Training - May, 2014

Jay Herbrand, Greater Yosemite Council Training Chair

So What’s New in Training?!


Training is no different than the rest of the Scouting program.  You may have heard of the changes that are happening to the different programs.  Venturing this year, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts next year.  Well, there are changes to the Trainings for all of these programs coming also.  If you would like to keep up with all that is happening, I recommend visiting this web page every so often:

There are new training Syllabi for these Leader Specific Training courses:

Þ Webelos Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader

Þ Cubmaster

Þ Pack Committee

Þ Team Committee for Varsity

Þ Venturing Advisor and Associate Advisors

Þ Crew Committee

We will be starting to use these courses throughout the council this summer and into the fall.

I would also like to direct you to a summary of what makes a "Trained Leader" in the eyes of the BSA.  This sheet summarizes the needs of leaders of the various programs to be considered trained.  This document can be downloaded from the following site or for your convenience has been attached to the end of this newsletter.

Check it out!

A couple other documents that may be helpful are the following:

Cub Leader Training Opportunities

Boy Scout, Varsity, Venturing Leader Training Opportunities

I would like to congratulate all of the recent Wood Badgers that completed the course portion of the training and are now busily working their tickets.  Thanks to all of you for taking the time to take this training and also to all the staff that made it possible.


Remember, Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader!