The Importance of Training

Dear Scouters,
Like many units who set a goal to become a gold level troop/pack/crew or team, the council likewise sets that goal.  The council training committee set a goal early this year to have 54% of our direct contact leaders fully trained.  We are only about 40-50 direct contact leaders away from being a Gold level Council.  I would like to encourage leaders who have not completed training for their position to log onto and complete that training.  If you are a scoutmaster or assistant SM and need Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills then the next class in the northern area is in November at the District CamporeeIf you are a Den Leader, Committee Member of any unit, or other leader whose training is on the website please go on to complete the training and enter your member ID so we can get credit in the system.Once complete please respond to let us know by emailing Clay Pruitt at  or call at 205-970-0251 and let him know what training you took.  If you have any questions you can contact me.

Thank you all for your support to Scouting and our youth.  Have a Happy and Safe New Year.

Yours in Scouting,


JIMMY “Yeti” SNEDDON, Eagle Scout, BSA
Talakto District Training Chairman
Committee Member, Troop 94
HP:  256.837.6399
CP:  256.585.4605
“The most important object in Boy Scout training is to educate, not instruct.”
Lord Robert Baden-Powell Chief Scout of the World