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2017 COPE & Climbing Training 

Are you planning your training schedule for 2017 or want to staff at Jamboree in 2017? Take part in COPE and Climbing Training in 2017!
Get valuable training to take your Scouting adventures to the next level this year. Learn to safely operate elements of  C.O.P.E and become a Council C.O.P.E Instructor, or learn safe climbing techniques needed to add climbing to your Unit’s program potential. You’ll also learn from some of the very best in the Central Region of the BSA! 
Dates and Locations
March 18th - Level I BASIC COPE/Climbing - Camp Arrowhead
March 25th - Regional COPE/Climbing Conference - Camp Geiger (St. Joseph, MO) contact Sherry Davis for more info
April 29-30 - Climbing Level II - Camp Arrowhead
May 19-21 - COPE Level II - Camp Arrowhead

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Basic Unit Commissioner Training
May 13, 2017

Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America.
This training will help show you how to support & grow a unit, Journey to Excellence, planning, budgeting & annual recharter along with using Commissioner Tools.

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Leave No Trace (LNT) Training
June 2nd-4th

Outdoor Ethics is second only to Safety and First Aid in Scouting’s priority list; it is ranked as a higher priority than advancement in scouting. The Leave No Trace Trainer Course is shortened weekend version of the weeklong master educator course. This course will teach you how to understand, demonstrate, and teach minimum impact ethics techniques to troops, packs, crews, sponsoring organizations, and other community groups, lead a discussion on outdoor ethics and help others explore and guide them in raising their own personal outdoor ethical standards as well as so much more. 

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Cub Scout Training
July 22, 2017

Every scout deserves trained leaders!
Saturday, July 22, we will be holding a cub scout training! Starting at 10:30am we will hold our first session of classes; cub master, den leader, committee chair, and advancement though scoutbook. We will break for lunch at 11:30, which will be provided. The second session will start at 12:30 and will include recharter/registration, my.scouting.org, and calendar/budget.

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Trainer's EDGE
June 17th, 2017


Join us on Saturday, June 17th for Trainer's EDGE! This training is for anyone who is interested in developing their teaching and presenting skills. This training is also a required prerequisite for NYLT and Wood Badge staff!

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 Youth Protection is the #1 Priority of the BSA

To ensure the safety of all of our young men and women in Scouting, the youth protection training requirements for all leadership has been updated.  It is now mandatory for all leaders to have completed youth protection training prior to registering and then renew that training at least every 24 months. 
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Council Basic Training Initiative Policy

In order to ensure that all youth in our Council receive the best Scouting program possible, the Executive Board of the Ozark Trails Council considers it imperative that all registered leaders become familiar with the Scouting program, how it works at the different levels and how to implement it, while making it fun and exciting for the youth of the program. All this is accomplished through leadership training.

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