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Indian Nations CouncilThe Greatest Show on Earth

Kinds of Training

Leadership training is conducted in these different ways:

¥ Group training

¥ One-pack training for all leaders

¥ Personal coaching of individuals or small groups

¥ At-home self-study

Every leader should try to attend the group training courses which are scheduled in the district. Group training demonstrates the fun and fellowship of Cub Scouting and provides opportunities to get to know leaders in other packs and share experiences in and ideas. However, there will be times when new leaders are recruited and training courses aren't scheduled for several weeks. For this reason, other methods of training are available. the important thing to remember is that leaders should be trained as quickly as possible, before they become to involved in carrying out their responsibilities. They need to know how to do the job before they begin.

Fast Start

As new people become Cub Scout leaders, it is vital that they receive immediate information and guidance in the objectives and resources to help them do a good job. That's the reason for fast start.

Fast Start is a series of four outlines: (available at you Council Service Center)

¥ So You're a New Cubmaster, No. 3864

¥ So You're a New Den Leader, No. 3863

¥ So You're a New Webelos Den Leader, No. 3866

¥ So You're a New Pack Committee Member, No. 3865

You may wish to keep a supply of these outlines handy in your pack. Fast Start outlines are usually distributed to new leaders at School Night for Cub Scouting or pack rallies. They can be used as an incentive for a family member to become a new Cub Scout leader.

Check with your unit commissioner or district Scout executive for more information on Fast Start.

Basic Training

Basic training is a series of separate training sessions designed to give job-related information to all Cub Scout leaders, regardless of position. All Cub Scout leaders should take basic training. One of the aims of basic training is to encourage leaders to continue growing in leadership on their own, and by participation in supplemental training courses.

The basic training sessions which should be attended by Cubmasters, assistant Cubmasters, pack committee chairmen, pack committee members, Cub Scout den leaders and assistants, and the den leader coach are:

¥ Session 1. What Is Cub Scouting:

¥ Session 2. Program Planning.

¥ Session 3. Den and Pack Management.

¥ Session 4. The Pack Meeting.

The Webelos den leaders may receive training in two ways. They may attend Sessions 1 and 2, and in addition, attend the Webelos Den Leader Outdoor Day. Or, they may receive all training in one weekend: the Webelos Den Leader Outdoor Weekend.

Check with your unit commissioner or district training chairman to learn when these courses are scheduled  in your district.

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