Re: SCOUTMASTER FUNDAMENTALS
Gino Lucrezi (lucrezi@DSIAQ1.ING.UNIVAQ.IT)
Wed, 21 Apr 1993 20:05:21 +0000
> 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.
The first step in leader training in AGESCI is a one week hiking camp (I
don't know how you would call it) for Rovers (16-21) who are about to choose
a service as Scouters. It just explains what scouting really is (i.e.
education instead of just having a good time together), B.P.'s four points,
and so on.
Adults who enter the association without a scouting experience in their youth
can attend a camp similar in contents.
Either one isn't mandatory, but it is a good introduction to what a Scouter
is supposed to do (even though it won't tell how...).
The first required step is the "Regional Methodology Formation Camp".
It is organized by the regions, and it consists of a week of camping the
same way as the boys you are going to lead (i.e. if you are attending a
Rovering methodology camp, you'll do it the way a Rover Clan would do it).
There you will learn the metodology associated with your branch (Cubs, Scouts
In the time between this camp and the following you are an apprentice, and
you'll have to attend some events for apprentices only (usually three one-day
events), where you'll share experiences with other apprentices.
The second step is the "National Associative Formation Camp" where the emphasis
is on being active part of the association, your growth as a Leader and
verifying how you applied what you learned in previous camps.
Here there are less differences in contents between the three branches
(actually there is a proposal to unify the camps).
After this, you can ask to be nominated a Scouter, and if your application is
accepted you'll also receive the Woodbadge.
At present, to lead a Unit you just need the methodological camp, but starting
next year Woodbadge will be required.
Gino Lucrezi @ Universita` "V. Rivera" - L'Aquila - Italy
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