishes for a Great Spring Camporee 2018!

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Best of luck to all attending and volunteering at the North Star District Spring Camporee this weekend.  We know you will do Willie proud with your skills in Emergency Preparedness.  Can’t wait to hear the tales of survival!

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