Scouting U Launches New BSA LearnCenter
Click here to print a copy of this article.
By Tim Acree and Steve Yackel, Scouting U Instructional Team Lead
Connecting volunteers to the learning content they
need when they need it is the purpose of the new BSA
LearnCenter. In today’s fast-paced world, Scouting
volunteers want to know how to deliver quality Scouting
programs to youth, but need to access training in short
learning segments. Delivering a quality Scouting program
makes volunteering as a leader rewarding. When the
Scouting program is delivered as designed, leaders get
to see the youth become more confident and resilient as
they begin to learn and practice leadership at all levels.
The BSA LearnCenter is designed to provide
new and robust methods of delivering learning
to leaders. Position-specific training is now
delivered in three parts called learning plans.
The content for each learning plan is designed
for the specific position and is recommended
to be taken before the first meeting, within the
first 30 days, and within 90 days to complete
position-specific training. The training
program is self-paced, allowing the volunteer
to complete the training as quickly as he or
she would like.
The first content offered in the new BSA
LearnCenter is for Cub Scout leaders. This
content supports the program changes to
Cub Scouting. To access the training, log into
My.Scouting.org. Create an account if you are
a new leader, and select the Online Training
button on the home page.
The BSA LearnCenter will host commissioner-specific
content starting in the fourth quarter of 2015. We will
start with video training content for Commissioner Tools,
building a Unit Service Plan, and a new orientation course
for commissioners of LDS units.
Keep up to date on new content by selecting the
What’s New tab in the BSA LearnCenter. New content
will be added regularly to support our volunteers.