Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position Specific Training

A Chief Black Dog/Southern Skies Joint Event

The purpose of Scoutmaster Position-Specific training is to provide an active, fun, and positive learning experience for new and experienced Scoutmasters to learn and apply proven techniques for running an effective Boy Scout troop. Scoutmasters will learn how to meet the aims of Scouting by applying the eight methods of the Boy Scouting program during the four main sessions of the course:


• Patrol Method


• Support Team


• Advancement


• Annual Planning




Scoutmasters will need to be familiar with the publications noted below.


 • Troop Leader Guidebook


• Boy Scout Handbook


• Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews, Volumes 1, 2, and 3 (available at Scout shops, at, or in a Kindle version at


• Guide to Safe Scouting (available as a PDF at


• Troop Program Resources (available from your council Scout shop or


• Senior Patrol Leader Handbook


• Patrol Leader Handbook


• Guide to Advancement (available as a PDF at



Where: Phillippo Scout Reservation, Cannon Falls, MN

Date: October 15, 2017

Time: Registration 7:30 am - Class Start 8:00 am

Participants should bring a notebook, beverage, and camp chair.  


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