Category: Training Resources

What the Heck is Wood Badge?

“Hey RJ, where are your beads?” That was the question Harry Moyer asked me many years ago in the stairwell of Shawnee Mission West High School, our previous Roundtable location. I felt a little embarrassed. I didn’t have any beads, and in the Heart…

Get Trained

Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader! We say it all the time. Please get the training necessary for your position and then take one additional training. The BSA has an outstanding suite of training, much of it online. But in the the Shawnee Trails…

New Youth Protection

Below you will find information about the new Youth Protection Training. All registered leaders must complete this new training by October 1, 2018.  Here are the highlights: There are three modules and a test module in this new training. It will take just over…

Youth Protection FAQ

What is YPT-2?  Youth Protection Two (YPT-2) is a new and updated Youth Protection Training Program for adult Scouters, which has been implemented as a result of the Family Scouting initiative. When is YPT-2 Available?  YPT-2 is available online now at www.my.scouting.org. When is…

Hazardous Weather Training

The following is a note from Council and National HQ. Hazardous Weather Training is now required for some positions. The letter from Council is below and the documents answering questions and outlining “trained” requirements are in the following two links. Hazardous Weather Training FAQ…

Direct Contact Training Changes

Important Announcement: Shawnee Trails Scouters: Last night at the Council Commissioner’s Meeting we learned that there is about to be a seismic shakeup in training for leaders who have direct contact with youth. In our Council, we believe there to be more than 6,000…

Last, giant push for YPT2

Shawnee Trails Scouters: As of today, there are still more than 9,000 adult volunteers who have not taken the new Youth Protection Training (or as we commonly refer to it: YPT2) in our Council. The deadline for the training is October 1, 2018. This…

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