Breaking News Concerning Training
Hazardous Weather Training
Effective April 30, 2018 direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained. - Link
This requirement is for “Direct Contact Leaders” only. Please see the attachment for more details and note this training isn’t currently required for Merit Badge Counselors.
However, some Merit Badges are outdoor oriented – climbing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, fly fishing, etc, etc, etc.. For these counselors, Hazardous Weather Training is highly recommended, yet, not required at this time.
It’s just a good practice to take this training. Haven’t, yet, communicated this matter to Merit Badge Counselors. Please give me feedback on the Hazardous Weather subject. At the present time, this would be completely optional, but strongly recommended. The training is available online and will not require Advancement Committee involvement other than promotion to outdoor Merit Badge Counselors.
An updated youth protection training is available for staff, leaders and parents (Youth Protection Y01). The training includes a three-module course that all leaders will be required to complete by September 30, 2018. The training encompasses Venturing and Exploring Youth Protection, therefore those videos are no longer available.