Adult Training

Nashua Valley Council offers numerous training courses throughout the year to prepare our volunteers to deliver the Scouting program. Most training is free to participants. Nashua Valley also partners with neighboring councils to make training available to our volunteers.

WBLogoWhen: August 22-24, 2014 & September 13-15, 2014

Where: Treasure Valley Scout Reservation, Rutland, MA

Wood Badge is the premier leadership training course offered by the Boy Scouts of America. During this six-day course, you will learn — and practice — all of the skills you need to be the best Scouting volunteer you can be. Nashua Valley Council partners with Knox Trail and Mohegan Councils as part of the Central Massachusett Wood Badge Cluster to offer this training. For more information about this course visit www.centralmawb.org.

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leavenotraceWho: Scouts 14 years old or older, and adult Scouters.
Session 1: Monday, April 21, 2014 7-9 PM, Nashua Valley Council Service Center
Session 2: Saturday April 26 9 AM - Sunday April 27, 12 PM, Camp Wanocksett
Cost: $40 covers food and training materials

Register by April 16.

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You must attend both sessions to complete the course.

This is required training for those who wish to fill the new Leave No Trace Position of Responsibility in their unit. For youth who are going to fill a unit’s Leave No Trace Trainer Position, Nashua Valley Council strongly recommends that the troop pay for this required training.

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When: April 25, 2014 6:00 PM - Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00 AM
Where: Camp Split Rock
Cost: $25 / person

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The Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills is a two day course that prepares you to teach your Scouts the outdoor skills needed for the Arrow of Light, Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks. It's an enjoyable weekend with knowledgeable Scouters, with lots of hands-on instruction and practice in campsite selection and Leave No Trace, woods tools and fire building, cooking and sanitation, hiking, first aid, and planning outdoor programs.

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When: May 10, 2014 8 AM - 12 PM
Where: Council Service Center, Lancaster, MA
Cost: There is no charge for this training

This training program is for Cub Scout leaders who are new to the program or the position, or just need to bring their knowledge up to date. The course aims to help leaders gain confidence that the challenge is a manageable one, and understand the resources available to support them in this role.

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Basic, position specific training for Cub Scout leaders is now available online at www.myscouting.org. This includes training for: Tiger Den Leaders, Wolf Den Leaders, Bear Den Leaders, Webelos Den Leaders, Cubmaster, Pack Trainer, and Pack Committee. Cub Scout leaders are considered to be fully trained once they have completed the following courses: This is Scouting, Cub Scout Fast Start, Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific, and Youth Protection.

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When: April 5, 2014 8 AM-5 PM
Where: Nashua Valley Council Service Center
Cost: There is no charge for this training

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This is a version of Scoutmaster Basic Training aimed at Assistant Scoutmasters ages 18-21 who are new to the position, and making the transition from youth to adult. The course will put more emphasis on dealing with the change in role from youth to adult in your troop and methods of dealing with these changes as you assume your new reponsibilities.

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