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Boy Scout Troop 23
(Dormont, Pennsylvania)
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Troop Training Contact

Mr. Ted Dutkowski is the Troop 23 Training Chair

Leaders and scouts should submit copies of all training certificates to Mr. Dutkowski so that he can make sure they are properly recorded. Questions about training should be addressed to Mr. Dutkowski.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Here is the link to the Council's Training schedule for 2021: 

Registration for any of these courses should be done through the Council's website.                              







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Flyer for the Dutch Oven all-day class.pdf  
Program Training Conference flyer specific for Troop Leaders.pdf  

How Long does your Training Last?


Keeping Scouts safe and keeping Scouting leaders up to date with current information and methods means some of the BSA's training courses need to be retaken every couple of years.  

We all know about Youth Protection training and National Camping School, but there are some others—including some that have recently been added to the list.  
Below is a list of these courses and how often they should be retaken to be valid: 

    Youth Protection—every two years
    National Camping School—good for five camping seasons
    Safe Swim Defense—every two years
    Paddle Craft Safety—every three years
    Aquatics Supervision/Swimming and Water Rescue—every three years
    BSA Lifeguard—every three years
    Visitation training—every two years
    Climbing Lead Instructor—every two years
    Climbing Instructor—every two years
    COPE/Climbing Inspector—every two years
    Safety Afloat—every two years
    Chain Saw Safety—every two years
    Trainer’s EDGE—every three years
    Hazardous Weather—every two years
    Physical Wellness—every two years
    Climb On Safely—every two years
    Trek Safely—every two years
          As other courses are introduced, or as our committees determine that courses have an “expiration date,” we will post them here—so keep watching!

          What makes a trained leader?

          In Scouting, you are never fully trained because training is ongoing. You may get a "trained" patch for your position after completing a course, but that training may have to be repeated within two or three years.

          A course you take may not indicate that you have to do it again, but the way things change, it is a smart move to always be on the look-out for opportunities to refresh your memory.

          Another tactic for remaining "forever" trained is to join the "Training Committee" for the Conestoga District.

          To check your training status and to take Online training go to 
 (Please try to create and maintain only one account on
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          Trained Leader Reqs.pdf What makes me a trained leader--plain and simple