Register Today for the Winter-Early Spring 2022 OPP Webinars

The Outdoor Programs and Properties team, in collaboration with Environmental Health & Safety and Youth Protection, are excited to announce the Winter Webinar Series. Registration is free and required prior to each webinar. Questions? Email outdoorprograms@scouting.org.  

COPE & Climbing Programs Untangled 

When: Thursday, December 9th at 2pm CT 

What: COPE & Climbing programs offer incredible opportunities for our Scouts! But these programs can also come with a great deal of inherent risk that our national standards and training programs seek to mitigate. Join us for this deep discussion into what is really required to run COPE and Climbing programs at camps of all types and at unit activities. Topics will include directors vs level II instructors vs COPE & Climbing Program Trainer; what is the ACCT and how does it integrate with the BSA; proven practices to run safer programs. 

Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtf–vqTMpGtynYIquWLHMju3kgD0wNZbD 

Ready – Fire – Aim: Implementing the BSA’s Diverse Shooting Sports Programs 

When: Thursday, January 20th at 2pm CT 

What: The BSA’s shooting sports programs are some of the most exciting opportunities for Scouts of all ages – but they are also some of the most complex to implement. This webinar will be a deep discussion about the training, standards, instructor ratios, resources and more. We will also be rolling out the newly updated BSA Shooting Sports Manual at this webinar. 

Register: https://scouting-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcud-mhpjMvGtYlhonQ4P2TZcW34WDmmvbk 

Making or Breaking Your Budget Through Camp Food Service 

When: Thursday, February 3rd at 2pm CT 

What: Food service is almost always the largest or second largest expense at any size camping operation. Saving food costs in today’s high inflation rates is more important than ever for our summer camps. Join us for this webinar where we will highlight best practices to save food costs without decreasing the quality and quantity. We will discuss vendor contracts, purchasing and more. 

Register: https://scouting-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsc-mqpjspHdyhyeGVMCjxf6ieZwMAhUc3 

Roles and Responsibilities of Council Health Supervisors 

When: Thursday, February 17th at 7pm CT 

What: The health and well-being of our Scouts and Scouters is a value in Scouting! Understanding the role of our council health supervisors is a key way we can enhance that value to all who participate in our life-changing Scouting programs. This session will walk through the roles and responsibilities of council health supervisors. Resources for this key position will also be shared. 

Register: https://scouting-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkcuisrjkrGdPIDlC_s3cxe82maeO54dh- 

Recordings and future dates are posted here https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/opp-webinar-series/