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Brooklyn Council Unit Leader Training March 2010

Updated March 1, 2010

The following training sessions are being held at: Our Lady Help of Christians School Basement Lunchroom 1340 East 29th Street (between Avenue M & N), Brooklyn, NY, 11210

Please contact Michael Matarazzo, Breukelen District Training Chairman, to register for all courses by phone at 347-587-4457 or email matarazzo_michael@yahoo.com.

Course Title: Scoutmaster Specifics/Boy Scout Leader Specifics, Parts I, II, III

Course Description: Once a volunteer has a solid overview of the scouting program, training for a specific Scouting position continues through Leader Specific training. This training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. For Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, and troop committee members, this training is divided into four parts. The first three parts concentrate on troop operations and can be completed in one full day. The fourth part of Scoutmaster Specifics/Boy Scout Leader Specifics is Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (ITOLS), a weekend-long session being offered this April. Confirm your registration for ITOLS at this training session.

Date: Sunday, March 21, 2010 (This is the only date Brooklyn Council will offer this training in 2010.)

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (includes lunch break. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to training start.)

Registration: $10.00

Please note:Scoutmaster/Boy Scout Specifics participants will be unable to take any other training this day. Scoutmaster Specifics/Boy Scout Leader Specifics & ITOLS are required pre-requisite courses for Wood Badge for the 21st Century.

Course Title: Youth Protection Training (YPT)

(All Leaders must take YPT once every two years)

Date: Sunday, March 21, 2010

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am (Please arrive 30 minutes prior to training start.)

Registration: $5.00

Course Title: This is Scouting (replaces New Leader Essentials)

Course Description: "This is Scouting" is an introductory session that highlights the values, aims, history, funding, and methods of Scouting. It addresses how these aims and methods are reached in an age-appropriate style within Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing. Videos, discussions, and hands-on reinforcement are presented during the three-hour training session. Ideally, all unit-based volunteers-Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders- take this session at the same time, so they understand that they are all striving for the same results with the youth they serve. Each leader completes "This is Scouting" only once.

Date: Sunday, March 21, 2010

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm (Please arrive 30 minutes prior to training start.)

Registration: $10.00

Course Title: Cubmaster Specifics/Cub Scout Leader Specifics

Course Description: Once a volunteer has a solid overview of the scouting program, training for a specific Scouting position continues through Leader Specific training. This training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. Tiger Cub den leaders, Cub Scout den leaders, Webelos den leaders, Cubmasters, and pack committee members can complete this training in one-half day.

Date: Sunday, March 21, 2010

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Please arrive 30 minutes prior to training start.)

Registration: $10.00

Brooklyn Council Unit Leader Training April 2010

Updated March 1, 2010

The following Outdoor Leader Training Courses will be held at William H. Pouch Scout Camp in Staten Island.

Please contact Michael Matarazzo, Breukelen District Training Chairman, to register via phone at 347-587-4457 or email matarazzo_michael@yahoo.com.

Course Title: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation – BALOO

Course Description: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) for Cub Scout leaders is a one-day training event that introduces participants to the skills needed to plan and conduct Pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. This training is required for any adult who is in charge of planning a pack camp out, and it is required that at least one adult per pack complete BALOO training in order to apply for tour permits. This is the only date this training will be offered this year. Mark your calendars!

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010

Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Registration: $20.00

IMPORTANT: PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER AND PRE-PAY BY SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2010.

Please note: Pre-registration is required. Minimum number of 12 participants is required for training session to be executed. Registration Form will be sent out by Council shortly.

Course Title: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills – ITOLS

(a/k/a Scoutmaster/Boy Scout Leader Specifics, Part IV)>

Course Description: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (ITOLS) will provide Boy Scout leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start and guide a program the right way. Completion of this course is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook. You must have completed Scoutmaster/Boy Scouts Specific Training prior to taking this course. This is the only time Brooklyn Council will be offering this training this year. Mark your calendar!

Dates: Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday, April 23, 2010, 6:00pm – Sunday, April 25, 2010, 2:00pm

Registration: $40.00

IMPORTANT: PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER AND PRE-PAY BY SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2010. Please note: Pre-registration is required. Minimum number of 12 participants is required for training session to be executed. Registration Form will be sent out by Council shortly.

ITOLS is a required pre-requisite course for Wood Badge for the 21st Century. Participants must bring their own camping equipment. An equipment checklist will be sent out by Council shortly.

Cub Scouting

Cub Packs are open to all boys in First through Fifth grades (6-10 years old). There are several active Cub Scout packs in Brooklyn. Each pack is sponsored by a religious or community organization. Cubs learn by doing fun activities with other boys their age. For more information or a referral to a pack near you, please use the Contact Us link above.

Boy Scouting

Scout Troops are open to all boys in Fifth through Twelfth grades (11-18 years old). There are several active Scout Troops in Brooklyn. Each pack is sponsored by a religious or community organization. Boy Scouts learn leadership in troop positions such as Patrol Leader. For more information, or a referral to a troop near you, please use the Contact Us link above.

GNYC Scout Camps

The Greater New York Council's camp facilities are the places that Cub Packs and Scout Troops may go for weekend Scout Activity Days or overnight camping trips and Camp-o-Rees, as well as for summer camp. Click the camp name to go to the camp's website.


Girl Scouting Sites

Brooklyn Scout Parent

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Sticks, Rocks, and Dirt

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Brooklyn Wildlife

Brooklyn Wildlife Examiner Articles about wildlife in New York City.