Training

 

The BSA believes ‘every Scout deserves a trained leader’ and so in 2016 the Three Fires Council made it mandatory that the Committee Chair, Cubmasters, and all Den Leaders and assistant DLs become completely trained beyond Youth Protection. Below are instructions on how to complete those trainings per your position. At the bottom other trainings are listed that may be applicable depending on the activity you are planning. With Safety being our #1 concern for our Scouts and all participants, a link to the BSA’s Sweet Sixteen of Safety and Guide to Safe Scouting are also included. Additional in-person training for the Camp Chair (BALOO) and First Aid/CPR can be found on the Three Fires Council http://threefirescouncil.org/training/ or Thunderbird District’s http://thunderbirddistrict.org/index.php/program-helps/training-events web-sites

 

Youth Protection Training Three Fires Council requires all new leaders to turn their Youth Protection Training certificate in with their Adult application. New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training before volunteer service with youth begins. Additionally unlike other trainings YPT is good for only 2-years.

  • Work through the on-line training on My.Scouting https://my.scouting.org/ under Menuà My Dashboard à YPT (Takes about 30 minutes total). Certificates can be printed on the same web-site and returned to the Committee Chair.

 

Den Leader s and Assistant Den Leaders (position training is required by Council) require YPT and the following training.

  • Work through the on-line training on My.Scouting https://my.scouting.org/ under Menuà My Dashboard à Training Center à Cub Scouting àDen Leader Position- Specific Training (Takes about 3 hours total – can save after each section and go back to it later)
  1. Den Leader – Before 1st Meeting
  2. Den Leader – First 30 Days
  3. Den Leader – Position Trained
  • Need Adult Application with copy of YPT and copies of certificates of online Den Leader specific training printed on the same web-site and returned to the Committee Chair.

 

Cubmaster (and Assistants) (position training is required by Council) require YPT and the following training.

  • Work through the on-line training on My.Scouting https://my.scouting.org/ under Menuà My Dashboard à Training Center à Cub Scouting àCubmaster Position- Specific Training (Takes about 3 hours total – can save after each section and go back to it later)
  1. Cubmaster – Before 1st Meeting
  2. Cubmaster – First 30 Days
  3. Cubmaster – Position Trained
  • Need Adult Application with copy of YPT, and copies of certificates of online Cubmaster specific training printed on the same web-site and returned to the Committee Chair.

 

Committee members need YPT and although Committee Members are not required to be position trained the following training may help you in your position. Recommend glancing through the titles and picking and choosing:

  • Work through the on-line training on My.Scouting https://my.scouting.org/ under Menuà My Dashboard à Training Center à Cub Scouting àCommittee section
  1. Pack Committee – Before 1st Meeting
  2. Pack Committee – First 30 Days
  3. Pack Committee – Position Trained
  • Need Adult Application with a copy of YPT and the Committee Specific online training printed on the same web-site and returned to the Committee Chair.
  • Camp Chair – BALOO and 1st Aid/CPR provided in-person by the Three Fires Council or Thunderbird District. Recommended to have atleast 2 people in the Pack trained in order to make sure a campout can be held. Back-ups are important if someone is sick or away.

 

Other Training: We recommend all adults work through the on-line training on My.Scouting https://my.scouting.org/ and take the below training as it fits for activities they are planning or attending:

  • Weather Hazards – great for leaders to have when camping
  • Safe Swim Defense – anytime doing a water activity
  • Safety Afloat – if doing any boating
  • This is Scouting – a little history about the program and how it started

 

Guide to Safe Scouting http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS.aspx

Please have a general idea of the information in the Guide to Safe Scouting and reference it anytime you are thinking of planning a new physical activity to be sure it’s allowed for the scout’s rank/age. This guide has been developed over many years of BSA experience and is best referenced and held to for the safety of the scouts and for your own protection.

 

The Sweet Sixteen of BSA Safety http://www.scouting.org/ScoutSource/HealthandSafety/Resources/sweet16.aspx

As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the “Sweet Sixteen” of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgement and common sense, are applicable to all activities.”

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