Blue Elk District Training

!!!  IMPORTANT LOCATION INFORMATION for OLS/SM Fundamentals training this weekend:  The calendar is displaying an incorrect location/address.  The training is NOT at 499 MO-7 Hwy!!  Please do not go there.  The actual location GPS/Nav apps can find is 1505 SE US Hwy 40, Blue Springs, MO 64014.

Directions: I-70 to the Adams Dairy Parkway exit in Blue Springs.  Go South on Adams Dairy to US-40 Hwy.  East on US40 ~ 1/4 mile (second drive on the North side) to Legion Drive.  Turn North onto Legion Drive (there will be  a Blue Elk Training sign next to the driveway on 40 Hwy) and go all the way to the top of the hill.

 

Ron Hayes - BE Training Chair

(816)  674 - 1828

ronald.e.hayes@gmail.com

 

 

 

   Earn this patch and show you’re fully trained for your currently registered position!

 

Training is a vital part of the Scouting Program! Whether you just joined us as a new volunteer or you’re a seasoned member, training is the most important thing that we can offer to our scouts.  Every youth deserves a trained leader!

All registered leaders MUST have current Youth Protection Training (meaning within the last 2 years) in order to re-register.

New adult applicants will not be accepted without proof of Youth Protection training.

Training is broken down by whether you’re a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity, or Venturing Leader. Minimum courses that every leader needs to take for their registered position are detailed in the matrix: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/Trained_Leader_Positions.pdf

 

Youth Protection Training is available at the online learning center at my.scouting.org. This training is good for two years.  Course codes: Y01 or Y02 (Y02 is good for ALL levels of Scouting)

 

 

In order for a Cub Scout Leader to be considered "fully trained", you need to complete the courses listed in the Trained Leader Positions document. Position-specific training has been in-person training historically, but recently has been added to the online courses at  my.scouting.org.  Other training for Cub Scout Leaders include BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) and Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders.

 

 

Boy Scout Leaders are considered "fully trained" when you complete the courses listed in the Trained Leader Positions document.  Scoutmaster/Assitant Scoutmaster Training and Outdoor Leader Skills are only available in a classroom setting and OLS is an overnight campout. Troop Committee Challenge is available online.

 

 

In order for a Venturing Leader to be considered "fully trained" you need to complete the courses listed in the Trained Leader Positions document including Venturing Youth Protection which is course code Y02.  Y01 does not count for Venturing Leaders.

 

 

 

For Supplemental Training including Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Hazardous Weather and other training, please visit: my.scouting.org

 

 

 

All training listed below is In-Person.  For online courses, please go to:

https://my.scouting.org

 

The below training information is for the Blue Elk District.  You are NOT restricted to taking training in any other district if it better meets your schedule and needs.

 

Boy Scout Training Dates:

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (OLS) BSA Course Code S11

April 15-16 (3rd weekend of April annually)

Location:  American Legion Farm or TBA (will give advanced notice if change)

Cost: $15 (includes food for the event, materials, and handouts) Cash or Check ONLY- made out to HOAC

Time: Registration begins at 5pm on the 15th / Classes start at 5:30 sharp; requires overnight stay

Items: Class A, and Class B, Outdoor camping gear, Outdoor clothing, lawn chair, health form

Optional: Scout Handbook, paper, pencil, flag building material

Welcome: All scouts who will be turning 18 before the next OLS course; any Scouter over the age of 18 

 

October 21-22 (3rd weekend of October annually)

Location:  American Legion Farm or TBA (will give advanced notice if change)

Cost: $15 (includes food for the event, materials, and handouts) Cash or Check ONLY -made out to HOAC

Time: Registration begins at 5pm on the 21st / Classes start at 5:30 sharp; requires overnight stay

Items: Class A, and Class B, Outdoor camping gear, Outdoor clothing, lawn chair, health form

Optional: Scout Handbook, paper, pencil, flag building material

Welcome: All scouts who will be turning 18 before the next scheduled OLS course; any Scouter over the age of 18 

 

Scoutmaster Specific Training – BSA Course Code S24

April 16th

Location: American Legion Farm or TBA (will give advanced notice if change)

Cost: Free

Time: Registration begins at 1:30 pm and Class begins at 2pm sharp

Items: A lawn Chair, pen, paper, Scout Handbook

Welcome: All scouts who will be turning 18 before the next scheduled OLS course; any Scouter over the age of 18  

 

October 22nd

Location: American Legion Farm or TBA (will give advanced notice if change)

Cost: Free

Time: Registration begins at 1:30 pm and Class begins at 2pm sharp

Items: A lawn Chair, pen, paper, Scout Handbook

Welcome: All scouts who will be turning 18 before the next scheduled OLS course; any Scouter over the age of 18  

For more information or to preregister for a class contact Ron Hayes

Ron Hayes
Blue Elk Training Chair
(816) 674-1828
ronald.e.hayes@gmail.com

 

Cub Scout Training Dates:

~ Cub Scout Position-specific training may now be completed online or in person.  Online completion may be accomplished at my.scouting.org  A training webpage navigation aid is available by request from Ron Hayes, Ronald.e.hayes@gmail.com ~

~ In-person training will be conducted on the following schedule:

  • Den Chief Training: October and November roundtables - Colonial Hills Community of Christ Church located at 3539 SW State Route 7, Blue Springs, MO.
  • Joint Cubmaster and Den Leader Training: Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 08:00 - Location: same as above

For additional information on Cub Scout Leader training, please contact DavidHinkley: pudding.boy@sbcglobal.net or​ (816) 590-4127                   

 

COR Training:

COR Training will be held at the February and November District Roundtables in 2016.

For more information, please contact:

Ron Hayes
COR Training
(816) 674-1828.

Other Training:

  • Merit Badge Counselor Training – held at Roundtables in January, March, May, September, and November.

NYLT (National Youth Leader Training):

The 2017 course is under planning and dates have not yet been set.

To see the past 2016 information please click here .

My.scouting.org – Your online training center

There are many training courses that can be taken online.

  • Create an account - this can be done with or without your BSA membership ID.
  • If you enter your membership ID, your training records will be updated at the Council Office.
  • If you are not yet registered, you can still take training; just print the certificate at the end of each course.
  • After your account is created you will receive an email with a link. Click the link to activate your my.scouting account. This must be done before you can log in. If you do not receive an email, check your spam/junk folder.
  • Once you log in to my.scouting, click My Learning on the top ribbon. Training courses for your registered position will be shown if your application has already been processed.  Otherwise, you may request a “tour guide” document from Ron Hayes (Ronald.e.hayes@gmail.com) which will take you step-by-step with screen shots through the method to find your appropriate training courses.
  • Once completed, be sure to print your certificate in the event your training does not automatically link to your transcript.
  • Click on the “Completions” link on the top ribbon to confirm your completed course(s) have been added to your transcript.

Submit your certificate of completion to your District Training Chair if it does not show up in your transcript under the “Completions” link.

We are encouraging all units to use this system to check the training status of all of their leaders. Committee Chairs can generate a report for the entire unit or members can generate their own individually.

 

Adult Advanced & Supplemental Training

Beyond your basic leader training, there are several training programs you can participate in to gain a better understanding of leadership and executing the Scouting program.  Please take a few moments to take advantage of these additional opportunities:

 

Adult Training Awards

The training awards and keys are designed to recognize unit Scouters for tenure, training, and performance in their leadership roles.