Finding help for the District Training courses
(no name) ((no email))
Sun, 3 May 1992 17:21:00 MST
It has been a few years since I got envolved with the training at the cub
level, but here are some ideas for finding help at the district level.
1. (Some may come at me for this one, but I think it is valid) For skills
training, why not bring along some of your older scouts who have been training
the younger scouts. Let them see how it is really suppose to work. (This
may be best on the over night when there is more work done on skills).
2. Talk to different members of the distict committee. Get them envolved.
As District Advancement Chairman, I am interested in keeping close contact
with the unit leaders. What better opportunity than at Basic Leaders
Training. I taught sessions on advancement and merit badge counselors.
Why not someone from the camping committee to teach about the outdoor
program? Why not, etc...
3. Some of the best recruiting can be done at the Basic Leaders Training
course. Many years ago, I was asked to join the traning committee after
taking the course. At the time I was just a unit commissionier. Remember
also, Scoutmasters who are out there with the scouts, have a much better
handle on reality.
4. Participate in as many district activities as possible (I know, too many
meetings), but the people who will most likely help you out are the one's
you already see at the activities. Get to know them!
Hope these ideas help, good luck!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City