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Computers will be available for any leader to complete online.

Scoutmaster Specific Training
  • Session 1 - Getting Started: The Role of the Scoutmaster in a Boy-Led Troop - Monday, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Session 2 - Lighting the Fire: The Outdoor Program and the Advancement Program - Tuesday, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Session 3 - Keeping it Going: Program Planning and Troop Administration - Thursday, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Outdoor Leader Skills Training
This course will be taught from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. This training will give leaders the skills and knowledge they need to provide quality outdoor activities to the youth of their troop. Topics covered include campsite selection, Leave No Trace, cooking, fire building, knot tying, Pioneering, and much more.

After completing the above training a Scoutmaster will be considered trained and be able to purchase and wear the trained patch at the Trading Post. Your training records will be communicated to your home council at the end of the summer.


Supplemental Training
  • Safe Swim Defense/Safety Afloat - (Monday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.) - Adult leader training which outlines the basics of safe aquatics programming. Each troop must have at least two leaders trained in Safety Afloat to use the row boats located in their campsite.
  • Climb on Safely (Tuesday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.) - Adult leader training which outlines the procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as a climbing wall or tower.
  • Trek on Safely (Tuesday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.) - Adult leader training which outlines the procedures for organizing Hiking and Backpacking activities.
  • Leave No Trace (Wednesday, 3:00-5:00 p.m.) - Participants receive introductory training in the skills and ethics of Leave No Trace. Topics include the underlying ethics and seven principles.
  • Advancement Training (Thursday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.) - Supplemental leader training on the BSA Advancement program. Boards of reviews and the 4 steps of advancement are covered. This is a great topic for advancement chairs.
Leader Weekly Training Schedule
  • Sunday:
    Same as campers
    5:30pm-6pm: Leaders’ Meeting - Amphitheater
  • Monday:
    9am-12pm: Outdoor Leader Skills Training (Dining Hall)
    1pm-1:30pm: SPL Meeting (Dining Hall)
    3pm-4pm: Scoutmaster Specific Training (Dining Hall)
    4pm-5pm: Safety Afloat/Safe Swim Defense (Dining Hall)
    7:30pm: Climb on Safely
  • Tuesday:
    9am-12pm: Outdoor Leader Skills Training (Dining Hall)
    1pm-1:30pm: SPL Meeting (Amphitheater)
    3pm-4pm: Scoutmaster Specific Training (Dining Hall)
    4pm-5pm: Trek Safely (Dining Hall)
    7:30pm: Leaders’ Shotgun (Shooting Sports)
    7:30pm: Leaders COPE (Meet at Dining Hall)
  • Wednesday:
    9am-12pm: Outdoor Leader Skills Training (Dining Hall)
    1pm-1:30pm: SPL Meeting (Dining Hall)
    1:30pm: Leaders’ Steak Feed (Dining Hall)
    3pm-5pm: Leave No Trace Training (Dining Hall)
  • Thursday:
    9am-12pm: Outdoor Leader Skills Training (Dining Hall)
    1pm-1:30pm: SPL Meeting (Amphitheater)
    3pm-4pm: Scoutmaster Specific Training (Dining Hall)
    4pm-5pm: Advancement Training (Dining Hall)
    7:30pm: Leaders’ Time at the Trading Post
  • Friday:
    9am-12pm: Outdoor Leader Skills Training (Dining Hall)
    10am-11am: Leaders’ Meeting (Chapel)
    3pm-5pm: Checkouts (Sign up for time in Admin)
Volunteer Ranger and Commissioner
Adults are needed for the Volunteer Ranger and Commissioner Staff. Each program provides room and board for a week at camp and in return all that Camp Phillips asks is that you help camp with a couple of projects depending on your role. Depending on availability, volunteers will be housed at the “House with a View” on beautiful Bear Lake.

Volunteer Ranger - Volunteers will work with the Ranger staff on projects such as campsite maintenance, new construction, and building maintenance. The task that volunteer Rangers will be working on depends on their skill set, if they are welders they will be welding, etc. Camp Phillips can always use an extra hand to keep our over 100 buildings in working order.

Volunteer Commissioner - The Commissioner’s role is to be a friend to every Scout and Scouter that steps foot at Camp Phillips. They will work with the Commissioner staff to provide services to Troops throughout the week as well as other support roles such as campsite inspection, program support, supply organization, and much more.

This program is all about what the volunteers want to do the week they are at camp. For more information or to register, please contact Terri Jay at 715-832-6671 or terjay@bsamail.org.
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