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Basic Leader Training

What is Fast Start?

Fast Start training provides an immediate comfort level for new leaders and enables them to say, "I can do this!". Fast Start training is the first step for any new volunteer and is to be delivered immediately after a new leader registers and before he or she meets with any youth member.


Cub Scout Leader Fast Start

Cub Scout Leader Fast Start (No. AV-01V022) is a package of position-specific video programs accompanied by a Cub Scout Leader Fast Start Viewer Guide (No. AV-01G022). Each program gives leaders information on planning and conducting their first meeting, and even demonstrates one they can use. Five segments are included in the video:

* Tiger Cub Den Leader
* Cub Scout Den Leader
* Webelos Den Leader
* Cubmaster
* Pack Committee

Pack-administered self-study is the primary method of delivery for Fast Start training. A Pack Trainer usually supports the new leader during this training period.

You can now take the Cub Scout Leader Fast Start training online.

Please contact the Cub Scout Training Coordinator if your Pack needs to borrow the VHS tape version.


Boy Scout Leader Fast Start

The Boy Scout Fast Start video, revised in 1990, includes the following segments:

* "The Troop Meeting" This is the primer on how to run a Troop meeting. Produced for new unit leaders and commissioners, the video covers planning, parts of the meeting, the patrol method, and resources.
* "The Outdoor Program" Running a troop meeting is one thing; running a successful outdoor activity is another. This program goes into planning, organization, ideals, and BSA policy for outdoor activities. It also touches on long-term and high-adventure activities.
* "The Troop Organization" This program starts with the charter concept - the chartered organization, the district, and the council, and their relationship to the troop. Each leadership and committee position is described. This is an excellent program for commissioners, troop committees, troop leaders, and chartered organizations.

You can now take the Boy Scout Leader Fast Start training online.


Venturing Leader Fast Start

The Venturing Fast Start guide illustrates how using the program planning process can get Venturing programs off to a successful start. It provides information about training youth officers and is designed to be produced locally to orient new crew Advisors. Also available is the New Crew Fast Start video, No. AV-03V013, which was produced to support the booklet.

You can now take the Venturing Leader Fast Start training online.

Upcoming Events


Cub Scout Specifics
Thursday, 1/31/2019
           6:30-9:30 pm

   Den Chief Training
   Saturday, 3/2/2019

Cub Scout Specifics
Tuesday, 3/26/2019
           6:30-9:30 pm
Pack Committee Challenge
Cub Scout Specifics
Thursday, 4/25/2019
           6:30-9:30 pm
            Den Leader 


Merit Badge Counselor
Wednesday, 12/19/2018
           7:30-9 pm

Scoutmaster Specifics
    Saturday, 3/2
 8:30 am-12:30 

Troop Committee
     Den Chief Training
Saturday, 3/2 9 am-12 pm


  (Cub Scout & Boy Scout)
1st Tuesday of EVERY Month

Next Roundtable: 7:30 pm
 January 8th, 2019



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