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New Training portal

posted Jan 4, 2015, 12:36 PM by Pack 4 Webmaster

Boston Minuteman council has implemented a new portal for training.  You can find training here:  http://stage.bsaboston.org/volunteer/training/

Baloo Training

posted Mar 2, 2013, 5:08 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster

Training - BALOO,
 Sat, May 11, 2013 12am 
 
Where 
Location to be announced 
Calendar 
Old Colony Council (Canton, MA) 
Description 
A one-day training event that introduces leaders to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. If your pack goes camping, at least one adult present must be BALOO-trained.

BALOO-OWL Training

posted Mar 2, 2013, 5:00 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster

BALOO/OWL (Outdoor Webelos Leader) training

 Sat, April 13, 2013 12am – Mon, April 15, 12am
Where 
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, 293 Moose Hill St., Sharon, MA 02067 
map 
Calendar 
Old Colony Council (Canton, MA) 
Description 
A hands-on introduction to outdoor skills for the Webelos program. Taught as part of an overnight camping experience. Participants will also complete the requirements for BALOO.

Baloo Training Nobscot Scout Reservation May 19th

posted Apr 4, 2012, 3:40 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster

At least one adult leader on any Cub Scout or Webelos outdoor activity overnightner must be BALOO trained. Multiple trained adults in the pack will provide added depth of leadership. This is the first step in the evolving BSA camping training program. A very capable staff will prepare you for fun and successful family Pack overnight campouts.

By completing this course you will: understand the focus of the Cub Scout level of the BSA camping program; acquire the skills and confidence necessary to plan and carry out a successful, first-time Cub Scouts-level camping activity; increase your knowledge of the resources available from the BSA and other sources to carry out this activity; and understand the requirements for successful completion of this activity, using national standards as guidelines.

The registration fee is $18.00 and includes lunch and all program supplies. Because we are providing lunch, it is very important that you pre-register for this course.

 

Upcoming BALOO Training Opportunities (Scroll down to see all available dates)

 

Course Dates: May 19, 2012

Course Time: 8:00am to 9:00am Registration, 9:00am Opening Ceremony, 5:00pm Closing Ceremony

Course Location: White Lodge, Nobscot Scout Reservation, One Nobscot Road, Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776

Course Cost: $18 per participant

Directions: Click here for directions to Nobscot Scout Reservation

         

 

 

Course Dates: September 22, 2012

Course Time: 8:00am to 9:00am Registration, 9:00am Opening Ceremony, 5:00pm Closing Ceremony

Course Location: White Lodge, Nobscot Scout Reservation, One Nobscot Road, Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776

Course Cost: $18 per participant

Directions: Click here for directions to Nobscot Scout Reservation

         

 

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Braintree May 12, 2012

posted Apr 4, 2012, 3:26 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster

http://training.oldcolonycouncil.org/baloo-2012-05-12/
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) deadline to register May 7th.

A one-day training event that introduces leaders to the skills needed to plan and conduct Pack outdoor activities, particularly Pack camping.

Next course: May 12, 2012 (stand-alone). In addition, participants in the April 14-15 OWL course (see below) will be able to complete the requirements for BALOO.

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor
Orientation (BALOO)

Old Colony Council Leader Training
May 12, 2012

Basic Information

About the Course

A one-day introduction to the skills needed to plan and conduct Cub Scout outdoor activities. Learn about all the fun you can have outdoors! If your pack goes camping, at least one leader on the trip must be BALOO-trained.

Dates and Times

  • Pond Meadow Park, on the Braintree/Weymouth line.
  • The park has two entrances. We will provide more info about where to park as the course date gets closer.
  • Sign in at 8:30 AM. We'll be done by 4:30 PM.

Course Fee

$15 to cover training materials and lunch.

Register Now!

Download a registration form and submit it to the council office.

Course News

Signups have begun! Pre-registration is required; no walk-ins. The registration deadline is May 7.

For More Information

Contact Chris Lamie.


Return to the Old Colony Council training site.



April is Youth Protection month

posted Mar 31, 2012, 6:05 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster

Youth Protection Month - April
Description: Youth Protection Month - April
Date: 4/1/2012   Add to Calendar Add to calendar
Details:

April is Youth Protection month

During the month of April, councils emphasize youth protection training; focus on increasing the awareness of our members, volunteer leaders, and communities on child abuse prevention; and position themselves as leaders in child advocacy and youth protection.

Each unit is encouraged to participate in one or more of the following ways:

  • Ensure that the unit's adult leaders have taken Youth Protection training.
  • Discuss with youth in a unit meeting the exercises found in "How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse", the pull-out pamphlet in the front of each youth and adult handbook.
  • Present the age-appropriate, award-winning video-based training with the meeting guide to your youth and their parents.

for more information about Youth Protection, please click here.

Wilderness First Aid

posted Dec 8, 2011, 4:39 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster


Wilderness First Aid [N02]
Description: Wilderness First Aid [N02]
Start Date: 3/3/2012    End Date: 3/4/2012   Add to Calendar Add to calendar
Contact E-mail: dparisi@bsaboston.org
Details:

Wilderness First Aid Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) most popular course and it creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.

Class schedule is Saturday 8am-4:30pm and Sunday 8:30am-4:00pm. Fee includes Saturday lunch, Sunday breakfast and lunch and all materials. Tent sites are available upon request. Overnight stay is not required.

CPR and First Aid certification class will be held on Saturday after the WFA session is over for an additional $35. Payment for CPR/First Aid will be due then. 

Age Requirement - Must be at least 18yrs of age or part of a crew going to Philmont in 2011.

  • To view the course description, topics covered and additional details, please click here.

 

Activity Location: Map:  411 Unquity Rd., Milton, MA 02186, US
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Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.

WHO IS THE WFA FOR?

The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.

WHAT IS TAUGHT?

The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies - see course outline in sidebar.

IS THERE AN EXAM?

Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.

DO I GET CERTIFIED?

Yes. You will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is good for two years.

DOES THE WFA COUNT AS CONTINUING EDUCATION?

The WFA may give continuing ed credits (depending on the specific requirements for your certification) and is approved for re-certifying SOLO's Wilderness First Responder program.

Wood Badge Advanced Training for all registered adult leaders

posted Dec 8, 2011, 4:23 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster

Wood Badge Advanced Training for Scout Leaders 1 of 2 [A90]
Description: Wood Badge Advanced Training for Scout Leaders 1 of 2 [A90]
Start Date: 5/4/2012    End Date: 5/6/2012   Add to Calendar Add to calendar
Contact E-mail: martirudi1@gmail.com
Details:

Baden Powell led his first Adult Leader Training in 1919 in Gilwell Park in London, named Wood Badge after the simple wooden beads given on completion. Two wooden beads are still the sign of a Wood Badge Trained Scout Leader. If you notice those leaders around you that wear these little beads, you will recognize that it is an exceptional honor to be associated with that level of training and commitment. And they are usually happy!

This Scout Leader training tradition continues today, but with 21st century advances in training techniques, understanding of group dynamic and how to guide and mentor groups to success, listening and communication skill awareness, all combined with Scouting traditions, aims, methods, values, vision, and mission awareness in an executive retreat style setting.

Wood Badge is generally considered to be the pinnacle of Scout Leader training, and is available to all registrered adults, including Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs. In total, a six day training, this listing is weekend 1 of 2, the second being June 9-11.

Create great memories and friendships that will last a lifetime, gain incredible knowledge of our Scouting movement, and be happier in your commitment to Scouting by spending six days surrounded by exceptional Scouters.

Wood Badge Advanced Training for Scout Leaders 2 of 2 [A90]

Description: Wood Badge Advanced Training for Scout Leaders 2 of 2 [A90]
Start Date: 6/9/2012    End Date: 6/11/2012   Add to Calendar Add to calendar
Contact E-mail: martirudi1@gmail.com

Baden Powell led his first Adult Leader Training in 1919 in Gilwell Park in London, named Wood Badge after the simple wooden beads given on completion. Two wooden beads are still the sign of a Wood Badge Trained Scout Leader. If you notice those leaders around you that wear these little beads, you will recognize that it is an exceptional honor to be associated with that level of training and commitment. And they are usually happy! 


This Scout Leader training tradition continues today, but with 21st century advances in training techniques, understanding of group dynamic and how to guide and mentor groups to success, listening and communication skill awareness, all combined with Scouting traditions, aims, methods, values, vision, and mission awareness in an executive retreat style setting.

Wood Badge is generally considered to be the pinnacle of Scout Leader training, and is available to all registrered adults, including Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs. In total, a six day training, this listing is weekend 2 of 2, the second being June 9-11.


Create great memories and friendships that will last a lifetime, gain incredible knowledge of our Scouting movement, and be happier in your commitment to Scouting by spending six days surrounded by exceptional Scouters

Introduction of Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) [S11] Registration

posted Oct 26, 2011, 4:25 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster

Introduction of Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) [S11] Registration
Description: Introduction of Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) [S11]
Start Date/Time: 11/19/2011 8:00 AM    End Date/Time: 11/20/2011 1:00 PM   Add to Calendar Add to calendar
Registration Begins: 9/26/2011
Registration Ends: 11/17/2011
Contact E-mail: firehoses12@yahoo.com
Cost: $25.00
Details:

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills training. This hands-on program gives adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the outdoor program of the Boy Scouts of America.

Please note that this training will run from 8am Saturday morning November 19th, overnight, to Sunday 1 pm on November 20th.

 

Please be prepared for taking notes and bring the Scoutmaster Handbook, as well as being outdoors in chilly or rainy weather, and to camp outdoors (tent, sleeping bag, etc.)

 

Activity Location: Map:  411 Unquity Road, Milton, MA 02186, US

Scouters Summit for all parents and leaders

posted Oct 26, 2011, 3:12 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster

Scouters Summit Registration
Description: Scouters Summit
Start Date/Time: 11/9/2011 7:00 PM    End Date/Time: 11/9/2011 9:00 PM   Add to Calendar Add to calendar
Registration Begins: 10/7/2011
Registration Ends: 11/9/2011
Contact E-mail: ceaton@bsaboston.org
Details:


What is a "Scouters Summit"?
A meeting for all Scout leaders and Scout Parents to attend and interact with the Strategic Plan. The meeting will contain the full presentation (originally presented on September 1, to board members, and Scout Leaders).

Who – everyone is invited

What – a presentation of the Strategic Plan - with questions, comments and answers

Where – Bedford American Legion

When – 7:00PM – 9:00PM November 9th

Why – all scout volunteers are stake-holders in the future of the council.

NOTE: In respect to everyone's personal calendar - roundtables for November are cancelled to encourage attendance at the Summit.

Overview Document

Comprehensive Goals

The above documents provide a brief overview the actual plan is quite detailed and is contained in two three ring binders. There are 15 copies (30 binders in all) available for review. Those binders are available at the office (like a library). Please contact Kathy Finn 617.615.0004 to borrow a copy.

Activity Location: Map:  357 Great Road, Bedford, MA 01730, US

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