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Program & Training Conference
Saturday, October 20, 2018

You are welcome to take any classes at PTC that interest you.

When registering for the conference, you can select a class for each session. Some classes run for more than one session.

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Morning Schedule

7:40 AM - 8:15 AM: Check-in and Late Registration
8:15 AM- 8:45 AM: Opening Ceremony
9:00 AM- 1:15 PM: Class Sessions and Lunch

Session #1
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Session #2
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
Session #3 & Lunch
11:20 AM - 1:15 PM
101 Den Leader (& assistant) Training
102 Cubmaster (& assistant) Training
103 Den Chief Training
104 Scoutmaster (& assistant) Training
105 Troop Committee Training PLUS
106 Venturing Advisor (& associate) Training
107 Crew Committee Training 307 Starting a New Crew
108 Sea Scout Training
109 Unit Commissioner Training
110 Wilderness and Remote First Aid
111 Planning an Engaging Cub Scout Program 211 Building a Successful Cub Scout Recruitment Plan 311 Roadmap to a Stronger Pack
112 Map & Compass Essentials 212 Backyard Adventures 312 Cub Scout Nova Awards
113 Bear Carnival 213 Make it Move! 313 Cub Scout Knots
114 Scoutbook for Cub Scout Packs 314 Cub (& New Scout) Gear
115 Understanding Teenage Boys' Learning & Behavior  
116 FUNdamentals of Training
117 Patrol Cooking 317 Growing Scouts into Leaders
118 Training the Youth Leadership of the Troop
119 Backpacking 319 Ultra Light Backpacking
120 Trail to Eagle  
121 Backpacking & Camping for Women 321 Introduction to Shooting Sports
122 Dutch Oven Cooking Basics 322 Learn About Sea Scouting
123 Cooking & Menus in the Back & Frontcountry 323 Using Arduino Kits for Electronic & Programming MB
124 Bicycle Touring, Local to International 324 Introduction to International Scouting
125 First Aid I - Making First Aid REAL 225 First Aid II - Bloody Disasters Your Scouts Will Love 325 What OA Can Do for Your Troop
126 ILSC Train the Trainer
127 Project Management Training 327 Running a Successful Crew Meeting
128 Time Management and Goal Setting 228 All about the 'Youth' 328 Conflict Management
129 Serving Scouts with Special Needs 329 LGBTQ Resources for Leaders
130 Fox Hunt 230 Ham Radio and Scouting 330 Electronic Kit Building
131 Radio Room 231 Radio Room 331 Radio Room
     

Afternoon Schedule

Session #4
1:25 PM - 2:25 PM
Session #5
2:35 PM - 3:35 PM
Session #6
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
401 Den Leader (& assistant) Training
402 Pack Committee Training
403 Chartered Organization Leaders & Representatives Training  
104 Scoutmaster (& assistant) Training
405 How to Integrate Older Boys Into Your LDS Troop 505 Merit Badge Counselor Training
106 Venturing Advisor (& associate) Training 506 Working with Youth Leaders - for Venturing Leaders 606 Venturing Roundtable
407 Games, Games, & More Games! 607 The Recharter Process
108 Sea Scout Training 608 Intro to Exploring Scouts
409 District Commissioner (and ADC) Training 609 LDS Commissioner
110 Wilderness and Remote First Aid
411 Making Cub Scouts Welcome 511 LIONS and Tigers and Bears! OH MY! 611 Pack Ceremonies
412 Cyber Chip for all Ages 512 Cub Crafts 612 Planning Great Campouts for Your Pack
413 Girls in Cub Scouts 513 Cub Scout Derbies 613 Out and About with Cub Scouts
414 Mad Scientist! 514 Webelos to Scout Transition 614 Whittling Chip
415 Drug & Alcohol Awareness for Scouts 515 What About Teenage GIRLS? 615 Troops for Girls
416 Roadmap to a Stronger Troop 516 Knots & Lashings for Scouts 616 Campfire Skits & Songs
417 Mountaineering 517 Scoutbook for Troops
118 Training the Youth Leadership of the Troop 618 Why NYLT? Youth Run Units!
419 Integrating STEM into Scouting Programs 519 Hiking  
420 The Troop’s New Member Coordinator 520 What Makes a Good Troop Meeting? 620 Decorative Knots
421 High Adventure Planning 621 Developing Troop Volunteers
422 Advanced Dutch Oven Cooking 622 Scouting Heritage
423 Outdoor Ethics Orientation 623 Cooking and Menus for Special Dietary Needs
424 Winter Sports Safety   624 Where to Go Camping
  525 How Troops Successfully Grow 625 Unit Tools at my.Scouting.org
126 ILSC Train the Trainer 526 Public Speaking
427 Coaching and Mentoring 527 Working with Adult Leaders (or Let Me Get Your Coffee!) 627 What is VOA?
428 Districts and Commissioners 528 Commissioner Tools 628 Detailed Assessments
429 Invisible Backpack - What Youth Bring That You Might Not Know About 529 Commissioners Serving Family Scouting 629 Fireside Chat with Council
430 Morse Code Interpreter Strip 530 Ham Radio and Scouting  
431 Radio Room 531 Radio Room 631 Radio Room
  540 Youth Protection Training

Class Descriptions

101 Den Leader (& assistant) Training (take EITHER 101 or 401) — Learn about running a den meeting with the Adventure program. Learn about Cub advancement, behavior issues, and how to have fun with Cub Scouts. (3 hours, sessions 1 – 3)
102 Cubmaster (& assistant) Training — Learn about your role in the Pack as a Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, or prospective Cubmaster. This class shows what it takes to be a Cubmaster, including roles of the Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster, the Cub Scout advancement program, the importance of Pack program planning, planning a Pack meeting, the Cubmaster Award, and how to succeed as a Cubmaster. (3 hours, sessions 1 – 3)
103 Den Chief Training — One of the positions of responsibility a Scout can hold is den chief. This course is for current and future den chiefs. They will learn their duties in the Cub Scout program while learning the leadership, organization, and problem-solving skills needed for success. (3 hours, sessions 1 – 3)
104 Scoutmaster (& assistant) Training — This leader-specific training is for Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and interested parents. Learn how a 'Scout-led' troop operates. Have confidence managing the Scoutmaster role. Learn about the resources available to ensure success. (Scoutmasters and assistants will also need Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills to recharter.) (all day, sessions 1 – 6)
105 Troop Committee Training PLUS — This leader-specific training is for everyone on the Troop committee and parents (and is useful for Scoutmasters and assistants). It provides an overview of all the positions of the committee and how they contribute to the success of a Troop. The PLUS? Tips on how you can take this training back to your unit as a team-building training for YOUR committee. (3 hours, sessions 1 – 3)
106 Venturing Advisor (& associate) Training — Learn about your role as a guide to young adults running a Crew. This is the position-specific training for all Crew Advisors and Associate Advisors. Appropriate for Crew Committee Members and parents as well. (4 hours, sessions 1 – 4)
107 Crew Committee Training — This leader-specific training is for everyone on the Crew committee and parents (and is useful for Advisors and associates). It provides an overview of all the positions of the committee and how they contribute to the success of a Crew. (2 hours, sessions 1 – 2)
108 Sea Scout Training — Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic Training is the first step in training for all Sea Scout leaders focusing on the skills and attributes necessary to be an effective advisor in the Ship’s deliverance of service to youth in your specific geographic location. It is intended primarily to enhance individual knowledge of and connectivity with the strategic plan, program and resources, while emphasizing personal skills necessary for the development of youth in the Sea Scout program. (5 hours, sessions 1 – 5)
109 Unit Commissioner Training — Learn why we have commissioners, the basics to be effective, top priorities, and helping the unit succeed in delivering a quality Scouting program. (3 hours, sessions 1 – 3)
110 Wilderness and Remote First Aid (Outdoors, plus Nov. 2-3 at Camp Pigott) — This 16-hour hands-on training is designed to prepare you to systematically deal with any accident or first aid emergency when you and your group are more than one hour away from Emergency Medical Services. The final part of this training will be Friday evening - Saturday, November 4-5 at Camp Pigott. Youth must be at least 14 years old. Come prepared to spend most of the day outdoors in fall weather. Bring a day pack with the ten essentials and a blue foam pad. To complete the class and be certified you need current CPR certification. The cost of the Program & Training Conference with this class is $65 (youth and early signup discounts do not apply). (all day, sessions 1 – 6)
111 Planning an Engaging Cub Scout Program — Come and learn how to plan and budget a compelling and engaging year of Cub Scouting. (1 hour, session 1)
112 Map & Compass Essentials (Outdoors) — Learn some great tricks and techniques for teaching map and compass skills to your Scouts in your Pack or Troop. Through fun games and hands-on activities, they’ll master these essential skills. Please bring your own compass. Class will be held outdoors. (1 hour, session 1)
113 New! Bear Carnival (Bear Rank Adventure) — 0 (1 hour, session 1)
114 Scoutbook for Cub Scout Packs — Scoutbook delivers a suite of easy-to-use Web-based tools that are helpful to both Scouts and unit leaders. It enables units to better communicate, update records, and manage activities. It can also be integrated with our membership system, simplifying the way our members can track their advancement throughout Scouting. As Scouters, unit leaders, and volunteers, you will now have mobile access to what’s happening across our organization and will be able track your Scouts’ progress in real time. (2 hours, sessions 1 – 2)
115 Understanding Teenage Boys' Learning & Behavior — Ages and stages of brain development, emotional maturity, best teaching styles, and effective models of instruction. Meant to help both adult Scouters and any youth understand what is behind boy behavior and to help them take that into consideration when planning the teaching and guidance of youth. (2 hours, sessions 1 – 2)
116 FUNdamentals of Training — This class introduces teaching techniques and skills that can be used when working with the youth in a unit or with adults. It is designed to help all Scouters, both youth and adult, to be more effective instructors. This is the first part of the Train-The-Trainer continuum (T3, or T-Cubed) in the Boy Scouts of America. (3 hours, sessions 1 – 3)
117 Expanded! Patrol Cooking (Outdoors) — Tired of seeing Scouts breaking out the 'top ramen' for dinner? Come learn about menu ideas, cooking without utensils, and other ideas to enhance your unit's cooking skills. (2 hours, sessions 1 – 2)
118 Training the Youth Leadership of the Troop (for Adults and Youth) — This instructional ILST (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops) is designed to help units put on the training for themselves. Participants will learn leadership skills and get ideas on how to teach them from some of the very best instructors in the council – our NYLT staff. For the troop to get the most out of this training, it should be attended by the youth and adult who will be doing and overseeing training in the troop. (5 hours, sessions 1 – 5)
119 Backpacking — Learn the basics of backpacking. Topics include gear, clothing, food, Outdoor Ethics (Leave No Trace), gender-specific tips, and other useful information. (2 hours, sessions 1 – 2)
120 Trail to Eagle — Join us for a lively presentation on how to navigate through the documents and requirements to become an Eagle Scout! (2 hours, sessions 1 – 2)
121 Expanded! Backpacking & Camping for Women — This is an information sharing session on the ins and outs of backpacking and camping for women. All ages & experience levels are welcome. Learn from experienced female backpackers. The more ideas, the better. (2 hours, sessions 1 – 2)
122 Dutch Oven Cooking Basics (Outdoors) — Learn the basics required to cook with a Dutch Oven. Get recipes and resources and even sample some cooking. Class will be held outdoors. (2 hours, sessions 1 – 2)
123 Cooking & Menus in the Back & Frontcountry — Create balanced menus and inexpensive backcountry meals. Learn to dehydrate food, determine quantities, repackage, store, and prepare. Sample menus will be presented for weekend and week-long outings. (2 hours, sessions 1 – 2)
124 New! Bicycle Touring, Local to International — Learn how to help your Scouts plan, prepare, and lead a high adventure bicycle tour. We’ll cover route planning, gear, preparation, and logistics. Think Olympic Peninsula to Switzerland. (2 hours, sessions 1 – 2)
125 First Aid I - Making First Aid REAL — Let's face it, First Aid merit badge training mostly focuses on simple skills like how to splint an arm or put on moleskin. Come learn techniques you can use to take your Scouts to a new level by actually teaching them how to handle emergencies. Leave with an outline, scenario descriptions, and supporting materials you can use to plan and conduct a First Aid 'disaster training' that will become your Scouts' favorite event. Attendees are encouraged to take 225 (Bloody First Aid Disasters Your Scouts will Love). (1 hour, session 1)
126 New! ILSC Train the Trainer (for Venturing YOUTH) — This train the trainer class will prepare Venturing Youth Leaders to train ILSC within their Crews. We will review the ILSC syllabus, discuss appropriate and original ways to present the material and brainstorm activities to make the ILSC training a fun and engaging activity. Participation in this class will meet the ILSC requirements. (4 hours, sessions 1 – 4)
127 Project Management Training (for Venturing YOUTH) — Learn how to plan and safely execute a project that achieves your objectives and gets the job done on time and in budget. This is a required class for the Pathfinder Award. (2 hours, sessions 1 – 2)
128 Time Management and Goal Setting (for Venturing YOUTH) — Finding a successful time management strategy depends on each individual's personal ability to self-motivate and level of self-discipline. This course introduces established methods for improving a youth's ability to effectively manage a daily timeline in his or her life. This is a required class for the Discovery Award. (1 hour, session 1)
129 Expanded! Serving Scouts with Special Needs — This course will provide Commissioners and unit leaders with tips and ideas that promote inclusion of Scouts with disabilities, medical conditions, and aggressive or inattentive behaviors. Learn techniques on how to involve and manage youth to get better cooperation for smooth-running meetings. (2 hours, sessions 1 – 2)
130 Fox Hunt (Jamboree on the Air) — Use radio location techniques to find a hidden transmitter, aka “the fox.” These are the same techniques used by search and rescue. (1 hour, session 1)
131 Radio Room (Jamboree on the Air, sign up for any session) — Come visit the JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) Radio Room. There will be several activities you can sample during the hour. (1 hour, session 1)
211 Building a Successful Cub Scout Recruitment Plan — Learn all about today’s parents, “the Millennials,” and how Scouting can fit into their family goals. Explore the use of social media and experience-oriented Scouting events to give an unparalleled experience to new and current Cub Scout families. (1 hour, session 2)
212 Backyard Adventures — Explore the wilds of your own backyard: urban hiking and camping, 'campfires', nature conservation, and weather watching. (1 hour, session 2)
213 Make it Move! — Have fun tinkering with Rube-Goldberg machines and Robotics in this introductory class to Bear Electives 'Make it Move'* and 'Robotics'* Be the den leader all the kids remember! *Satisfies Nova requirement. (1 hour, session 2)
225 First Aid II - Bloody Disasters Your Scouts Will Love — Want to get your Scouts excited about learning how to handle First Aid Emergencies? Come learn how to use simulated accident scenarios to liven up your First Aid disaster weekend training by using moulage (makeup) techniques to simulate bloody wounds, broken bones, hypothermia, bee stings and more. We'll send you home with handouts and instructions that you can put to use in your Troop. Your Scouts will LOVE IT. Attendees are encourage to take 125 (Making First Aid REAL). (1 hour, session 2)
228 New! All about the 'Youth' (for Youth 11 and older) — This class, for youth 11 and above, looks at Youth Protection from the Youth's point of view. We'll discuss the importance of the buddy system, review appropriate adult/youth boundaries and discuss some of the dangers to be aware of 'on line'. (1 hour, session 2)
230 Ham Radio and Scouting (Jamboree on the Air, take EITHER 230 or 530) — Ham radio has been a part of Scouting since 1918 and the Wireless merit badge. Learn about how ham radio is more important today than ever, how to incorporate radio into your unit, Morse code and radio operator insignia, the largest Scouting event in the world (Jamboree on the Air), and merit badge opportunities. (1 hour, session 2)
231 Radio Room (Jamboree on the Air, sign up for any hour) — REPEAT of Class 131. Come visit the JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) Radio Room. There will be several activities you can sample during the hour. (1 hour, session 2)
307 Starting a New Crew — Curious about Venturing – the Scouting program for youth ages 14-20? Would you like to learn how easy it is to start a Venturing Crew? Maybe you have already started a Crew and need some pointers on what does and what doesn't work? Come check out this class and learn about Venturing - the Scouting program that opens the doors of limitless possibilities to all of our youth over 14 years old. (1 hour, session 3)
311 Roadmap to a Stronger Pack — Ensure your Cub Scout Pack is strong and thriving for years to come. Learn strategies for parent volunteer recruitment, planning, and how to leave a legacy for your next unit leaders. (1 hour, session 3)
312 New! Cub Scout Nova Awards — Come explore ideas for activities your den and pack can use to help the Cub Scouts earn these exciting Awards. (1 hour, session 3)
313 Cub Scout Knots — Learn how to introduce this important skill to Cub and Webelos Scouts. (1 hour, session 3)
314 New! Cub (& New Scout) Gear — What you should know before you start buying your Cub Scout camping and hiking gear. (1 hour, session 3)
317 New! Growing Scouts into Leaders — Just as we don’t teach swimming by throwing a Scout off the end of the pier, but by building the skills needed; we have to teach leadership skills. Learn how to set the Scouts up for success by coaching and mentoring them in their leadership roles. (1 hour, session 3)
319 Ultra Light Backpacking — Discussion will include types of gear, places to find ultra-light gear, costs, and age appropriateness. (1 hour, session 3)
321 Introduction to Shooting Sports — Learn about rifle, shotgun, muzzleloading, archery, and pistol shooting opportunities at the unit, district, and council levels, as well as certification and training opportunities for volunteers. (1 hour, session 3)
322 Learn About Sea Scouting (includes a ride on a Ship, later) — This valuable session provides an overview of the Sea Scouting program; how it operates and where to find the active ships, and learn about fun and challenging activities your unit can do with ships. Participants will have the opportunity to visit a Sea Scout Ship at a later date. (1 hour, session 3)
323 Using Arduino Kits for Electronic & Programming MB — Arduino (see http://www.arduino.cc) is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use low cost hardware and software. Arduino boards can read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. It’s an outstanding platform for learning about both electronics and programming. This session focusses on how to use Arduino at the core of teaching the Programming and Electronics merit badges, and focuses on available resources that Leaders with an interest in these subjects can used to effectively deliver these merit badges. (1 hour, session 3)
324 New! Introduction to International Scouting — For almost as long as there has been Scouting, it has been international. Learn about some of the opportunities International Scouting offers our own Scouts. (1 hour, session 3)
325 What OA Can Do for Your Troop — The Order of the Arrow provides a venue for your Scouts to further practice their leadership skills and to learn about the exciting activities from members of other troops. When they bring this practice and knowledge back to your troop, you will benefit from improved youth leadership and new program ideas to excite your scouts. (1 hour, session 3)
327 New! Running a Successful Crew Meeting (for Venturing YOUTH) — Learn about balancing business with fun at your meetings, and get ideas for opening ceremonies and activities. (1 hour, session 3)
328 New! Conflict Management (for Venturing YOUTH) — Even the most effective communicators experience conflict. This class will examine some common pitfalls, and practice ways to avoid them. (1 hour, session 3)
329 LGBTQ Resources for Leaders — Learn about resources available to Scout Leaders serving LGTBQ youth and their families. Includes a discussion of recent BSA policy changes. (1 hour, session 3)
330 Electronic Kit Building (Jamboree on the Air) — Come learn a bit about electronics and build a kit. This is not the electronics merit badge. We cover it a different day. See www.woodinvilleARESgroup.org for more info. (1 hour, session 3)
331 Radio Room (Jamboree on the Air, sign up for any session) — REPEAT of Class 131. Come visit the JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) Radio Room. There will be several activities you can sample during the hour. (1 hour, session 3)
401 Den Leader (& assistant) Training (take EITHER 101 or 401) — REPEAT of Class 101. Learn about running a den meeting with the Adventure program. Learn about Cub advancement, behavior issues, and how to have fun with Cub Scouts. (3 hours, sessions 4 – 6)
402 Pack Committee Training — Make sure your Pack thrives with a strong Pack Committee! Objectives include defining the role of the Pack committee, makeup and functions of the Pack committee, recruiting leadership and volunteers, record keeping, and the Pack planning process. (3 hours, sessions 4 – 6)
403 Chartered Organization Leaders & Representatives Training — This class helps chartered organization leaders (Institution Heads) and chartered organization representatives explore ways to make their Scouting programs more effective. It explains the chartered organization concept and allows participants to provide ideas for integrating Scouting with existing youth programs. (2 hours, sessions 4 – 5)
405 How to Integrate Older Boys Into Your LDS Troop — Learn how to retain older LDS youth in your Troop once they no longer have a Team or a Crew, without taking opportunities away from the younger Scouts. (1 hour, session 4)
407 Games, Games, & More Games! — Learn about, and play, some themed games! Includes gathering games, games that pair well with den meeting achievements, and quiet games that the boys can play while they're waiting on field trips. (2 hours, sessions 4 – 5)
409 District Commissioner (and ADC) Training — Learn to be a more effective District Commissioner or Assistant District Commissioner, supporting Unit Commissioners as they help their units deliver a quality Scouting program. (2 hours, sessions 4 – 5)
411 New! Making Cub Scouts Welcome — The New Member Coordinator is another Cub Scout parent who helps keep new families informed about what is happening in the den and pack, and feels more approachable and less intimidating to new parents than a uniformed leader might, not just right after new Cub Scout join, but for as long as they are needed. (1 hour, session 4)
412 Cyber Chip for all Ages — Our young Scouts have never known life without computers or the Internet, so it is critical that they know how to safely navigate the Web. The Cyber Chip program builds on BSA's commitment to youth protection. Learn how your unit can get the most out of this program to keep kids safe. (1 hour, session 4)
413 New! Girls in Cub Scouts — Come learn the latest information on Family Scouting from the national office and how Packs are making this exciting new program work. (1 hour, session 4)
414 Mad Scientist! — Out of your league with science and technology? Learn how to make science fun with some simple experiments. (1 hour, session 4)
415 Drug & Alcohol Awareness for Scouts (2nd Class Req 9a for Youth) — This class fulfills the Second Class Requirement 9a: Participate in a school, community, or troop program on the dangers of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. (1 hour, session 4)
416 Roadmap to a Stronger Troop — Ensure your Troop is strong and thriving for years to come. Learn strategies for parent volunteer recruitment, planning, and how to leave a legacy for your next unit leaders. (1 hour, session 4)
417 New! Mountaineering — Learn about Scout Mountaineering - climbing the Cascade Volcanoes. (1 hour, session 4)
419 Integrating STEM into Scouting Programs — Our area is a hotbed of Science and Engineering. Learn techniques to integrate STEM into your program to take advantage of local resource and attract new youth. (1 hour, session 4)
420 New! The Troop’s New Member Coordinator — More youth drop out in the first 3 months after joining a troop than at any other time. The New Member Coordinator is another Scout parent who helps keep new Scouts and their families informed about what is happening in the troop and makes them feel welcome, not just right after the new Scout joins  but for as long as they are needed. This person may feel more approachable and less intimidating to new parents than uniformed leaders might. (1 hour, session 4)
421 High Adventure Planning — Do you want to get your Troop or Crew “High-Adventure Ready”? This class will cover what High Adventure programming entails and offer examples of Troop sponsored activities and National High Adventure camp opportunities. (2 hours, sessions 4 – 5)
422 Advanced Dutch Oven Cooking (Outdoors) — You’ve mastered chili and cornbread. Your chocolate cake with cherries is cooked, not burned. If you’re ready for more complex recipes, this is the class for you. Class will be held outdoors. (2 hours, sessions 4 – 5)
423 Outdoor Ethics Orientation — Qualifies participants to facilitate outdoor ethics activities required for their Scouts and Scouters to earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award. Topics include the Outdoor Code, principles of Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly!, the Land Ethic, and the Outdoor Ethics Awareness and Action Awards program. (2 hours, sessions 4 – 5)
424 Winter Sports Safety — Learn the basics of avalanche safety, how to spot and avoid terrain hazards, and what to do when wild weather hits. Will also touch on the proper use of equipment and clothing. Great for everyone from experienced winter sports enthusiasts to beginners. (1 hour, session 4)
427 Coaching and Mentoring (for Venturing YOUTH) — Improve your understanding of how to mentor other members of the crew and appreciate the role mentoring plays in personal growth and leadership for both the mentee and mentor. This course must be completed before serving as a peer-mentor, and is a required for the Summit Award. (1 hour, session 4)
428 Districts and Commissioners — Learn how to use the resources available to the commissioners that can assist in identifying strengths and bring improvements to weaknesses found in the district. (1 hour, session 4)
429 New! Invisible Backpack - What Youth Bring That You Might Not Know About — Learn what youth are carrying in their daily lives and how you can identify problems to address, and the resources available to assist. (1 hour, session 4)
430 Morse Code Interpreter Strip (Jamboree on the Air) — Do you know that there is a BSA Interpreter Strip for morse code? Come learn a bit about morse code, send your name and earn a certificate, or come prepared to pass a 5 WPM (words per minute) test to earn your interpreter strip. (1 hour, session 4)
431 Radio Room (Jamboree on the Air, sign up for any session) — REPEAT of Class 131. Come visit the JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) Radio Room. There will be several activities you can sample during the hour. (1 hour, session 4)
505 Merit Badge Counselor Training — Merit badges are a cornerstone of Advancement. Over the years, there have been many changes in how merit badges are handled. Learn the latest the National has to say on being an outstanding Merit Badge Counselor. (2 hours, sessions 5 – 6)
506 New! Working with Youth Leaders - for Venturing Leaders — It can be hard to step back as an adult leader and allow the chaos often associated with Youth Leadership. This class examines how to identify your Youth Leaders' strengths so that you can help them reach their full potential. This class will examine the difference between coaching and mentoring, and will discuss effective ways to communicate with teens (1 hour, session 5)
511 LIONS and Tigers and Bears! OH MY! — Learn about our newest group of Cub Scouts - Lions. This exciting new program is for boys 5 years old or in kindergarten. (1 hour, session 5)
512 New! Cub Crafts — Cub Scouts enjoy creating. Get ideas involving crafts and wood-working you can use as you help your Cub Scouts advance. (1 hour, session 5)
513 New! Cub Scout Derbies — A Cub Scout Derby can be a highly competitive Pinewood race, or you may want something more low key. A derby can be a summertime event where every Cub Scout puts together races a boat on the spot, or a recruiting event where every child gets to race a ‘space ship’ down a line. Come gather and share ideas. (1 hour, session 5)
514 Webelos to Scout Transition — The last six to twelve months of Cub Scouting (Webelos). This class is designed for Commissioners, Webelos parents, Webelos leaders, and Cubmasters. It focuses on transitional issues and ways to ensure a seamless transition between programs. (1 hour, session 5)
515 New! What About Teenage GIRLS? — During the teen years girls mature faster than boys, but what does that mean in a Scout unit? We’ll try to help both adult Scouters and any youth understand what is behind girl behavior and to help them take that into consideration when planning the teaching and guidance of youth. (1 hour, session 5)
516 Knots & Lashings for Scouts — Go beyond the basics required for First Class Rank. More knots and lashings fun for your scouts! Useful too! (1 hour, session 5)
517 Scoutbook for Troops — Scoutbook delivers a suite of easy-to-use Web-based tools that are helpful to both Scouts and unit leaders. It enables units to better communicate, update records, and manage activities. It can also be integrated with our membership system, simplifying the way our members can track their advancement throughout Scouting. As Scouters, unit leaders, and volunteers, you will now have mobile access to what’s happening across our organization and will be able track your Scouts’ progress in real time. (2 hours, sessions 5 – 6)
519 Hiking — Hiking is an activity which can be enjoyed by all levels of the Scouting program. Discussion will include safety, gear, trip planning, and all the stuff you need to get your unit hiking. (1 hour, session 5)
520 New! What Makes a Good Troop Meeting? — Review the structure of a troop meeting and what can be done to make Scouts glad to be there. (1 hour, session 5)
525 New! How Troops Successfully Grow — How do units create a culture of successful and growing units? What they do, why they do it. Listen to what successful troops have done, and share concerns and ideas. (1 hour, session 5)
526 New! Public Speaking (for Venturing YOUTH) — Improve your public speaking skills: 1 hour of tips and tricks, followed by 1 hour of practice. (2 hours, sessions 5 – 6)
527 New! Working with Adult Leaders (or Let Me Get Your Coffee!) (for Venturing YOUTH) — Ever wonder why Adults are so demanding? This class will let you see inside their heads, and help you to understand why they act the way they do. This 'tongue in cheek' class will look at the different ways youth and adults communicate, and how that can lead to misunderstandings or frustration. We will consider the generational characteristics of each group to see how we can leverage those to make effective leadership teams. (1 hour, session 5)
528 Commissioner Tools — Introduction to new digital tools available now from BSA with an emphasis on Commissioners' use of the tools to better serve their Units and Districts. (1 hour, session 5)
529 New! Commissioners Serving Family Scouting — Learn the tools and tips you need to better serve our units that have embraces family scouting. (1 hour, session 5)
530 Ham Radio and Scouting (Jamboree on the Air, take EITHER 230 or 530) — REPEAT of Class 230. Ham radio has been a part of Scouting since 1918 and the Wireless merit badge. Learn about how ham radio is more important today than ever, how to incorporate radio into your unit, Morse code and radio operator insignia, the largest Scouting event in the world (Jamboree on the Air), and merit badge opportunities. (1 hour, session 5)
531 Radio Room (Jamboree on the Air, sign up for any session) — REPEAT of Class 131. Come visit the JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) Radio Room. There will be several activities you can sample during the hour. (1 hour, session 5)
540 Updated! Youth Protection Training — The newest edition of the Boy Scouts of America Youth Protection Training. This single course satisfies the youth protection requirement for all programs: Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Exploring. (2 hours, sessions 5 – 6)
606 New! Venturing Roundtable — Come and meet with other Venturing Leaders from all over Council for this facilitated discussion. Network, get new ideas, brainstorm solutions to challenges and discuss best practice. Participants will have a chance to submit topics for discussion prior to class. (1 hour, session 6)
607 The Recharter Process — This class will cover the three major steps in Rechartering your unit including: 1) everything you need to do to Be Prepared for recharter, 2) using the Internet Recharter application, and 3) collecting all the applications, training certificates, approval signatures, and fees necessary to submit your recharter on time. (1 hour, session 6)
608 New! Intro to Exploring Scouts — Exploring provides exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. Whether you’re a local organization looking to strengthen the community or a young person wanting to uncover the possibilities of your future, Exploring is a great place to start. (1 hour, session 6)
609 LDS Commissioner — Understanding the relationship of the LDS roles and effective commissioner service in the BSA. (1 hour, session 6)
611 Pack Ceremonies — Ceremonies! Ceremonies! Ceremonies! Learn the Who, What, Where, When, and How of ceremonies. Basic ceremonies, flag ceremonies, advancement ceremonies, opening and closing ceremonies. Leaders will have the opportunity to learn the basics, simple props to use, and how to make ceremonies fun and educational. (1 hour, session 6)
612 Planning Great Campouts for Your Pack — Feel overwhelmed about planning a campout for the whole Pack? We'll help you break it down into easy steps. Your campout will be manageable and successful! (1 hour, session 6)
613 Out and About with Cub Scouts — Great ideas for fun and educational field trips with Cub Scouts, both generic and specific places around the Council. (1 hour, session 6)
614 Whittling Chip (for Adults) — To whittle or not to whittle, that is the question. This class will show parents and leaders how to handle a knife safely, Whittling Chip requirements, and basic skills. Please bring your pocket knife. For adults only. (1 hour, session 6)
615 New! Troops for Girls — What you need to know to be ready for girls crossing over from Cub Scouts and bringing their friends into Troops this year. We’ll talk about the latest coming out of the national office on Family Scouting and discuss concerns and ideas about how to make these new Troops succeed (1 hour, session 6)
616 Campfire Skits & Songs — Take advantage of everyone's acting and singing ability. Identify resources to liven up any campfire or other Scouting occasion using showmanship, skits, stunts, songs, and stories. Learn how simple props and costumes enhance performances. (1 hour, session 6)
618 Why NYLT? Youth Run Units! — A panel of our outstanding NYLT youth leaders will field questions and give an overview of what occurs at NYLT and the benefits of sending your current and future unit leadership teams. And if you really want to ask adults questions, adult NYLT staff will be available as well. (1 hour, session 6)
620 Decorative Knots — Learn to tie bracelets, key chains, and other useful items out of parachute cord. Project ideas for patrols or crews on outings. Survival bracelets tied on the trail? A keychain tied around a pebble? A unique woggle for the high adventure trip? Suitable for older Scouts. $3 charge for a stainless steel buckle for survival bracelet (optional). (1 hour, session 6)
621 Developing Troop Volunteers — Need more adults to get involved? Learn what your Troop can do so more adults can confidently help the boys succeed. Get specific ideas and tools from leaders already bringing this help to their Troops. (1 hour, session 6)
622 Scouting Heritage — Get an overview of the origins and history of the Scouting movement; the development of its ideals, methods, and age appropriate programs. Followed by a discussion of ways to continue our Scouting heritage by preserving the living history of local Scouting, your unit, and its individual members. Appropriate for leaders in all programs. (1 hour, session 6)
623 Cooking and Menus for Special Dietary Needs — Learn how to prepare delicious meals the entire group can enjoy. This course will define a variety of special diets and food allergies, including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan. We will cover safety precautions for food allergies, as well as simple substitutions. Sample menus will be presented for campouts and backpacking. (1 hour, session 6)
624 Where to Go Camping — Gain some suggestions of where to hike/camp based on group ability. Instructor will cover car camping, short backpacking trips, long term trips, bike trips, canoe trips, etc. This is an audience participation event, so come with details of your favorite outings. (1 hour, session 6)
625 Unit Tools at my.Scouting.org — This class will cover the Unit Tools at my.Scouting.org, including membership, announcement, calendar, and training tools. If we have time we will work with you individually, so please bring your My.Scouting.org login and password. (1 hour, session 6)
627 New! What is VOA? — VOA (Venturing Officers Association): You've heard about VOA, but what does it do? Come meet the officers for a fun, informative insight. (1 hour, session 6)
628 Detailed Assessments — Introduction to new digital tools available now from BSA with an emphasis on Commissioners' use of the tools to better serve their Units and Districts. (1 hour, session 6)
629 Fireside Chat with Council — This is a Question-and-Answer session with our Council Key 3: Council Executive, Council President, and Council Commissioner, plus other Council leaders. (1 hour, session 6)
631 Radio Room (Jamboree on the Air, sign up for any session) — REPEAT of Class 131. Come visit the JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) Radio Room. There will be several activities you can sample during the hour. (1 hour, session 6)
700 Order of the Arrow Banquet — The T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge Banquet is in "The Grove" of the new Health Sciences Building at 5:30pm-9:30pm. All are welcome, including non-OA members. The cost is $30 by October 15 and $40 after. (1 hour, session 7)

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