The Fundamentals of Training

The purpose of this course is to introduce new and experienced Scouters and Scouts, regardless of their experience, to the teaching techniques and skills needed to provide effective training. It is the first part of the three-part train-the-trainer continuum (T3) in Scouting. 

The course will also help those who might have trained for other organizations learn the BSA's training techniques and it will help freshen up the skills of current BSA trainers.

At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the principles of how people learn
  2. Understand four primary methods of instruction used by the BSA
  3. Practice the BSA’s training techniques

No advance preparation is necessary.

Trainer's EDGE is the second part of the continuum, with the third part taught at BSA's national volunteer training centers or at the regional level.

Course Information:

  • Check-in: 8:00 AM
  • Training Opening: 8:25am
  • Training Closing: approximately noon
  • Location: Council Office
    • 1 Arch Road, Suite 5, Westfield, MA 01085
  • Cost: $5
  • Paper Registration/Flyer

Position Name Telephone
Council Training Chairperson Mary Benjamin Email
Metacomet District Commissioner Greg Williams (413) 297-4963 Email