29 – Training
Identify which training is required for the Adventure:
- Youth Protection Training (required of all adults)
- Planning and Preparing for Hazardous Weather (at least one adult leader must be trained)
- Safe Swim Defense (required where swimming is included)
- Safety Afloat (required where boating is included)
- Climb on Safely (required if climbing and/or rappelling are included)
- Wilderness First Aid (recommended for all backcountry Adventures)
- CPR/AED from certified agency
- BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation for Cub pack overnighters)
- Trek Safely (recommended for all trekking Adventure)
- Basic First Aid (recommended for all Adventures)
Determine which adult leaders will complete training as prerequisite to the Adventure, and establish deadlines.
Cover the following group training subjects during the monthly planning meetings:
- Principles of Leave No Trace
- Tread Lightly
- BSA Outdoor Ethics
- what to do when lost
- avoiding accidents
- medical dangers
Additional group training subjects to cover during the monthly planning meetings as appropriate for the Adventure:
- Fire Safety
- Bike Safety (if biking activities are included in the Adventure)
- Chemical Fuels and Equipment Policy (if backpacking stoves and lanterns are to be used during the the Adventure)
- safety around plants and animals, including training on how to avoid bears
- KODIAK course for Venturers
- additional subjects based on the Adventure
30 – Conditioning
- Leaders review the TAP Conditioning Plan and, as appropriate, the conditioning sections in BSA Fieldbook and Sea Scout Manual, and prepare a conditioning program appropriate for the Adventure.
- The Records Manager records attendance at all training sessions on TAP Participant Details.
- Leaders carefully monitor each adult and youth participant’s physical conditioning progress.
31 – Skills Practice
- Leaders research skills appropriate to the Adventure in the BSA reference books including the BSA Field Book and the Sea Scout Manual and schedule skills orientation sessions during the monthly training meetings.
- The Records Manager records participant attendance at all skill training sessions on the TAP Participant Details.
- Leaders carefully monitor each adult and youth participant’s skills training.