Once you've grasped the basics of the Scouting program it's time to take your Scouting experience to the next level. Attending an Advanced Training such as Wood Badge or Powder Horn will prepare you to lead your Scouts more effectively and take them on the adventure of a lifetime.
Philmont Training Center (PTC)
The Philmont Training Center (PTC) is the national volunteer training center for the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1950, the PTC has provided a unique environment for training volunteers, creating leaders, and hosting family friendly experiences and adventures. Each year, more than 6,000 Scouters and their families attend the PTC.
Every conference at the PTC features tools, techniques, audiovisuals, discussions, idea sharing, and activities led by a faculty of experienced Scouters. All registered Scouters are invited to attend training center courses; council approval is not required.
The Powder Horn course is designed to expose older youth and adult Scouting leaders in how to safely conduct outdoor/high adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature. It provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully lead youth through a program of outdoor adventure and is based upon giving participants an exposure to some outdoor/high adventure activities and is not a certification event. It is for any youth or adult interested in experiencing a unit-level high adventure program.
The purpose of a Powder Horn course includes:
- Safe participation in fun and challenging outdoor activities
- Introduction to resources to improve unit programs
- Exposure to new and exciting high adventure activities
- Help deliver the promise at the unit level
- Promoting youth and adults creativity when delivering high adventure programs
Tali Atsila Outdoors Leadership Training (TAOS)
Tali Atsila is an Advanced Outdoor Skills Training course offered by the Northeast Georgia Council and is a training course specifically designed to take leaders through a series of hands on experiences in fundamental elements of the Outdoor Program: Cooking, Pioneering, Map & Compass, and Woods Tools, along with other outdoor skills.
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Wood Badge is considered the premier leadership training course for Scout Leaders. Wood Badge for the 21st Century is available to registered leaders of all levels of the Scouting program – Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Varsity and Venturing. It concentrates on providing training on modern leadership skills needed in today’s world for Scout leaders. Wood Badge Training will not only make you a better Scout Leader, it will also assist you in improving your personal and professional life as well.
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