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Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader!

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Training is the most important key to successful Scouting for both leaders and Scouts. Think about it. Would you want to trust your children to untrained teachers or daycare providers? If not, then why would you ask parents to trust their Scouts with untrained leaders? Training helps leaders make Scouting safe and fun for everyone, while making sure that the goals of Scouting are accomplished.

Mawat District has a group of committed, talented trainers who are here to help you along the training path. Read on to learn more about the different types of training available. You will find our courses valuable whether you are just starting out as a leader, or whether you’ve been a leader for a while and simply haven’t gotten around to taking training. 


No matter what your program or position, you’ll have fun getting trained. More importantly, you’ll learn what it takes to be a successful Scouting leader, and how to use the extensive resources that Boy Scouts of America provides to its leaders. 


For more information, contact the Mawat District Training Chair

Carolyn Bolles - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (336) 364-7670


Please visit our District Calendar for a list of training dates and locations here in Durham


When you are trying to register if there is no online registration please email the course director to confirm your enrollment


Wood Badge

 Occoneechee Scout Reservation
Carthage, NC
September 5-7 and 26-28 2014
Hosted by:
Occoneechee Council
Boy Scouts of America

Site link   http://woodbadge421.info/s7-421-14-1/



Please visit our Council calendar for a list of council wide and other district training dates and locations. You are always free to go outside your district for training when you have conflicts with dates or need a course that is not being currently provided by our district training team.

Once you have completed all the training for your position in Scouting you will recieve a trained patch that goes on your uniform.    trained

The next thing you should do is contact the district training chair and volunteer your time giving back what you have learned to others.

When you have completed the training download or ask for a copy of a Progress record sheet to track your success towards a training award, this is a small patch with a square knot that is to be sewn over the left pocket of your uniform.


In order to take advantage of BSA Online courses, you must first be a registered member of Boy Scouts of America then create a MyScouting account. Once you create an account, you can access the courses listed below. You will be prompted to enter your scout # on your BSA membership card. A membership number is NOT needed to create an account for Youth Protection Training.



Youth Protection Training - ALL ADULTS REGISTERED WITH THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA MUST TAKE YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING. All Scouting activities require the presence of at least two adults at all times, at least one of whom must have successfully completed Youth Protection Training. This course is offered online only. It covers such questions as how to recognize child abuse, how children can resist it, and how to report it within the BSA organization (the three R's). Youth Protection Training MUST be renewed every two years.

Cub Scout Leader Fast Start Training (Online Only) - Fast Start is designed for the brand new adult leader in a leadership position with a Cub Scout pack. It gives a brief overview of the Cub Scout program and how adult leaders are important to the success of Cub Scout Packs and their dens. There is a Fast Start program for each level of Cub Scout Leadership: Cubmaster, Tiger Den Leader, Wolf/Bear Den Leader, Webelos Den Leader, and Pack Committee.

Cub Scout Basic Leader Specific Training (Live Training) - This is a good training course for all adults in the pack. It is strongly encouraged for all uniformed pack leaders (Cubmaster, and Asst. Cubmasters, and Den Leaders for each grade level). This training gives a leader the knowledge and skills needed for their specific leadership position. Leader Specific Training is available for the following positions in Cub Scouting:

1. Tiger Cub leader
2. Cub Scout (Wolf/Bear) den leader and assistant
3. Webelos den leader and assistant
4. Cubmaster and assistant
5. Pack committee members
6. Pack Trainer

This is Scouting (formerly called New Leader Essentials - available both Online and Live) - Leaders learn about the objectives of the Scouting program and the methods used to achieve them. They also gain a basic understanding of youth development, as well as how Scouting is organized and financed, policies related to the program, and resources to help leaders succeed. The training is for all new adult leaders.

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO - Live Training) - BALOO is a one-day live training event that introduces leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. For more information, seeCouncil Training Website - BALOO

Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL - Live Training) - OLSWL teaches outdoor-related skills through demonstration and hands-on practice. Webelos den leaders should attend this training before conducting Webelos overnight camping with the boys and parents of the den. In addition to covering basic camping skills, this training features planning camp outs and finding resources. For more information, see Council Training Website - OLSWL.

Hazardous Weather Training (Online) - BSA now requires that at least one adult leader on a camping trip have taken the Hazardous Weather Training. This training is well done and pretty interesting, and would be valuable to any adult leader, not just those who camp with the pack.

Safe Swim Defense (Online) - Before a BSA group may engage in swimming activities of any kind, a minimum of one adult leader must complete Safe Swim Defense training, have a commitment card with them, and agree to use the eight defenses in the Safe Swim Defense plan. This and the other safety training courses are 30 minutes each and are often taught as a group.

Safety Afloat (Online) - Before a BSA group may engage in an activity on the water involving canoes, rafts, sailboats or other craft, adult leaders for such activity must complete Safety Afloat Training, have a commitment card with them, and be dedicated to full compliance with all nine points of Safety Afloat.

Climb On Safely (Online) - Before a BSA group may engage in climbing or bouldering activities, a minimum of one adult leader must complete Climb On Safely training

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 22:40

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