Fabio V. (VECCHIOLIX@VXSCAQ.AQUILA.INFN.IT)
Tue, 6 Apr 1993 17:07:32 +0200
My name's Fabio and I'm a Italian Scout.
Even though I subscribed some days ago, I decided to wait before posting
because I wanted to understand a bit more about BSA Scouting.
Reading the latest messages, It seems to me that sometimes Leaders have
problems about how to deal with teens and keep them interested in scout
activity, also when they become Venture.
Don't worry!!!...you're not alone: thats a universal problem!!!!
I do believe that experience is the 'queen' of our life: only trying on
new ideas or project for our Troops, we'll be sure to become good Leaders!
However, here in Italy, people who want to be Leader had to participate
to special Training Camps: during the first one you're taught many things
about the psycology of teens and you're given lots of good advices on
how to run a Troop. The second one is dedicated to specialize your
knowledge you're requested to report your first experiences working with
the Troop (or the Pack) and find the right solution if you've made some
mistakes in you activities.....
Do you have something similar in America, for Leader Training, and what is
the average age of Leaders? Can you, for ex., became a Cub Pack Leader
when you are about 20, or maybe there is an "age limit"?
** FABIO (Bruco Peloso) **
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