Do you train Scouts? Leaders? Parents? Are you someone who has thought about training but you don’t know where to begin? Or maybe you have years of experience in training but want to freshen up your skills. There are 2 great opportunities for both YOUTH and ADULTS to attend The Fundamentals of Training on December 7th, 2019 and The Trainer’s Edge on January 4th, 2020.
The Fundamentals of Training, is designed to help Scouters, regardless of their experience, present effective training. This is the first part of the three-part train-the trainer continuum (T3 ) in Scouting and is intended for both YOUTH and ADULT trainers. This session is designed to introduce new Scouting trainers to teaching techniques and skills. Most of the BSA’s instructor-led training is designed around a variation of what educators are calling the “team-based learning model.” Using small groups, team-based learning promotes learning and team development through frequent and immediate feedback by a facilitator/ instructor. The team-based learning approach is similar to the patrol method Scouting has used for more than a century all over the world. The patrol method has proven effective in operating a den, patrol, and crew, as well as in learning.
Trainer’s EDGE is a course to provide and help develop the platform skills of a trainer. It is meant to supplement the practice offered through Wood Badge and NYLT staff development, with a focus on the participant, while raising the level of skill a trainer brings to the staff experience. Only practice can polish these skills, but this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering hands‐on experience in methods and media.