One of the keys to the success of the Scouting program is trained volunteer leadership. Proper training doesn’t happen by reading a book or attending every Scout meeting. The Theodore Roosevelt Council and it’s four districts, have developed outstanding and dedicated training teams to help you, as a new leader, to deliver a program and calendar that will be exciting, educational and safe. That is their job!
When leaders understand the whys and how’s of Scouting, they are more effective in their roles and their Scouts win!
Although training may not seem priority importance to you sometimes, it is very important to become trained not only from a legal standpoint but as your personal responsibility to your unit.
Taking training once does not make you trained forever. When you change your position in Scouting, you need to take the specific training for you new position.
For example, you are not a trained Den Leader or Cubmaster if you have only taken Tiger Cub Leader training. Each specific training course helps you understand the unique needs of your new position.
Your Scouts deserve the best leader you can be. Take the full training course for your position and make your investment in Scouting count!
Yours truly in Scouting, where Scouting should be all about the boys!
Bruce Heckman - Theodore Roosevelt Council Training Chairman
Training Brochure 2013-2014
Leadership Training Information
Leadership Training Resources