Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader – Scouter’s Training Award

There are only 7 requirements for this award. Most Scouters have completed it after two years in a unit. Filling out the paperwork and submitting it tends to be the hardest part.

  • Tenure
    • Complete at least two years of tenure as a registered adult leader in your unit.
  • Training
    • Complete basic training for your leader position.
    • Attend a University of Scouting (or equivalent), or attend at least four Roundtable’s (or equivalent) during each year of the tenure used for this award.
  • Performance
    • Participate in an annual unit planning meeting in each year.
    • Serve as an adult leader in a unit that achieves at least the Bronze level of Journey to Excellence each year.
    • Give primary leadership in meeting at least one unit Journey to Excellence objective in each year.
    • Participate in at least one additional supplemental or advanced training event at the council, area, region, or national level during the two years. [ WOOD BADGE ← Flashing RED Text ]

⚜️ Note: Remember to make coppices before submitting it. (Use your mobile phone.)

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🎃 The Most Frightening 👻Tale of… 💀Scary RECHARTERING! 🦇

Every year all scouting units recharter. 😬 The recharter packet should contain the following:
✔ Step-by-Step Instructions
✔ Printout of Units Current Membership
✔ Unit & Membership Fees
✔ Journey to Excellence
✔ Annual Charter Agreement
✔ Contact Help and Resources Information
✔ Other Stuff from Council/District

Recharter packets are picked up at the October Roundtable. Recharter starts online with instructions contained in the packet. Print out the forms specified in the instructions. Get the signature that is required. Make financial arrangements to cover your fees. Complete the rechartering at the November Roundtable. Remember that you are not alone. Use your resources if you have questions.

🌎 https://www.scouting.org/commissioners/internet-rechartering

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What’s a Den Chief? The Most Important Youth Leadership Position!

A Den Chief is a youth position in a Troop that is helping the Den Leader in a Cub Scout Pack. Often this position is dismissed as unimportant and trivial. However, it’s one of the most important in the life of a Scout Troop and a Cub Scout Den. ScouterStan explores this little know youth position and how important it is. The new Den Chief training is outlined in 3 modules;

  1. The Den Chief’s role and understanding Cub Scouts
  2. The Den Meeting
  3. How to lead activities

The Den Leader and the Den Chief Scout should attend this training together. Techanaly, the Den Chief can be of any rank, but only First Class Scout or higher can count their service for rank advancement. Scoutmasters should only select responsible scouts for this position. As the Den Leader doesn’t need an older Cub Scout… They need a real youth leader. Scoutmasters should also consider the many commitments on this youth leader. Troop meetings ever week, Den meeting 3 times a month and Pack meeting or Pack activity once a month. Plus Troop camping and OA commitments and more… A Den Chief is a natural recruiter for your Troop. Encourage the Den Chief to work in the older Den’s and have them cross over into the Troop. Then the former Den Chief can become a Troop Guide to the first year patrol.

🌎 Den Chief Website: https://www.scouting.org/training/youth/den-chief-training
📄 Instructors Syllabus PDF: https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Den-Chief-Syllabus-v4.pdf
🎓 Online Den Cheif Training: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/training/den-chief-training

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District Roundtable, a Meeting You Need to Attend

This is your monthly district roundtable meeting that ALL Scout leaders should plane to attend. The structure of this meeting has three parts. First, the opening, greeting, and announcements. Second, the breakout sessions for all divisions of Scouts (Cubs, Troops, Ventures, and Sea Scouts). In the last part, everyone reconvenes for the closing. This structure will be different from time to time and in many areas. Scout leaders who don’t attend are often left out of the loop of information.

Roundtable Link: https://www.scouting.org/commissioners/roundtable-support/

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