Where there are three or more clubs in close proximity to each other (driving distance for an evening meeting) — these clubs can form an association called a council. Typically, councils have monthly meetings that become the cornerstone for counselor education. Counselors gather at these meetings to take advantage of combined resources, to share ideas, and to provide workshops tailored to 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.
Independent Club Consultant
When there are no other clubs in close proximity to each other for sharing resources and ideas, counselors can call on their Independent Club Consultant for help. This Corps staff member has as his sole responsibility the support of the independent clubs. Our current ICC is Bert Bakhuyzen. Bert was selected by the executive director to assist the independent Cadet clubs. Bert volunteers his time to help these clubs with their specific needs, noting their concerns or ideas so that he can be a voice for these clubs at Congress. He spends a lot of time on the phone just being an understanding fellow counselor. We are very grateful for his service to cadeting.
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International Counselors’ Conventions
Gatherings of counselors for several days of workshops, inspirational speakers, sharing of ideas, and encouragement. Check the Regional Calendar for regional events.
Regional Counselors’ Conferences
Gatherings of counselors for one or two days of workshops, inspirational speakers, sharing of ideas, and encouragement. 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. Contact your council quartermaster, order it online, or download a pdf copy of this important tool.
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 the Corps office for a supply catalog that will show you all the titles.
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 the Corps office or you can download a pdf copy of the supply catalog
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. There is a list of programs on the video series page.
Counselor and Head Counselor Job Descriptions
Visit this page to get specific descriptions of the counselor and head counselor ministries.
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