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Oak Leaf Training - Fall, 2017

Oak Leaf Training - Fall, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
@Stryker Pavillion - Suncreek UMC   Allen, TX
Staff Lead: 
Rob Lyons
Whether you’re an experienced youth leader or you’ve just been elected to your first office,
Oak Leaf has something to offer you.
Don’t miss this exciting event!
Cost for this event is $25 cash or check payable to Circle 10   
Location: Stryker Pavillion at Suncreek United Methodist Church; 1517 W. McDermott, Allen, TX 75013

What is Oak Leaf?

Oak Leaf is short for “Circle Ten Council Oak Leaf Training Course”.  It’s full day course designed to provide you, the participant, with the basic leadership skills and to prepare you for advanced leadership training through the NYLT (National Youth Leader Training) program

Oak Leaf will cover a variety of topics, including: Troop structure, the leader positions and how they interrelate. We will explore the purpose and function of the Patrol Leader’s Council. We will learn about how to manage conflict in the Patrol. We will look at the material from Troop Program Resources and Troop Program Features, and learn how it can assist you in your leadership position. We will discuss the importance of developing the habit of evaluating the results of your efforts in the tasks you perform. Just as important, we will do our best to make sure that everybody has fun!

Why should I participate in Oak Leaf?

You should attend Oak Leaf if you have not yet received such training but are either recently elected to a troop leadership position or expect to be in the near future.  It will provide you with tools to make you a better leader.  It will be an opportunity to have fun and possibly learn something.  It will give you a chance to meet some new scouts and share your ideas, questions, and experiences with them.

Who can participate in Oak Leaf?

You must be a registered member of the BSA.  For the training, you must be 12 years of age or older before the start, and 17 years of age or younger at the end.  You must have achieved first class rank or above.  You should have completed your troop’s Intro to Leader Skills for Troops (ILST) course.

Wow! How do I sign up?

You must provide a completed copy of parts A&B of your current physical (BSA Medical form), signed by your parent or guardian.  You must also be 12 by the start of the course to participate and be First Class Rank.  You will also need a signed recommendation from your Scoutmaster. 

You may pay when you arrive at camp as long as you registered-> Registration Link

It’s very important that we receive your registration in advance so we can prepare the correct number of meals and materials for everyone involved.  The Parts A&B of your BSA medical form and scoutmaster recommendation can be brought with you to camp.

NOTE: Candidates without complete, proper paperwork ( Parts A&B of BSA Medical form) will be turned away at check-in.

This fee includes:

  • Oak Leaf patch
  • Oak Leaf completion certificate
  • Oak Leaf completion card
  • Cracker barrel and dinner

Is there anything else I should know?

  • A full uniform is required at all meals and assemblies.
  • A Boy Scout related t-shirt and durable pants or shorts are recommended for most outdoor activities.
  • The Patrol method and buddy system are in effect at all times.
  • All participants and staff members will be expected to live by the Boy Scout Oath and Law.
  • Participants from the same troop will be divided across the patrols.
  • Oak Leaf will be held outdoors, so you will need to be prepared for hot/cold/wet/dry conditions.

Who?: For all youth leaders. Prerequisites: First Class Scout, 12 years old, Intro to Leader Skills for Troops (ILST)Graduate, Medical Release and Scoutmaster Recommendation.

Staff?: All Staff must also register.