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Boy Scout Troop 402
(Palm Coast, Florida)
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Adult Training

All registered adults in Troop 402 are required to take the training courses appropriate for your Troop position.

A photocopy of all training certificates must be given to the Troop Advancement Chair upon completion of the training in order for the Troop to maintain its Quality Unit status.

Youth Protection Training

The Boy Scouts of America has developed online Youth Protection training to prepare its leaders to help children who have been, or are being, abused.  In addition, the BSA has adopted a comprehensive set of policies and procedures to help ensure that Scouting continues to be safe for all participants.  All registered adults must complete Youth Protection Training online and fully understand the Youth Protection Policies of the BSA.

Troop Committee Challenge

The mission of the online Troop Committee Challenge training is to help each troop committee work as a team to improve the Scouting experience for adult and youth members. It helps build the commitment of individual members as well as cultivates a better troop committee team.

Boy Scout Leader Fast Start

The online Fast Start Training is the first step for any new adult volunteer in a Pack or Troop, no matter what the position may be. The Fast Start training is short and should be taken as soon as possible after you have accepted a leadership position. The Fast Start program has been designed to provide an immediate comfort level for new leaders.  Once Fast Start is completed, it should be followed by more comprehensive training.

New Leader Essentials

New Leader Essentials is an introductory session that highlights the values, aims, history, funding, and methods of Scouting. It addresses how these aims and methods are reached within Scouting.  Videos, discussions, and hands-on reinforcement are presented during the 90-minute training session.

Leader Specific Training

This training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. Because each course is designed for a specific leadership position, the training time varies. Leader Specific training has been developed for the following positions and their assistants:

  • Tiger Cub den leaders
  • Cub Scout den leaders
  • Webelos den leaders
  • Cubmasters
  • Pack committee members
  • Scoutmasters
  • Troop committee members
  • Venturing committee members
  • Venturing Advisors
  • Outdoor Leader Skills

    Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program. Training in outdoor skills is required before taking scouts on outings.
    • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide Boy Scout leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start and guide a program the right way. Completion of this course is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook. The course is normally a day and a half long and conducted at a local scout camp on a weekend.

    Merit Badge Counselors

    This training will guide new and potential merit badge counselors through their responsibilities in the role and will give them an understanding of the methods of counseling Scouts. It is intended as a short orientation course for new merit badge counselors before they begin working with Scouts.

    Hazardous Weather

    This online tutorial deals with the planning and preparing for hazardous weather conditions and must be taken by all registered adults.

    Safe Swim Defense

    Before a BSA Troop may engage in swimming activities of any kind, a minimum of one adult leader must complete the online Safe Swim Defense training, have a commitment card with them, and agree to use the eight defenses in this plan.

    Safety Afloat

    Safety Afloat has been developed to promote boating and boating safety and to set standards for safe unit activity afloat. Before a BSA group may engage in an excursion, expedition, or trip on the water (canoe, raft, sailboat, motorboat, rowboat, tube, or other craft), adult leaders for such activity must complete the online Safety Afloat Training, have a commitment card with them, and be dedicated to full compliance with all nine points of Safety Afloat.

    Wood Badge

    Wood Badge has five Central Themes:

    1)  Living the Values
    —Values, mission, and vision
    —Aims and methods

    2)  Bringing the Vision to Life
    —Listening to learn
    —Giving and receiving feedback
    —Valuing people and leveraging diversity
    —Coaching and mentoring

    3) Models for Success
    —Team development model
    —Situational Leadership

    4) Tools of the Trade
    —Project planning and problem solving
    —Managing conflict
    —Assessing team performance
    —Managing change
    —Celebrating team success

    5)  Leading to Make a Difference
    —Leaving a legacy
    —Learning the greatest leadership secret