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The Program & Training Conference is on Saturday, November 3, 2012 and combines supplemental training for adults of all Scouting programs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing, in one day training extravaganza. It goes beyond Basic Training; providing ideas and how-tos in a wide variety of topics.
The Program & Training Conference is the event of the year to renew knowledge, learn current policies, and share experiences in Scouting. All Scouting adults are invited and encouraged to attend. There will be something for everyone at the biggest Scout training event of the year!
How do I sign up for Program & Training Conference?
Class sessions are limited in size and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early for best choices. Registration MUST be entered on-line no later than Monday, October 15th in order to be considered pre-registered and receive the $5 Early-Bird discount. Registration cost after the 15th is $25.00; on-site registrations will be accepted; however you will be limited to what classes are available and have to complete your reservation online when you arrive in the computer lap. We strongly encourage everyone to pre-register so that we can best serve you and fit you into classes that interest you.
How Much Does it cost to attend Program & Training Conference?
When and Where is the Program & Training Conference?
Display Area: Not only are there classes at The Program & Training Conference, but there’ll be a number of outside organizations sharing opportunities for den and pack activities. Visit the Display Area to get information for activities such as OMSI, Goodwill, Oregon Coast Aquarium, and more (actual organizations may vary). Also get information here about summer camp, product sales for fundraisers, and other programs.
Joint Registrations: As much as we would like to meet requests to put people in the same class, it is very difficult to do so. Reservations are handled individually, on a first-come, first-served basis. Although we will try to do so, we cannot guarantee that individuals with identical class selections will be given the same schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
On-Site Registration: Registrations will be accepted on-site, but we strongly advise pre-registration. Pre-registering is invaluable to volunteer the Program & Training Conference staff as they plan for the event, and also ensures that you get the classes that most interest you.
Class Schedules: You will create your class schedule as part of the on-line registration process. You will select the classes you want to take and can see the availability as you register. You will print out your schedule as you finish the registration process. Be sure to bring a copy of this schedule with you on the morning of The Program & Training Conference.
What to Wear and Bring: Wear your uniform and comfortable shoes, perhaps a light sweater. Bring a bag or daypack to carry handouts and other trophies and trinkets you pick up. Many people bring cameras or tape recorders. At the very least, bring a notepad and pencil.
Refund Policy: A 75% refund will be issued if written (fax or email) cancellation and request for refund is received at the Portland Service Center by October 29th. After October 29th, the fee is non-refundable, but you can transfer your registration to another adult.