Re: Several Things...
W. Scott Breckinridge Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu Mar 12 11:21:20 1998
The new program will go into effect on August 1, 1998.
The program will be introduced at the national meeting in May.
Generally, large amounts of information on new programs are not
distributed until they are actually introduced. The same is true for
the Ranger Award--it will be introduced in May and will be effective
I know that it is difficult to plan for these things, but we all kind
of have to go with the flow. I seriously doubt that any advisors are
going to be lost as a result of this program change. For many posts,
the program will change very little.
I am confident that complete information will be provided to posts on
the new program in enough time for them to make the appropriate
W. Scott Smith
---Jim Miller wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Mar 98 07:33:58 CST6CDT, Scott Smith wrote:
> >To shed some light on one of Bill's questions:
> >The Outdoor Exploring Committee was (before the change) and still is
> >planning training weekends for advisors so that they can better
> >understand the components of the Ranger Award program. These weekends
> >will include various high adventure activities and seminars. Several
> >per region is what we are looking at now (then, those who
> >can go back to their councils and run programs themselves).
> >W. Scott Smith
> This is great to hear, but I have to teach an Explorer Leader Basic
> course in about two months. Besides the actual notice of the change,
> and some brief hypotheses discussed here, I don't have an awful lot to
> tell people who will receive training for a program that will be
> substantially different six months after they've been trained.
> That's even OK, but I do need to start planning some sort of
> conference for late spring or early fall to let people know exactly
> what these changes will do to their programs. I already know a lot of
> the questions I'll hear, since they are a lot of the same questions I
> have now. (All of this on top of a major Council consolidation and
> conversion to a Metro of four local Councils!). Then I've got to look
> forward to updating all my web pages on training ;)
> Do we have any idea on when we'll start to see some documentation on
> the new Venturing/Exploring programs and how they will function within
> the Council structure? On what to do with the EOA? Even on how to
> arrange our current Council Exploring Committee to work with the new
> Jim Miller
> Exploring Training Chairman
> Hudson Liberty Council
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