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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


Tiger Cub Den Leader Cubmaster or   Assistant Cubmaster Scoutmaster or   Assistant Scoutmaster
Cub Scout Den Leader Pack Committee Venture Advisor
Webelos Den Leader Troop Committee Venture Committee

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

Time Needed

New Leader Essentials (all leaders) 90 minutes
Tiger Cub Den Leaders 2 hours, 35 minutes
Cub Scout Den Leaders 2 hours, 40 minutes
Webelos Den Leaders 2 hours, 55 minutes
Cubmasters & Assistants 2 hours, 40 minutes
Pack Committee Members 2 hours, 40 minutes
Scoutmasters & Assistants 3 sessions - 2 hours, 30 minutes each
Outdoor Leader Skills Weekend campout - 2 nights
Troop Committee Members 3 hours
Venture Crew Advisors 5 hours
Venture Crew Committee Member 5 hours

Scheduled Training Sessions:

Date Session Time or Location
Nov. 7 New Leader Essentials 6:30 PM, Univ. Lutheran Church of Hope
TBA Cub Scout - All positions  Boy Scout - All positions including Troop Committee  
Oct 12, 13 Outdoor Leader Skills Rum River BSC
TBA Youth Protection  

Training sessions are held at University Lutheran Church of Hope Map .  Winter and Spring sessions will be announced here and at Roundtable

Youth Protection

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:

  • Enable Scouting Leaders and parents to recognize the indicators of abuse when they see them
  • Increase the protection of the children by promoting prompt reporting of suspected abuse
  • Inform our leaders of BSA's Youth Protection Policies
  • Increase leaders' and parents' awareness of other BSA Youth Protection Materials, including It Happened to Me , a video for Cub Scout-age boys and their parents, and A Time to Tell, a video for Boy Scout Age Boys.
  • Inform participants of the precise child abuse reporting procedures to be used in this council.
Date Location Time
Nov. 14 Univ. Lutheran Church of Hope Map 7:00 PM

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.

Pine Tree Youth Leadership Conference

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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