Trainers EDGE

Trainer's EdgeTM

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Explain : The trainer explains how something is done.
Demonstrate: The trainer demonstrates while explaining again.
Guide: The learner tries the skill while the trainer guides him through it.
Enable: The learner works on his own under the eye of the trainer.

Leadership training is a major part of Scouting, and this new training session will teach trainers how to conduct an effective training session. The course will include an opportunity to prepare and conduct presentations and demonstrate skills. This course will be especially useful for those serving on the training staffs of Wood Badge and leader-specific training courses.

Who should come?

  • Youth Trainers for JLTC, Venturing, Roundtable, Order of the Arrow, and Summer Camp
  • District Trainers in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing
  • Council Trainers for Wood Badge, JLTC, Youth Protection and all the other trainings.
  • Commissioners--Unit, District, Assistant District, and Roundtable
  • Any Scout Leader who wants to learn to communicate ideas better!

    To clarify, an adult is any leader or trainer that is 21 years old or over and a youth is a leader or trainer between 14 and 21 years of age, regardless of the program they are involved in. Boy Scouts should hold the rank of 1stClass or higher.

  • Why and how we train leaders-and how to do it effectively
  • How adults learn
  • What's important about communication?
  • Characteristics of a good trainer
  • How to plan training
  • What kind of arrangements do you need to make
  • What kind of technology works best in any given situation?
  • The latest in training methods
  • How to get that EDGE into whatever you do!
  • Just like the line from Top Gun: “You’re good, we’ll make you better!”




Where   Flag Plaza, 1275 Bedford Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219  Bicentennial Room
Cost $25.00 Includes registration, a notebook full of materials, a day full of incredible fun filled training! ($5 late fee for walk-ins)
Precourse Preparation:   Please prepare a 10 to 12 minute presentation on a topic from any BSA material. Your presentation should allow you to demonstrate the skills of a trainer. You will receive constructive feedback on your presentation from the other participants.

Register for Trainer's EDGE


Joseph J. DeThomas  724-229-8535  Course Director

Darla DiGiovanni 412-325-7973      Course Advisor