Dr. Steven C. Myers (R1SCM@AKRONVM.BITNET)
Thu, 18 Feb 1993 12:26:33 EST
On Thu, 18 Feb 1993 10:01:45 EST Mark Wilson said:
>> From: GRS03109%APPSTATE.BITNET@ricevm1.rice.edu
>> Can someone please send me any information you have on effective leadership
>> skills. I am putting together a troop JLT and need all the info I can
>> get. Poems would be nice too if applicable.
>the kit, including the video tape, is $18.00/
>Caution: To be effective, the program requires about 10 participants. That can
>be a problem in small troops. The last time I did it I had the whole troop
>participate in order to get enough boys.
Mark, So did I, but my "non-leaders" chose not to participate in some of
the activities. Since they wern't leaders they weren't interested. I
think that next time we may get together with another small troop to get
our ten. BTW I have run or helped run this course in three settings
(1) in a large troop with a PLC of about 10, (2) on a district level,
and (3) in a small troop (n=10) with a 4 boy PLC. IMHO the quality of
the experience ran from (1) to (2) to (3). I wish to complain once again
that BSA (who has not an unplublished thought) does not address itself to
the small troop with young boys. You are completely on your own until
the troop grows and boys age into 14+. My experience with (3) was the
entire troop of 9 boys 11-12 (OK 1 was 13). Without the older
experienced scouts in the estabilished unit - JLT is tough!
>IMHO, this program does little to improve troop operation skills or teaching
>skills of the boys. It does improve on team spirit and could be valuable for
>otherwise experienced junior leaders.
SM Troop 1
Eagle CLass of 68
>Your mileage may vary,
>SM, Troop 565, Deltona FL
>Eagle Class of 74
>"I used to be an antelope ..."
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