Re: Eagles at JLT
(no name) ((no email))
Sat, 12 Oct 1991 16:26:00 EDT
You're right, Troye and Don. JLT in many Councils is an expensive venture \
and you cannot send every Scout you want to at one, staff or not.
Perhaps someone at National needs to look at the idea that the North Central
Region has in conducting their Junior Leader Training Courses. Instead of
having each Council to do one once a year, they encourage side-by-side
Councils to hold one every two or three years (like lots of Councils do with
Woodbadge) and make the number attending much larger (a typical Council will
have 48 youth and 26 youth staff members; the NCRs have on the average two
or three troops of 48 and 26 and a "JLT staff" of another 30 youth. One of
the many benefits (besides a lower cost to each participant and unit!!) is
that of intertroop competition and development of leadership skills for
district and Council campfires, service projects, etc. The one I went to
in 1988 was hosted by the Cornhusker Council and the event was staffed by
Woodbadge 'ticket workers' and the entire Woodbadge troop staff plus several
professionals (including one that could not keep her big nose outta stuff!!!)
This would provide another avenue for the "what do I do now" Eagles that we
can tap into their enthusiam and energy. I met one 13 year old Eagle that
I wished I could bottle his enthusiam...there are lots more out there, and
we need to harness all of the enthusiam we can to keep this thing alive.
More importantly, we need to train these guys so that they can keep the program
intact as the years go on...
Settummanque!@HEY! I am ready to try it in the East Central or Southeast
Region...any one else?!?!?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City