Susan Wilcox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 14 Jan 1997 10:26:24 -0800
Question: Is the national leadership conference someplace you go to learn
leadership skills? Is there something like Junior Leader Training for
I attempted to put $500 a year into our budget to send our president to this
conference. I learned that an individual explorer may not attend. S/he
must be accompanied by an advisor. Also that it was mostly team
competitions and an individual wouldn't be able to do much. Our advisor
thinks it isn't a learning place but like an explorer jamboree - mostly
fun. She didn't think it right to take money from this year's membership to
pay for a future attendee when they would not bring a lot back for the post
ie leadership skills. Her opinion is based on reading the '96 pamphlet.
Since we are a west coast unit and the west coast event was $2K, we would
not be able to pay even half of one person to Maryland so our $$$ would
build up to 2000. Saving this year's money is a problem as none of these
kids will be here in 2000 - they worked hard to earn it. Thus the question.
Is this something that builds leadership? Is it something for general
interest posts not just fire, police, and medical? Is there a national or
regional leadership seminar?
So many questions, so little time.
YIS, Susan Wilcox
i used to be an owl
Accounting and Financial Services