In the early days of the Boy Scouts of America, James E. West, our first Chief Scout Executive, was asked what the three greatest needs of the new movement were. He replied, “Training, training, and training.” That is still true today.
Common sense tells us that training is important, and research shows the importance of trained leaders.
A trained leader is knowledgeable and more confident in the role being performed. The knowledge and confidence of a trained leader are quickly sensed by others. Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, and a whole lot more.
A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be!