C.J. Mitchell Troop Training Conference


Aug 20, 2022 9:00 am to 5:00 pm



Nature and Adventure Center
4316 Three J. Road
Evans, GA 30809


Syllabus – Adult


9:00am – 9:30am                                Check-in                                              All

9:30am – 9-45am                                Introduction                                        All

Session 1

9:45am – 10:30am                              Structure of Scouting                          All


Session 2

10:30am – 11-15am                            The Patrol Method                              Small Group

10:30am – 11:15am                            Troop Membership                              Small Group


Session 3

11:15am – 12:00am                            Troop Program Planning                    All

                                                                        From Both Sides

12:00pm – 1:00pm                              Lunch                                                  All

                                                            Scouts are cooking


Session 4

1:00pm – 2:00pm                                Advancement                                      All

                                                                        How too/How not too

Session 5

2:00pm – 2:45pm                                Financing the Troop                            All

                                                                        How we pay for it all

2:45pm – 3:00pm                                Break                                                   All


Session 6

3:00pm – 4:00pm                                The Troop Organization                     All

                                                                        Who is Who in the Zoo

Session 7

4:00 – 4:45                                          The District and Council                     All

                                                                        Where and who to go for more help



Syllabus – Youth


The following skills will be taught by senior youth staff in a round robin format.  We train these to standard not to time.



            Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower and fold the U.S. Flag



            Explain when it is appropriate to use a fire for cooking or other purposes and when it would not be appropriate to do so.

            Use the tools listed in Tenderfoot requirement 3d to prepare tinder, kindling, and fuel wood for a cooking fire.

            Use the tinder, kindling, and fuel from Second Class requirement 2b to demonstrate how to build a fire, light the fire. After allowing the flames to burn safely for at least two minutes, safely extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site.

            Explain when it is appropriate to use a lightweight stove and when it is appropriate to use a propane stove. Set up a lightweight stove or propane stove. Light the stove. Describe the safety procedures for using these types of stoves.

            Cook the meal that all participants will eat for lunch.


Knots and Lashing:

            Demonstrate the tying of and use of each of the following knots:  square knot, two half-hitch, taut line hitch, sheet bend, clove hitch, timber hitch and bowline.

            Demonstrate the tying of and use of each of the following lashings:  spare, shear, diagonal, tripod and round lashings



            Identify or show evidence of at least ten kinds of wild animals and ten kinds of plants found in your local area or camping location. You may show evidence by tracks, signs, or photographs you have taken.

            Identify two ways to obtain a weather forecast for and upcoming activity. Explain why weather forecasts are important when planning an event.

            Describe at least three natural indicators of impending hazardous weather, the potential dangerous events that might result from such weather conditions, and the appropriate actions to take.

            Describe extreme weather conditions you might encounter in the outdoors in you local geographic area.


First Aid:

            Show first aid for the following:  simple cuts and scrapes, blisters of the hand and foot, minor burs or scalds, bites or stings of insects or ticks, venomous snakebites, nosebleeds, frostbite and sunburn, choking, object in the eye, bite of a warm blooded animal, puncture wounds, serious burns, heat exhaustion, shock, heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and hyperventilation.

            Describe common poisonous or hazardous plants. Identify any that grow in your local area or campsite location. Tell how to treat for exposure to them.

            Tell what you can do on a campout or other outdoor activity to prevent or reduce the occurrence of injuries or exposure listed in Tenderfoot requirements 4a and 4b.

            Assemble a personal first-aid kit to carry with you on future campouts and hikes. Tell how each item in the kit would be used.

            Show what to do for “hurry” cases of stopped breating, stroke, severe bleeding, and ingested poisoning.

            Tell what you can do while on a campout or hike to prevent or reduce the occurrence of the injuries listed in Second Class Scout requirements 6a and 6b.

            Explain what to do in case of accidents that require emergency response in the home and the backcountry. Explain what constitutes an emergency and what information you will need to provide to a responder.

            Tell how you should respond if you come upon the scene of a vehicular accident.



            Any requirements that a Scout or Leader requests will try to be accomplished.


Richard W. Gruby

CJ Mitchell Troop Training Conference Lead

Catawba District Training Chair