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Class Schedule - General Studies

Following are class schedules and course descriptions for the 2018 College of General Studies. Please note that each period displays TWO ROWS of classes. Course Descriptions are below the class schedules. And no - there is no relevance to the course numbering. Click on each course number to read the description.

 

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Period

1

GS 201

First  Aid / CPR / AED

(3 Period Class)

GS 102

Using Social Media – Promote, Distribute, Network

GS 104

Where and How to Take Your Unit Fishing

GS 175

Leave No Trace / Outdoor Ethics

GS 703

Intro to Powderhorn and Planning High Adventure (Dup of Period 6)

GS 714

Special Needs Scouting - ADHD & Autism

GS 717

Leave No Trace

O P E N
     

2

GS 201

First  Aid / CPR / AED

Continued

GS 110

Winter Treking

GS 111

Intro to Wood Badge / Advanced Leadership Training for Adults

GS 112

How to Setup New Unit Finances

GS 180

How to Run a Successful Religious Awards Program

GS 249

Hammock Camping

GS 470

High Adventure Programs
and Philmont Trip Planning

O P E N
     

3

GS 201

First  Aid / CPR / AED

Continued

GS 115

Games with a Purpose
Problem Solving and Leadership Games

GS 116

Is It Deductible? Income tax tips for Scout Leaders

GS 125

 Basic Dutch Oven Cooking

(Outdoor Class)

GS 151

Communication Skills; Public Speaking Made Easy (or at least not frightening)

GS 325

Consider Your Spouse and Family

GS 716

Managing Conflict in Your Unit
O P E N
L U N C H

4

GS 202

First  Aid / CPR / AED

(3 Period Class)

GS 120

Food Allergies

GS 122

Incorporating Technology into the Scouting Program

GS 124

A Scout is Reverent, Duty to God - How to Encourage Older Youth Planning an Effective Scout’s Own Service

GS 225

Advanced Dutch Oven Cooking

(2 Period Class)

(Outdoor Class)

GS 415

Stamp Collecting: A Fascinating Hobby for Young & Old

GS 505

Understanding Family Scouting and Youth Protection Training
  O P E N
     

5

GS 202

First  Aid / CPR / AED

Continued 

GS 126

Scout Book

GS 127

Teens at Risk

GS 128

Internet Advancement

GS 134

#metoo and #howwillichange:

How to be an advocate of change in our Crews, Troops & Communities

GS 226

Advanced Dutch Oven Cooking

Continued

(Outdoor Class)

GS 229

Women on the Trail: Yes it IS different!
  O P E N
     

6

GS 202

First  Aid / CPR / AED

Continued 

GS 131

How to Use the Order of the Arrow to Help Units

GS 133

Developing and Maintaining Your Youth-Led Culture

GS 135

Above Average Outdoor Cooking for the Average Unit

(Outdoor Class)

GS 232

Recognizing signs: Teen Depression/Drug Use/Suicide

GS 310

Camping Equipment
What do you need? What do you want?  

GS 704

Intro to Powderhorn and Planning High Adventure (Dup of Period 1)

 O P E N

 

 

Course Title Description
 GS 102 Using Social Media – Promote, Distribute, Network Is your unit harnessing the power of social media? Learn how Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs and other channels can help you recruit youth, engage existing members, and showcase your unit's successes. Through creative ideas and best practices, you'll be ready to make social media one of your unit's best marketing tools. We will also help you "Be Prepared" for the various laws and regulations that apply to social media to make sure you're compliant. BSA Social Media Links. BSA Social Media Guidelines.
 GS 104

Where and How to Take Your Unit Fishing

Learn about fishing, about the best places to go fishing, and how to organize a Unit fishing trip
 GS 110

Winter Treking 

How to lead a safe and awesome winter experience in the snow, in the cold, and in the mountains
 GS 111 Intro to Wood Badge / Advanced Leadership Training for Adult Learn all about Wood Badge, the BEST leadership training that BSA has to offer. Learn how Wood Badge will benefit you, your Unit, your career, your family. Learn why you should take Wood Badge. More information here.
 GS 112 How to Setup New Unit Finances New unit finances – learn how to set up bank accounts, obtain tax ID numbers and tax exemption numbers; how to set up an effective Finance/treasurer role in the unit.
 GS 115 Games with a Purpose; Problem Solving and Leadership Games If Scouting is a game with a purpose, why aren't we having fun at our unit meetings or training sessions? Explore ways to make Scouting more fun and interesting for the youth (and adults) while teaching leadership skills. Inter‐patrol activities, contests, competitions, games, and Troop outings will be discussed and demonstrated.
 GS 116 Is It Deductible? Income tax tips for Scout Leaders Learn what Scouting expenses are deductible (and not) and how to keep good records. A great course if you pay income taxes.
 GS 120 Food Allergies It's not just about nuts. Learn how to plan your events taking various food allergies into account. Learn how to treat anyone who develops an allergic reaction.
 GS 122 Incorporating Technology into the Scouting Program  
 GS 124 A Scout is Reverent; Interfaith Services & Using Chaplain's Aides  Learn how to run an interfaith service for your Unit or District. And learn how to recruit, train, and effectively use the Troop Chaplain's Aide
 GS 125 Basic Dutch Oven Cooking Dutch oven cooking is fun and simple. Learn how to do more of it. Outdoor class.
 GS 126 Scout Book  Tracking the Scouting Experience from Tiger to Eagle. From the first knot tied to final hours of service performed, Scouting is a journey like no other. Scout Book ensures not a moment is missed ‐ tracking advancement, milestone achievements and all the fun. A new system of tracking being offered by the BSA. Find out the basics of how Scout Book can support your program and how to use it. More information here.
 GS 127 Teens at Risk Learn all about how to recognize if your youth members (or your own children) are at risk, participating in risky activities.
 GS 128 Internet Advancement OMG, how do we do it? Who should do it? Why is it important? and Keeping up to date! A Hands On session about how to use Internet Advancement Tool for your unit either manually or through your unit's tracking program (like TroopMaster or PackMaster).
 GS 131 How to Use the Order of the Arrow to Help Units Learn about the Order of the Arrow, and what the local Lodge and Chapter can do for your Unit.
 GS 133 Developing and Maintaining Your Youth-Led Culture It’s important in the Scouting program to offer opportunities for youth to develop leadership. Running youth led programing lets youth develop these skills while being mentored and guided by adults. How to encourage your youth, leaders and parents to support youth led program.
 GS 134 #metoo and #howwillichange: How to be an advocate of change in our Crews, Troops & Communities
We are stewards of the youth and communities we serve. How can we serve them to the best of our abilities, with regards to respect for one another and appropriate conduct? #metoo and #howwillichange: Being an advocate of change in our Crews, Troops & Communities. 
 GS 135 Above Average Outdoor Cooking for the Average Unit Cooking simple but tasty meals outdoors isn't hard. Learn how to step up your cooking skills even if you or your Unit are "average" in the outdoor cooking department.
 GS 151 Communication Skills; Public Speaking Made Easy (or at least not frightening) The number 1 fear of most people isn't death - it's public speaking. Learn the basics on how to be an effective public speaker.
 GS 175 Leave No Trace / Outdoor Ethics Stewards of the Earth: Using the principles of Leave No Trace to leave the world a better place for future generations.
 GS 180 How to Run a Successful Religious Awards Program Learn how to offer a religious awards program to your Unit. Learn from an EXPERT - Eagle Scout Father Andy Vill.
 GS 201 First  Aid / CPR / AED Learn Basic First Aid, CPR Training and how to use an AED. Class offered through National Safety Council. This is a repeat of the GS 202 class offering in the afternoon. A $15.00 surcharge is due at registration to cover course materials. Class is limited to 12 participants. 3 Period Class
 GS 202 First  Aid / CPR / AED Learn Basic First Aid, CPR Training and how to use an AED. Class offered through National Safety Council. This is a repeat of the GS 201 class offering in the morning. A $15.00 surcharge is due at registration to cover course materials. Class is limited to 12 participants. 3 Period Class
 GS 225 Advanced Dutch Oven Cooking Learn more intricate and delicious Dutch oven cooking recipes and techniques. Outdoor class. 2 Period Class
 GS 226 Advanced Dutch Oven Cooking - Continued Learn more intricate and delicious Dutch oven cooking recipes and techniques. Outdoor class.
 GS 229 Women on the Trail: Yes it IS different!  Recommended for women only. What women want to know about how to manage the trail in Scouting. Equipment, personal care, preparation… A frank discussion of issues specific to women and examples of equipment that works for female trekkers. 
 GS 232 Recognizing signs of Teen Depression, Drug Use, Suicide Learn all about how to recognize the warning signs of depression, drug use, and suicide in your youth members.
 GS 249 Hammock Camping I grew up camping with a tent. One day I discovered hammock camping and my life changed. Hammock camping can be is more comfortable, more enjoyable and easier to setup and take down than tent camping. Learn the basics.
 GS 310 Camping Equipment: What do you need? What do you want? If money grew on trees... Well you get the idea. Learn about great gadgets as well as the basic gear needed for camping, whether you are on a tight budget or the money tree DOES grow in your yard.
 GS 325 Consider Your Spouse and Family This course is intended to assist leaders in ways to understand and strengthen their marriage and/or family relationships so that Scouting augments rather than detracts from the family and increases your personal happiness and tenure as a leader.
 GS 415 Stamp Collecting: A Fascinating Hobby for Young & Old Learn ideas for actively engaging youth by using stamps as props for competitive games, and offer some thoughts on how the hobby is evolving for collectors. Learn how the hobby is evolving including information about some famous collectors and rare stamps that have kept people interested in the hobby for over 170 years. Taught by the President of the New Haven Philatelic Society Mike Frechette.
 GS 470 High Adventure Programs and Philmont Trip Planning Learn the ins and outs of planning for a Philmont trip, as well as for your other high adventure trips. With the right planning, your trips will be successful, and more importantly - YOU and your Scouts will have fun. Philmont link here
 GS 505 Understanding Family Scouting and Youth Protection Training Starting in 2019, girls are being welcomed into our Boy Scout age program (11-17). Learn the latest information on this program as well as the best techniques for forming Girl Troops and recruiting girls. Learn how Girl Troops and Boy Troops can operate together successfully.

 GS 703

 GS 704

Intro to Powderhorn and Planning High Adventure Same Class Offered Twice. Learn all about Powderhorn, and how it will help you plan high adventure programs for your Unit. Connecticut Yankee Council will offer a Powerderhorn course in the Fall of 2018. Links to BSA High Adventure Bases here
 GS 714 Special Needs Scouting - ADHD & Autism Learn how to provide Scouting opportunities for youth with ADHD or Autism that will allow them (and you) get the most out of the Scouting program.
 GS 716 Managing Conflict in Your Unit Did you ever have a conflict or two in your Unit??? Learn to analyze source and course of conflict; Identify tools to help mediate; Learn to apply tools to specific situations; Learn to become a stronger role model
 GS 717 Selecting Quality Leaders Learn the right process of finding the right person to fill your unit’s leadership needs. Learn to avoid methods that either do not fill our unit’s leadership needs or recruit people who might not be the ideal match to the position. More information is here.