Japeechen District Training

Japeechen District Training

Leadership Development Committee

Chairman: Mark Eberhardt

“Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader.”

Training.  In order to provide a quality program to our Scouts, any adult associated with that program should be trained.  BSA Training has two parts: Leadership Training and Supplemental Training.  Below are links and/or explanations of the training required for the specific leadership position and the supplemental training required to receive a Tour Plan.

What makes a “Trained” Leader:  A chart where you can check the training required for each leadership position.

Local Tour Plan Applications :

For any activity requiring a Tour Plan, the two (2) Adult Tour Leaders must be trained in Youth Protection and Risk Zone.

Activity Standards for Tour Plans: Where swimming or boating is included in the program, Safe Swim Defense and/or Safety Afloat standards are to be followed. If climbing/rappelling is included, then Climb On Safely must be followed. At least one person must be trained in CPR from any recognized agency for Safety Afloat and Climb On Safely. At least one adult on a pack overnighter must have completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO).Effective for tours on January 1, 2009, at least one adult must have completed Planning and Preparing for Hazardous Weather training.

Training Courses:

Youth Protection, This Is Scouting, Cub Scout Leader Fast Start, Boy Scout Leader Fast Start, Troop Committee Challenge, Trek Safely, Climb On Safely, Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Hazardous Weather, etc. are all accessible online at http://myscouting.org .  An account should be set up with your membership number and copies of the completion certificates should be printed for troop and/or Greater Pittsburgh Council verification.  These online courses require renewal every two (2) years. .  An account should be set up with your membership number and copies of the completion certificates should be printed for troop and/or Greater Pittsburgh Council verification.  These online courses require renewal every two (2) years.

Cub Leader Specific Training is now available online at http://myscouting.org .  We recommend participation in an instructor led class.  Who do you ask questions to when you do not understand an online course?.  We recommend participation in an instructor led class.  Who do you ask questions to when you do not understand an online course?

Risk Zone, Cub Leader Specific Training, Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training, Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS), and the Troop Committee Challenge are offered through Japeechen District. 

BALOO, Webelos Leader Outdoor, University of Scouting, The Trainer’s Edge and Wood Badge are all offered through Greater Pittsburgh Council and all dates and fees should be arranged directly.

Questions? Contact Mark Eberhardt at 724-449-6354 or mce.bsa@gmail.com . .

 If you want to see our newsletter and the schedule of training for Area 3, please follow the link below:

 Area 3 Training Continuum 1-1