Cub Scout Leader Training
Every scout deserve a trained leader. Research shows there are several benefits of having trained leaders in your unit. According to the BSA, training equips leaders with the knowledge required to better apply BSA’s program to our youth. Additionally, leaders that attend training have increased confidence and are more comfortable in their positions. Several other benefits exist that I’ve picked up on after having attended several training opportunities. Firstly, leaders that attend training have the opportunity to benefit from the lessons learned and past experiences of other trained leaders. Next, attending training helps to facilitate networking with other like-minded scouters enabling leaders to collaborate to enhance the scouting program across multiple units. Finally, training provides a safe, no-fail environment that allows leaders to hone their skills away from the youth in their unit. Every BSA training opportunity I have attended has inspired me with some new ideas and motivation for developing an exceptional program for the youth in my unit. If you would like to learn more about training opportunities available on-line or in person within the Maryland, Souther Pennsylvania, and Del-Mar-Va regions, please check out the training overview presentation below. This presentation was given during the Harford District Cub Scout Round Table discussion on 11 January 2021.