This Is Scouting

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This Is Scouting replaced "New Leader Essentials" in March of 2009.
This Is Scouting highlights the values, aims, history, funding, and methods of Scouting.
This Is Scouting is a part of Basic Leader Training taken after Fast Start Training.

The Building Blocks of New Leader Training
 
  Trained Patch jpg
After completion a leader is Trained
  Leader Specific Training
Completed as soon as possible (within 3 months)
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
Required for Troop, Team, & some Crew* leaders
  Fast Start
Training

Taken Immediately
Youth
protection
training

Prior to submitting Application
<--- Basic Leader Training --->
"Leader Specific Training"
Online, or
Classroom
Online, or
Classroom
Online, or
Classroom
Classroom &
outdoors only
*Some councils require Crews with Outdoor emphasis to take IOLS, other councils require all Crew leaders to take IOLS, the flyer on scouting.org[1] does not include IOLS for Venture leaders.
This Is Scouting is available as an "E-Learning" online training or through your local council.

This Is Scouting replaced "New Leader Essentials" as introductory session that highlights the values, aims, history, funding, and methods of Scouting. It addresses how these aims and methods are reached in an age-appropriate style within Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing. Videos, discussions, and hands-on reinforcement are presented during the 90-minute training session. Ideally, all unit-based volunteers—Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders—take this session at the same time, so they understand that they are all striving for the same results with the youth they serve. Each leader completes This Is Scouting training only once. If you have previously taken NLE, you do not need to take this course.

The online version of This Is Scouting requires approximately 45 minutes to watch a series of videos. The volunteer must watch each video in it's entirety to receive credit. A local training curriculum is also available on DVD, No. 36118, for areas where internet access is limited or where group presentation is desired.

Contents

Benefits of "This Is Scouting"

Assistance in implementing the full Scouting program with chartered organizations:

  1. A better understanding of the advantages of encouraging youth and adult volunteers to move through the traditional program as their youth mature
  2. An awareness of the different aspects of the Scouting program, which may result in leaders taking advantage of those programs for a child in a different age group

Resources

Online or classroom Leader Training

Youth protection (MANDATORY) – every registered adult must be re-certified every two years.

New Leader Training for new Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout and Venturing leaders includes:

BSA Online Learning Center – provides a variety of materials courses.

Outdoor Leader Training

In addition to fulfilling other requirements, some unit leaders need outdoor-specific training.

Other outdoor-related links

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