Re: Fast Start Video
Frank Bates (ae110@CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU)
Tue, 31 Aug 1993 00:42:20 -0400
>This weekend I previewed th Cub Scout fast start video ready to
>show it at the Roundtable this month. It is six years since I last
>saw it and I had forgotten what was in it. What I saw made me wonder
>if I should in fact show it.
It wasn't obvious but if the Cub Scout Fast Start tape you have is
from six years ago, I would check to see if there isn't a more up
to date version.
>The video makes no mention of two deep leadership and in fact
>shows a single individual running the den. In both the
>Cub Scout and Webelos section it shows adults one on one
>with a boy (denner in the case of cub scouts den chief in
>the case of WEBELOS) in their home. Given all the flack we
>are currently recieving it seems to me that the best thing
>I can do is erase the tape!
If the tape is the most current, and not quite up to snuff,
you might spend a few moment after the presentation to bring the
information up-to-date by preparing a handout of what has changed.
Before handing it out, quiz the group to see if they know what has
changed. There's probably one person who is 'plugged-in' to
the program, has heard about the changes, and would be the star.
To do the quiz, adopt a game show format, or pass out question cards
and answer cards and see if the group can match the right question
the right answer. But do something to get the glaze out of their
eyes from the video, and their adrenaline (?) going. After all is
done, pass out the handout so as to reinforce the activity and
provide a reference later, especially to the 'old timers'!
>Please comment since FS is a requirment for service knots
>I feel badly about not making it available.
Use your resources! Adapt where required! KISMIF. DYB.
Just do it! Loose lips sink ships. (oops - went too far !?! :-) )
>Cub Scout Roundtable Commisioner
>Mountaineer Council WV
Cub Scout Trainer (too!)
Chagrin Valley District
Greater Western Reserve Council, BSA (Ohio)
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