Every Youth deserves a well-trained leader!

District 15 is looking for a few good Trainers! If you are interested please contact the District Training Chairman,


Frederick H. “Phredo” Repman @ 801-688-4342 or utahrealtorfred@gmail.com


There are several positions available. All positions can be “team taught” or job shared! 2 deep leadership works for us as well too! All instructors should plan on taking the 6 hour BSA E.D.G.E. Certification class.


Leader Specific Training. Class is 4 hours long plus set up and take down. It is taught 3 times per year, twice in the spring and once in the fall. It is required for all direct contact leaders. BSA provides a suggested out line, however, adaptations are encouraged to meet the needs of the individual attendees. Minimum of 2 Instructors for each of the four families with additional for COR’s and Committee Members.


            Instructors for Cub Scouts:

                        Tiger Cubs as Needed

                        Bear Den

                        Wolf Den

                        WEBLOS Den

                        Group Coordinator


            Instructors for Boy Scouts:

                        New Scout Patrol

                        Boy Scouts


            Instructors for Varsity


            Instructors for Venture


            Instructors for COR’s & Committee Members


Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills. Class is 16 hours and includes and overnight camp out experience. Instructors and Staff are expected to set up and take down.  It is taught once per year in the spring. It is required for all direct contact leaders. BSA provides a suggested out line, however, adaptations are encouraged to meet the needs of the individual attendees, and specifically all course material should be directed at 3 levels of attendees, Novice, Experienced and Veteran. Additionally, the course material should have the flexibility to meet attendees who plan “high adventure” activities as well as more common camping experience.


Instructors are needed to cover the following topics as well as several others;


            Fire Building, Camp Set Up, Map and Compass, Geo Caching, GPS Navigations, Back Packing, Cooking, First Aid, Camp Fire Programs, Water Purification, Equipment Needs, Trip Planning, Plant-Wild Life Identification and Hazards, Leave No Trace Principles, Flag Ceremonies, Inter Faith Worship, Emergency Care and Shelters, Activity Specific Clothing,  Tour Permits, US Forest Service Permits, Other Paperwork and more!


Camp Staff positions are also available for Registration, Support and Quartermaster Services. 


On Belay. This week long course has traditionally been provided by Council Staff. Starting in 2015 each District will be responsible to Staff and facilitate this exceptional youth leadership training program. Course Outline is provided by BSA.

Varsity On Belay!

Varsity On-Belay! is a week of fun-filled exciting days of high adventure.  Program skills are taught and applied in the setting of Varsity Scout activities. Youth are instructed in how to utilize the resources and tools available to Varsity Scouts.


 Administrative Support. There is a need for 2 administrative positions.


The first is records and reporting. This includes class roosters, reporting completed programs and reviewing new leaders and scheduling their training requirements.


The second is a “marketing” position. This entails reviewing the schedule of upcoming events and getting the word out to all the units. Promoting upcoming training and District events as well as other activities in the Council and District.


A few things to consider as you look at your ability to fulfill these assignments:


1)    We would like a 2 year commitment with the understanding that you will train your replacement!

2)      You are NOT expected to do it all, ALL positions can be “team taught” or “Job Shared”.

3)      These training classes are the basics, your input and help are significant to helping the District    


The following is an excerpt from the BSA District Committee Handbook:


The district training committee’s job is to get adult leaders trained. One of the keys to the success of the Scouting program is trained volunteer leadership. Second only to the selection of the right person for each responsibility is his or her training in the purposes of Scouting, the methods through which these purposes are achieved, and the techniques of their individual job

As chairman of the district training committee, a committee member, or as a trainer, you help volunteers find the answers to the two basic questions, “What is my job?” and “How do I do it?” The Boy Scouts of America’s leadership training program is designed to meet the needs of each volunteer job. It is varied and flexible enough to reach all leaders through group training experiences, personal coaching, self-study, online learning, or on-the-job training. And you will help make this program a dynamic success in your district. Major Tasks of the Training Committee Chairman and Members

1 . Report to the district program chairman for your district.

2 . Establish district training objectives to train leaders, not just run training courses.

3. Participate in council meetings dealing with training policies, program, and procedures.

4. Recruit and orient enough of the right kind of people for the training committee and course instructors.

5. Prepare an inventory of all leaders who need training.

6. Plan, schedule, and coordinate an annual district training program based on your training inventory, which includes implementation of council training programs.

7. Evaluate and report on training progress.

8. Maintain unit and district training records, and coordinate them with the council registrar.

9. Offer training opportunities to every adult volunteer.

10. Promote attendance at all training courses to ensure maximum attendance and participation.

11 . Give special assistance to untrained unit leaders.

12 . Approve applications for district training recognitions.

13. Give special attention to training new units and leaders in existing units, especially direct contact leaders.

14. Track and attain training objectives.


You are successful when an increasing percentage of your district’s unit Scouters have completed appropriate training and have received BSA training awards. The Centennial Quality Unit Award includes a requirement that direct contact unit leaders complete training.

The responsibility of district training committees is training leaders. Seeing that 100 percent of all DIRECT CONTACT LEADERS—den leaders, Webelos den leaders, Scoutmasters,

Varsity Scout Coaches, Venturing Advisors, and their assistant leaders—are trained is the true measure of success. Many leaders will learn through training courses you conduct. Some will learn in other ways. Your monthly measure of success, however, is how many unit leaders, including new leaders, have completed Fast Start, basic training, and Youth Protection Training.[i]


[i] A Handbook for District Operations. BSA Available online as PDF


For Additional information or to schedule a training contact:

District Training Chair - Fred Repman 801-688-4342 utahrealtorfred@gmail.com

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