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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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to download the form and register!

 Wilderness First Aid Training
 April 7-8, 2017

Wilderness and Remote First aid is designed to provide a foundation of first aid principles and skills that will allow you to respond to emergencies, and give care, in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response. This includes wilderness and remote environments, or urban disasters response including events such as tornados, earthquakes and hurricanes.

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for more information!
Adults can sign up here! 

 STEM / NOVA Counselor Training
April 8th, 2017 

Join us Saturday April 8th at the Springfield Service Center to complete training on becoming a STEM or NOVA Counselor for your unit.
To be either a Counselor or Mentor, you must be 21 years of age or older, a current BSA member, and have completed Youth Protection Training in the last 2 years.
Download the flyer and sign up (click here)
Contact: Neisha Rogers


Advanced Leader Outdoor Training (ALOT)
April 7-8, 2017 at Camp Arrowhead

Fulfills the Requirements for Outdoor Leader Skills (OLS) and Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWLS) Required training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters.

Instructors will help you learn how to set up camp, cook, work with wood tools and about ropes, first aid, planning campfire programs, map reading and compass skills, hiking and packing techniques, nature identification, and Leave No Trace (LNT). Each outdoor session will bring to life the pages of the Boy Scout Handbook to help you deliver the promise of scouting to yourself and the youth you serve. It will increase your comfort level and give you confidence as a trained skilled leader. The program will also give you the opportunity to work with other Scout leaders from your area, meet new friends, and reinforce skill techniques with fellow unit leaders.
Boy Scouts
o Scoutmasters
o Assistant Scoutmasters
o Interested Troop Committee Members
Cub Scouts
o Webelos Den Leaders
o Assistant Webelos Den Leaders
o Interested Cub Scout Den Leaders

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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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for more information!

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
April 8th, 2017

BALOO stands for Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. It’s designed to introduce Cub Scout leaders to the newly expanded opportunities for pack overnight camping. This is an energetic training that will cover everything you need to know to plan and run a pack overnighter. It’s more than just camping—it includes ideas for outdoor activities, games and ceremonies; information on selecting and using camping equipment; how to run a campfire program; and hands-on Cub Scout cooking demonstrations! In short, everything you need to know to make your pack overnighter a fun, successful event!

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for more information!

 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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