- The Venturing forum (Roundtable) provides training, information, and motivation to Venturing adult leaders and youth crew officers. Bringing youth leadership into the forum marks a difference from the Boy Scout roundtable format. Adult Advisors and youth officers receive information about district and council events, campaigns, and priorities. Forum participants receive valuable program ideas and crew leadership help. Forum participation will empower the youth officers to be more effective leaders. A genuine sense of fellowship and feelings of importance and belonging will be engendered as they learn by doing and sharing.
SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING: To take these and other online training courses go to MyScouting.org.
- Planning and Preparing for Hazardous Weather: This training is required for at least one leader who is going with your unit on an outing or activity. The course is online and must be repeated every two years. The training takes about 40 minutes to complete and is both age-appropriate and recommended for all adult leaders and for youth in Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venturing crews.
- Safe Swim Defense: Required by at least one leader (preferably all adults) on outings involving activities that include swimming or wading in water over knee deep. The course is online and must be repeated every two years.
- Safety Afloat: Required by at least one adult on outings involving more than just swimming (boating, tubing, waterskiing, and so on). The course is online and must be repeated every two years.
Wood Badge is Scouting’s premier training course. It was designed by Lord Baden-Powell to enable Scouters to learn the skills and methods of Scouting; it is “learning by doing.” Those attending the course are divided into patrols consisting of about eight adults. The patrols form a troop. The entire troop lives in the out-of-doors for a week (or for two weekends), practicing Scouting skills, such as fire-building, camping, cooking, tying knots and lashes, and so on.
Many councils offer a “Sunday-friendly” course, over two weekends from Thursday through Saturday. This allows leaders in LDS units and other religious organizations to return home on Saturday night so they can attend their regular Sunday services.
To learn more about Wood Badge training and how you can attend, contact your local council office or check your council’s website.