Trainer's EDGE is BSA's trainer development course designed to help Scouters put into practice the EDGE training model (Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, and Enable) and gain self-confidence through hands-on training experiences.
Trainer's EDGE brings to life the EDGE model taught in Troop Leadership Training, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training, National Youth Leadership Training, and Wood Badge.
Participants must prepare a presentation (about ten minutes in duration) before the course and bring the material, equipment, and/or props they need to deliver the presentation. They will be given an opportunity to practice this presentation in a small group setting and receive feedback. The topic of the presentation is at the discretion of the presenter, Scouting topics/skills are always good. Additionally participants will prepare a second presentation during the course, practice it with their small group and receive feedback.
The course is designed for individuals who will be delivering training to adults and youth leaders in all parts of the Scouting program:
- District and council trainers
- Merit badge counselors -- including summer and winter camp staff
- Roundtable staff members
- Pack trainers
- Commissioner trainers
- NYLT & Wood Badge staff
- Troop guides or instructors
- Unit Leaders
- Just about anyone!