Troop 501 Eagle Scouts

Andrew Jackson - 2011

Project: Recycle Bins at the World Bird Sanctuary

William "Billy" John Fisher, III - 2012

Project: Fire Truck Reading Center at Arnold Branch Library

Christopher "Blake" Hufford - 2013

Project: Flag Pole Installation and Beautification Project at New Hope United Methodist Church

Paul Morton Claeys - 2013

Project: Playground Renovation and Update; Construction and Installation of Benches at New Hope United Methodist Church's Preschool

Drew Vitello - 2014

Project: Development and Installation of interactive, 3-D, educational playground mural at New Hope United Methodist Church's Preschool

Every Scout Deserves Trained Leaders

A trained leader is knowledgeable and more confident in their role. 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. Every Scout deserves a trained leader!

Training is available and required for all for registered leaders. The BSA requires all registered leaders to complete Youth Protection Training, and to update their training every two years. Troop 501 requires all leaders to be trained in their positions. Most required training can be completed online, at no cost, at Leaders need to create an account, and create a profile. Be sure to enter your membership ID#, so that your training can be accurately credited to you. From the left column, select E-Learning. Then, just select the “Boy Scout” Tab, and start your training!

All of the training listed below is required, with the exception of “Supplemental Training”:

Youth Protection Training: New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training within 30 days of registering and before volunteer service with youth begins. Youth Protection Training must be completed every two years to remain current.

Fast Start Training: An orientation training for your volunteer position you can take to get you started before Position-Specific is available.

Leader Position-Specific Training: The main course necessary to be considered “trained” for your Scouting position. See the training page of for “What Makes a Trained Leader.” Please Note: Some required training is only available as instructor-led courses, such as “Introduction to Outdoor Skills.”

Supplemental Training: The training beyond “the basics” to learn more about a particular skill or program. Check with your local council and view the training page of for additional opportunities.

In addition, whether you are a leader, commissioner, Scout, or Venturer, you will find a wealth of information in the additional classes offered at University of Scouting on Jan. 25 at Fox High School in Arnold, Mo.

– Save $10 on your University of Scouting registration fee by registering before Jan. 10 –View course catalog | Register

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