June 2020
Welcome to NNJC Journey to Training! This newsletter highlights all of the great training opportunities coming up over the next few months. If you want your unit, event, or program to be featured for all to see, submit photos and descriptions to  communications@nnjbsa.org .

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Youth Protection Training
Taken Every TWO Years

Youth Protection training provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, and Sea Scouting, Exploring, and STEM Scouts programs. The training is done online at  my.scouting.org and must be renewed every two years or whenever an adult changes leadership positions.
All registered adult members of the Boy Scouts of America must be current in Youth Protection Training.
  1. Go to My.Scouting.org (note the “dot” between “my” and “scouting”) and create an account.
  2. From My.Scouting.org, click on the Youth Protection Training logo on the right corner of the screen (or select “My Dashboard” from the “Home” navigation in the upper left corner).
  3. You should see options to take Youth Protection training. If not, select “YPT” from the menu at the top of the screen.
  4. Upon completion, print a certificate of completion and keep with your records.
  5. A copy of your certificate of completion is required any time you submit a new membership application.
Popcorn Unit Kernel Training

Do you have what it takes to become a Popcorn Knight?
Our restructured training is designed to provide Kernels with everything they need to be successful in this year’s Popcorn Sale.

The first half will contain general information for everyone; including Trail’s End technology updates, new products, commission structure, and more. The second portion will be geared towards new leaders, and will contain an interactive demonstrations on TE tech, and a Q&A session to address any other questions/concerns.

*Please note that zoom sessions max out at 100 participants*

Complete your training, achieve your Knighthood, and ride to victory with us in the Fall!

Training will be held virtually or in person depending on the development of the COVID situation. Look out for updates in future newsletters and What’s Poppin’.
Wilderness Remote First Aid - 2020
Obtaining Wilderness Remote First Aid has been difficult during the COVID-19 outbreak. For summer 2020, the BSA has been working with ECSI to design a blended learning format that combines 8-hours of online learning with 8-hours of in-person skills testing. The platform is now live and ready for participants to begin the course. Information, for both participants and instructors, is available on ECSI’s website. https://www.ecsinstitute.org/scouting
In addition, there are several options to satisfy this requirement for backcountry, wilderness and remote programs. The options are listed below:
  • The crew has at least one member with a current certificate of training in WFA
  • The crew has at least one member who meets the criteria for an extension from the issuing agency. It is incumbent on the individual to research and obtain the extension with the issuing agency.
  • A member of the crew obtains “just in time training” prior to arrival. This may become more accessible as states begin to reopen.
  • A WFA trained staff member accompanies the crew.
  • A crew member completes the 8-hour online course, followed by the 8-hour skills test (prior to arrival, or upon arrival) resulting in a certificate of training.  
Any BSA participant may take the 8-hour online WFA course as an awareness class but if they require certification, they will need to show competency by successfully completing the 8-hour skills check with a certified ECSI BSA WFA instructor. Current CPR/AED certification is the only pre-requisite for students.  
Additional information for both instructors and students will be available on both the ECSI website here and BSA Health & Safety WFA page.  
The fee for the eLearning course is $24.00 and includes a one-year e-book version of the ECSI WFA course book.
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - Monday, September 14, 2020 &
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - Sunday, October 18, 2020

By taking Wood Badge, Scouters will acquire valuable tools such as listening, communicating, conflict management, project planning and leading change. Participants will better learn to understand and appreciate diversity and differences in our society. They will learn skills that will make them a better Scout leader. Units with trained leaders are able to deliver an improved program and a more meaningful experience for the youth Scouting serves.
By attending Wood Badge, the participants will internalize the 5 themes of Wood Badge: Living the Values, Growing, Connecting, Guiding, Empowering.
August 9, 2020 - August 15, 2020
Open all Scouts and Venturers who are 13 years or older by 8/1/20

Participants will spend a week at camp working together in patrols. They will learn valuable skills like planning, goal setting, conflict resolution, communication, and more. Using the EDGE method, participants will learn how to teach Scout skills to the other youth in their units as they help them on their Scouting journey. When they return to their home, they will be fully prepared to take a leadership role in their units!

NoBe Everywhere: A Virtual Hybrid Experience

What is NoBe Everywhere?

The same spirit of NoBe in expanded locations! Here are some things that Scouts and Leaders can expect:
·     Opportunities to earn up to 5 merit badges each week
·     First-Year program with Scout Skills and specific merit badges
·     Trail to Eagle Program
·     First Class Adventure
·     Morning and evening colors
·     Virtual campfires
·     Daily theme events
·     Camp patch and theme pin
·     Achievement and Camp awards
Program Planning Starts Now

Now for this episode — well, we admit it’s not the most glamorous of topics, but it is important. In fact, it will make your Cub Scout leader experience a whole lot easier. And joining us is Lora Taft, the Council Commissioner for the Chattahoochee Council in Columbus. And just to make sure we give you as much help as we possibly can — we’ve also invited the chair for the National Cub Scouting Committee, Lisa Wylie. These seasoned Scouters will share with us all the tips and tricks of program planning and how to have fun doing it.
2021 Jamboree!

The next National Jamboree is only a year away, but many Scouts have yet to sign up. Maybe you think that door has been closed.
Alexander Graham Bell once said, “When one door closes, another one opens.” But you know what? It’s a door — if it’s closed, just open it! So, this month we’ll share all the reasons you should be getting ready to pack your bags and helping us open that door is the Director of the National Scout Jamboree at Boy Scouts of America, Dan Busby.

  • Guided virtual Youth Protection course
  • Information about the previously scheduled IOLS weekend: CANCELLED
What training does your unit do?
Want to see your unit featured in our monthly newsletter? Submit photos and descriptions of your training event to  communications@nnjbsa.org