Varsity and Venturing

Venturer Leaders (and perhaps more importantly, PROSPECTIVE Venturer Leaders)

Please mark your calendars for October 27 for a special edition of Venturing Leader Training.  The details are still being worked out, but Training Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is going to work with our Venturing stalwarts to put on a great training opportunity.  Contact Todd for more information, but look around you and start recruiting your successors and make sure they get trained early - it will give them confidence in the role (and, frankly, the confidence to commit to taking it on.)

Leader Specific Training

We will hold a classroom Leader Specific Training for all prospective leaders on September 29 at the Air Academy, Mill Plain Blvd and Grand Ave.  Mark your calendars and make sure the parents in your unit get the suggestion to attend.  When parents are new to Scouting, they are often hesitant to get involved because of lack of knowledge, ESPECIALLY if you have strong leaders already who know Scouting inside and out.  It can be daunting.  One of the great values of training is to eliminate that fear of the unknown for those important people who will serve your unit in the future.  Todd Kestner will have more later, but YOUR job begins now!

Training begins at 8 AM and ends in the early afternoon.  Bring your own lunch or plan to acquire in the neighborhood.

And Even More Training!

The outdoor skills portion of Leader Training is coming up on October 12-13!  To be fully trained, you need the second session.  Put on the other shoe for Boy Scout, Cub Scout and Webelos leaders - IOLS (Intro to Outdoor Leadership Skills), Baloo (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) and OWLS (Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills).  Hint:  The classroom stuff is important, but this outing is really a ball!  You will see more details from Todd Kestner in the weeks and months to come, but calendar this baby for those who could use it in your units!

 

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