RE: 11 Skills of Leadership
(no name) ((no email))
Thu, 1 Oct 1992 16:46:06 CDT
Scoutmaster Fundamentals is the *only* accepted training course for ALL
Boy Scouters and Varsity Scouters. Everything else is nil and void.
That's including the six-session BS Basic, the five session BS Basic
Course, the old Cornerstone and other courses.
Unfortunately, Mark, many local Councils don't hand out those nice cards
(certificate of training cards, cat.# escapes me right now...I'm not the
office but on campus!) because of the cost or plain out and out forgetful-
ness...other Councils give out a nice 8x10 or 8x11 certficate attesting
the completion and still other Councils don't give you nothing except the
"trained" strip (fully embrodered, by the way...) for completing the
course. The only thing you can do is to pester someone in the local Council
to look up the training records (a big time chore since as I've found out,
many councils don't keep those things past a couple of years!) and hope and
pray that they have it!
(ooops that's Fundamentals, not fundementils....heheheh)
A great idea would be to do what the Black Beaver Council did back in
75 (not sure that they still do this, but it seemed like a great idea to me!)
was to provide each new Scouter with a three-part wallet card that has all
of the courses the Council or National (national, this screen is doing some
really strange things...and I *can* spell national!) puts out and provides
for space for the council number/district number, date and initials of the
trainer for each course. This could be used as backup for the records
of the local Council and aids in transfer between council and council.
There is also the Adult transfer form which should be completed by all
Scouters moving from one council to another, annotating the training
and awards earned in the previous Council. I used this tool when moving
the many times with the military and still have my last transfer form!
Nevertheless, the current training course for all Scouters working with
Boy Scout Troops or Varsity Teams (or Venture crews) is the Scoutmaster
Fundamentals course offered by all local Councils at least twice a year.
If you don't have it under your belt, don't consider yourself trained
as a Boy Scouter until you do. The course reflects current BSA policies,
experiences and provides a great foundation for other courses.
...it is also where you can find out about using those 11 skills of
(see...I can spell....hehehehehe)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City