There will be a new trail program at Firelands Scout Reservation this summer. This program includes new maps and activities for each of the 5 trails at FSR, and new awards that will be available for completing each stage of the program. These awards are intended for both youth and adult hikers who complete the requirements listed HERE. The requirements for these hikes are progressive. If a Scout follows the recommended order, that Scout will gradually be introduced to more and more advanced features of the Scouting program. Scouts are encouraged to enjoy the trails at Firelands, whether working on requirements for these or other awards or taking a casual hike. Scouts are reminded that there are many hiking related requirements that can be completed on the trails at FSR, including Second Class requirement 1b (the OA trail is 5 miles long) and Hiking merit badge requirement 5 (by chaining numerous trails together).
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Today training is just as important as ever, as we all want to deliver the best,safest, and most meaningful Scouting experience as possible to every Scout. We often say “Every Boy Deserves a Trained Leader” and with good reason when leaders are trained, they:
- Better understand their position and their role in the unit.
- Help Scouts advance by knowing the BSA programs.
- Get a big picture view of the unit, the council, and Scouting.
- Ensure safe activities by knowing BSA policies and guidelines.
- Have more fun and feel empowered in their position!
With this being said:
Do you know if your training records are up to date?