Monday, March 9, 2009

Education & Training

Scout Training – Learning Opportunities Available!

Several training opportunities are on the upcoming District calendar. Everyone is eligible to take these courses to learn more about scouting.

OWL and BALOO Training are mandatory training classes, meaning at least one person from each den must attend in order for the den to be eligible to participate in overnight outdoor campouts.

OWL (Outdoor Webelos Leader Training). In order for our den to be eligible for outdoor campouts this summer, we must have one or two parent members from our den attend this training. This course is offered May 8-9 at Camp Butler. It is an overnight course, opening ceremony at 6pm on Friday evening; closing ceremony at 5pm on Saturday evening.

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation), May 9, 2009 (I believe this is offered in cooperation with the OWL training as noted above). This is for the Cub Scout parent who wants to participate in overnight outdoor experiences with the den. There will be many resources and ideas shared! This class is for anyone who wants to acquire the skills and confidence necessary to plan and carry out a successful Cub Scout-level overnight activity; and increase their knowledge of the resources available from the BSA.

Spring Cub Leader Training: Our group has been highly trained - we have four trained leaders, with the exception of “WEBELOS Position Specific Leader Training.”

WEBELOS is a much different program than what we have been completing thus far. It is more detailed and more intense, and will require significant parental participation. We need several trained WEBELO leaders in our group.

Position Specific Training is offered at the following locations and dates:

Saturday, April 4, 2009

11:45 am – 3:00 pm
Redeemer Lutheran Church Green
2141 5th St., Cuyahoga Falls, 44221

Deadline to register: March 28, 2009 Call Harry Walker 330-929-0647


Saturday, April 18, 2009
10:00 am – noon

Valley United Methodist Church
620 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. Akron, 44319
Deadline to register: March 28, 2009

Costs for attending any of these classes will be reimbursed by the Pack. Thank you for your willingness to attend. Please reply back to let us know which training class(es) you will be able to attend.

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