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2013 UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Iona Prep • 255 Wilmont Rd. New Rochelle, NY 10804      Driving Directions

TAUGHT BY THE TOP TRAINERS IN THE AREA
• Keynote speaker Dr. Tom Lickona, SUNY Cortlandt
• Special Guest Presenter, Dave Lyons of “Baloo’s Bugle”
• Advanced degrees in top scouting program areas
• Dozens of topics for every leader's experience and interests
• Over 80 courses for cub, boy scout, venturing leaders, leaders
with special needs scouts and more…
• Vendor midway with program resources and ideas

Purpose of the University: The University program is designed to offer supplemental training seminars. This program is open to all registered council Scouters. Participants may choose to take any of the various seminars offered in the College of Program.

Registration Fees:
Early bird is $13 (register and pay before 10/25)
Regular $18  (register and pay between 10/26 and 11/7)
Walkin Registration $25
Registration closes at midnight on 11/7.

Payment Instructions: Course payment may be made online during registration. Walk-in registration may pay at the event.

Continental breakfast, coffee, tea, juice. Lunch will be available for purchase.

The biggest one-day supplemental training program available, taught by the top trainers in the area!
• Dozens of topics to suit every interest
• Courses for cub, boy scout, venture leaders, leaders with special needs scouts and more
• Vendor midway with program resources and ideas

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College of Program
Schedule for the Day

8:00 - 8:30 Registration
8:30 - 8:50 Opening
9:00 - 9:50 Keynote Speaker
10:00 - 10:50 Period 1
11:00-11:50 Period 2
12:00-12:50 Period 3
1:00-1:50   Period 4
2:00-2:50   Period 5
3:00-3:50    Period 6
4:00   Closing Ceremony and Distribution of Degree Certificates

 

 

Cub Scouting
Not the Same Ol’ Outings - Spicing Up Your Pack Calendar  CS100
Period: 3    Room: 200
Want to learn about camp-in and day trip opportunities within drivable distance? Tips on event management, planning, communication and maximizing the trip for achievement advancement. Learn what Den Leaders can do to coordinate den outings. We'll give you resource information, how-to guides and more! For all Cub Leaders, Committee Members, Cubmasters and Den Leaders.

Intro to Leave No Trace For Cub Leaders  CS101
Period: 1    Room: 402
It’s more than just picking up after ourselves - it’s a way of outdoor life that begins in Cub Scouts! Our LNT Master Trainer will deliver conservation techniques that enhance outdoor skills and get you and your Scouts more involved with nature. This basic Leave No Trace awareness class is a great introduction to more detailed workshops in which you can become a certified Leave No Trace instructor yourself! For all Cub Leaders and Cubmasters.

Cub Scouting in the Outdoors  CS102
Period: 2    Room: 106
Keep the OUTING in SCOUTING! Learn how to plan and conduct safe and fun outdoor activities with your Cub Scouts. Learn about Cub Scout camping rules, the Guide to Safe Scouting, the BALOO and Webelos Leader training for adults, and the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. Discover how outdoor games, hikes and campfires add special flare to your program and walk away with great ideas for places to go and things to do! For all Cub Leaders, Committee Members and Cubmasters.

Let’s Find Treasure! Geocaching Basics for Leaders  CS103
Period: 1    Room: 213
What’s more fun than finding treasure in the woods? Learn the basics of GPS use and how to integrate Geocaching into your outdoor program. Get ready to practice your new skills by finding your very own cache! Please bring your own GPS unit if you have one. For all Cub Leaders and Cubmasters.

Sending Your Cubs to Day and Resident Camps  CS104
Period: 4    Room: 200
What will your Cub Scouts be doing at Cub and Webelos Resident Camps? What do they need to participate? How to get more boys involved. Resident Camp is a great addition to your summer program, and part of the new Journey to Excellence. This course will give you the ins and outs of getting your Scouts involved. For all Cub Leaders and Cubmasters.

Totally Awesome Campfires  CS105
Period: 5    Room: 209
Want to create that totally awesome campfire that your scouts will remember for the rest of their lives? Learn how to put together a memorable program of stories, songs, skits and run-ons that will thrill, entertain and then send them off to bed as the embers fade. For all Cub Leaders and Cubmasters.

The Art of Storytelling  CS106
Period: 6    Room: 106
Captivate your audience with just a story! Learn how to bring stories to life, introduce a theme, change the pace of a meeting and put the perfect finishing touch on a campfire. For all Leaders and Cubmasters.

Pack Committee Workshop  CS200
Period: 1, 2    Room: 200
A chance to gain perspective on the big picture. Learn what the Pack committee does – the administrative and organizational side of running a Cub Scout Pack. Topics such as membership, fundraising, budgeting and activities planning will be discussed. This does not replace Pack Committee Specific Training. HOW to plan and WHAT new and exciting ideas can we do? We’ll give you tons of ideas and resources to have at your fingertips! For all Cub Leaders, Committee Members and Cubmasters.

Help, Get Me More Scouts! Recruitment Secrets for Your Cub Program  CS202
Period: 4    Room: 213
Ask any Pack leader or Scouting professional what keeps them up at night, and odds are their answer will have something to do with membership. How do we get more Cubs? How can we recruit new Tigers? How can we spread the word about how much fun we’re having? Based on a week-long Philmont Training Center conference, this course will teach effective, innovative and most importantly non-traditional ways of getting the word out about your Cub Scout program. Recruiting is a year-round, ongoing process that’s full of fun and exciting events that draw in young boys and their families. For all Cub Leaders, Committee Members and Cubmasters.

Tips for New Cub Scout Leaders !  CS203
Period: 3    Room: 209
This course shares tips and experiences to make your life easier, more enjoyable and your leadership more effective as a new Cub Scout leader. You might be a new Cub Scout leader or moving into a new position, such as Webelos Leader, Cubmaster or Pack Committee Chairperson, etc. The central theme of the course is, "Boys don't join Cub Scouts, families join Cub Scouts." An ABSOLUTE PREREQUISITE for this course is that you have completed the online basic training for your registered position and/or your next registered position! If you don't know how to accomplish this 45-minute requirement, PLEASE contact Paul Knudsvig, at least one week before the University: cell: (917) 533-0821 or PDKnudsvig@aol.com. For all Cub Leaders, Committee Members, Cubmasters and assistants.

Weird Science! Adding some STEM to Your Program!  CS204
Period: 5    Room: 205
***NEW***Don't be afraid of failing this Science Class. Discover simple science projects and experiments for Cub Scouts. An easy way to teach your Cub Scouts the wonders of science. For all Leaders and Cubmasters.

Rockets, Regattas & Derbies  CS205
Period: 1    Room: 201
An overview of racing pinewood derby cars, boats and rockets including some of the good and bad points of each. Also, some ideas on how to survive your first derby or add excitement to your yearly competition! For all Cub Leaders, Committee Members and Cubmasters.

Box Ovens and Beyond  CS300
Period: 2    Room: 209
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a box oven? How about a hobo stove? Buddy burners? Fire starters? Don’t miss this hands-on course that will have you eager to start collecting old boxes, #10 cans, candles and dryer lint for your next campout or outdoor cooking adventure. For all Cub Leaders.

Awesome Cub Games  CS301
Period: 4    Room: 209
What are games for? Why do we play games in Cub Scouts? Can you learn anything from playing a game and have fun too? For the answers to these and other questions, come play games with us! For all Cub Leaders and Cubmasters.

Let’s Rock! Crafting with Nature  CS302
Period: 3    Room: 111
***NEW*** Seeking ideas for your next craft project? Look no further than the outdoors. From pinecones to seashells, natural materials can make any project unique and lots of fun for all age Cub Scouts. Creating nature crafts makes learning fun, gets the scouts outside and can inspire a love of Mother Nature! For all Cub Leaders

Get to the Point - Teaching Knife Safety and Whittling Chip  CS303
Period: 6    Room: 206
Sharpen your whittling and teaching skills with hands-on activities and then deliver Scouting fun and values to your scouts with confidence. Bring your own whittling knife - a folding knife that includes a small blade of around one and a half inches in length. No multi tools, knives with fixed blades, or blades longer than three inches. For Bear and Webelos Leaders.

Cub Crafts You Can Eat  CS304
Period: 1    Room: 204
***NEW***Make a craft, have fun, and eat it? You know boys will love what you learn in this class! For all Cub Leaders and Cubmasters.

Trash to Treasures – Simple Cub Scout Crafts From Everyday Items  CS305
Period: 6    Room: 207
Use everyday items to make fun, inexpensive and creative crafts to bring out the artist in the boys – and you too! Non-crafters and beginners encouraged – handy crafters welcome! For all Den Leaders and Cubmasters.

Beyond the Birdhouse - Basic Woodworking Skills and Projects for Cubs  CS306
Period: 5    Room: 200
Tired of just building birdhouses? Get your new cub scout woodworking ideas here! Learn which tools are cub scouting approved, how to properly teach the use of the tools, get some cool ideas for every rank and even try your hand at building something to take home! For all Cub Leaders.

Pack Meetings Using the New Supplemental Themes   CS307
Period: 2    Room: 213
***NEW***Meet Dave Lyons from Baloo's Bugle, better known as Commissioner Dave! He's got the latest on how to enhance your pack meetings by using the new monthly themes-remember those? Come on in and learn from the master! For all Cub Scout Leaders

Cub Scout and Webelos Ceremonies  CS400
Period: 1    Room: 106
Tired of the same old “baggie” advancement ceremonies? No idea how to recognize a special leader or parent? Learn from our very own Master of Ceremonies, Akela Bob Rice on how to perform spectacular ceremonies of all kinds to really WOW a deserving scout and his family. You’ll experience everything from Bobcat to Arrow of Light Ceremonies and everything in between. For all Cub Leaders, Committee Members and Cubmasters.

All Tied Up in Knots  CS401
Period: 5    Room: 206
Don’t know your bowline from a sheetbend? Learn to tie the 6 knots used to earn the Webelos Outdoorsman Badge, one of the required badges for the Arrow of Light! Our expert instructors will show you the ropes so you can teach your Webelos the square knot, double half-hitch, tautline hitch, clove hitch, bowline and sheetbend, plus learn how to whip a rope without getting hurt. For Bear and Webelos Leaders.

Webelos Engineer Badge  CS403
Period: 4    Room: 206
Feel like you need to have a degree in Engineering to teach the Webelos Engineering Activity Badge? Don’t happen to have a certified Engineer in your pack to help you out? Learn from our own Joe Trovato of Baloo’s Bugle fame how to make this extremely technical badge easy and fun for you and your Webelos. For Bear and Webelos Leaders.

Boy Scouting Here We Come! Webelos to Scout Transition  CS404
Period: 2    Room: 210
Our most important job as Cub Scout Leaders is to prepare our boys to join Boy Scouting. Learn how to assist your scouts and their parents in making the most important transition in their scouting career-choosing a Boy Scout Troop. Emphasis is on the Arrow of Light requirements for Webelos and how to find the right troop for each scout. For all Cub Leaders, Committee Members and Cubmasters. Especially important for Bear and Webelos Den Leaders.

Team-Building Games For Webelos  CS405
Period: 3    Room: 205
Scouting is a “game with a purpose” and Webelos’ games have a specific purpose: to form a group of Cub Scouts into a team ready to move on to Boy Scouting! Learn your role as an adult leader and how to promote a boy-led den. For Bear and Webelos leaders.

Map and Compass Basics for Webelos  CS407
Period: 5, 6    Room: 213
**Double Period**Learn some great tricks and techniques for teaching map and compass skills to your Webelos. Through fun games and hands on activities, they’ll master one of the essential skills of Boy Scouts. This course will help you teach your boys how to read a map, what latitude and longitude are, translating landmarks on a map to the real world, the points of a compass, true north vs. magnetic north, accounting for declination and much, much more. Please bring your own compass. For Bear and Webelos Leaders

 

Boy Scouting
Putting Advancement in the Outdoor Program  BS100
Period: 3    Room: 207
***NEW*** The outdoor program is the heart and soul of Scouting. It’s the ideal place for scouts to hone their skills, learn about nature and develop leadership-all part of the Boy Scout Advancement program. For All Scout Leaders

New Scout Patrols and How to Make Them Successful  BS101
Period: 3    Room: 109
****New**** The next step in Scouting after Webelos, and the first step for all sixth graders who are new to Scouting! In this session participants will develop a plan for fun, adventure, and advancement that will help new boys and their families understand, enjoy, and stick with Boy Scouting.

Advancement Program  BS102
Period: 1    Room: 211
The Boy Scout advancement program places a series of challenges in front of a Scout in a manner that is fun and educational. As a Scout meets these challenges, he achieves the three aims of Scouting: citizenship, growth in moral strength and character, and mental and physical development. As a Scout advances he is measured and grows in confidence and self-reliance. This course covers the need for encouraging the timely rank advancement of Scouts to help them succeed and stay active in the troop. For All Boy Scout Leaders.

Effective Troop Boards of Review  BS103
Period: 2    Room: 109
The Purpose of a Board of Review is to make sure the Scout has completed the requirements for the rank, to see how good an experience the Scout is having in the unit and to encourage the Scout to progress further. There will be a discussion on the Troop's Advancement Committee responsibility in conducting quality advancement Boards of Review for all ranks, including the Eagle rank. Examples of kinds of questions that might be asked will be included. For All Troop Advancement Committee.

The Scoutmaster Conference  BS104
Period: 2    Room: 212
This course reviews the requirements and purpose of Scoutmaster’s conferences and explores ways to make the conferences valuable to both the Scout and the Scoutmaster. Ideas for and approaches to Scoutmaster’s conferences for Scouts all the way through Eagle will be presented. For All Scoutmasters and Asst Scoutmasters.

Life to Eagle-The Eagle Project Workbook /Process  BS105
Period: 3, 5    Room: 211
There are 12 Steps from Life to Eagle rank to ensure a smooth process and mentorship for the Scout. Eagle Scout is not just another rank in the Boy Scout advancement program, it is awarded to recognize mastery of Scouting which is itself a demonstration of character, fitness and citizenship. This course will examine the Life Scout to Eagle Transition with discussion and illustrations of advancement to the Eagle rank. For Scoutmasters and Committee.

Scoutmaster Minutes-Leave an Impression  BS106
Period: 5    Room: 212
What if you had just one minute each week to talk to your son? One minute for you to guide him on his path; one minute to share your convictions; one minute to shape his life; one minute each week to teach him how to be a man. - Inspire, challenge, instruct, maybe leave a lasting memory and alter a life…or a hundred. Learn how to plant a thought in the minds of your Scouts (and adults!) that will stick with them over their lifetimes. For Scoutmasters and Asst Scoutmasters

Integrating New Boys (& Parents) Into the Troop  BS107
Period: 4    Room: 212
As Cub Scouts set out on new adventures, their parents make the decision of whether or not to become active in your Troop. This session will present hints for you to help parents make a 180-degree shift in their adult role, along with helping them understand (and believe) a complete new way of their boys doing things - as the boys go from being led by adults to being led by their peers. This session is for boy scout leaders.

NYLT and Your Troop or Crew  BS108
Period: 1    Room: 210
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their Troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. NYLT course centers on what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. This session will present the strengths of modern leadership theory along with the value to the Troop or Crew and to your Scouts. For Boy Scout and Venturer Leaders

International Scouting  BS110
Period: 4    Room: 210
This course will introduce leaders to the exciting program enrichment opportunities available through International Scouting. Topics include: The International Camp Staff program, European Camp Staff program, Exchange Programs, Unit International Events, and the World Jamboree 2015 "Kirara-hama"!!!. This session is for boy scout and venture leaders.

Advanced Light-weight Backpacking and Camping Gadgets  BS200
Period: 1, 2    Room: 207
****DOUBLE SESSION*** Covers the need for regular varied camping trips, requirements for Scout planning and evaluation of the event, equipment, clothing, tour plans, food, transportation, health requirements and places to try will be discussed. Includes introduction to advanced light-weight gear. For Scoutmasters and Asst Scoutmasters.

Kayaking  BS202
Period: 4    Room: 201
Learn kayaking tips and techniques such as how to safely get into a kayak, the parts of the kayak, finding certified life-jackets, proper use of life-jackets, and how to hold a paddle. Find out where the best places are to kayak and how to plan kayak trips. Taught by seasoned and expert kayakers. For All Scout Leaders.

Service Projects  BS203
Period: 2    Room: 211
Service to others and project suggestions! Rank advancement and helping other Scouts, parents, unit, sponsor and the community. Discussion includes Eagle Rank service project requirements; also shows how helping others improves self-esteem and results in respect of others. For all Boy Scout Leaders.

Wet Wood / No Matches = No Problem  BS204
Period: 2    Room: Outdoors
****New**** Course content includes how to make homemade fire starters. How to make charred cloth and demonstration of its use. Demonstrate the quantity of wood that should be collected to build a proper fire.

Places to Go  BS205
Period: 4    Room: 108
This Session will offer a number of places to take your Boy Scout Troop for both high adventure and for that first time scoutmaster who would like to take simple local trips. A group discussion will be offered on where some troops go local for activities and overnight camping trips. At the end of this session you will have enough places to go with your troop for a whole year! This session is for boy scout and venture leaders.

The Art of Hiking  BS206
Period: 4    Room: 109
****New**** It's more than getting from point A to point B, isn't it? In this session we will discuss hiking to visit exciting places, to experience natural wonders, and to have fun! We'll also consider how outdoor ethics, advancement, and physical fitness relate to this potentially lifelong hobby.

GPS & Geocaching  BS207
Period: 5, 6    Room: Outdoors
DOUBLE PERIOD** Learn how to operate a GPS locator, set your own caches and learn all about the new Geocaching Merit Badge! Expert instructors will show you how to incorporate it into your Scout program. For all leaders

Winter Survival  BS208
Period: 6    Room: 210
Want to take your troop winter camping but don’t know how? Learn all you need to know on how to camp, stay warm and have fun below 20 degrees! For Scoutmasters. For All Scout Leaders

Orienteering  BS209
Period: 1    Room: 111
****New**** In this session, you will get an in depth view of orienteering and how scouts can enjoy this skill as a sport. We are blessed with some fantastic places to go in the council area which can leverage these orientation skills. You will enjoy how this activity can increase the excitement in your outdoor program. Please bring your own compass to participate. This session is for boy scout and venture leaders.

Shooting Sports  BS210
Period: 1    Room: 212
****New**** BSA offers three shooting sports merit badges that are at the top of the list in popularity among scouts attending summer camp: rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, and archery. We will discuss the basic range layout and positions relative to the type of shooting being done . We will cover the role of RSOs, what is required to oversee BSA shooting events (e.g., NRA certified instructor, RSO, BSA shooting sports camp school, etc.) and how those are achieved. We will provide a view of the resources that scouts and leaders can use to find out more about ranges, shooting sports, instruction, and becoming a certified coach, instructor or RSO. This session is for boy scout and venture leaders.

High Adventure Will Lift Your Troop  BS211
Period: 3    Room: 210
High Adventure; from the first small steps to execution. This session will cover Ideas for the Who, the Where, the Why and the How; Physical & Mental fitness training and team building; equipment acquisition, shake down and transportation etc.

The Way of the Native American Scout  BS212
Period: 5, 6    Room: Outdoors
****New**** In this presentation, Mr. San Marco will speak about the “Native American Scout”, his incredible living skills, and deep connection with Earth Mother. Primitive fire making methods will be demonstrated along with Native American uses of plants and animal parts for survival. Being part Cherokee Indian, he has dedicated most of his life teaching Native American survival skills and spiritual connection to the Earth. He is a NYS Licensed Wilderness Guide, a American Red Cross Canoeing Instructor, NYS Bow Hunting Instructor and professional builder of custom traditional longbows. Mr. San Marco offers a variety of wilderness skills classes to both adults and young people. Some topics he will touch on in the presentation: Traditional archery and arrow crafting, Map & compass land navigation, Wild edible and medicinal plants, Bow hunting, Knife and tomahawk throwing, Bow drill & flint and steel fire making, Assorted primitive crafts, Survival bow making and Canoeing. This session is for boy scout and venture leaders.

Boy Scout Recruitment & Retention-Key to a Healthy Troop  BS300
Period: 1    Room: 206
Recruitment and retention are the keys to success for the Boy Scouts of America as we work toward a greater impact on the values of America’s young people. We’ll provide some interesting information on scout retention and ideas to help keep your scouts in the program plus share some terrific ideas on attracting new scouts. For all scout leaders

Intro to Leave No Trace for Boy Scouts  BS301
Period: 2    Room: 402
It’s more than just picking up after ourselves; it’s a way of outdoor life that begins in Cub Scouts and moves to Boy Scout Backcountry LNT. Our LNT Master Trainer will deliver conservation techniques that enhance outdoor skills and get you and your Scouts more involved with nature. This basic Leave No Trace awareness class is a great introduction to more detailed workshops in which you can become a certified Leave No Trace instructor yourself! For all Scout Leaders.

District/Council Eagle BOR Training  BS400
Period: 2, 3    Room: 208
***Double Period****The purpose of this training is to make Eagle boards of review consistent among our districts and compliant with national standards as stated in the latest revision of the Advancement Committee Guide Policies and Procedures. An Eagle Scout candidate should be able to receive a review of the same quality standards in any one of our districts throughout our council. For District or Council Advancement Committee Members

Merit Badge Counselor Training  BS401
Period: 2    Room: 206
Merit Badge Counselor training will provide both registered and potential merit badge counselors with an understanding of the methods of counseling, and the counselor's role in the BSA advancement program. We will explore the merit badge process, a merit badge counselor's duties and responsibilities, group instruction and counseling techniques. For Merit Badge Counselors

What Is Order of the Arrow? Make It Work for Your Troop  BS402
Period: 3    Room: 213
For more than 90 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition. This session will cover what the OA is, how one becomes a member, how it can help your Troop, and some opportunities for older Scouts. You will learn how your Scouts can better promote camping, develop leaders and practice cheerful service.

How to do an Order of the Arrow Election in Your Troop  BS403
Period: 5    Room: 208
***NEW***Learn how to properly conduct an Order of the Arrow election in your troop. Includes details on explaining the eligibility requirements, how to prepare for the selection using a scouts biography, and the actual election procedures. Everyone attending will become qualified to run their units election and earn the Lodge Unit Election Specialist patch

 

Venturing
All About Venruting  VEN100
Period: 3    Room: 108
Details of the BSA Co-ed Venturing program for 13-21 year olds, and all the different types of units including Exploring, Sea Scouts, Firematic, Safe Rides, etc. How to start and maintain a Crew and work in synergy with local Troops.

Non-Traditional Activities-Citizenship and History  VEN101
Period: 1    Room: 108
***NEW***The instructor will cover many non-traditional activities that can be used to enhance your scout or Venturing program. Model UN and Moot Court events build understanding of citizenship, while trips to historical & archeological sites are a great changeup from the ordinary campout.

Living History  VEN102
Period: 2    Room: 108
***NEW***Add a new facet to scouting by participating in Living History activities. You may be familiar with Philmont 's backcountry staffers living as 1800's trappers, loggers, & homesteaders. There are also Revolutionary and Civil War living history buffs in our area that can enrich your scouting experience.

Powder Horn  VEN103
Period: 5    Room: 108
***NEW***Powder Horn has been described as the most fun an adult can have in scouting.  It is a 3-6 day outdoor, high adventure, resource management course originally targeted to Venturing, but now open to all.  Learn how to get these programs to your units while trying out everything.

Places to Go  VEN104
Period: 4    Room: 108
This Session will offer a number of places to take your Boy Scout Troop and Crew for both high adventure and for that first time scoutmaster who would like to take simple local trips. A group discussion will be offered on where some troops go local for activities and overnight camping trips. At the end of this session you will have enough places to go with your troop for a whole year! This session is for boy scout and venture leaders.

Long Distance Hiking  VEN105
Period: 6    Room: 108
The course is given by a very cheerful woman and her friend who have thru hiked the AT and PCT. The course is intended to inspire more participation in hiking & backpacking by female leaders and co-ed Venturers. Learnings can be applied to less ambitious treks and to co-ed outings. Subjects may include: planning, logistics, personal training, health on the trail, animals, people, solitude and companionship that are unique to long distance backpacking.

Orienteering  VEN200
Period: 1    Room: 111
****New**** In this session, you will get an in depth view of orienteering and how scouts can enjoy this skill as a sport. We are blessed with some fantastic places to go in the council area which can leverage these orientation skills. You will enjoy how this activity can increase the excitement in your outdoor program. Please bring your own compass to participate. This session is for boy scout and venture leaders.

Map Making  VEN201
Period: 4    Room: 106
***NEW*** Learn how those great trail maps and orienteering maps are made. Great info to help be a better map reader.

NYLT and Your Troop or Crew  VEN202
Period: 1    Room: 210
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their Troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. NYLT course centers on what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. This session will present the strengths of modern leadership theory along with the value to the Troop or Crew and to your Scouts. For Boy Scout and Venturer Leaders

STEM: NOVA Awards and Cyber Chip  VEN203
Period: 4    Room: 205
***NEW*** The Boy Scouts of America's NOVA Awards and Cyber Chip programs incorporate learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Learn how to add the components of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to your program and achieving these awards. For all Scout Leaders.

Shooting Sports  VEN204
Period: 1    Room: 212
****New**** BSA offers three shooting sports merit badges that are at the top of the list in popularity among scouts attending summer camp: rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, and archery. We will discuss the basic range layout and positions relative to the type of shooting being done . We will cover the role of RSOs, what is required to oversee BSA shooting events (e.g., NRA certified instructor, RSO, BSA shooting sports camp school, etc.) and how those are achieved. We will provide a view of the resources that scouts and leaders can use to find out more about ranges, shooting sports, instruction, and becoming a certified coach, instructor or RSO. This session is for boy scout and venture leaders.

Winter Survival  VEN205
Period: 6    Room: 210
Want to take your troop or crew winter camping but don’t know how? Learn all you need to know on how to camp, stay warm and have fun below 20 degrees! For Scoutmasters and Venturing Leaders

International Scouting  VEN300
Period: 4    Room: 210
This course will introduce leaders to the exciting program enrichment opportunities available through International Scouting. Topics include: The International Camp Staff program, European Camp Staff program, Exchange Programs, Unit International Events, and the World Jamboree 2015 "Kirara-hama"!!!. This session is for boy scout and venture leaders.

High Adventure Will Lift Your Troop and Crew  VEN301
Period: 3    Room: 210
High Adventure; from the first small steps to execution. This session will cover Ideas for the Who, the Where, the Why and the How; Physical & Mental fitness training and team building; equipment acquisition, shake down and transportation etc.

 

General Courses
Scouting Safely: The Tour and Activity Plan, BSA Insurance and the Guide to Safe Scouting:  GEN100
Period: 5    Room: 207
***NEW***As adult leaders, we need to hold safe, fun-filled Scouting activities and meetings. Included will be a discussion on a) when and how to complete the online Tour and Activity Plan (formerly the Tour Plan and more formerly the Tour Permit), b) having proper certifications for all the fun things your Scouts love to do, c) BSA insurance covering registered leaders, non-registered leaders and Chartered Organizations, d) the Guide to Safe Scouting and age-appropriate and approved activities, and e) unauthorized activities that may surprise you! For all Leaders, Committee Members, Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, their assistants, etc.

WORKING WITH SPECIAL NEEDS SCOUTS (AUTISM SPECTRUM, ADD, ADHD)  GEN101
Period: 1    Room: 208
Scouting encourages all boys to participate and pursue scouting ideals. Some scouts have special needs which need to be factored into panning and holding meetings and outdoor activities. The Working with Special Needs session will present helpful hints on ensuring these scouts are well integrated and their needs are addressed by both the adults and patrol leaders smoothly and in a thoughtful manner to provide that sense of belonging and active encouragement, as well as, safety and personal growth. These special needs are as important as food allergies and other medical conditions and are another aspect of the diversity of our youth population.

Astronomy: Integrating the Night Sky Into Scouting  GEN102
Period: 2    Room: 201
Have you ever been out on a camping trip and looked up into the night sky? Ever wondered what interesting events might be going on above your head during a pack or troop meeting? There are numerous things happening that can easily be incorporated into your program. Learn how to find out what to see and how to observe , from looking at the moon, planets and stars, to seeing the International Space Station pass overhead. Special events like meteor showers, satellite flares and eclipses will also be discussed. For all Parents, Leaders, Committee Members, Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, their assistants, etc.

Responsibility and Respect  GEN103
Period: 3    Room: 106
***NEW***Education professor and psychologist Dr. Thomas Lickona has developed a character-education partnership whose mission is to promote the development of moral and performance character in schools, families, and communities. Encouraging ethical reflection means helping youth develop the cognitive side of character: (1) being morally aware; (2) having an understanding of virtues and how to apply them in concrete situations; (3) being able to take the perspective of others; (4) being able to reason morally; being able to make thoughtful moral decisions (the virtue of prudence); and having self-knowledge, including the capacity for self-criticism (the virtue of humility). For All Scout Leaders

Journey to Excellence: All Programs  GEN106
Period: 6    Room: 201
***NEW***Does your unit want to know how good it is? Does your unit need to work on some things? Well, here is a course that can tell what the BSA considers an outstanding unit. Learn how your unit stacks up against BSA benchmarks in Advancement, Recruitment/Retention, Training, Camping, Planning, Leadership and other areas of unit operations. Though there is short time left in the calendar year, there is still time to achieve an award. Gain insight into the short- and long-term planning to make the grade. For all Committee Members, Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, their assistants, etc.

Leave No Trace 101  GEN107
Period: 4, 5, 6    Room: 402
***3 Periods*** In this 3 hour course you will learn the seven principles of LNT. You will also gain the knowledge and understand the importance of Leave No Trace and outdoor activities. You'll also be provided training in the "Authority of the Resource" technique, which deemphasizes regulation in favor of education about the natural world around us. Certification course for all scout leaders.

PRACTICAL FIRST AID FOR TRAIL & CAMPING  GEN108
Period: 2, 4    Room: 111
Learn all about the basics of First Aid and First Aid Kits on Trails. Experienced instructor will offer practical knowledge and hands-on techniques. ... bites and stings, poisonous plants, heat illness, sprains, strains, bruises and hemorrhage control. For boy all scout leaders.

All Things Gear, For Beginners  GEN109
Period: 5    Room: 204
The course will cover camping gear essentials, from the basics of Cub “car camping”, sites, and locations in the area, and move on to Boy Scout backpacking essentials. Covered topics will include: • Camping and hiking gear, such as tents, sleeping bags, hydration, backpacks (size and fit) • Gear suppliers like Campmor, EMS, and REI, as well as the Scouting discount web site, ALPS Mountaineering • Rainwear and pack cover essentials • Hiking boots and the appropriate selection and use • Cooking supplies for packs and for troops • Pack/troop reuse/”recycling” for outgrown equipment • Local sites such as Durland, FDR, Alpine, Seton, Harriman, etc. • Why all this should lead to Philmont! For all Parents, Leaders, Committee Members, Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, their assistants, etc

Mobile Apps for Scouters  GEN110
Period: 3    Room: 204
In an era of information on demand, the Smartphone can be a valuable addition to your camping checklist. Come and learn about various applications, tools and reference guides as we discuss whether the Smartphone is a distraction or a digital Swiss army knife for 21st century Scouters. For all Parents, Leaders, Committee Members, Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, their assistants, etc.

Cyber Bullying: Prevention and Intervention  GEN111
Period: 5    Room: 201
This course will summarize the current research on cyber bullying. Participants will learn the following: • Definition of cyber bullying and the variety of ways youth cyber bully • Recognize the symptoms of cyber bullying • The effects of cyber bullying • How to prevent cyber bullying • What to do about cyber bullying For all Parents, Leaders, Committee Members, Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, their assistants, etc

Getting Your Unit Involved in the Community  GEN112
Period: 1    Room: 109
Learn how to easily plan and execute a successful Journey to Excellence Service Project for your den, pack, patrol and/or troop. Help your community, heighten community awareness, and provide additional program experiences to help youth members learn qualities of good citizenship and gain a sense of belonging in the community – all while incorporating the principals of Leave No Trace. Come with ideas to share! For all Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leaders.

STEM: NOVA Awards and Cyber Chip  GEN113
Period: 4    Room: 205
***NEW*** The Boy Scouts of America's NOVA Awards and Cyber Chip programs incorporate learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Learn how to add the components of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to your program and achieving these awards. For all Scout Leaders.

Offering Religious Emblems  GEN114
Period: 5    Room: 106

Woods Wisdom for Women  GEN115
Period: 1, 2    Room: 205
***Double Period***Want to get out in the woods camping and hiking but don’t know what to expect? Is it OK to use men’s equipment or are there things out there that work better for female scouters? Some things are just NOT one size fits all! Come and learn how to manage in the great outdoors and take care of all our special female needs. For all female Scout Leaders.

Adult Leader Training Awards & Knots  GEN116
Period: 4    Room: 208
The Adult Leader Training Awards (Knots) have all been changed the past year. Learn what's new and what has been retired. More than just self-promotion, these knots have a purpose. Come and learn about all the different knots and how they benefit more than just the recipient. For all Scout Leaders.

 

Culinary College
Cooking for Cubs – Instilling Basic Cooking Skills in Younger Scouts  CL100
Period: 1    Room: 110
***NEW****Explore opportunities to incorporate cooking into your Cub program, from Outdoorsman and Fishing Pin requirements to Good Manners and earning the Nutrition & Heritages belt loops. As scout leaders, our boys will benefit if we teach them to cook. Each Cub rank has some kind of cooking requirement that could be done at home but we would miss teaching our boys an important campout and life skill – basic cooking. For All Cub Scout Leaders.

Box Ovens and Beyond  CL101
Period: 2    Room: 209
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a box oven? How about a hobo stove? Buddy burners? Fire starters? Don’t miss this hands-on course that will have you eager to start collecting old boxes, #10 cans, candles and dryer lint for your next campout or outdoor cooking adventure. For all Leaders.

Cooking for Advancement – from Tenderfoot to Cooking Merit Badge (Eagle Required)  CL200
Period: 5    Room: 110
***New*** Patrols and Troops travel on their stomachs. So if you gotta fill it, you might as well fill it well! This course will give you resource of recipes, cooking hints, techniques and what the boys need to know to be a First Class chef. As of Jan. 1, 2014, the Cooking Merit Badge becomes Eagle required-are you ready? Learn what every Scout leader should know to have his scouts succeed in cooking outdoors. For all Boy Scout Leaders.

Plan Ahead & Prepare – Incorporating Leave No Trace ethics into your cooking, at home and in the field  CL300
Period: 2    Room: 110
***NEW***Applying LNT Principle Number One to your activities in the field and at home.

Alternative Cooking   CL400
Period: 6    Room: 110
Vegan, vegetarian, dealing with special dietary requirements and food allergies

Cooking Outdoors I & II  CL401
Period: 3, 4    Room: Outdoors
***NEW***Demonstration of outdoor methods (Dutch Oven, Charcoal grilling, One-pot Cooking, Foil Dessert (during lunch periods) Includes Lab Session

 

 

 

 

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