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Fast Start Training

Fast Start Training is the first step for all new leaders and should be taken immediately after they register and before meeting with any youth members. New leaders choose the Fast Start they need to take: Cub Scout Leader, Boy Scout Leader, Varsity Scout Leader, or Venturing Crew Leader. All Fast Start courses are available on DVD, or they can be completed online at MyScouting. While not required for a leader to earn their "Trained" status, Fast Start Training is an essential first course for new leaders looking to get up to speed on their new position right away.

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Cub Scout Leader Fast Start Training

Prior to running your first den or pack meeting, Cub Scout Leader Fast Start is the initial training course required for you to complete so that you may understand the fundamentals of the Cub Scouting program. There are separate fast start training courses for all Cub Scout leaders, catered to specific leadership roles in the pack. You will learn your specific responsibilities, how to keep your meetings fun and exciting, and what other resources there are to help assist you in planning for your den or pack meetings. This training is offered online or on a DVD. Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes.

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Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Training

This is the first training step for all new leaders and should be taken immediately after they register and before they meet with any youth memebers in the troop. Following this training, you will understand the basics of the Boy Scout program and will have the necessary tools to oversee your first troop meeting. This training course is offered online or on a DVD. Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes.

 

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Venturing Leader Fast Start Training

This is the first training step for all new leaders and should be taken immediately after they register and before they meet with any youth members in the crew. Following this training, you will understand the basics of the Venturing program and will have the tools necessary for you to oversee your first crew meeting. This training course is offered online or on a DVD. Estimated time to complete: 50 minutes.

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Varsity Leader Fast Start Training

As a new Varsity Scout leader, it is essential that each adult complete this training prior to the Varsity team’s first meeting. This training focuses on how Varsity Scouting’s concept is more team-related within the BSA and focuses on five program fields of emphasis. You will also learn how to incorporate these fields of emphasis into regularly scheduled team meetings, activities, and service projects. This training is offered online or on a DVD. Estimated time to complete: 30 mintues.

Unit Commissioner Fast Start Training

This new online fast start training is an orientation designed for all commissioners to learn about the job responsibilities for a unit commissioner. This ‘fast start’ training is designed to be taken by all commissioner within the first few weeks of agreeing to be a commissioner. Other training opportunities will be provided by your local council and district to support your job as a commissioner. This is only the introduction of your new position in Scouting. You should also take other training courses shared in the Commissioner Fieldbook, working directly with your local district and council commissioners. Click here to take this training

 

Chartered Organization Representative Fast Start

As a chartered organization representative, you hold a key position in Scouting. While there is honor attached to this position, it is not an "honorary" one. Your primary function is to ensure that the chartered organization's Scouting program succeeds. This course is designed to present you with the basics you need to carry out your new responsibilities as a chartered organization representative. After finishing the online training, you may print a certificate of completion.Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes. Click Here to take this training

   
   
   

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