Training

Wood Badge at Firelands Scout Reservation

Leaders, have you ever gone to summer camp with your Scouts and discovered you were jealous of all the fun they were having? Have you ever wanted to go back to a camp just for you? Now's your chance! Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals.

Spanning between two weekends, theWood Badge Course and the training you will receive allows you to build stronger Scouting units, give you a deeper understanding of what Scouting is and why we do it. Throughout the course, you will learn stages of team development, coaching and mentoring skills, servant leadership, you will be given the opportunity to work with Scouters from across the council, and much more.

Not only will you leave the course with more experience, valuable lessons, and lasting memories, but if two adults from your Unit or Charter Organization attend this summer, you will also earn a free cabin rental at any of our three camp properties!

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Adult Leader Development Conference

The training conference is a morning event geared toward Cub Scouts & Scouts BSA Leaders. Participants will have a general session followed by 3 breakout sessions of their choosing. Through a coordinated effort with the Program Department, there will be scouting activities available onsite for scout-aged children of development conference attendees. We will also have a midway of additional program resources related to our properties & upcoming events.

Each session will be well-structured and engaging, with participants receiving relevant materials that can be immediately utilized to improve unit health. Each session will provide leaders with a call-to-action and timeline for success.

General Session (everyone will attend this session)

Scoutbook: Saving You Time & Energy

Learn the fundamentals of Scoutbook and how to utilize this free service to serve your unit better. The session will include information on creating a profile for your unit and logging advancements/service hours.

Breakout Sessions (choose three sessions to attend)

Better Budgets Create Better Program:

Budgeting made easy for both Scouts BSA Troops and Cub Scout Packs. Learn how to coordinate your fundraising and plan to make your scouting adventure the best it can be.

Calendar Planning and Your Unit’s Ideal Year of Scouting

Planning a year with a focus on fun. This calendar program will give you the skills to prepare your unit’s calendar 18 months out and provide you with council event and activity details to fill the void.

Engaging New Leaders & Parents

Learn how to recruit and engage new parents. Perfect for transitioning that Webelos leader to your troop or getting a new cub parent on the committee or running a den with ease.

21st Century Communication: Connecting to Families and the Community

Communication is key to running a scouting unit. Scoutbook, email, social media and mass text can all play a key role in connecting your families to the pulse of the group and council.

365 Days of Recruiting New Scouts

How does your unit continue to reach new families? Learn best practices, so your unit can be successful during Fall and Spring recruitment while also utilizing peer to peer outreach and Webelos crossover.

Scouts BSA and Cub Scout Panel Discussions

Talk to your local Scouts BSA, and Cub Scout Team Leads to know what is happening in the council. Bring your questions and get the inside scoop from your top staff and volunteers.

Activities for Kids!

We know that attending training often means finding supervision for kids. No need at this development conference! Parents attending the conference can bring their scout-aged kids for a fun-filled morning of adventure. Note that this is not a program activity for your Unit, but instead a convenience for parents.

First Aid Training

Our motto “Be Prepared” guides our Scouts in their daily lives. Being prepared in an emergency is one of the most important skills we can pass on to our community. The Boy Scouts of America takes a keen interest in teaching safety precautions and first aid skills. 

The Lake Erie Council has an amazing opportunities for you to increase your knowledge about first aid training at 2018 First Aid Meet for Scouts BSA youth!

Youth First Aid Meet Details: 

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Where: Garfield Methodist Church

3650 Lander Road, Pepper Pike Ohio

Cost: $4 Per Person

This Course Includes: 

  • Tenderfoot First Aid Requirements 

  • Second Class First Aid Requirements 

  • First Class First Aid Requirements 

Items Needed:

  • Unit First Aid Kit

  • Blankets

  • Cravat Bandages - Slings

  • Splinting Materials

For more information contact Mike Eppele.