Oh no, not another insignia question...
Bruce Madsen (bmadsen@DSD.ES.COM)
Mon, 19 Apr 1993 08:34:27 MDT
's message of Thu, 15 Apr 1993 10:26:13 -0400 <9304170714.AA04030@orca.es.com>
Subject: SCOUTMASTER FUNDAMENTALS
Dave Hultberg said:
[lotsa stuff deleted]
> When I posted this on another network, a Canadian Scouter replied that
> it seemed a lot like their Wood Badge I course. I am interested in how
> other Scout associations train their troop Scouters.
I'm told that our district used to hold the Scoutmaster Fundamentals
course in the 3-day format. A few years ago, however, some
experimentation was done (I'm not sure, but I believe with the local
Council's approval) in modifying the format. After trying various
things, the training program now consists of a single day event, held
on a Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. This seems like it could be
a veeeerrry long day -- but I took the course and was very impressed.
The staff really keeps things moving along, and there's hardly any
"idle" time -- productive, use is made of all the time and in such a
way that interest is never really lost. All of the training material
in Dave's posting was covered, and all patrol events maintained (we
didn't make flags, however). Foil "dinners" were made for lunch, Dutch
oven meals were done by each Patrol for dinner. The last couple of
hours was a Campfire program.
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