Below is a list of workshops/trainings I have taken.
With AMC I’m a member of the Worcester Chapter, where I’m a Paddling Leader. I’m also Leader with the Youth Opportunities Program and Faculty for the Center for Outdoor Learning and Leadership.
I’m a registered and trained adult leader with the Heart of New England Council in Massachusetts, where I served as a Cub Scout Den Leader for four years and now I’m the Pack Trainer for Pack 32 as well as the Scoutmaster with Troop 2, both in Ayer, MA. I also serve on the Training Committee for the Council. Please see my Scouts page for information.
Without love of the land, conservation lacks meaning or purpose, for only in a deep and inherent feeling for the land can their be dedication in preserving it. Sigurd F. Olson
Developing a healthy sense of capability, confidence, flexible leadership style and self-efficacy. There is something unique about wilderness experience that creates a primitive sense of well-being and accomplishment.
Trip Planing & Management (TPM) - Communicating to the participants why trip planning is important. What are the considerations (the 6 Ws) for planning. To show that there is no right or wrong way to plan an outing and that it’s a dynamic and fluid process. Highlighting that it’s important to provide ample documentation and detail, as good trip planning is the first step in Risk Management.
Leadership Styles & Groups Dynamics - Understanding the differences in leadership styles and that no one style is the best. Learning that leadership styles along with participant roles affect group dynamics, decision making and their effects on your outing’s success.
Conservation - Teaching not just the principals of outdoor ethics, but why stewardship of the environment is critical to future generations.
Risk Management - Teaching volunteer leaders how they are legally protected, as well as explaining what is required of them to make sure those protections are in place.
Bushwhack skills/Scoutcraft - Fire starting, knots, lashing, map & compass, etc…
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) - From cooking, to safety and everything in-between, BALOO is the ‘crash course’ in training Cub Scout leaders for any program appropriate outdoor activity. Participants will learn the rules and policies of the Cub Scout level of the BSA outdoor program. Gain the skills needed to plan and carry out a successful Cub Scout-level overnight activity. Learn more about the resources available from the BSA for carrying out this activity.