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.

leavenotraceWho: Scouts 14 years old or older, and adult Scouters.
When: May 2-3, 2015
Where: Camp Wanocksett
Cost: $40 covers food and training materials

Register by April 27.

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This is required training for those who wish to fill the 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: March 16, March 23 and March 30, 7-9:30 PM. Must attend all three sessions.
Where: Nashua Valley Council Service Center
Cost: There is no charge for this training

This training program is for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters who are new to 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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When: April 18, 2015 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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When: April 24, 2015 6:00 PM - Sunday, April 26, 2015, 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 2 & 9, 2015 10 AM-2 PM
Where: Nashua Valley Council Service Center
Cost: There is no charge for this training

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Delivered in partnership with the SHINE Initiative Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (typically ages 12-18, but also younger) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is delivered by a mental health clinician who is a trained, certified instructor. Youtth MHFA is an interactive 8-hour course, which can be completed in two 4-hour sessions.

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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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