Trainer's EDGE

Trainer's EDGE
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1275 Bedford Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219, US
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The Trainer’s EDGE™

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!”




February 23, 2013 8 am to 4 pm


Flag Plaza, 1275 Bedford Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219  Bicentennial Room


Pre-Registration Cost:  $26.00

Cost after 2/21/13 & Walk In's $31.00 (Material may not be avaliable)


Includes registration, a notebook full of materials, a day full of incredible fun filled training!

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.


Boy Scouts of America

Flag Plaza, 1275 Bedford Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-3699

Attn: Trainers’ EDGE

Account # 1-6801-920-20


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$25.00 per Participant
Late fee
After 2/21/2013 a fee of $5.00 will apply.
Cancellation Policy
There will be NO Refunds

Convenience Fee Notice:

To offset the service cost of electronic payments a convenience fee will be added to all credit card and electronic check payments.  To avoid these convenience fees you may mail or deliver your payments to one of the council offices.  This fee will not be charged for fundraising events.