Scout Training

Scout Training

Scouts interested in self improvement should consider some of the following Training:

  • Canoe Basic Training

    • Required if participating in a Troop Canoe Trip

    • Also get your Canoe Merit Badge

    • Conducted by our Canoe Team

  • Winter Adventure Skills

    • Troop 49 is part of the Winter Adventure Skills Cadre

    • Our troop sends scouts and adults to this training each year

    • You learn how to safely camp in the snow

    • During the outing portion of training, you will build and sleep in a snow shelter

    • Highly recommend that you take this course if you plan to attend a winter campout with the Troop

    • Course in February - Sign up in December

  • Wilderness Survival and Bushcraft

    • Not an official BSA course

    • Learn basic and advanced survival techniques

    • We will also cover requirements for the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge

    • We have specially trained instructors in our Troop if you are interested

  • Leave No Trace

    • There are various levels of LNT

    • The Council LNT trainer is in our Troop and can set you up with training

    • Information on LNT and Scouting can be found at scouting.org

  • Den Chief Training

    • Required if scout would like to be a Den Chief

    • scouting.org

  • Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)

    • The purpose to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role

    • An Online/Virtual version is available

    • Take the online modules through my.scouting.org

  • National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

    • National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops

    • Out troop helps run this program every year in August - graduates can help staff future courses

  • National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE)

    • An exciting program that enhances leadership skills and expands upon the team-building and ethical decision-making skills learned in NYLT.

    • scouting.org

  • NYLT Leadership Academy

    • The NYLT Leadership Academy trains youth staff to be top-notch presenters, evaluators, and leaders of their councils’ National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) courses

    • nylt-leadershipacademy.org

  • Kodiak Challenge

    • The Kodiak Challenge is designed to be an adventure that pushes the boundaries of every participant – one that will encourage you to try new things that may be out of your comfort zone

    • It is an experience—but one that has its underpinnings in the application of the leadership skills they learned in the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops or Crews, NYLT, and/or NAYLE. It is, as is all of Scouting, an adventure with a purpose

    • filestore.scouting.org

  • Powder Horn

    • Open to both registered adults and youth who are at least 13 and have completed the 8th grade

    • Powder Horn is a hands-on resource management course designed to give you the contacts and tools necessary to conduct an awesome high-adventure program in your troop, team, crew, or ship

    • filestore.scouting.org

  • Hazardous Weather

    • Hazardous Weather training must be completed by Direct Contact Leaders to be considered position trained

    • Training will give you a better understanding of weather and how it impacts outings

    • my.Scouting.org

  • Wilderness First Aid

    • We encourage all older scouts attend this course

    • Training enhances safety on outings and our ability to train scouts

    • Our Troop delivers this course twice a year to the Council

  • NRA Basic Rifle and NRA Basic Shotgun

    • Learn how to operate and maintain a Rifle or Shotgun

    • Training available on a monthly basis, except in the summer

    • These courses will help you fulfill the requirements for the Rifle and Shotgun Merit Badges

    • Required training to become an NRA instructor in those disciplines

    • firearmtraining.nra.org

  • NRA Rifle Instructor and NRA Shotgun Instructor

    • Youth age 15-17 may attend these courses to become an NRA Shotgun Junior Trainer

    • If you interested, come speak with our Shooting Sports Team

Interested in training? Speak with our Scoutmaster