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Need Funding for an Outdoor Conservation, Hornaday or Eagle Project?

Consider applying for funding through Tread Lightly!’s 25 for 25 program! The national nonprofit organization Tread Lightly! has launched an initiative funding 25 Restoration for Recreation projects to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Maximum funding possible is $2,000.

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Holiday Ethan Giving Tree – DONATE TODAY!

The Ethan Giving Tree Program will run November 16-December 19 at the Tulsa Scout Shop. The program works on an anonymous donation basis, similar to a Salvation Army Angel Tree. Simply select a card of a Scout in need off the Ethan Tree and purchase the items listed, leave the items with a Scout Shop staff member and the Scout in need will receive your generous donation.

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United Way Holiday Boutique

Visit the United Way Holiday Boutique this weekend and help support our partnership with the United Way of Rogers and Mayes Counties.

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Win a $500 Gift for you Pack, Troop or Exploring Post!

Submit your community service hours now! The council is offering a $500 Gift to the top serving Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop. Hours must be submitted by the end of the year to be considered.

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What Makes a Trained Leader

A Scout leader is entitled to wear the trained leader emblem when he or she has completed some basic but important training courses.

A direct contact Scout leader is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the Trained leader emblem when he or she  has completed the following training courses and the specific training for the position.

Fast Start Training. Fast Start training is the first step for all new leaders and should be taken immediately after they register and before they meet with any youth members. New leaders choose the Fast Start they need to take: Cub Scout Leader, Boy Scout Leader, Varsity Scout Leader, or Venturing Crew Leader. All Fast Start courses are available on DVD, or they can be completed through the Online Learning Center. (If you are new to Scouting, you will be asked to create an account.)

Youth Protection Training. Youth Protection training is required for all leaders who have direct contact with youth. At all times, youth safety is the number one priority. At the same time, adults need to know the rules for keeping themselves safe, too. Comprehensive Youth Protection training teaches all the do’s and don’ts of working with youth. The training is offered through the Online Learning Center, or it may be taken as part of an district or council training course.

This is Scouting. This Is Scouting is a new online training session that replaces New Leader Essentials. It picks up when Fast Start leaves off with six modules of training: The Mission of Scouting, Programs for All ages, Scouting Is Fun, Scouting in the Community, Keeping Our Youth Safe, and Scouting’s Legacy. The training takes about an hour to complete and can be found on Online Learning Center. (If you are new to Scouting, you will be asked to create an account.)

Position Specific Training. Leader position specific training is based on the leader’s position. These courses are taught by informed trainers who know how to engage groups and make learning fun. These courses are offered by the district or council as group training, or may be done as small groups or by personal coaching.

Cub Scout Leaders
Cub Scout Leader Specific training has been developed for the following positions:

  • Tiger Cub den leaders
  • Cubmasters and assistants
  • Wolf and Bear den leaders and assistants
  • Pack Committee
  • Webelos den leaders and assistants
  • Pack trainers

Boy Scout Leaders
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training is for all Scoutmasters and their assistants. Boy Scout leaders also must complete Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills training to be considered fully trained.

Venturing Crew Leaders

Venturing Crew leaders and assistants must complete Venturing Leader Specific Training, which is a five-session training course.

Leaders can attend any training course in any area of the council, you are not required to attend those training courses which are offered in your local district. Course Listing: Get a Council wide list of all schedule training classes.