Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader
New to Scouting or your current position? Then this page is for you. Click your new position to see what workshops are available to you. For more information contact Rick Zaczek or Nick Morter, District Executive at 763-545-4550
Fast Start Training
Fast Start Training provides immediate comfort level for new leaders. Its the first step for any new Volunteer. Ask your unit leader, Unit Commissioner or District Executive for the Fast Start video specific to your level and position of Scouting
What makes a Trained Leader?
Cub Scout Leaders are considered trained upon completion of New Leader Essentials and the Cub Scout Leader Specific Training for their position.
Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained upon completion of New Leader Essentials, Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
Troop committee members are considered trained upon completion of New Leader Essentials and the Troop Committee Challenge
Venture crew Advisors and crew committee members are considered trained upon completion of New Leader Essentials and Venturing Leader Specific Training
Scheduled Training Sessions:
Training sessions are held at University Lutheran Church of Hope
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This training is an important component of the Boy Scouts of America's strategy to protect its members from child abuse. Child abuse is a serious problem in American society. There are over 3 million reported cases of child abuse each year, including a half a million cases of child sexual abuse. As the nation's largest youth-serving organization, the Boy Scouts of America has a unique opportunity to make an impact on this societal problem.
The objectives of this training are:
Other Training Opportunities:
Wood Badge for the 21st Century
Wood Badge is advanced training for Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leaders. The training is offered once a year and is sponsored at the Council level. The 2003 C-37-03 sessions are August 22-24 and September 26-28. See the Viking Council BSA web site for more information about Wood Badge.
The Junior Leader Training Conference is a seven-day outdoor experience for boy leaders in support of the Scoutmaster's responsibility for the training of troop junior leaders. It is an official course of the B.S.A. and is conducted by the Viking Council Training Committee. Contact the Council Office or visit the Viking Council BSA web site for more information.
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Last Update February 10, 2004