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The Trainer’s EDGE

What is the Trainer’s EDGE?

The purpose of The Trainer’s EDGE course is to provide and help develop the platform skills of a trainer. It is meant to supplement the practice offered through Wood Badge and National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) staff development, with a focus on the participant, while raising the level of skill a trainer brings to the staff experience. Only practice can polish these skills, but this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering hands-on experience in methods and media.

Who Should Attend?

All council and district training committee members who will be delivering training on all phases of the Scouting program should attend and is required for Wood Badge and NYLT staff. So, attendees include, but are not limited to:

  • Cub Scout leader trainers
  • Cub Scout pack trainers
  • Boy Scout leader trainers
  • Varsity Scout leader trainers
  • Venturing trainers
  • Roundtable staff an commissioner trainers
  • District and council committee trainers
  • Wood Badge staff
  • National Youth Leadership Training staff

Pre-Course Preparation

Prior to attending the course, each participant must prepare a 10-minute presentation on a topic from any BSA material. This presentation is to be given during the course. Your presentation should allow you to demonstrate the skills of a trainer. You will receive constructive feedback on your presentation from the other participants. You must supply any materials needed to support your presentation.

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