boy deserves a trained leader" is the guiding principle for the
York-Adams Area Council adult leader training team. There is
no doubt that a trained leader is better prepared to offer the best
possible programs for youth members in their unit.
Basic Leader Training
Basic Leader Training comprises two
parts: New Leader Essentials for all unit-level leaders and
Leader Specific training, which is based on the leader's
unit-level position. For more information on the basic leader
training components, please click on any of the links below:
Youth Protection Training
Since 1988, the Boy Scouts
of America has provided adult and youth training to combat this
societal problem. For adults, we have Youth Protection Guidelines
for Parents and Leaders. For youth, the BSA uses a variety of tools,
including videotapes, to communicate with young people about
protecting themselves against all forms of abuse. The BSA’s
award-winning videos of child abuse prevention help youth recognize
dangerous situations and avoid becoming victims.
The video "It Happened to Me"
is designed for Cub Scouts, boys ages 6 to 10, to view with their
parents or guardians. The video presents five scenarios of high-risk
situations that boys may encounter. It establishes safety rules that
help the boys counteract the fear and shame that can result from
potentially abusive situations.
"A Time to Tell" is
designed for Boy Scouts, boys ages 11 to 14. This video depicts the
risks of sexual abuse through dramatizations of adolescent
A third video, "Youth Protection:
Personal Safety Awareness," is designed for any young adult
(boy or girl) ages 14 to 20. It is made up of vignettes dealing with
the issues of acquaintance rape, Internet safety, stalking, and
fraternization. Each scenario is followed by instructions for local
group discussions and a teen panel discussion, with pertinent advice
regarding each situation.
The comic book series Power Pack
Pals has been created to illustrate to Cub Scout–age boys
the harm that bullying may cause and how to be safe when using the
These resources have been widely
used—inside and outside of Scouting. To obtain copies of them,
contact the council service center.
Remember, any case of abuse is one too
Adult Leaders -
Protection Training On-Line Right Now!
Badge is the advanced scout leader training course. Begun in 1919 by
Lord Baden-Powell, founder of Scouting and Wood Badge’s first
director, it came to America in 1948. Continually updated to reflect
the current BSA policies and programs, incorporate the latest
material and utilize the techniques available, Wood Badge has become
the most advanced leadership training course in Scouting! In this
course, Scouters learn practical leadership skills in a
lecture-practice format. The skills taught are applicable to every
leader and provide a common foundation for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and
York-Adams Area Council will be
offering Wood Badge at Camp Tuckahoe April 20-22 and May 4-6, 2007.
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