Session 1. Welcome and Introduction

Time: 10 minutes
Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will

  • Be familiar with the staff and participants.
  • Be familiar with a course overview.
Training aids: Various Scouting posters and pictures, flip chart, and markers


Welcome participants and discuss physical arrangements such as layout of room, restrooms, refreshment area, special restrictions, and any other issues important to the group.


As a means of getting to know staff and participants, have staff and participants introduce themselves:

  • Name
  • Where they are from
  • The chartered organization they represent
  • How many years in Scouting as youth and adult

List on a flip chart the topics each participant would like to have covered.

Overview of Schedule

Briefly review the topics to be covered in the course.


Answer any questions, then move to the next session.