Peter Van Houten (Peter_Van_Houten@SIMULACRUM.WV.TEK.COM)
Fri, 1 May 1992 10:05:33 PST
Dear Fellow Scouters --
I would like to solicit the advice from the members of this group. I've
taken on the position as District Cub Training Chairman for the Sunset Trail
District of Columbia Pacific Council. Our district has a reputation for
providing a high quality training program, offerring courses at least once a
month. For the past two years we've met our training goal of 100% top
trained leaders (CC & CM positions).
I would very much like to continue the trend that has been set before me,
but in organizing my first training session I've discovered that within the
training team there exists a semi-apathetic viewpoint toward training, and a
strong lack of continued interest in participating.
My managment/leadership style is very much team oriented in which the
success or failure of the program is not dependant upon any one single
individual, including myself. This unfortunately has not been the way it
was handled in the past. If the past chairman was not actively involved
(doing almost everything) the training did not occur or was cancelled.
Questions to be addressed:
1) Being relatively new to the district (I've only been involved this past
year) I do not have a large number of contacts that I can recruit for new
training members. How would you propose I
identify and recruit new members?
2) Based on prior experience how would you excite or motivate past (burnt
out) training members?
3) Any additional advice you may have to offer would be greatly
My goal is to build a training team, where an individual would only have to
train at two or three sessions during the year, so they do not feel as if
they're married to the training program.
Thank you very much, in advance, for your support and assistance.
Peter Van Houten
Cubmaster (Pack 383)
Cub Training Chairman (Sunset Trail District)
Peter Van Houten
Snail Mail: 7225 SW 160th
Beaverton, OR 97007
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