Training Award Requirements Question
Scott Begin (0005555440@MCIMAIL.COM)
Tue, 4 May 1993 03:18:00 GMT
Having just returned from a training course last weekend, the posting on the
Scouter's Key & Training Award Requirements reminded me about something that
was skipped: the awards.
For the Scouters Training Award, it is required that you complete the
Scoutmastership Fundamentals. Seeing's how I've never heard this term used
before, I would like some clarification on what exactly this is. Mostly, I
would like to know if this is the course I just finished.
The course I took was called Boy Scout Leader Training. The course consisted
of 4 - 2 hour meetings (mostly lecture style presentations; some time for
patrol plannings) followed by a weekend training activity (2 nights, mostly
hands on, outdoor skills). This course was presented on a Council wide basis,
with about 10 patrols of 6-8 Scouters particpating. Is this what is called
ScoutMaster Fundamentals or does this qualify under the "further training"
With the exception of a little drizzle on Sunday as we were breaking camp (and
the slight sunburn I got saturday afternoon), I had a great weekend and came
home throughly exhausted. Having taken the same course 2 years ago, I got a
lot more out of this course (for a variety of reasons). I'm really psyched
about the camporee comming up this weekend (3rd weekend in a row camping with
Yours in Scouting,
Scott A. Begin ASM, T-348, Oak Forest, IL
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City