St. Louis Area Council
"An Effective Leader is a TRAINED Leader. A Trained Leader is an EFFECTIVE Leader.
The BEST Leaders of the Pack are
How does a Leader become EFFECTIVE,
INFORMED, and THE BEST? The answer is
THE TRAINING CONTINUUM
There are four levels of
training for Leaders.
Fast Start Training
Fast Start is a short, video-based training program designed to provide
specific meeting planning information related to the leader's position.
Building on the foundation of Fast Start Training, Basic Training takes the
next step in preparing new Leaders with the information they need to help
them deliver a quality fun-filled program.
Continuing your education is a vital step in staying informed. Supplemental Training offers a variety of
training courses designed to give Leaders additional information on
specific areas of Cub Scouting.
Unit Leader Enhancements
Conducted by a member of the Pack Leadership Team as part of the monthly
Pack Leader's meeting, enhancements are short training discussion intended
to help leaders be better prepared to deliver a quality Cub Scout program.
Conducted monthly on a district level, Roundtable enables Leaders to have
fun and fellowship while learning new skills related to the theme and
Webelos activity badges for the following month.
c. Quarterly Leadership Updates
Conducted approximately every three months by the District Training Team,
these updates offer in-depth information on topics for all Leaders. Talk to your District Training Chairman
for more details.
Pow Wow/University of Scouting
Conducted annually on the Council level, a Pow Wow or University of
Scouting is the ultimate learning experience! There is something for everyone.
Webelos Leader Overnight
Designed specifically for Webelos Den Leaders and their Assistants, this
training teaches outdoor skills through demonstration and hands-on
Den Leader Coach Seminar
Specialized training for those seeking the position of Den Leader Coach or
Webelos Den Leader Coach, this seminar gives in-depth practical experience
in teamwork, selection and recruiting new leaders, etc.
Den Chief Training
Specialized training for the Boy Scout selected to become a Den Chief and
the Den Leader. Den Chief Training
is full of fun, excitement, and information to help these Scouts to a good
h. Philmont Training Center
Held each summer at the Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico,
these conferences offer a variety of training sessions for both Leaders and
Trainers who must be recommended by their local Council. Conference attendance is by invitation
only. Talk to your District
Executive for more information.