Counselor Education Overview

 

Council Meetings
Council meetings are the cornerstone of counselor education. Your local clubs gather to take advantage of combined resources to share ideas and provide workshops tailored to your local needs. Take a look to see if there is a council in your area. Contact the Cadet office to get the name of a council contact in your area.
International Counselors’ Conventions and Regional  Conferences
International conventions are gatherings of counselors and their families for several days of workshops, inspirational speakers, sharing of ideas, and encouragement. A regional conference is typically a single day event (often Saturday) but also has a great line-up of workshops and speakers. Check the Regional Calendar for regional events.
Counselor Certification Course An open book “test” that takes you through the materials you will be using in your ministry to boys. For a printed copy contact your council quartermaster or order it in our online store or you can download the written version of the Counselor Certification Course • or the new interactive PowerPoint version
DCE: Developer of Counselor Education

RTC: Regional Training Coordinator

Are you committed to helping your local counselors be the best they can be? With a recommendation from your council, you can apply for acceptance in a training program that provides you with the tools to educate other counselors. Upon completion of the training you will be able to wear the DCE arm stripe and become a “go to” person for counselor training in your area.

RTCs are group of men that assist the DCEs in their local effort to train counselors. Want to know who is the RTC for your region? — Check here.

Counselor Aid Booklets A series of how-to-do-it booklets on popular topics such as model car derby, snow derby, knots & lashing, and many more. Check with your council quartermaster or use the online store to purchase these booklets.
Supply Catalog A supply catalog shows all the materials that are available to help you reach boys. You can obtain a printed supply catalog from your council quartermaster or from the online store or you can download the Catalog of supplies as a pdf file.
Counselor Education Video Series READY FOR YOUR USE — Almost two hours of educational video programs on DVD. When used in conjunction with the leader’s guide (includes viewing guide worksheets) it becomes an excellent tool in your counselor training program. A full listing and description of the programs can be found on our online store.
Counselor and Head Counselor Job Descriptions Visit this page to get specific descriptions of how the counselor and head counselor can minister to boys.
Counselor Forums Share what works for you or pick up new ideas for your club — Topics include projects, activities, camping, fund-raising, and many more.  More information on the forums at this link.