Troop 713 is a boy led troop. The Senior Patrol Leader and his Patrol Leaders Council set the events calendar for the year, plan the troop meetings, and run all of the events. Adults are present for health and safety concerns, to assist the boys in developing their leadership skills, and to perform duties that require an adult in order to accomplish the task for legal or contractual reasons. The boys occasionally stumble, but scouting is a a safe environment to learn from our mistakes.
How do you get started?
A good first step is to take the Youth Protection Training, or YPT at https://my.scouting.org. Follow the link below to a document that will give you more details on taking the training. How to Take Youth Protection Training
What training is recommended to get more involved?
The following list is the Scouting online training recommended,
Basic CPR/ first aid recommended
Adult in charge of an event:
Basic CPR/first aid
Online training pertinent to the event (I.e. Safety afloat, weather hazards, etc)
High adventure adult leader:
All the above plus;
Wilderness and remote first aid (WRFA)
Introduction to outdoor leadership skills (IOLS)
High adventure leader trek training (HALTT)
Scoutmaster Position specific leader training (BLST)- required
Introduction to outdoor leadership skills (IOLS)- required