EquipNC & Equip Youth 2017
February 10, 2017 / February 12, 2017 - All Day
Morrow Mountain State Park
This years EquipNC will be extra exciting and will include a track specific for outdoor skills and backpacking. Something new for every level of experience, even if you have been to equip before.
This is an intensive weekend adult leader training that was be offered in Eastern NC. It was modeled after the Equip64 Training Course at Camp Aiken.
Youth attended a specific program developed by the National Equip Youth Committee. (Communications, Servant Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Teaching, Teamwork / Patrols, Event Planning, and Leadership in Practice)
Registration is CLOSED. If you missed it, call 919-868-8656.
Funding for EquipNC & Equip Youth training provide by proceeds from 2016 NC Trail Life Summer Camp.
Base Camp Class Descriptions
Health and Safety – Universal concepts of “common sense” and policies set out in the newly updated Trail Life H&S manual. These are meant to assure safety while not limiting fun. The attitude is more about what a Trail Life Troop can do, as opposed to what it can’t do.
Keeping Christ In It – Trail Life exists as a response to deviation from God’s plan. Let’s learn how not to make similar mistakes again. A discussion of implementing the Trail Life culture.
Trail Life Connect & Technology – So-far, Trail Life has distinguished itself with modern technology. Witness its Internet introduction, its Trooptrack system, its chat/blog discussion boards and its on-line store. With the new implementation of Trail Life Connect and Trail Life University and the phasing out of Troop Track, this class is intended to pass along the very latest information available and a step by step demonstration of the new systems.
The Trailbadge Program – Administering the many Trailbadges, both required and elective. Recruiting and maintaining a Trailbadge advisor staff. This class focuses on the Navigator and Adventurer Advancement Program.
It’s a Boy-led program / Patrol Method – Taking The Comedy Out Of The Concept – Installing policies and practices that keep the adult leaders from having to micro-manage the Troop program.
Weekly Meeting Programming – Methods and resources to design the weekly meeting topics and deliver them effectively.
Having Fun With No Money And No Electricity – Many Troops will be serving demographics that simply are not affluent. There are ways and means to deliver a quality program and equip the Troop without a huge budget.
Backpack Class Descriptions
Trail Safety – Focusing on rules of backpacking, appropriate leadership, inclement weather, emergency actions and response, and how to deal with a group of boys away from modern conviniences
Equipment - Focusing on various types of backpacking equipment, costs, weight, fit, need/want. (tents, packs, stoves, sleeping bags, cookware, the whole nine yards) Also learn how to administer a “shake down” with your troop that will save everyone a lot of headaches on the trail.
Hiking – While the group will actually be physically backpacking, this is also a specific focus on how to take a group of boys backpacking (realistic distance expectations, group size, rules of the trail, etc)
How to Pack – This specifically instructs on how to physically load a pack with your gear and how this may vary depending on weather, duration, incline, pack space, and personal preference. Learn to make the most of the limited space in your pack.
Back Country Cooking – Cooking on a fire, or propane 5 burner grill, or cast iron dutch oven is awesome, unless you have to carry said equipment 10 miles up a mountain on your back. Learn to make awesome meals, quick, cheap, easy, and with no cleanup needed.
Water – Water is the heaviest and most important thing to have when you are backpacking. A minimum of 1 gallon per day is a lot of weight in a pack. Learn how to find water on the trail and how to treat it properly so it is safe for consumption. (filters, UV, iodine, natural, etc)
Equip Youth Class Descriptions
Communications – Getting your message across clearly and in a manner that your fellow trailmen understand. Listening and Speaking.
Servant Leadership – Leading by example. Following Christ’s example, not a commander or dictator.
Conflict Resolution – Disagreements happen. Arguments even. Learn to resolve them in your troop.
Teaching – Methods of how to teach a particular subject or skill to your fellow trailmen.
Teamwork / Patrols – Not just for funny names and yells. Make effective use of the patrol method and build team spirit in your troop.
Event Planning – The nuts and bolts of how to plan events (calendars, money, food, registrations, equipment, etc)
Leadership in Practice – Practical application of all the skills learned during the Equip Youth training.