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									        Occoneechee Council University of Scouting


      2009 Course Catalog and Information




               Saturday November 7, 2009
                  7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
            Wake Technical Community College
                 9101 Fayetteville Road
                   Raleigh, NC 27603

                  Opening Ceremony Begins: 7:45 am

                    “Be prepared to do your best”

“A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when
anything unexpected happens.”
                                                 Sir Robert Baden-Powell



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University Overview and Registration Helps

        The University will include seven periods of instruction and a lunch break. Lunch is
included in your registration fee. Please wear your Scout uniform and bring paper and pencil/pen
for notes along with a watch for time. Appropriate handouts and materials will be provided based
on the courses selected. It is suggested that unit leaders carpool together and take a variety of
courses to expand their overall unit knowledge.

         Participants may register for courses in any of the colleges. For example a Cub Scouter
may register for a Boy Scout or a General Studies course. A Venturer may take a General Studies
or Boy Scout course. Our goal is for Scouters to increase their knowledge by being exposed to all
the different areas of the Scout program. Any questions about your selections can be sent to the
Vice Chancellor of Registration, who can offer course suggestions.

Purpose: The purpose of the university is to promote learning and interaction between the
different program areas, while enabling Scouters to prepare themselves to put forth a quality
program in their units.

Degrees: The University will offer four degrees and one certificate. The degrees and the
descriptions are as follows:

        o Associate of Scouting: Awarded upon completion of seven (7) hours of study.
        o Bachelors of Scouting: Awarded upon completion of an additional seven (7) hours of
            study. (14 hours total)
        o Masters of Scouting: Awarded upon completion of seven (7) hours of study beyond
            Bachelor’s degree. (21 hours total)
        o Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS): Awarded upon completion of an additional
            seven (7) hours beyond the Masters degree. (28 hours total)
        o Doctorate of Scouting: Awarded upon completion of an additional seven (7) hours to
            include faculty or staff requirement. (Total hours of study 35 hours).

Location: We will be meeting at Wake Technical Community College, 9101 Fayetteville Road
(US Hwy 401) in Raleigh, NC. A map of the college is included in the catalog.

Registration: Registration fee is $35.00, $25.00 if prior to October 1, 2009. ($10 early
registration discount is applied if registration is prior to October 1, 2009) which includes
lunch/patch and materials. Registration starts on August 1, 2009 and ends October 30, 2009.
After this date no registrations will be accepted! Any exceptions to this policy must be approved
by the University Chancellor and will be assessed a penalty fee of $10. Registration is ONLINE
Only. If you have trouble registering, contact your District Executive or the council office.

Refreshments: Available from 7 am to 3 pm.




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  Displays: We will have an exhibit area set up for various displays of interest to Scouters. There
  will be ample time during the lunch break to view displays and materials. If your District or Unit
  is interested in setting up a display, contact Ricky Bunn at rbunn98@aol.com. Displays are on a
  first come, first served basis.

  Official Scout Store: Will be open during the day to purchase additional materials discussed
  during the course periods.

  Accommodations: If you need to arrange overnight accommodation please contact The Comfort
  Inn at 919-557-9000, The Wingate Inn at 919-779-7441, or The Holiday Inn Express at 919-557-
  2009 directly.

  **Ask for the Wake Technical/State Employees Rate**

  Times for Saturday, November 7, 2009:
  Registration opens: 6:45 am

  Opening Ceremony: 7:45 am – 8:30 am

  1st Class time:   8:40 am - 9:30 am
  2nd Class time:   9:40 am - 10:30 am
  3rd Class time:   10:40 am – 11:30 am
  4th Class time:   11:40am – 12:30 pm
    Lunch/Free:     12:40 pm – 2:00 pm
  5th Class time:   2:10 pm – 3:00 pm
  6th Class time:   3:10 pm – 4:00 pm
  7th Class time:   4:10 pm – 5:00 pm

                                     Faculty and Staff Information

University Chancellor:                  Vivian Sloggy             sloggy@embarqmail.com
Professional Staff Advisor:             Mike Beyerly              mbeyerly@bsamail.org
University Vice Chancellor:             Stacey Larkins            thelarkins6@yahoo.com
Vice Chancellor of Registration:        Gary Thorn                gthorn228@bellsouth.net
Vice Chancellor of Instruction:         Ivan Waldorf              scoutraining@bellsouth.net
Vice Chancellor of Administration:      Kimberly Benfield         benfieldmk@bellsouth.net
Dean of Cub Scouting:                   Stephanie Templeton       oamom104@yahoo.com
Dean of Boy Scouting:                   Kim Johnson               KIRKnKIM@aol.com
Dean of General Studies:                Stephanie Marcellino      smarcell@tibco.com
Dean of Venturing:                      Ann Meyer                 ameyer7@nc.rr.com
Asst Dean of Venturing:                 Doug Branson              dbranson69@windstream.net
Facilities & Support Services:
Displays:                               Ricky Bunn                rbunn98@aol.com


                     For Updates: Please visit the University of Scouting web page at

                        www.ocscouts.org/universityofscouting



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    NOTE: Any Scout Leader may attend any University course except V-300. Select the
    classes you desire in each of the seven time periods in the list below. Be sure to correctly
    identify the course number in the registration Online. (Some courses require 2 time
    periods)

    Cub Scout courses begin with a “C” and are intended for Cub Leaders. Boy Scout courses
    begin with a “B” and are intended for Boy Scout Leaders. Venturing courses begin with a
    “V” and are intended for Venturing Leaders and Youth. General Studies are meant to
    enhance all program areas for all Scout leaders and begin with a “G”. Leaders are
    welcome to take any course outside of their registered area.


Select one of the following courses for Period 1 (8:40-9:30)

    C-101: Awesome Pack Meetings: Learn how to run a dynamic Pack Meeting. What are the
    critical elements of every Pack meeting? Learn techniques to make pack meetings fun,
    informative, fast-paced, and include all cubs and parents. (Course offered 2 times at periods 1, 2)

    C-103: Arrow of Light Keepsakes: Learn about Arrow of Light keepsakes; arrows that detail
    a boy’s career in Cub Scouting, banners & wall hangings, achievement award displays and
    ceremonies for presentation. Please bring your ideas and props to share.

    C-116: Lanyards: Learn the art of braiding plastic lacing to make lanyards with a purpose.
    Scouts and Scouters love these! This class includes a special craft to take home.

    C-126: Summertime Program: It is important to keep the Scouts active all year. This course
    will give you plenty of ideas for outdoor fun and ways to earn the Summertime Pack Award.

    C-128: Tiger Safari: Make your Tigers R-O-A-R! Learn group organization, recognition, and
    activities needed to support the program. You need this session because it’s a jungle out there.
    A real must for Tiger Den Leaders.

    C-130: Using Your Den Chief and Denners: Discover what a Den Chief is and how he can
    help YOU run an exciting den program. This trained Boy Scout role model plays a very
    important role on the leadership team. Also, find out what are Denners and Assistant Denners
    and how to use them in your Den program?

    C-133: Webelos Outdoor Group: This course is designed to give Webelos leaders insight into
    Forester, Geologist, Naturalist, and Outdoorsman activity badges.

    C-136: Webelos to Scout Transition: Valuable tips used to prepare Cub Scouts for the Boy
    Scouting experience. This class is designed to help your Webelos families through this
    important process. (Course offered 2 times at periods 1, 7)




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G-153: BSA Health & Safety (2 periods): This class introduces the “Sandwich Principle” and
the “Risk Zone” concept with emphasis on the importance of qualified supervision and
discipline. The BSA Guide to Safe Scouting and how to ensure your program is safe will be
discussed. This course will meet BSA certification guidelines. (Continues in Period 2)

G-155: Conservation and Environmental Education: A love of the outdoors has been a long-
standing element of Scouting. Understand how conservation activities fit within the continuum
of Scouting advancement.

G-158: Duty to God: Most of our units are sponsored by religious institutions. However, all
members of a unit may not necessarily be members of the sponsoring religious organization.
Each faith tradition has a unique approach to their religious award. This course provides an
overview of the various religious awards with insights on how to encourage youth and adults to
pursue them and suggestions on how to appropriately recognize the award in the unit.

G-169: Proper Scout Uniforms: The uniform is one of those key identifiers of a Scout, youth
or adult. A wise leader won’t let his unit be too casual about how they wear the uniform. Here is
a concise overview of key uniform principles from Tiger to Venturing designed to help you
maintain the dignity of the uniform while having fun.

G-171: The Continuing Relevance of Roundtables: In this Internet age, program resources
and calendars are just a click away. So why come to Roundtable? Because today’s Roundtables
offer so much more than mere program tips. Come discover how to put your Roundtable to work
helping you and your adult leaders grow in their positions and learn to meet the developing needs
of the youth you serve.

G-178: (New) 100 Ways to Celebrate Scouting’s 100th Birthday: The year 2010 will be a
truly “once in a lifetime” year for Scouting. It will be a “Year of Celebration--- a Century of
Making a Difference”. There are more than 100 ways for your unit to get involved from service
projects, to leadership development, to a report to the Governor on the state of Scouting. Come
learn what all the excitement is about from our Council Committee Chair and Past Council
President, Dan Bryson. You won’t want to miss this class!

G-183: (New) Woodcarving: Learn all about wood carving and projects for your unit. Learn
safety, various tools for carving, types of wood and forms of carving. Come and learn from a
woodcarving expert on how to teach woodcarving to your scouts.

B-201: Patrols (including Venture Patrols): This discussion course focuses on how the patrol
method achieves the aims of Boy Scouting as an experience in group living and participatory
citizenship training. Patrol size, composition, leadership and teamwork will be addressed. Some
time will be devoted to using a Venture patrol in a troop for the older Scouts.

B-219: Advancement in Troops (2 periods): This two-hour course is highly interactive,
involving case studies to illustrate various real-life aspects of the advancement process in a
troop. Special emphasis is placed on how advancement achieves the aims of Scouting and on the
roles various adults play in the process. (Continues in Period 2)



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    V-301: How to plan a High Adventure Trek: How to plan and conduct a one-week high
    adventure trek either on land or water. Includes finance issues.

    V-307: Climbing and COPE in Occoneechee: COPE stands for “Challenging Outdoor
    Personal Experience”. It is comprised of group initiative games, Low Course and High Course
    activities. Some of the activities involve a group challenge while others test individual skills and
    agility. Participants climb, jump, balance, swing and find many solutions to a variety of
    activities and problems.


Select one of the following courses for Period 2 (9:40-10:30)

    C-101: Awesome Pack Meetings: Learn how to run a dynamic Pack Meeting. What are the
    critical elements of every Pack meeting? Learn techniques to make pack meetings fun,
    informative, fast-paced, and include all cubs and parents. (Course offered 2 times at periods 1, 2)

    C-102: Blue & Gold Banquet: Learn what it takes to make this event memorable for everyone.
    Planning and organization are the keys to making your Pack’s Blue & Gold a spectacular event!
    Bring your theme ideas and props to discuss.

    C-109: Effective Pinewood Derbies: One of the oldest and most dependable events in
    Scouting; the Pinewood Derby. An effective Pinewood Derby is more than just building little
    cars. Running one that is fun for both the boys and the adults is an art, with a lot of craft. Learn
    how to make Pinewood Derbies more exciting for your unit whether you are new or experienced.

    C-127: Supplemental Cub Programs: Not everything Cubs do has to focus on receiving
    advancement in rank. Many supplemental programs enrich the Cub Scouting experience while
    aiding in program planning. Emphasis of this course will be on how to add and run these
    programs in your year round program plan. (Family Program, Crime Prevention, Physical
    Fitness, NC Zoo, etc)

    C-134: Webelos Mental Skills Group: This course is designed to give Webelos leaders insight
    into Artist, Scholar, Showman, and Traveler activity badges.

    (Second Half) G-153: BSA Health & Safety (2 periods): This class introduces the “Sandwich
    Principle” and the “Risk Zone” concept with emphasis on the importance of qualified
    supervision and discipline. The BSA Guide to Safe Scouting and how to ensure your program is
    safe will be discussed. This course will meet BSA certification guidelines. (Continued from
    Period 1)

    G-154: Climb on Safely: A guide to BSA climbing and rappelling as a troop/crew activity.
    Come learn the basic tenants of a safe experience that you and your unit will love to repeat.




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G-156: Conservation Awards and Programs: This course will cover the Conservation Good
Turn Program, Hornaday, Leave No Trace and World Conservation Awards. Come learn more
about these important programs.

G-161: Knots & Lashings (2 periods): Learn Boy Scout basic knots and lashings. A review
of all knots, lashings, and hitches required for advancement. These skills were a staple in pioneer
life and therefore a foundational element of Scouting. (Continues in Period 3)

G-177: Campfire Gadgets & Gourmet Cooking: Learn easy ways to teach boys outdoor
cooking methods, including Dutch ovens, Box ovens and foil cooking. Fun projects geared for
quick preparation, easy clean-up and satisfied Scouts. We’ll also show you a variety of cooking
gadgets. (Course offered 2 times at periods 2, 4)

G-181: (New) Help!...Tips on Running a Multi-Troop Event: We’ve all heard it…”We need
someone to run the District Pinewood Derby” or “Run the District Flag Retirement ceremony”.
Everyone just sits there as the awkward silence grows. Having the proper knowledge, tools and
resources is the key to making these events a success. We’ll give you some basics for organizing
and running District or Council events that are sure to make your event go smoothly. Gain the
confidence to volunteer the next time one of those awkward moments arise!

B-202: Troop Adult Associations & Personal Growth in Troops: This course explores the
various roles adult leaders play in a troop to help youth develop and emerge as the adult leaders
of the next generation. We will also explore the working relationship between leaders and
Scouts.

B-208: Low Impact Camping & Packing-It-Out: This hands-on course addresses the third
and fourth principles of Leave No Trace by exploring 21st century camping with the least amount
of impact on the natural environment along with proper disposal techniques for trash and human
waste.

B-211: Troop Chaplains: This session is intended to teach a Troop Committee Chaplain how
to help Scouts fulfill their “Duty to God”. Course includes training of the Chaplain Aide,
religious emblems displays and organizing Scout Sabbath/Sunday in a unit.

(Second Half) B-219: Advancement in Troops (2 periods): This two-hour course is highly
interactive, involving case studies to illustrate various real-life aspects of the advancement
process in a troop. Special emphasis is placed on how advancement achieves the aims of
Scouting and on the roles various adults play in the process. (Continued from Period 1)

B-221: (New) Duct Tape and its “Roll” in Scouting: A light-hearted, yet seriously helpful
look at duct tape and its many uses in Scouting. Covering examples of how this wonderful tool
can simplify the life of a Scout Leader to tackle a multitude of common tasks, both fun and
functional!




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    B-223: (New) Shoot to Thrill - Photography: Learn how you can utilize digital photos and
    video as part of your recruitment and retention efforts. The class will cover basic photography
    skills as well as ways to use the internet to share the excitement of your latest camping or high
    adventure trips with both current and potential Scouts and leaders.

    V-306: Cycling / Mountain Biking: Options abound for great cycling adventure in the area for
    venturing youth. Both mountain biking and road cycling are discussed. Remember it’s all about
    the ride.

    V-313: Venturing Resources You Didn’t Know Anything About: Learn about super
    resources available to you and your crew.

    V-314: (New) Introduction to Sea Scouting: A light and entertaining look at the first Scouting
    Program of the BSA for older youth having its beginning in 1912. Learn the history and
    highlights of Sea Scouting. This class will cover the fun and exciting high-adventure on-the-
    water program for youth of high school age as told by a Sea Scout who has experienced it.


Select one of the following courses for Period 3 (10:40-11:30)

    C-104: Ceremonies: Build memories with fun and exciting ceremonies to enhance your
    den/pack meetings. Ceremonies can be the difference between a good and a great meeting.
    Learn to use ceremonial props. Bring some of your own ideas to share. (Course offered 2 times
    at periods 3, 4)

    C-110: Derbies, Rodeos & Regattas: Some of the most fun a boy can have in Scouting can be
    found in the friendly competition of a Bike Rodeo, a Raingutter Regatta and especially a Space
    Derby. These events are easier to stage than they first appear, and can be repeated year after year
    to the delight of all. Come learn how to make these terrific events work in your unit.

    C-115: Knots for Cub Scouts: Learn skills to teach the knots required for Wolf, Bear, and
    Webelos advancement. (Course offered 2 times at periods 3, 4)

    C-121: Neckerchief Slides: Send your Cubs home with a theme-based slide each month.
    Slides are great ways to express yourself, your den, and activities.

    C-124: Recruiting New Scouts & Adult Leaders: Creative ideas for “Round-Up” and
    ongoing recruiting of new Scouts. Learn dynamic techniques to encourage new parents to get
    involved and become Scout Leaders in your Pack.

    C-125: Songs, Skits, Cheers, Sparklers & Pizzazz!: Learn how to add sparkle and pizzazz to
    your Pack and Den meetings. Make your Pack activities much more memorable and informative.
    Boys like to act and sing! This course will provide fun ideas on how to add that sparkle and
    pizzazz to your events!




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C-131: Webelos Community Group: This course is designed to give Webelos leaders insight
into Citizen, Communicator, Family Member, & Readyman activity badges.

C-137: Challenging Cub Scout Behavior (2 periods): This course is designed to help adult
leaders deal positively with challenging Cub Scout age behavioral issues (Ages 6-12).
Challenging behaviors are identified and discussed including defiance, disobedience, attention
seeking, bullying, disrupting, work avoidance, arguing, and talking back. Models are presented
to equip adult leaders to help youth learn new ways of interacting with others. The course
explores how Scouting is a values based program to help youth transition to adulthood.
Emphasis is placed on helping Scouts develop a strong positive sense of self. Course presented
by an NCSU Professor, Eagle Scout and Wood Badger. (Continues in Period 4)

G-151: The Art of Storytelling: Learn how to bring stories to life, how to introduce a theme,
change the pace of a meeting, or put a finishing touch on a campfire.

G-152: Astronomy: Learn some basics to introduce Scouts (and Scouters) to the wonders of
the nighttime skies.

G-160: Implementing Youth Protection in your Unit: The materials BSA provides are great,
and leaders understand their importance. But sometimes it’s harder to convince unit committees,
and more importantly parents, to do it. Youth Protection is a delicate subject we must deal with
every year. Here are some tried and true methods to overcome objections and implement a
consistent Youth Protection program in your unit.

(Second Half) G-161: Knots & Lashings (2 periods): Learn Boy Scout basic knots and
lashings. A review of all knots, lashings, and hitches required for advancement. These skills
were a staple in pioneer life and therefore a foundational element of Scouting. (Continued from
Period 2)

G-163: Native American Lore: Our Council, North Carolina, Boy Scouts, and the Order of the
Arrow are steeped in Native American culture. Come learn about the pride and tradition of
America’s “first” people.

B-203: Troop Outdoor Programs & Activities: This course will help the Scouter understand
how the Troop Outdoor program can achieve the aims of Scouting using Program Features and
Program Resources. It will include discussion of service projects, National Camping Awards,
program planning and the utilization of council camps in the Outdoor program.

B-209: Outdoor Fires & Courteous Scouting: This session will elaborate on the fifth and
seventh principles of Leave No Trace by comparing and contrasting employment of natural and
commercial equipment for cooking, heating and entertainment fires. In addition, other practical
principles of courteous behavior in the environment and to other people will be explored.




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    B-220: Trail to Eagle Workshop (2 periods): This two-hour session focuses on the process of
    Boy Scout advancement, especially from Life rank to Eagle Scout. Included will be discussion
    of the unit, district and council responsibilities, the Eagle Scout project process, and adult
    support for the Eagle candidate (advisors and mentors), importance of good record keeping, and
    the Eagle Scout board of review. (Course offered 2 times at periods 3-4, 5-6)

    V-302: Venturing Awards and Recognitions – Adult & Youth: Understand the awards and
    recognitions available to Venturers including Trust and Quest Awards.

    V-305: Backpacking: A discussion of the higher level backpacking alternatives available to
    older youth. A great variety of options are within a half day drive. Remember it’s all about gear.

    V-315: (New) Sea Scout Officer Specialized Training I (2 periods): Learn more about
    Scouting’s fun and exciting nautical program with a guided exploration of the Sea Scout Manual.
    A hands-on opportunity to investigate Sea Scouting ideals, uniforms, organization and planning.
    Note: This is a required course for adult Sea Scout Leaders and is open to others as an entry level
    training course in Sea Scouting. (Continues in Period 4)


Select one of the following courses for Period 4 (11:40-12:30)

    C-104: Ceremonies: Build memories with fun and exciting ceremonies to enhance your
    den/pack meetings. Ceremonies can be the difference between a good and a great meeting.
    Learn to use ceremonial props. Bring some of your own ideas to share. (Course offered 2 times
    at periods 3, 4)

    C-111: Beyond BALOO: This course is for a Scouter who has taken BALOO and wants more
    information on how to take the pack family camping. Everything you need to know to have a
    successful outdoor experience.

    C-112: Fun with Science: Have fun and learn how to use science with your Scouts. Boys like
    experiments and science. Learn from an expert how much fun learning can be from making a
    mess.

    C-115: Knots for Cub Scouts: Learn skills to teach the knots required for Wolf, Bear, and
    Webelos advancement. (Course offered 2 times at periods 3, 4)

    C-117: Leatherwork (2 periods): Learn to use leather-working tools while making a small
    project. Students must attend both sessions to complete the project. (Continues in Period 5)

    C-132: Webelos Technology Group: This course is designed to give Webelos leaders insight
    into Craftsman, Engineer, Handyman, and Scientist activity badges.




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(Second Half) C-137: Challenging Cub Scout Behavior (2 periods): This course is designed
to help adult leaders deal positively with challenging Cub Scout age behavioral issues (Ages 6-
12). Challenging behaviors are identified and discussed including defiance, disobedience,
attention seeking, bullying, disrupting, work avoidance, arguing, and talking back. Models are
presented to equip adult leaders to help youth learn new ways of interacting with others. The
course explores how Scouting is a values based program to help youth transition to adulthood.
Emphasis is placed on helping Scouts develop a strong positive sense of self. Course presented
by an NCSU Professor, Eagle Scout and Wood Badger. (Continued from Period 3)

G-159: Flag Etiquette & Ceremonies: How to fold the flag, the proper placement of the flag
at events, and how to retire a flag will be covered. Also includes a fascinating historical
overview of Old Glory.

G-168: Scouting with Disabilities: Discuss BSA policies concerning Scouts with special
needs. Learn some ideas and hints for your bag-of-tricks that will help you work with special
needs Scouts. This course is for volunteers who will have responsibility for integrating special
needs Scouts into your unit.

G-174: Wildlife in North Carolina: Become familiar with the flora and fauna of our home
state from the agency tasked with managing it. From fish to fowl, learn what you can help your
Scouts discover in the great outdoors that is North Carolina.

G-176: The ABC’s of Leave No Trace: Learn the basics of Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics.
Let’s protect our campsites, respect wildlife and be considerate. Come and see how to plan
ahead and prepare for a fun and respectful outing with your unit.

G-177: Campfire Gadgets & Gourmet Cooking: Learn easy ways to teach boys outdoor
cooking methods, including Dutch ovens, Box ovens and foil cooking. Fun projects geared for
quick preparation, easy clean-up and satisfied Scouts. We’ll also show you a variety of cooking
gadgets. (Course offered 2 times at periods 2, 4)

B-204: Demystifying the Order of the Arrow: What is the Order of the Arrow and how does
this vital service organization of honor campers fit into a Boy Scout troop’s program? Come and
find out from experienced Order of the Arrow adult advisors. This course will also include a
discussion of Order of the Arrow elections.

B-207: Troop Planning & Troop Travel: This session involves ideas to conduct an interactive
youth-led annual planning that incorporates the 36 themes of Scouting. The necessary BSA
outings forms required will also be discussed.

B-214: Merit Badge Counselor Training: What is expected of a Merit Badge Counselor? Are
there requirements to be a MB Counselor? This session will help the troop develop and manage
a quality merit badge program.




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    B-216: Troop Policies: This course will explore why policies are needed, which policies are
    critical, as well as who is responsible for development and approval of troop policies. Policies to
    be addressed include fees and dues, behavior/conduct, safety, communications, uniform
    requirements and standards, advancement and camping policies. Controversial and alternative
    policies and philosophies will be presented to spark thought and discussion, and lists of resources
    as well as written examples of successful troop policies will be provided.

    (Second Half) B-220: Trail to Eagle Workshop (2 periods): This two-hour session focuses
    on the process of Boy Scout advancement, especially from Life rank to Eagle Scout. Included
    will be discussion of the unit, district and council responsibilities, the Eagle Scout project
    process, and adult support for the Eagle candidate (advisors and mentors), importance of good
    record keeping, and the Eagle Scout board of review. (Continued from Period 3)

    V-310: Training Venturing Leaders - Youth/Adult: Successful leader training is the key to
    every successful organization. You will learn about training programs available to youth and
    adult leaders in the Venturing program.

    V-312: Caving: How to plan and execute a caving trip with your crew. This course will
    include safety, cave formations, location of caves, cave consultants, equipment needed and how
    to build/use a squeeze box. If you want to cave, you won’t want to miss this class!

    (Second Half) V-315: (New) Sea Scout Officer Specialized Training I (2 periods): Learn
    more about Scouting’s fun and exciting nautical program with a guided exploration of the Sea
    Scout Manual. A hands-on opportunity to investigate Sea Scouting ideals, uniforms,
    organization and planning. Note: This is a required course for adult Sea Scout Leaders and is
    open to others as an entry level training course in Sea Scouting. (Continued from Period 3)


Select one of the following courses for Period 5 (2:10-3:00)

    C-107: Cub Scout Crafts: Great ideas for making crafts out of simple everyday items. How to
    use the Program Helps to make crafts for any den meeting. Never be at a loss to make something
    creative as a craft. Come and have fun with us. (Course offered 2 times at periods 5, 7)

    C-108: Den & Pack Administration: What resources and records need to be kept? What
    finances do we need? How do I recruit new leaders? You’ll find the answers here. (Course
    offered 2 times at periods 5, 6)

    (Second Half) C-117: Leatherwork (2 periods): Learn to use leather-working tools while
    making a small project. (Continued from Period 4)

    C-120: Model Rocketry (2 periods): The course explains to Cub Scout leaders how to plan
    and conduct a fun activity for their pack or den. Includes details on selecting and purchasing
    rocket kits and engines, selecting a launch site, construction of a group launch stand and launch
    controller, constructing rocket kits, launch day procedures, and safety issues. Leaders will
    construct a model rocket kit and (weather permitting) launch a rocket. (Continues in Period 6)


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C-129: Wonders of Nature: Boys love to be outdoors doing things! Learn some neat activities
that your Scouts can do outdoors, such as bird watching, nature hikes, observing insects, pressing
plants, and many more.

G-157: Challenging Older Youth Behavior (2 periods): This course is designed to help adult
leaders deal positively with challenging older youth behavior (Ages 12-21). Challenging
behaviors are identified and discussed including defiance, disobedience, attention seeking,
bullying, disrupting, work avoidance, arguing, and talking back. Models are presented to equip
adult leaders to help youth learn new ways of interacting with others. The course explores how
Scouting is a values based program to help youth transition to adulthood. Emphasis is placed on
helping Scouts develop a strong positive sense of self. Course presented by an NCSU Professor,
Eagle Scout and Wood Badger. (Continues in Period 6)

G-162: Land Navigation (2 periods): With the advent of low cost GPS units, land navigation
is fun again. From compass skills to orienteering and Geo-caching, youth can drive this activity.
Time will be available to practice the skills learned. (Continues in Period 6).

G-165: Poisonous Plants: Can you identify poisonous plants when you are on an outing?
Come see and hear from an NC State Professor and Scout leader on how to identify and avoid
poisonous plants. This session could save your life or the life of a boy!

G-166: Safe Swim Defense/Safety Afloat (2 periods): This crucial session could mean the
difference between life and death for Scouts. Completion of this course fulfills the BSA
requirements to be certified in Safe Swim and Safety Afloat training. (Continues in Period 6)

G-170: Standard First Aid (2 periods): This Basic First Aid course duplicates steps required
for youth to become First Class Scouts. See how to teach your boys Standard First Aid.
(Continues in Period 6)

G-179: (New) A Scouter’s Guide to Taxes: Have you ever wondered what Scouting expenses
can be deducted from your taxes? Can I deduct my new Scout uniform? How about mileage
to/from Scout meetings? Come and learn from a Certified Financial Planner and Scout Leader
what the rules are for a Scouter’s taxes. Guaranteed to be informative and entertaining while
helping you maximize your tax savings every year!

B-205: Courts of Honor: This course will be devoted to the importance of the formal
recognition in a Boy Scout troop of any Scout’s achievement, the Court of Honor. Troop Courts
of Honor and the Eagle Scout Court of Honor will be discussed.

B-215: Troop Communications: This session will help familiarize the leader with several
forms of communication within a troop including websites, e-mail, newsletters, calendars and
new-parent meetings. We’ll also look at newer techniques that your Scouts are likely already
using such as facebook, texting, etc. Council communication policies will also be included.




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    B-218: Troop High Adventure Opportunities (2 periods): This session will discuss the
    logistics of providing for high adventure opportunities for Boy Scout troops, including planning,
    age requirements, budgeting and execution of the high adventure program. Local high adventure
    opportunities will be presented. (Continues in Period 6)

    B-220: Trail to Eagle Workshop (2 periods): This two-hour session focuses on the process of
    Boy Scout advancement, especially from Life rank to Eagle Scout. Included will be discussion
    of the unit, district and council responsibilities, the Eagle Scout project process, and adult
    support for the Eagle candidate (advisors and mentors), importance of good record keeping, and
    the Eagle Scout board of review. (Course offered 2 times at periods 3-4, 5-6)

    V-303: Incorporating Venturing Into Your Troop: Venturing offers a fresh opportunity to
    keep older youth involved in Scouting by providing activities, advanced leadership and training
    not available to youth in your Troop. Come find out how to get Venturing going as a partner
    with your Troop. It is suggested you take this course ahead of V-309 Venturing Growth and
    Unity.

    V-308: High Adventure Programs for Crews: It’s what sets Venturing apart. Surveys show
    our youth members are seeking excitement – Learn about camping, canoeing, kayaking,
    backpacking, rock climbing, shooting sports, caving and geo caching.

    V-316: (New) Sea Scout Officer Specialized Training II (2 periods): (Completion of Part I is
    a prerequisite for Part II) Learn more about Scouting’s fun and exciting nautical program with a
    guided exploration of the Sea Scout Manual. A hands-on opportunity to investigate the
    advancement plan, cruises, and superactivities along with available resources. Note: This is a
    required course for adult Sea Scout Leaders and is open to others as an entry level training
    course in Sea Scouting. (Continues in Period 6)


Select one of the following courses for Period 6 (3:10-4:00)

    C-105: Character Connection: Learn to use this aspect of Cub Scout Advancement to
    introduce the values of Scouting to your Cub Scouts. Hands-on discussion that addresses the
    thinking (”head”), feeling (”heart”), and behavior (”hand”) experiences related to the 12 core
    values found in the Cub Scout books called Character Connections: citizenship, compassion,
    cooperation, courage, faith, health and fitness, honesty, perseverance, positive attitude,
    resourcefulness, respect and responsibility.

    C-108: Den & Pack Administration: What resources and records need to be kept? What
    finances do we need? How do I recruit new leaders? You’ll find the answers here. (Course
    offered 2 times at periods 5, 6)

    C-114: Games & Goody Boxes: Good leaders have a secret source of program helps, rewards,
    games and projects to use at a moment’s notice. Games and Fun is what Cubs really want.
    Come play some games and see what is contained in a goody box. This class has been a favorite
    of cub leaders. Guaranteed to have fun!


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C-119: Let's Go See It! : Ideas for pack and den field trips for Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts,
and Tiger Cub Go-See-It outings. Learn how to plan outings that are fun for everyone. Find
where to go and what to see within the Occoneechee Council.

(Second Half) C-120: Model Rocketry (2 periods): The course explains to Cub Scout leaders
how to plan and conduct a fun activity for their pack or den. Includes details on selecting and
purchasing rocket kits and engines, selecting a launch site, construction of a group launch stand
and launch controller, constructing rocket kits, launch day procedures, and safety issues.
Leaders will construct a model rocket kit and (weather permitting) launch a rocket. (Continued
from Period 5)

C-122: Pack Program Planning and Advancements: Learn proven methods to plan an
effective year-round Pack program. We’ll discuss ways to make your Pack program exciting
using resources in your community, district and Council. This session will also cover planning,
scheduling, coordinating and budgeting Pack special events. (Course offered 2 times at periods 6,
7)

C-135: Webelos Physical Skills Group: This course is designed to give Webelos leaders
insight into Aquanaut, Athlete, Fitness, and Sportsman activity badges.

G-150: Adult Recognition & Awards: Using the awarding of Knots to retain and grow your
leadership. This course will cover leadership training awards and meritorious service awards as
well as some District, and Council Adult service awards.

(Second Half) G-157: Challenging Older Youth Behavior (2 periods): This course is
designed to help adult leaders deal positively with challenging older youth behavior (Ages 12-
21). Challenging behaviors are identified and discussed including defiance, disobedience,
attention seeking, bullying, disrupting, work avoidance, arguing, and talking back. Models are
presented to equip adult leaders to help youth learn new ways of interacting with others. The
course explores how Scouting is a values based program to help youth transition to adulthood.
Emphasis is placed on helping Scouts develop a strong positive sense of self. Course presented
by an NCSU Professor, Eagle Scout and wood badger. (Continued from Period 5)

(Second Half) G-162: Land Navigation (2 periods): With the advent of low cost GPS units,
land navigation is fun again. From compass skills to orienteering and Geo-caching, youth can
drive this activity. Time will be available to practice the skills learned. (Continued from Period
5)

(Second Half) G-166: Safe Swim Defense/Safety Afloat (2 periods): This crucial session
could mean the difference between life and death for Scouts. Completion of this course fulfills
the BSA requirements to be certified in Safe Swim and Safety Afloat training. (Continued from
Period 5)




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(Second Half) G-170: Standard First Aid (2 periods): This Basic First Aid course duplicates
steps required for youth to become First Class Scouts. See how to teach your boys Standard First
Aid. (Continued from Period 5)

B-206: Developing Troop Leadership: This course will explore ways troops develop youth
leaders, both formally and informally, to achieve the aims of Scouting. There will be discussion
of the newly implemented National Youth Leadership Training Conference and of developing
youth leadership training within a troop.

B-212: Troop Secretaries & Troop Treasurers: This course focuses on the vital roles of adult
Secretary and Treasurer on a Troop Committee. Presentation includes coaching and mentoring
of the Troop Historian and Troop Scribe, as well as use of resource surveys and budget planning
by the committee. Ideas for successful unit fund raising will be discussed.

(Second Half) B-218: Troop High Adventure Opportunities (2 Periods): This session will
discuss the logistics of providing for high adventure opportunities for Boy Scout troops,
including planning, age requirements, budgeting and execution of the high adventure program.
Local high adventure opportunities will be presented. (Continued from Period 5)

(Second Half) B-220: Trail to Eagle Workshop (2 periods): This two-hour session focuses
on the process of Boy Scout advancement, especially from Life rank to Eagle Scout. Included
will be discussion of the unit, district and council responsibilities, the Eagle Scout project
process, and adult support for the Eagle candidate (advisors and mentors), importance of good
record keeping, and the Eagle Scout board of review. (Continued from Period 5)

B-224: (New) Conducting The Eagle Board of Review: This course focuses on the actual
Eagle board itself. Emphasis placed on recruiting and conducting this important function in your
unit or district. First-hand knowledge and best practices will be discussed. If you have to do this
in your unit or district, you can’t miss this class! (Course offered 2 times at periods 6, 7)

V-304: Adventure Paddling: Beyond the basics of planning a trek, including locations and
lessons learned for moving water (canoeing and whitewater) treks.

V-309: Venturing Growth and Unity: Learn how to co-exist with a Scout troop. We will
discuss recruitment issues, life cycle of a crew, and offering a real alternative to the Girl Scout
program.

(Second Half) V-316: (New) Sea Scout Officer Specialized Training II (2 periods):
(Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for Part II) Learn more about Scouting’s fun and exciting
nautical program with a guided exploration of the Sea Scout Manual. A hands-on opportunity to
investigate the advancement plan, cruises, and superactivities along with available resources.
Note: This is a required course for adult Sea Scout Leaders and is open to others as an entry level
training course in Sea Scouting. (Continued from Period 5)




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Select one of the following courses for Period 7 (4:10-5:00)

    C-106: Cub Scout Sports & Academics Program: Belt loops, pins and a letter. Promote
    improved fitness and scholarship with these supplemental awards programs.

    C-107: Cub Scout Crafts: Great ideas for making crafts out of simple everyday items. How to
    use the Program Helps to make crafts for any den meeting. Never be at a loss to make something
    creative as a craft. Come and have fun with us. (Course offered 2 times at periods 5, 7)

    C-113: Fun Recognition for Youth and Adult Leaders: Learn techniques of successful
    recognition using theme-related ceremonies, fun leader recognition and how to make and use
    props. Learn to say, “Thank you,” 1000 ways and 1000 times.

    C-118: Keep the “Outing” in Scouting – A How to Workshop: Learn why and how to plan
    and conduct outdoor activities. Special attention given to the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity,
    World Conservation and Leave No Trace Awards as we discuss how outdoor games, hikes and
    campfires can add a special flare to your program. Learn about Day Camp, Resident Camp, Cub/
    Adult Overnighters and National Camping School. You won’t want to miss this class!

    C-122: Pack Program Planning and Advancements: Learn proven methods to plan an
    effective year-round Pack program. We’ll discuss ways to make your Pack program exciting
    using resources in your community, district and Council. This session will also cover planning,
    scheduling, coordinating and budgeting Pack special events. (Course offered 2 times at periods
    6, 7)

    C-136: Webelos to Scout Transition: Valuable tips used to prepare Cub Scouts for the Boy
    Scouting experience. The class is designed to help your Webelos families through this important
    process. (Course offered 2 times at periods 1, 7)

    G-164: On-Line Resources for Scouters: In an era of information on demand, the Internet has
    become a virtual warehouse of information. Wading through all of it can take days until you find
    what you need. Come learn about resources that are already identified and strategies for finding
    the “needle” in the field of haystacks.

    G-167: Scouting History: It all began in England with one man’s vision, but how did Scouting
    develop in America? Learn about the history and lore that makes up modern Scouting practices.
    Discover the origins of terms like Dan Beard, Brownsea, Wood Badge and more. Bringing the
    culture of Scouting home to your unit will not only help your leaders better implement programs
    and activities, but also strengthen retention of both youth and adult members.




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G-172: The Hidden Power of Wood Badge: You’ve heard it called the Ph.D. of Scout
training. You’ve seen the beads. But, what is it really all about? Discover how this dynamic
21st-Century executive training program can strengthen not only you as a Scout leader, but also
your business, professional and personal endeavors as well. This course is taught by two veteran
Wood Badge course directors plus insights from a fellow Wood Badge Scouter who, as an
international business consultant, regularly works with the nationally-recognized management
experts who wrote the Wood Badge syllabus.

G-173: Wilderness First Aid (Overview): This type of first aid differs from standard first aid.
Healthcare is often many hours or even days away. This could mean the difference between life
and death for an injured person. Come learn why this is a critical skill set for those pursuing
backcountry adventures.

G-175: Making the Most of Your Unit Commissioner: As a unit leader, you have a tool
available that is often overlooked and underutilized: your unit commissioner. Learn how wise
unit leaders take advantage of this resource to improve their programs, strengthen their unit
organizations and head-off problems. Presented from the unit leader’s perspective. Open to unit
leaders only. Unit commissioners are invited to attend with a leader or leaders from units they
work with.

G-180: (New) Shoot to Thrill – Shooting Sports: This discussion course explains the basics
of shot gun and rifle sports. Topics covered include how to become certified, rifle safety, using
the ranges at Camp Durant, etc. This is not a rifle, shot gun or NRA certification course.

G-182: (New) Taking Advantage of Social Networking: Welcome to the 21st Century. If
you are new, or an old hand, at using social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook,
Linkedin or simply email to communicate with your family, friends, and members of your unit;
or if you would like to increase communications through the use of current and available
technologies, then this course is for you. We will explore how to create an account and how you
can use social networking to keep in touch with family, friends, and members of your troop,
pack, or crew. We will include instruction in the use of an on-line calendar and how to
incorporate it into your troop planning. Course will include discussion of potential dangers with
social networking sites as well.

B-210: (New) Women in Scouting (for Women Only!): How to avoid some of the mistakes
women make when they become Adult Leaders in a Scouting Unit. Gain an understanding of
how attitude and appropriate uniforming are important. Learn how to deal with a woman’s
unique concerns (clothing, comfort, toilet etiquette, etc.) while camping and backpacking. A
must for new female Boy Scout Leaders!

B-213: Managing Troop Equipment & Equipment Updates: This session will look at the
latest available equipment for a troop and individual Scouts and leaders and address the
procurement, storage and inventories of troop equipment. Mentoring of the Troop Quartermaster
will also be explored.




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B-217: Scoutmaster Discussion Group: This course will be a roundtable-type discussion
designed to answer the questions of newer Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters such as how
to form effective patrols, how to teach leadership skills and how to recruit Cub Scouts and other
adult leaders, and will be led by an experienced Scoutmaster. Come to discuss the things you
don’t learn in Scoutmaster Specific and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills trainings!

B-222: (New) Eating on the Trail: What’s in your backpack? Learn how to keep the calories
and flavor coming while keeping the weight of your backpack manageable for the long haul.

B-224: (New) Conducting The Eagle Board of Review: This course focuses on the actual
Eagle board itself. Emphasis placed on recruiting and conducting this important function in your
unit or district. First-hand knowledge and best practices will be discussed. If you have to do this
in your unit or district, you can’t miss this class! (Course offered 2 times at periods 6, 7)

V-311: Venturing Panel Discussion: What works and what doesn’t. Here is an opportunity to
talk with Council, Crew Advisors and youth leaders.




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                          Venturing Leadership Skills Course

V-300: VLSC for Youth - Ages 14-20: For Venturing crew members who want to become
better leaders. Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people
mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. What a Venturing crew
does is limited only by the imagination and involvement of the leaders. All Venturers are given
opportunities to learn and apply proven leadership skills. This training focuses on the skills
needed to run and plan a successful crew outing/activity and develop a mission statement that
expounds on the vision of where your leadership wants to take your crew.

It is most effective when crew leadership attends as a group. These skills include vision,
communication, and organization. Youth Crew members who complete the entire seven periods
will receive the VLSC patch at the end of the training.

This course requires the whole day and a minimum number of youth.

            OCCONEECHEE COUNCIL UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING
                2009 Registration Form for Venturing Leadership Skills Course

VENTURER NAME: _______________________________________AGE___________

ADDRESS; ____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

HOME PHONE: (____) ________________CELL PHONE: (_____)________________

EMAIL ADDRESS; ______________________________________________________

COUNCIL: ________________________DISTRICT:___________________________

CREW NUMBER: ______________________POSITION:________________________

SPECIAL NEEDS (diet, etc.)_______________________________________________

The cost of attendance is $15.00 per person and will include patch, lunch and materials.
Registration deadline is October 30th.
Make checks payable to:
                       Occoneechee Council, BSA
                       Attn: VLSC - UOS
                       PO Box 41229
                       Raleigh, NC 27629-1229




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