Spring 2015

The Training Times

Spring 2015
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Training Leaders, not just running training courses!

“Fully Trained”

We often fall into the trap of calling a Scouter “fully trained” when he or she completes “basic” training. It leads some to think that they have done all of the training they can do.

Of course, no person is ever “fully trained.” Even the most tenured Scouter can learn something by attending or instructing a course.

The Five Levels of the BSA Training Continuum discussed in the Guide to Leader Training provide a wealth of opportunities for a progression of learning for all of us to learn more about program, leadership, and other important skills. Do not fall into the trap of using the term “fully trained!”

In This Issue

Updated Cub Scouting Position-Specific, In-Person Training Guides Available Now!

The training guides for Den Leader, Cubmaster/Assistant Cubmaster and Pack Committee (Pack Committee Challenge) have been updated to reflect the new Cub Scouting program and are now available at www.scouting.org/training/adult.

Online Training for the New Cub Scouting Program

The online training for den leaders, Cubmasters, committee chairs/members and charter organization representatives has been updated with the help of volunteers from around the country. The new training will be divided into shorter, more targeted modules so leaders can get the training they need, in the order they want, any time they need it. The new training is organized into time-based sections: the learning needed prior to the first meeting, within the first 30 days, and training needed to be considered position-specific “trained."

The new training will be implemented in conjunction with BSA’s new Learning Management System. The anticipated timing for launching this new tool is Summer, 2015. Keep an eye out at www.my.scoutingtools.org for more information.

Philmont Training sessions are filling – but there is still time to register!

Cub Scout leaders have a chance to visit Scouting paradise and learn more about “Leading The New Cub Scout Adventure.” Four sessions are offered by the volunteers who designed the program and authored the new handbook and leader training materials. Visit the www.philmonttrainingcenter.org site to learn more!


Facebook

Are you on Facebook? If so, have you found the BSA training page? We have about 7,700 “likes,” and the number is grow-ing every day. Encourage your Facebook friends to join us. You can find the page at www.facebook.com/BSAtrainingteam.


Northeast Region Training Chairman 2015

The Northeast Region is proud to announce Elmer C. “Neil” Lupton as the Northeast Region Training Chairman.

Neil is an experienced general manager, board director, and award-winning technical expert with a strong background in business management, strategy, and innovation. Neil serves as president and chief executive officer of NEMOmetrics Corpo-ration in Boston, MA.

Neil is an Eagle Scout, Vigil honor member, four-bead Wood Badger, Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope, Distinguished Eagle Scout, and a Silver Buffalo.

Neil has served Scouting locally in many roles from Scoutmas-ter, to district chair, council training chairman, and executive board member in seven councils across the country. Neil is currently a vice president in the Boston Minuteman Council.

On the National level Neil has served as a developer for many programs to include JTE, Religious Awards, Wood Badge, and Philmont trainings. Neil also serves as a member of the Na-tional Learning Delivery Training Task Force, National Perfor-mance Management Committee, and National Science, Tech-nology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Committee.


Tenure for Training Awards

Unless it specifically states in the requirements that tenure cannot be used for multiple training awards, it can be used.

In the past we said “one Scouter, one position” and did not want to reward those who wore multiple hats. We are more realistic now. If a Scouter accomplished all of the training and performance tasks during the same tenure, they have likely made Scouting better for more youth and deserve recognition.


Philmont Training Center

We want to invite you to participate in one of the conferences that we will be offering at the Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, New Mexico, in the summer and fall of 2015.

We also hope you will encourage other trainers in your area to attend and hope you will share this information with them. Your trainers play a very important role in the success of Scouting in the lives of youth, and we want them to be a part of the discussion.

At these conferences you will have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with Scouters and trainers from across America. The conference faculty, selected by our regions and national committees, consists of some of the most talented and skilled men and women in Scouting.

While participants are involved in a conference, their spouses and their family members will be able to enjoy a range of activities led by the PTC staff. There will also be plenty of time and activities for you to enjoy with them.

Philmont’s unique blend of Scouting, history, family activities, and the magic of the northern New Mexico mountains will make the conferences a memorable family experience.

2015 Training Conferences at PTC:

June 7-13
Delivery Training to Unit Leaders

July 12-18
Successful Troops: the BEST method
T-Cubed—Train the Trainer

August 2-8
Training Your Troop’s Leaders
Training Your Venturing Crew Leaders
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

August 9-15
T-Cubed—Train the Trainer
Training Your Pack’s Leaders

September 13-19
Philmont Leadership Challenge

You can find more information about these and all PTC conferences at www.philmonttrainingcenter.org. You can register for a PTC conference at www.myscouting.org on the “Event Registration” page.

We hope that you will promote these conferences and that you will accept our invitation to join us at Philmont in 2015! We urge participants to register soon as the conferences have limited space.


Tenure for Training Awards

Unless it specifically states in the requirements that tenure cannot be used for multiple training awards, it can be used.

In the past we said “one Scouter, one position” and did not want to reward those who wore multiple hats. We are more realistic now. If a Scouter accomplished all of the training and performance tasks during the same tenure, they have likely made Scouting better for more youth and deserve recognition.


My.Scouting Tools-Helpful Tips and Information

As more volunteers and employees are starting to access my.Scouting Tools, we wanted to provide you with a few helpful tips. Did you know there are two ways you can log in to My.Scouting Tools? Many are famil-iar with the login page at www.myscouting.org where you enter your user ID and password. But there is also a Sign In icon in the upper-right corner of the login page that when selected displays a Sign-In window you can use to log in.

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And, once you’re signed in, selecting that same icon displays your ac-count information and quick links to Release Details, FAQs, and the lega-cy My Scouting site. A Logout button is also provided to log you out of My.Scouting Tools.

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Additionally, each tool has a Help Manual button () that shows you how to use the tool. It’s located in the lower-right corner of the frame within each tool and downloads as a PDF.

Wherever you see a symbol with three lines in a row in the tools ( ), it means there’s more information. Simply select that symbol to view additional tools or information.

Wherever you see an “i” symbol (), click it to reveal useful infor-mation that could help answer questions about certain aspects of the tool.

We encourage you to login to My.Scouting Tools and click any symbols currently displayed. You never know what you might find and learn.


Latest Versions of Leader Training Courses

Here are the latest versions of the most common instructorled training courses manuals for unit-level leaders and where to get them. For Sea Scouts, see www.SeaScouts.org.

(SS) - Ordered through Supply Group www.Scoutstuff.org
(TP) - Downloadable via www.Scouting.org/Training
(CDC) - Available to councils and at Course Directors’ Conferences
(BR) - By request

Basic

  • Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific-(TP)-2015
  • Pack Committee Position-Specific-The Pack Committee Challenge-(TP)-2015
  • Den Leader Position-Specific-(TP)-2015
  • Den Leader Position-Specific for LDS Den Leaders-(BR)-2012
  • Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader-Specific-(TP)-2014
  • Varsity Coach Positon-Specific-(TP)-2014
  • Team Committee Position-Specific-The Team Committee Challenge-(TP)-2014
  • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills-(TP)-2010
  • Venturing Crew Advisor-Specific-(TP)-2014
  • Crew Committee Position-Specific-The Crew Committee Challenge-(TP)-2014
  • Troop Committee Challenge DVD-610034 (SS)-2009

Supplemental Leader Training

  • B.A.L.O.O. (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)-(SS)-2012
  • Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops-ILST-(TP)-2011
  • Den Chief Training-(SS)-2012
  • Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews-ILSC-(TP)-2011
  • Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders-(TP)-2011

Other

  • The Fundamentals of Training-(TP)-2013
  • The Trainer’s EDGE (TP)-2009
  • Kodiak Challenge-(TP)-2011
  • Powder Horn-(BR)-2013
  • Wood Badge (CDC)-2014
  • National Youth Leadership Training (CDC)-2014


NAYLE—National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience

What is NAYLE?

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience is an exciting program that enhances leadership skills and expands upon the team-building and ethical decision-making skills learned in Na-tional Youth Leadership Training. NAYLE emphasizes leadership, teamwork, and selfless service, using the core elements of NYLT to help youth strengthen these skills. The NAYLE course is now available at all four national high-adventure bases. The material presented is basically the same at all four venues but is specific to the unique environment of each site.


What can you expect?

NAYLE a special experience. Scouts will live in a patrol setting and use their leadership skills to resolve exciting and challenging situations.


What are the benefits?

NAYLE will equip youth leaders to be better unit leaders, NYLT staff members, and/or superior camp staff members. It will help guide their journey to become true servant leaders, able to develop the members of any team they lead. NAYLE provides life skills for now and the future.


Who can come?

Scouts must be 14 but not yet 20 years old, hold a unit leader-ship position, and have completed NYLT.


Philmont NAYLE

Philmont offers participants an unforgettable backcountry expe-rience where they use their NAYLE leadership skills to resolve exciting and challenging issues. Participants are introduced to and have an opportunity to build upon the legacy of Waite Phil-lips, the benefactor of Philmont Scout Ranch.

To register for Philmont NAYLE, go to www.myscouting.org, and click on the Events Registration tab.

Sea Base NAYLE

Offered in the spring in the beautiful Florida Keys, this course will enable participants to sail on a boat and practice their NYLT skills via water-based activities. Participants will learn the histo-ry of the Florida Sea Base and hear all about how Sam Wampler, camping director for the South Florida Council, had a vision that took the Sea Base from a small venue that organized a few sail-ing trips in the '70s to what it is today.

Northern Tier NAYLE

Participants will attend this course in the summer while paddling canoes in the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota. Northern Tier NAYLE provides participants with a unique experience available only at the BSA’s oldest high-adventure base.


Summit Bechtel Reserve NAYLE

The newest high-adventure base will offer the NAYLE experience for the first time in 2015. Participants will attend this course in the summer while experiencing all that the Summit offers. For more information on all NAYLE courses, go to www.scouting.org/training/youth


Leadership Challenge

WHAT IS THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE?

Adults learn to internalize and practice their leadership skills in this action-packed backcountry conference. The course hones the skills taught in Wood Badge in an outdoor experiential learning environ-ment. The Leadership Challenge underscores the values of Scouting and teamwork and promotes the concept of servant leadership. The course is open to Scouters in all programs.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

The Leadership Challenge is a very special experience. You will camp in a team setting that enables participants to use their leader-ship skills to resolve challenging situations.

WHAT WILL I TAKE HOME FROM THE LEADERSHIP CHAL-LENGE?

  • The skill, ability, and motivation to be a dynamic and effective leader taught through advanced, practical applications of Wood Badge skills.
  • Innovative techniques to deliver Wood Badge skills to units and councils.
  • Nationwide resources including new ideas and contacts that can only be gained through a program of this type.

WHO CAN COME?

The course is open to adults who have completed Wood Badge. Participants must meet Philmont’s backcountry physical standards as specified in the BSA Health and Medical Record, Parts A, B, C, and D.

WHEN IS IT?

July 12-18, 2015 – Bechtel Summit
September 13-19, 2015 – Philmont Scout Ranch
Note: Participants will not have an opportunity to be with their families during the week at either location.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The Summit Leadership Challenge is $545 per person.
The Philmont Leadership Challenge is $530 per person.

A payment of at least $50 is due when you complete the online application, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

To register for the Summit Leadership Challenge go to:

http://summitbsa.org/programs/training/scoutingdevelopment/summitleadership-challenge

To register for the Philmont go to www.PhilmontTrainingCenter.org and click on the “Register for philmont training center” tab.

HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

Summit Leadership Challenge

Philmont Leadership Challenge

  • Visit the Philmont Training Center (PTC) website: www.PhilmontTrainingCenter.org
  • Send PTC an email: trainingcenter@philmontscoutranch.org
  • Visit the PLC Facebook page: www.facebook.com/philmontleadershipchallenge
  • Call PTC: 575-376-2281


NYLT Leadership Academy

WHAT IS THE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY?

The NYLT Leadership Academy trains youth staff to be top-notch pre-senters, evaluators, and leaders of their councils’ National Youth Leader-ship Training (NYLT) courses. This intensive, one-week course will im-prove course (NYLT) knowledge and problem-solving skills, which will help them run world-class NYLT programs.

WHAT WILL I TAKE HOME FROM THE LEADERSHIP ACADE-MY?

  • The skill, ability, and motivation to be a dynamic and effective lead-er taught through advanced, practical applications of the NYLT skills.
  • Innovative techniques to deliver NYLT skills to units and councils.
  • Nationwide resources including new ideas and contacts that can only be gained through a program of this type.
  • NYLT Leadership Academy will train you to be a world-class pre-senter, evaluator, and leader of your council’s NYLT courses.
  • During your week at the Academy, you will hone your presentation and evaluation skills, meet successful leaders, participate in prob-lem solving panels, learn best practices, and much more!

WHO CAN COME?

The course is open to all youth who have completed NYLT. Participants must meet the physical standards as specified in the BSA Health and Medical Record, Parts A, B, C, and D.

WHEN IS IT?

Washington, DC: July 5-11, 2015
Washington, DC: July 12-18, 2015
St. Louis, MO: July 26-August 1, 2015

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The Leadership Academy is $395 per person, plus transportation. (Includes meals, t-shirts (2), water bottle, and lodging during the week.)

Scholarships

Your council is invited to send your NYLT youth staff to the Leadership Academy. One scholarship is available for every council in the country; just send enough youth to qualify. New councils receive their second participant registration free and returning councils receive their fourth participant free.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

To register: NYLT-LeadershipAcademy.org

NYLT Leadership Academy Transportation

A uniformed volunteer will be able to pick you up at the following loca-tions.

Washington, DC:
 Dulles International Airport
 Washington, DC Greyhound Station
 Train from North: New Carrolton, MD
 Train from South: Manassas, VA

St. Louis, MO:
 Lambert Airport
 St. Louis Amtrak Station

HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

To learn more about the NYLT Leadership Academy: NYLT-LeadershipAcademy.org


Training Task Force Retreat

A Success at the new Scouting U - Westlake Campus

On March 27 through March 29 over 25 volunteers joined National Staff members at the first ever Training Task Force retreat at Scouting Univer-sity—Westlake Campus. The group enjoyed fellowship activities on Friday and then kicked off the retreat with a keynote address from Dep-uty Chief Scout Executive, Gary Butler. Topics discussed included the new structure of Scouting U, combining both employee and volunteer training, upcoming training information, and a presentation on My.Scouting Tools. Thanks to everyone for making it a great event.


College of Commissioner Science Dean’s Retreat

August 28-30, 2015

This August, the first College of Commissioner Science Deans’ retreat will be held at the Scouting University Westlake Campus. This conference is hosted by the Commissioner Training team. The facility is located 10 miles from DFW airport in Westlake, Texas. It is the same facility where pro-fessional Scouters attend their training classes and are commissioned.

During our weekend retreat we will share best practices from Commissioner Colleges across the nation and have a number of guest speakers. We plan to tour the Scouting Museum, the National Headquarters, and other local attractions in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. If you are the dean of a Commissioner College, this conference is for you! You don’t want to miss it. We also encourage associate deans, doctorate deans, and degree deans to attend the conference.

Register at: http://ScoutingU.Kintera.org/COCSDeansRetreat .

The conference fee is $75: Covers meals and tours (travel and housing not included).

Please contact Martez Moore at Martez.Moore@scouting.org for questions.


Training Times Archives

You can take a look at older versions of the Training Times by clicking on the word “Archives” on the “Training Updates” section on the main train-ing page of www.Scouting.org/training.


2015 Course Director’s Conferences

Course Director’s Conferences for the course directors of Wood Badge and NYLT have been scheduled this fall in each region. Some of the confer-ences will also offer other training opportunities as well. Information on dates and locations of the conferences can be found at www.scouting.org/training/Adult under the Quicklinks section.

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Leadership Development Team Update

 

The Training Times is a publication of Scouting University.


Joel Eacker
Volunteer Learning Delivery Task Force Chair

Cindy Polman
and
Jim Reed
Editors

De Tan Nguyen
Learning Delivery Team Lead

Dr. Diane Thornton
Chief Learning Officer

CubCast and ScoutCast

Have you listened to the award-winning CubCast lately? How about ScoutCast? These are monthly audio podcasts featuring a variety of how-to and information topics for leaders and parents. They are designed to supplement your training and roundtable programs. You can listen to them on-line, download them to share, and/or subscribe to them via RSS feed. Archives of past editions are available, too!

Check out www.scouting.org/Scoutcast. Choose CubCast or ScoutCast, and give them a listen!

With the advent of Scouting U the members of the Volunteer Development staff and Center for Professional Development have taken on new roles, and new team members have been added. That nine member team is responsible for delivering role based training to all BSA employees and for working with volunteers to deliver role based training to volunteers.

The Leadership Team is responsible for Wood Badge, NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training), NAYLE (National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience), Leadership Challenge, Leadership Academy, People Management, and Senior Leadership Essentials 1 and 2.

Mark Nelson became the Team Lead, Leadership Development Scouting U, on February 16, 2015. Mark brings a vast Scouting background to this position. He served as Scout Exec-utive in Massachusetts before joining the Scouting U team August 16, 2014. He has served in various professional positions in four local councils. You can contact Mark at mark.nelson@scouting.org.

Erik Petersen became a Leadership Development Specialist for the Scouting U team on August 16, 2014. He served as the Director of Field Service in Appleton, Wisconsin, before joining Scouting U. Erik has served in various professional positions in four local councils. You can contact Erik at Erik.Petersen@scouting.org.

Patrick Adams became a Leadership Development Specialist for the Scouting U team on November 1, 2014. Before joining Scouting U, Patrick served on the Executive Board of the Circle Ten Council, Dallas, Texas, where he also served in many volunteer roles. You can contact Patrick at patrick.adams@scouting.org.

Catina Swift became a Leadership Development Specialist for the Scouting U team on April 16, 2015. Catina has a wealth of experience in the corporate environment as it per-tains to adult education and training. She was the Manager of the Leadership and Develop-ment Department at St. Joseph Health in California, and recently Executive Director of a corporate work study program in Washington D.C. You can contact Catina at catina.swift@scouting.org.


Program Updates—2015 and Beyond

2015-2016 promises to be an exciting time for Scouting as all three phases of our tradition-al Scouting program are updated based on several years of volunteer-led research and development.

Updates to Cub Scouting are coming in 2015 and to Boy Scouting in 2016.

Get the latest overview and all the details on the Program Updates page at www.scouting.org/programupdates. Share the overview and detailed documents with your unit leaders to help them Be Prepared!


NEW THIS FALL!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY SCOUTING UNIVERSITY!

University of Scouting Dean’s Retreat – October 2-4, 2015

This October, the first University of Scouting Deans’ retreat will be held at the Scouting University Westlake Campus. This conference is hosted by the National Volunteer Learn-ing Delivery Volunteer Task Force. The facility is located 13 miles from DFW airport at 1 Village Circle, Westlake, Texas. It is the same facility where professional Scouters attend their training classes and are commissioned.


During our weekend retreat we will share best practices from Universities of Scouting across the nation and have a number of guest speakers. We plan to tour the Scouting Museum, the National Headquarters, and other local attractions in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. If you are the dean of a University of Scouting for your local council, this conference is for you! You don’t want to miss it. We also encourage past deans, future deans, and anyone else on your University of Scouting staff to attend the conference.


Register at: http://UofSDeansRetreat.kintera.org


For more information about the retreat, go to www.scouting.org/training, and look under the Quicklinks section, or contact Belynda Dean at Belynda.Dean@scouting.org or Kathy Chormicle at Kathy.Chormicle@scouting.org.