• L&T staff report
The Santa Fe Trail Council of Boy Scouts of America will host the University of Scouting Saturday at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.
Erick Nordling, council training chair, and the members of the council training committee are glad to offer a training event to meet the needs of scouting leaders, but also to strengthen scouting programs for packs, troops and crews.
“Every scouting youth deserves a leader who understands the aims and methods of the program and how to deliver it with enthusiasm and fun – in short a trained adult leader,” said the council’s summer newsletter.
Doug Munsell is serving as chancellor for the University of Scouting. Munsell has recruited a number of experienced trainers to lead the individual courses.
Registration forms for the University of Scouting College are available at the council service center or council Web site at www.sftcbsa.org.
Check in starts at 8:30 a.m. with the opening session at 9 a.m. followed by the individual course and supplemental courses at 9:30 a.m. The cost of the University of Scouting is $10 with lunch being underwritten by local scouting supporters.
Also, a University of Scouting patch is being issued for those who complete the course work. The university is available for all adult leaders to complete youth protection training and adult leader specific position training courses, and there are a number of supplemental courses to enhance unit programming.
All courses are open to Cubmasters, den leaders, pack committee members, scoutmasters, assistant scoutmasters, troop committee members, venturer advisors, associate venturer advisors, crew committee members, district commissioners, unit commissioners and den chief training.
Dave Clinton, council commissioner, is leading the Basic Commissioner Training sessions. Unit commissioners are ask to attend to update their knowledge of new programs.