District Studies Class List

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2023 University of Scouting & College of Commissioner Service

Class Catalog

BAC UoS District Studies Program (Scheduled Classes)

DSP1010 8:15-9:05 AM

Bruce McPherson

DSP 101 - Function of the District Committee

This basic course will examine the four functions of the District Committee, duties of each, as well as those of the Key-3.

Maximum number of participants: 20

DSP1020 11:05-11:55 AM

Chris Ish

DSP 102 - Function of the District Activities and Civic Service Committee Participants will learn how the District Activities and Civic Service Committee strives to carry out its part in council-wide activities and supplement unit and council activities with other fun, memorable experiences that dramatically capture the attention of the whole Scouting community. Special attention will be given to Camporees, Recognition Meetings and making civic service relevant to youth.

Maximum number of participants: 20

DSP1030 1:50-2:40 PM

Mike McDonal

DSP 103 - Function of the District Advancement & Recognition Committee

This course is intended to guide advancement chairs and committee members on how to build high-performing advancement committees at the unit, district, and council level. It defines the roles, responsibilities, and organization of these committees and explains how to evaluate their effectiveness.

Maximum number of participants: 20

DSP1040 2:45-3:35 PM

Don Gwaltney

DSP 104 - Function of the District Camp Promotion and Outdoor Committee The course will cover how the District Camping and Outdoor Program Committee can help units deliver adventure, challenge, teamwork opportunities, confidence building,

fun, and other new and exciting experiences to young people. We will examine outdoor experience at all levels of the scouting program and discuss the districts role in promoting our council summer camps, High Adventure opportunities and Scouting's National Honor Society, the Order of the Arrow.

Maximum number of participants: 20

DSP1050 10:10-11 AM

Mike Neuman

DSP 105 - Function of the District Finance Committee

Fund Development is essential to providing services to our scouts, units and community. This course will detail the many finance roles of the district including soliciting Friends of Scouting, facilitating Product sales (popcorn, camp cards, etc.), promoting Endowment gifts and reviewing Unit-Money Earning Applications.

Maximum number of participants: 20

DSP1060 9:15-10:05 AM

John Boia

DSP 106 - Function of the District Membership Committee

Participants will be introduced to the charter concept of the BSA and to the tasks of the District Membership Committee. Learn how to gather information, cultivate relationships with community organizations, organize Units, and help youth to join existing Units. The course introduces the five sources of membership growth as well as the importance of developing a District Growth Plan.

Maximum number of participants: 20

DSP1070 3:40-4:30 PM

Tom O'Dwyer

DSP 107 - Function of the District Training Committee

The training management process will be explained. Also covered will be the components of the District training team, the importance of Unit inventory and planning a District training calendar and training events.

Maximum number of participants: 20

DSP3030 2:45-3:35 PM

Robb Wilmot

DSP 303 - The Role of the District and Council in Boards of Review, Extensions, and Special Needs Advancement

After a Scout has completed the requirements for any rank (except Scout), he appears

before a board of review. This course examines the important role the districts of the local council play in the Eagle Scout Board of Review in particular as well as the appeal process for boards of review of any rank.

Maximum number of participants: 20

DSP3040 8:15-9:05 AM

Howard Weiss

DSP 304 - District Cub Scout Day Camp

The participant will learn the aims of the Cub Scout Day Camp and how to put on a well-planned program.

Maximum number of participants: 20

DSP3050 11:05-11:55 AM

Michael Schaefer

DSP 305 - Smart Growth Planning

This advanced membership course will examine the resources needed to develop a District Growth Plan. Participants will learn how to recognize under-served areas of their District and identify potential chartered organizations in their communities. This information will form the foundation for developing a plan to see that every youth residing in a district geography has the opportunity to join in the adventure of Scouting.

Maximum number of participants: 20

DSP3070 9:15-10:05 AM

Chris Ish

DSP 307 - Planning District Events

A deeper look at the factors to consider when planning and executing district events. This course will help the District Staffer organize and prepare for a year's worth of Cub

Scout and Boy Scout events such as Klondike Derbies, Camporees, Webelos Woods and Merit Badge Madness. If you're new to this, we will help get you started on the right

path. If you're an old hand, perhaps you can share some lessons learned.

Maximum number of participants: 20

DSP3080 3:40-4:30 PM

John Boia

DSP 308 - Training the Chartered Organization Representative

The District Membership Committee is responsible for ensuring that each Chartered Organization Representative (COR) is trained and that each Institutional Head understands the importance of the role. This course will examine techniques to strengthen the District Committee and the relationship with each Chartered Organization through proper training of each COR.

Maximum number of participants: 20

DSP3130 10:10-11 AM

John Boia

DSP 313 - Function of the District Nominating Committee

The District Committee is responsible for increasing the effectiveness of Scouting across an area of our community through the achievement of district goals. We will examine the important, year round role that the District Nominating Committee plays in selecting a slate of competent officers and members at large to carry out the functions of district operation.

DSP3140 1:50-2:40 PM

Tom O'Dwyer

Maximum number of participants: 20

DSP 314 - Making District Training Records Work for the District

Sometimes reaching "100% Trained" is as much a matter of record keeping as it is of training leaders. This class will provide live demonstrations of the training tools available on the my.scouting.org website. Learn how to make training records accurate and how District volunteers can get direct information on training and other database reports. See the proper way to record training and learn how District and Unit Key 3 can update records with plenty of time for your questions and answers.

Maximum number of participants: 20