Mark your calendar for the 2014 Program & Training Conference!
Saturday, October 18, 2014
- 7:45am to 5:00pm
- North Seattle College
- $40 fee includes classes, lunch, patch, and resource materials
- Register by October 10 for $7 discount
- Wilderness & Remote First Aid is $65
- Youth Participant (under 21) is $20
- Instructor Staff is $10
- OA Lodge Leadership Development is free (covered by the lodge)
- Order of the Arrow T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge Banquet in "The Grove" of the new HSSB Building at NSC 5:30pm-9:30pm. $20 by October 10, $30 after. All are welcome including non-OA members.
A one-stop training event with classes for:
All Scouting Parents & Adults • Cub Scout Leaders • Boy Scout Leaders • Varsity Leaders • Venturing Leaders • Commissioners
For detailed class information click on the following brochures:
2014 PTC Brochure - 8.5x11 format (click here to download)
The Program & Training Conference is a one stop training opportunity for leaders and parents from the entire council to get together and learn more about Scouting. The all day conference will feature many outstanding opportunities for both specific and supplemental training for leaders in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity & Venturing, as well as district and council committees. It's all at PTC and as you can see in the name... it's about Program and it's about Training which will create a better Scouting program for the youth we serve. Lunch is included in the fee and online registration is open now!
Looking to get your patch?
Who is REQUIRED to be trained? All direct contact leaders: Cubmasters & assistants, Den Leaders (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, & Webelos) & assistants, Scoutmasters & assistants, Varsity Coaches & assistants, and Crew Advisors & associates.
Need HELP deciding what to take? There are suggested schedules, including electives, on page 2 of the brochure (click here to download), or there is the simple summary sheet of "What Makes a Trained Leader?" (click here to download) to help you.
To FINISH your training, go online at MyScouting.org and take the appropriate Youth Protection (good for two years). If you are a Scoutmaster, Varsity Coach, or one of their assistants you will also need to take Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills to recharter with your unit. Go to www.SeattleBSA.org/Training for more information.
To get CREDIT for your training, pick up your personal schedule at check in, attach the attendance stickers handed out at each class, then turn the form in to your last instructor or at the Program & Training Conference Administration Office, next door to the PTC Scout Shop (Green Room) in the same building as the Cafeteria.
Wilderness and Remote First Aid
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. Training in Wilderness First Aid will prepare you to safely participate in unit outdoor adventures and will qualify you to attend the National Jamboree or any BSA High Adventure base. Participants will learn how to assess, treat, and (when possible) contain emergencies within the scope of their training. Youth and adult Scout leaders over age 14 are invited to participate and earn their certification. LInks displayed below will take you to online registration for a training course. Attendance on all dates listed is required to complete the training.
Click here to find upcoming courses.
All unit direct-contact leaders must be trained!
All direct-contact leaders are required to complete basic training in order for their units to recharter. Direct-contact leaders are: Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Assistant Den Leaders, Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Leaders of 11-Year-Old Scouts, Varsity Coaches, Assistant Varsity Coaches, Crew Advisors, and Associate Crew Advisors.
What Makes a Trained Leader?
A Scout leader is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the Trained Leader emblem when he or she has completed basic training courses for the current registered position.
Click here for a printable adult training chart.
Many courses are available through the E-Learning Center, accessed by signing in to MyScouting.org. If you are new to MyScouting, you will be asked to create an account, which requires your BSA registration number in order to be linked to your registration records.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
The Chief Seattle Council has condensed the schedule, but not the syllabus, for the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) training. This change, which has been approved by the council, aligns the course with current needs and complies with national directives to innovate and accomplish our training objectives.
All Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Leaders of 11 Year Old Scouts,Varsity Coaches, and Assistant Varsity Coaches must complete IOLS to become fully trained before charter renewals at the end of 2012.
The accompanying schedule (click here) consolidates the course into one 24-hour outdoor experience (for example: 6 pm Friday through 6 pm Saturday). All districts should use this council version instead of the longer version. This will enable us to make greater headway in teaching outdoor leader skills and spreading that knowledge throughout the council in time for 2012-2013 rechartering.
Districts may adjust the schedule some, if needed. Anyone completing this condensed course in any district will receive credit, regardless of their home district. Click here to see what you need to bring to this course.
Before you send in missing training, please check your training record in ScoutNET by way of MyScouting.org. Here is a help sheet for Accessing ScoutNET training records if you need it. Please try to do all of your updates at once, and only send missing training.
Once you have checked your records, please complete the Training Record Updates form, save it, and email it as an attachment to TrainingUpdates@web.SeattleBSA.org. Some non-BSA training simply cannot be entered into ScoutNET.
If you have trouble with the Adobe form, email TrainingUpdates@web.SeattleBSA.org, and we will figure something out.
The National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Conference is like Wood Badge for youth. NYLT is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experiences they can use in their home troops, teams, crews, personal lives, and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.
NYLT is for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturing.
All courses are at Camp Sheppard.
Online registration for 2014 NYLT is now closed. Look for information about 2015 NYLT in the future!
Click here to watch NYLT’s promotional video.
Click here to watch last year’s NYLT’s recap.
Modern leadership theory is delivered in a team setting (the term team may be considered synonymous with patrol in a Troop model) with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment.
The course is an exciting combination of classroom and fun outdoor activities providing a challenging and rewarding learning experience.
Participants cook meals and work in their teams throughout the course. Teams are composed of diverse participants in order to promote individuals making new friends and learning about others.
Wood Badge in 2014
September 26-27-28 and October 10-11-12.
Course W1-609-14, Ray Narimatsu, course director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
At Camp Pigott
(one course only - no spring course)
Click here to download a Wood Badge 2014 flier.
The fee for the course is $240.
For more information about this course or Wood Badge in general, email the course director, or email WoodBadge@web.seattlebsa.org,
If you happen to know anyone on staff for the course, he or she can answer questions or get you in contact with someone who can help.
The Boy Scouts of America requires Youth Protection training for all volunteers. The purpose of this policy is to increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist in Scouting.
- Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position.
- New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before submitting an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time the application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
- Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer's Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.
- Instructions on how to take youth protection training: CLICK HERE.
- Instructions on how to setup a MyScouting account: CLICK HERE.
To find out more about the Youth Protection policies of the Boy Scouts of America and how to help Scouting keep your family safe, see the Parent's Guide in any of the Cub Scouting or Boy Scouting handbooks, or click here to go the National BSA Guide to Youth Protection and Adult Leadership.
The National Commissioners Support team was asked a simple question: “How can we really impact Commissioner Service, in a manner that would improve unit program and increase retention of youth?” The answer was simple – recognize the volunteers who are providing excellent Commissioner Service with a knot, and let those Commissioners lead by example.
The mission of every Unit Commissioner is to help units succeed. It is widely understood that the more engaged a commissioner is, the more successful the unit that is receiving commissioner service will be. Click here for the complete article and to view the training PPT click here.