Re: Youth Protection
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 28 Jun 1993 14:10:01 EDT
a training plan for YPP that seemed to work very well:
At the recent council camporall, where ALL units should be (!!!)
the YPP video and a handout were presented for all unit leaders,
while the SPL and PL's where off at the patrol events. This
did NOT really add any more time commitment for UNIT leaders.
I expect a showing of the video will also be available at the
next university of scouting. Scout leader training, and any
youth program leader training needs to be an ON GOING and growing
program. Skills leaned 20 years ago are NOT enought to deal with
todays YOUTH, or even todays parents, and todays leagal system.
The video is short enough to even be shown as a SIDE program at
a distrcit round table. Training does NOT have to be painfull!
In my opinion, leaders that are not willing to put in the time
to be PROPERLY trained in both skills and policy, probably are
not the ones we want leading our youth anyway. They would be
the same ones I see siting in the lounge chairs YELLING out
oders! (the term LAZY comes to mind). If I can work two jobs,
and still fit in time for training, troop meetings, ROUND table,
campouts, 3 merit badges and 93 Jambo staff, so can any one else that
still wants to be a scout leader for the 21st century!
My WIFE has said, IF YOUR NOT COMMITTED you should be!! I think there
is a hidden meaning in there someplace.
Well at least my wheels are working again! Too bad I can't afford
to buy anything, I could go shopping! To those that recently sent
CSP's etc., please hang in there, I'll get you our newest edition.
(brand new desing effective for the jambo!)
Don Izard, still scouting
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