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Training

Northern Lights District Training

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Attention all Scout Leaders

In 2009, New Leaders Essentials training has been replaced with “This Is Scouting” If you have already taken New Leaders Essentials training you do not have to take This Is Scouting. Although you may want to take it to refresh your memory! As it was with New Leaders Essentials, new leaders will have to take This Is Scouting only once. This Is Scouting is a 45 minute online course that should be taken right after a new leader joins Scouting. The course is an introductory session that highlights the values, aims, history, funding and methods of Scouting. It addresses how these are met in each of the Scouting programs.

The requirements for all adult Scout Leaders to be fully trained are:

  1. New Leaders Essentials training Or This Is Scouting – online training taken once
  2. Fast Start training for your position – Online training taken each time you change positions
  3. Youth Protection training – Online training updated every two years
  4. Position Specific training – in person training taken each time change positions

Note: The Northern Lights district Boy Scout Leader training covers the Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster and all troop committee positions. The Chartered Organization Representative is not a member of the committee so it is not covered in the committee training. A separate Chartered Organization Representative training course is provided by our council.

Attention all Cub Scout Leaders

In 2009, the Cub Scout Leader Training format has changed for all newCub Scout Leaders.

Cub Scout Leader Position Specific Training is now made up of three parts. All new leaders must attend all 3 parts to fulfill requirement #4 stated above. Parts 1 &2 need to be taken only once during the tenure of a Cub Scout Leader. Part 3 is taken each time a leader changes their position. Leaders that have completed New Leaders Essentials in the old format do not need to take parts 1 & 2.

Part 1. Introduction to Cub Scouts. It’s a 45 minute introduction to the Cub Scout organization and the essential elements of the Cub Scout program.

Part 2. How We Have Fun. It’s a 45 minute session on how Cub Scouts have fun in the den and the pack

Part 3. Position Specific Training. This is a 1-1/2 to 2 hour session that gets down to the nuts and bolts for each individual Cub Scout position and how to be a great Cub Scout Leader!

Boy Scout Adult Leader Training

Every Boy Deserves A Trained Adult Leader

To be considered a Trained Leader, an adult needs to complete the following:

1.Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Training – available online at https://myscouting.scouting.org

2.Youth Protection Training – available online at https://myscouting.scouting.org

3.This is Scouting – offered online at https://myscouting.scouting.org

4.Position Specific Training: There are sessions for Scoutmasters and Asst. Scoutmasters, as well as Committee Members. Our District Boy Scout Leader Training will cover both positions – come to the ones you need. (Committee Members are welcome to take the other training as well).

Cub Scout Adult Leader Training

Every Boy Deserves A Trained Adult Leader

To be considered a Trained Leader, an adult needs to complete the following:

1. Cub Scout Leader Fast Start Training – available online at http://training.nsbsa.org

2. Youth Protection Training – available online at http://training.nsbsa.org

3. This is Scouting – offered online at http://training.nsbsa.org/

4.Position Specific Training: At Cub Leader Training we will have breakouts for Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Webelos Leaders and Committee Members. Even if you were trained for a past position you need to attend the breakout for your current position to be considered a Trained Leader. This training is supported in part by your Friends of Scouting donations.

General Descriptions

This is Scouting - This Is Scouting is a 45 minute online course that should be taken right after a new leader joins Scouting. The course is an introductory session that highlights the values, aims, history, funding and methods of Scouting. It addresses how these are met in each of the Scouting programs.

Youth Protection Training - This training is for any adult that will be, or is currently working with the youth in the program. This includes both Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing programs. If you are planning to camp with your unit, this course is highly recommended. Parents that assist with the camping program should be encouraged to attend. See below for training dates and time.

Northern Lights District Training Schedule

Youth Protection Training online For more Youth Protection Training information, please contact Dave Johnson at Eagleboy1964@aol.com or (763)533-1819
In person training offered:
No training is scheduled at this time
This is Scouting online This course is only offered as an online experience
Boy Scout Fast Start online This course is only offered as an online experience
Cub Scout Fast Start online This course is only offered as an online experience
Boy Scout Leader Specific For more Boy Scout Leader Training information, please contact Joel Ostgaard at jcost@usfamily.net or (763)533-0595
Click here to signup for Boy Scout Leader Training No training is scheduled at this time
Cub Scout Leader Specific For more Cub Leader Training information, please contact Bob Theisen at bobt@btheisen.com or (612) 242-4233
Click here to signup for Cub Leader Specific Training - Parts 1 and 2
No training is scheduled at this time
Safe Swim Defense online This course is only offered as an online experience
Safety Afloat Online This course is only offered as an online experience