Kick off a new year of Cub Scouting with the training you need to be a successful pack or den leader. This week, the BSA’s Scouting U team has released new Cub Scout leader training in the redesigned LearnCenter available at my.scouting.org.
Now at my.scouting.org, leaders can get trained for their volunteer role without leaving the couch. Complete the courses at your own pace from a home computer or tablet.
The experts at Scouting U found that today’s adult learner prefers to consume smaller chunks of knowledge versus an all-day class, says Steve Yackel, team leader of Instructional Design at Scouting U. Adults also retain more knowledge, he says, if they are given the chance to put their newfound skills into action.
In the LearnCenter, leaders watch a series of eight- to 10-minute interactive videos in three sections: Before the First Meeting, Within 30 Days and Position Trained. The lessons are broken into three sections to allow leaders time to put their newfound knowledge into action.
(Of course, some will decide to complete all training sessions at once, which is the beauty of online training: It’s flexible and adaptable to your schedule and preferences. remember, face-to-face training is still available for those who prefer this style of learning. Check with your council for the next available course.
Committee Challenge—Pack Committee Position-Specific Training
The Pack Committee Challenge is designed for pack committees and is the course (along with Youth Protection training) pack committee members need to be considered “trained.” The instructor’s guide below is for trainers to conduct the course for pack committee members.
Instructor Syllabus (April 2015)