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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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Trainer's EDGE - March 10th 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church (Springfield, MO)

A one-day course designed to improve teaching and presentation skills. Open to ALL who are interested. Required training for NYLT Staff and Wood Badge Staff.
NEW! The Trainers EDGE, replaces the Trainer Development Conference (BSA 500) as the required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs. Only practice can polish skills, and this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering hands-on experience in methods and media.

• Youth trainers for NYLT, Venturing, Order of the Arrow, and summer camp staff. (Must be 14 or older)
• Pack Trainers and Den Chiefs
• Current or new District trainers in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity, and Venturing
• Council trainers for NYLT, Youth Protection, University of Scouting
• Commissioners – All Unit, District, ADC, and Roundtable
ANYONE in scouting who is interested and wants to learn to communicate ideas better!

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COPE & Climbing Training (Spring 2018)

Are you planning your training schedule for 2018 or want to staff at World Jamboree in 2019?

 Take part in COPE and Climbing Training in 2018!

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!
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Register ONLINE (click here)

COPE/CLIMBING LEVEL I BASIC Training: Friday, March 23rd- Saturday, March 24th, 2018 Friday night 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Camp Arrowhead (4202 State Hwy DD Marshfield, MO)
COPE LEVEL II (Tower) Training*: Friday April 6th  – Sunday April 8th, 2018 Friday night 7:00 pm - Sunday 4:00 pm
Where: Camp Arrowhead
*(must complete Level I BASIC Training)
CLIMBING LEVEL II Training*: Friday  May 18th – Saturday May 19th, 2018 Friday night 7:00 pm – Saturday 4:00 pm.
Where: Camp Arrowhead
*(must complete Level I BASIC Training)

**Participants will be required to complete waiver(s) and health information forms prior to training**
Required equipment lists will be emailed to participants prior to each training from the instructor(s)

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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