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The Trainer’s EDGE

The Trainer’s EDGE is a required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) staffs. But, it can also be very beneficial for other wishing to enhance their training and presentation skills (both in and out of Scouting). Only practice can polish these skills, but this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering hands-on experience in methods and media.

Trainer’s EDGE is designed to help Scouters understand the EDGE (Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable) training model and gain self-confidence through hands-on training experiences. Presenters of all levels and skills are welcome and expected to attend. This training does not have an expiration date; practice makes for a more knowledgeable and experienced trainer. Participants will have the opportunity to be in front of a small group, which will offer feedback that will help improve skills as a trainer. Likewise, each person will provide the gift of feedback for other presenters in a positive, helpful way. Be prepared to come present a 7-10 minute presentation on any Scouting material (including Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Exploring).


Training is offered in a classroom format periodically throughout the year at the Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center, 12500 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78753.


There is a $20 fee to cover course materials.

Next Course

The next Trainer’s EDGE course in our council will be offered virtually on Saturday, November 7, at 10am. To register, please contact Beverly Roddy by email.

The following courses are being offered virtually by partner councils; you may sign up by sending an email to [email protected] with your name, email address, and choice of course date. Also indicate that you are from Capitol Area Council.

  • March 13, Noon (course presented by Dan Beard Council)
  • March 20, 10am (course presented by Orange County and Golden Empire Councils)
  • March 27, 9am (course presented by Tecumseh Council)


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