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What Makes a Leader?

The structure of leadership in Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Venture Crews is generally similar, but there definitely are differences that set these programs apart from each other.  In order to better accommodate the specific needs of each Scouting program, leaders must take courses that are relevant to their position in their unit.  Minsi Trails Council strives to streamline the navigation process and help leaders complete their required training quickly and efficiently.  Each unit position listed below includes a list of its required training courses.

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Our staff is more than happy to answer any questions at the Minsi Trails Council Service Center: (610) 264-8551.


I. Training for Cub Scout Leaders

Cubmasters - Asst. Cubmasters - Tiger Leaders - Den Leaders - Webelos Leaders - Pack Committee Chairs

1. Youth Protection Training

2. Cub Scout Leader Position "Specific Training"
(Ex: A Den Leader must take Cub Scout Leader - "Den Leader Training" not "Cubmaster Training")


II. Training for Boy Scout Leaders

A.  Scoutmasters - Asst. Scoutmasters

1. Youth Protection Training

2. Scoutmaster & Asst. Scoutmaster Leader - Specific Training

3. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Note - Assistant Scoutmasters who are 18-20 only require Youth Protection training until they turn 21.

B.  Troop Committe Chairs

1. Youth Protection Training

2. Troop Committee Challenge


III. Training for Venturing Leaders

A.  Crew Advisors - Crew Associate Advisors - Crew Committee Chairs

1. Venturing Youth Protection

2. Venturing Leader Specific Training

 

MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 264-8551
Fax: (610) 465-4500

HOURS OF OPERATION:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon. -  Fri.)
Monday, January 16th- Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MINSI TRAILS SCOUT SHOP

991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 266-7770
Fax: (610) 266-7798

HOURS OF OPERATION:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon., Wed., & Fri.)
9:00am - 6:00pm (Tues., & Thurs.)
9:00am - 2:00pm (Sat.)