TTT is the National Initiative Training (“NIT”) course that prepares and certifies adult leaders to present other TLUSA courses. TTT focuses on developing effective presentation and teaching skills, classroom management, teaching styles, and is the certification required to teach NIT courses. Some exceptions may be extended to those who have extensive experience as trainers in previous TLUSA training; however, all must eventually attend a TTT.
This event will be held at Izaak Walton League of America, 2729 Garrisonville Rd, Stafford, VA 22556 starting at 8:30am on March 16, 2024 and concluding that day at about 4pm   At this Train the Trainer event you will given several opportunities to present training materials for Trail Life USA. In preparation for the course you will be asked to review online resources covering topics such as the Biblical basis for training, how adults learn, resources for running training courses, how to plan and execute training courses in your troop and area.
Registered adults who successfully complete the in-person Train the Trainer course are qualified and approved to serve as Course Director for any Trail Life USA national training initiatives, including the 3 Peak courses and Train the Trainer. They also receive a pin for their lanyard and an icon will appear on their Member ID the next time it is printed following the course.  All Point Men and/or members of their Area Teams are strongly encouraged to attend this course.  Individual troops may also consider having a person in their troop able to lead training for their troop and nearby troops.

At this course each participant will be afforded the opportunity to give two examples of their presentation styles…one from either Peak One (Introduction to Trail Life) or  Peak Two (Troop Operations) and one from Peak Three (Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills).  Each presentation should take between 5-7 minutes.   Your assigned Trail Guide and fellow patrol members will be your “Trailmen” and will follow with some helpful suggestions.  We are asking you select your topics from the following.
Peak 1/Peak 2 (click on each topic for the PowerPoint presentation and speaking notes)
Session 106 Woodlands Advancement
Session 107 Adv/Nav Advancement
Session 205 Leadership
Session 210 Ceremonies
Session 211 Service
[Note…while the speaker notes are there, it would be better for you to put the key points in your own words and not read or memorize the speaker notes.  We will have a video projector with your presentations pre-loaded, so no need to bring anything other maybe than speaker notes/cue cards, if you’d like]
Peak 3 (note these are not scripted presentations, use the Trailman’s Handbook and your own personal experience, you need to provide any props that you’ll need for your presentation)
Session 302 Fires & Fire Safety
Session 303 Map & Compass
Session 305 Woods Tools
Session 307 Knots & Lashings
Session 308 Camp Games & Skill Competitions
Session 310 Tread Lightly
Costs: $30 for participants and staff.  This includes materials, food and some camping space on the grounds on Friday night.  Breakfast & Lunch will be provided on Saturday. Snacks & Coffee will be available during the course.  Note that there are no pre-requisites for the course other than viewing the online pre-course materials…to be found HERE…and a zeal to share with others about Trail Life.


  • 2024 Train the Trainer - Stafford, VA
     March 16, 2024
     8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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