*Train the Trainer (EDGE)

07/26/14 - 07/26/14

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Trainers EDGE






Trainer's EDGE is BSA's latest version of the Training Conference that instructs leaders on better ways of making presentations at trainings and allows the participants to practice the EDGE training model (Explain, Demonstrate Guide & Enable) and gain self-confidence through hands-on training experiences. This course replaces the Trainer Development Conference (TDC). 


Trainer's EDGE brings to life the EDGE model taught in Troop Leadership Training, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training, National Youth Leadership Training, and Wood Badge. Participants are given an opportunity to prepare and practice a training session of their choice, using materials, equipment, and/or props that they bring with them to the course. 


Key Modules are: 

Communicating, Logistics, Media, Methods, Directing Traffic and Thoughts 


Presenting is important, but a good trainer is more than a good presenter. 


A good trainer imparts knowledge, attitudes, & behaviors in a training session. 


A syllabus is only words on a page, but the trainer brings it to life!


Learn how to keep it fun and keep the energy level high. 


Get simple tools for managing situations with Body Language. 


Learn how to manage questions for Effective Training. 


Learn Stages and Training Methods – The EDGE Model.


Participants should include those individuals that will be delivering training to adults and youth leaders in all parts of the Scouting program: 

University of Scouting instructors 


District and Council trainers 


Roundtable staff 


Unit trainers – Pack, Troop, Varsity and Venture/Venturing trainers 


Commissioner trainers 


NYLT & Wood Badge staff 


Order of the Arrow trainers 


Any Scout or Scouter who are interested in improving their training & presentation skills





After the training you will be issued a certificate, yellow neckerchief (upon payment) and the honor of being trained under the latest trainer’s conference! The yellow neckerchief is worn when you are training at a unit level, district level and council level. 


The Trainer’s EDGE will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Albertville Scout Hut located at 916 East McKinney Avenue, Albertville, AL; this is located just off Highway 431 in behind the Tyson plant. The cost of the course is $5 plus $5 if you want lunch, plus $10 if you want a Trainer’s neckerchief. Money is due at registration at registration, which starts at 7:30 AM with instruction beginning at 8:00 AM. The course will be over at 5:00 PM. 


You MUST preregister for this event as you MUST bring a prepared presentation with you. To register send the information below to either Delane Hamilton at delanehamilton@gmail.com or 256-505-1367, Angie Southers at angie_southers@yahoo.com or 256-293-9947. You will receive further instructions when you preregister. If you have questions contact either Delane or Angie. You may also contact Clay Pruitt, Activities Director, at cpruitt@bsamail.org or (205) 970-0251.