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Training Opportunities​​​​​​​​​​​

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District Training Chairman:  Steve Rechtien

ADDITIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
 
MANY courses exist depending on your needs.  Topics include:  camping (LOE, Intro. to Outdoor Skills), first aid (Red Card, CPR, wilderness first aid), youth leadership (NAYLE, NYLT, den chiefs), adult leadership (Wood Badge), shooting sports, tipis, pioneering kits, map and compass​, challenge course and climbing/rappelling, and high adventure activities (Powderhorn​), commissioners staff. There are two training events - University of Scouting​ and Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow - where multiple classes are available in a single day; just register for the ones interesting to you. 
 
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ROUNDTABLE
Roundtable is a meeting of leaders and parents to provide ongoing training, announce upcoming activities and news, share program ideas, and network.

  • First Thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 2890 Patterson Rd., Florissant, MO 63031 
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YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING
MANDATORY FOR ALL REGISTERED ADULTS

Youth safety is the No. 1 concern of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).  
 
  1. Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for all registered volunteers.
  2. New leaders are required to take YPT before they submit their application for registration.  The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time the application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
  3. YPT must be taken every two years.  
  4. There are three versions of YPT: (1) Cub/Boy Scout leaders, (2) Venturing leaders, and (3) Exploring leaders.  You must take the one corresponding to your registration(s).  If you are registered in multiple units, you must take all that apply.
    Taking YPT online is easy at your MyScouting Account.  For credit, you MUST enter your member ID number in the profile tab or print the certificate at the end and submit it to a council service center.

CUB SCOUT BASIC LEADER TRAINING
For any Cub Scout leader to be a "trained" and wear the "trained" patch on your uniform, you must complete the training course for your specific position (den leader, Cubmaster, committee member, etc.).  You can take it at Cub Scout Basic Leader Training or it is also available online.  

  • Sept. 27, 2014 at St. Peter's United Church of Christ (1425 Stein Rd., Ferguson, 63135).  Sign-in from 8:30-9 a.m. & training from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $20/person which includes Leaders' Manual, Meeting Resource Book, council resource notebook &  TRAINED patch.Contact Sue Polis at 314-580-5829 to register in advance.  

BOY SCOUT BASIC LEADER TRAINING
For Scoutmasters and Asst. Scoutmasters to be "trained" and wear the "trained" patch on your uniform, you must complete the training course for your specific position and Intro. to Outdoor Skills.  Training is offered in three evening sessions.  You must attend all three sessions.  These trainings are NOT available online.     

  • April 15, 22 & 29, 2014 at St. Peter's United Church of Christ (1425 Stein Rd., Ferguson, 63135).  Sign-in 6-6:30 p.m. & training 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $20/person which includes Leaders' Manual, council resource notebook & TRAINED patch.  Contact Steve Rechtien​ at 314-660-4674 to register in advance. 
  • Sept. 30, Oct. 7 & 14, 2014 at St. Peter's United Church of Christ (1425 Stein Rd., Ferguson, 63135).  Sign-in 6-6:30 p.m. & training 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $20/person which includes Leaders' Manual, council resource notebook & TRAINED patch.  Contact Steve Rechtien​ at 314-660-4674 to register in advance.

Intro. to Outdoor Skills -an overnight camping course - is also required. 

  • May 2-4, 2014 at Beaumont Scout Reservation. Cost for food TBD at aforementioned training.
For Troop Committee members to be "trained": You have to to complete Troop Committee Training. It is available at Roundtable or online at your MySco​uting Account.  
  • Oct. 2, 2014 at Roundtable at First Christian Church of Florissant (2890 Patterson Rd., Florissant, M O 63031).  Training from 8-8:30 p.m.  Cost is $2/person.  Contact Steve Rechtien​ at 314-660-4674 to register in advance.

VENTURING BASIC LEADER TRAINING
This session is designed to introduce adult leaders to the information needed to operate a challenging and quality program.  It is required for a Venturing leader to be "trained" and wear the "trained" patch on his or her uniform.  It is NOT available online. 

  •  Nov. 22, 2014 at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (7380 Howdershell Rd., Hazelwood, MO  63042).  Training from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Cost is $20/person  which includes Leaders' Manual, council resource notebook & TRAINED patch.  Contact Steven Francis at 314-246-0616 to register in advance. 


ONLINE LEARNING CENTER
Many additional training courses are available at your My​Scouting Account.  You will need to input your BSA membership number into your profile.  If you do not know your number, contact a service center.  Upon completing a training course, your BSA training record will automatically update to reflect your progress.