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New Online Training Available

posted Apr 3, 2009, 3:25 PM by PV Shrikanth
From Debbie Nudo, Pathfinder District Training Chair
March 31, 2009 
All Unit Leaders,
The BSA National Council has implemented an on-line training course to replace “New Leader Essentials” called “This Is Scouting”!  It can be taken by going to  This is a wonderful opportunity to be able to have all leaders easily access this basic training course.  The course takes about an hour.  It is broken down into sections and there is a question and answer part after each.  It differs slightly from the traditional instruction, but all of the basics are included.  
Please pass this message on to any and everyone.  And, as new parents and volunteers join your units remind them that as they take this course to make 2 copies of their completion certificate, and turn one into Dee Ryan at the Council Service Offices.  They should keep the other copy for their own records.  (Some may want to make a 3rd copy and turn it in to the unit’s Training Coordinator for the unit’s records.)
I strongly recommend that Youth Protection and Fast Start Training be taken on-line along with “This Is Scouting” for a better understanding of safety and roles in scouting.  As always, encourage and promote your leaders to complete Specific Training for their registered positions as soon as possible.  Those still need to be done in a group setting, so please check the NWSC web site calendar for those dates and flyers. 
I will be offering out an opportunity to do “This Is Scouting” in a group setting for those that do not have internet access.  Please let me know if this may be a necessity to some in your unit and how many so I have a better understanding of how many and how often it would need to be presented.  
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have regarding training.  
Yours in Scouting,
Debbie Nudo
Pathfinder District Training Chair