Re: Chartered Org. Rep
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Thu, 4 Mar 1993 09:33:44 CST
Accordingly, I have always agreed with National on the fact that if we have
a training course for a specific program, we (the volunteers) REALLY ought
to teach it. The teams working for national to develop such courses are
made up of volunteers and professionals (professionals in the specific
fields, not just professional scouters).
Thus, I have long been an advocate of a course entitled, "The Chartered
Organization Representative Training Course". (part no. 6527A @ 1.95);
and upon registering a new COR, I believe that the district commissioner
(who's job it is to contact that person) should be sure that the pamphlet,
"The Chartered Organization Representative" (part no. 3117A @ .55) is
distributed to that person. You will also find a very complete description
of the COR position responsibilities in the appendix of the Scoutmasters
Fundamentals, which works extremely well at roundtables as a handout for
It is truly great to have CORs that function, our district is now at 78%
functioning CORs and we hold a training course every January. At first
only one or two would come, now we get really good attendance. As in all
training in our program, you have to hang in there.
Hope this helps some.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City