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There is a new training email set up for broadcast training emails to be sent from, if you would like to be added to the email list please send an email with your name, unit number and which list you would like to be added to (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturers) to rivertrailstraining312@gmail.com and you will be added.  If you have ideas, suggestions or any training questions please feel free to email them in and I will return your email as soon as possible.  I look forward to continue working with all the volunteers in River Trails in providing training opportunities to help make your role as easy and fun as can be.

River Trails Training Chair:
Fred Kohut
314-277-5473 | papako@sbcglobal.net

Cub Scout Training Chair:
Ollie Tilghman
636-349-9929 | owlie3@sbcglobal.net

Boy Scout Training Chair
Donna Guiffrida
314-570-0419 | ianguiffrida@sbcglobal.net

Roundtable

Roundtable is a meeting of leaders and parents to provide ongoing training, announce upcoming activities and news, share program ideas, and network. Roundtable typically takes place at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.

Cub Scout Roundtable is held at Windsor Intermediate Cafeteria (in the rear of the building).

Cub Scout Roundtable Chairman:  Jim Palmer | jimmip1237@sbcglobal.net

Boy Scout Roundtable is held in the Windsor Intermediate PDC Foyer (6208 US Hwy 61-67, Imperial, MO).

Boy Scout Roundtable Chairman:  Donna Guiffrida | ianguiffrida@sbcglobal.net

Boy Scout Leader Training

(3 Sessions and a weekend — You must attend ALL sessions.)

Contact Donna Guiffrida at 314-570-0419 for more information regarding Boy Scout Leader Training.

Cub Scout Leader Training

If your unit would like to schedule a training session for unit leaders please contact Ollie Tilghman

You can also complete position training online at my.scouting.org

Contact Ollie Tilghman at owlie3@sbcglobal.net for more information regarding Cub Scout Leader Training.

Wood Badge

Wood Badge is an advanced training course for adult leaders in Scouting.  Wood Badge is so much more then “just another training course”.  Wood Badge is available to all levels of scout leader volunteers to include Cub Scout Leaders, Boy Scout Leaders, Venture Advisors.  It is required that you be a registered adult leader and have completed Basic Leader Training for your position.  You can find more information about Wood Badge at  http://stlbsa.org/training/adult/wood-badge/ or I would be more than happy to personally discuss with you, feel free to drop me a line at the district training email.

Okpik Cold Weather Camping Training

The purpose of the nationally acclaimed OKPIK program, made famous at Northern Tier, is to teach Scouts and Scout leaders how to be comfortable and safe while camping in cold weather. This training enables Scout units to extend their camping season to a full 12-months. These unique skills are delivered in a safe environment and culminates in a 24-hour outdoor overnight session that tests your new-found skills while enjoying some Scout fellowship and competition. This is NOT a survival skills session – it is an opportunity to learn about how winter camping can be fun and exciting, and still be enjoyable! Program is delivered in a troop setting, where each participant is assigned to a unique cold weather patrol. There are three troop meetings that are mandatory for graduation. The fourth final meeting is our outdoor overnight adventure!

All troop meetings are held at the Beaumont Scout Reservation.

Program areas include: first aid, cooking, nutrition, travel planning, shelters, clothing systems, sleeping systems, mental aspects of winter camping, nature, games, and FUN!

Youth Participant Requirements
Youth must be 14 years old and at least First Class as of December 9, 2018, have long-term camping experience, and have their Scoutmaster’s and Parental/Guardian approvals. Venturers may participate with the same restrictions less the First Class rank.

Registration is now open at:  https://stlbsa.org/training/adult/okpik/

Online Learning Center

Do you need to take Youth Protection Training (YPT)? Do you need to take your Cub Scout Leader Training? All of this and more can be done while visiting the BSA’s Online Learning Center.

Use your membership number on your ID card to sign in. If you are new to Scouting and do not have a membership number, create a new user name and password. Every time you complete a training session, print out the certificate provided and turn in to your Unit Leader, Committee Chairman or council service center.

Youth Protection Training
Youth protection training is mandatory for ALL registered adults and must be taken prior to any other training courses. It is available online and must be re-taken every two years. Youth safety is the No. 1 concern of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops

The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops course is to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role.  It is intended to help Boy Scouts in leadership positions within their troop understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities.  Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Boy Scouts and is a replacement for Troop Leadership Training.  Completion of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops is a prerequisite for Boy Scouts to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE).  It is also required to participate in a Kodiak Challenge Trek.

This course is designed to be presented within the Boy Scout Troop.  Materials for presenting this course to your troop may be found at Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troop Manual – the scout shop does not carry a printed copy of this manual, they do offer a packet of cards to supplement the course that can be given to the boys as a commitment card and to remind them of what their responsibilities are in their role.

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