Re: Cub Scout Training
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Mon, 22 Nov 1993 15:17:45 -0600
> Based on feedback from other leaders Gene stated that the direction National
> is heading is a reduction in the Basic Leader Segment from a Full day course
> to a half-day course, which would deal with the BASICS of the program. Much
> of the redundancies are being removed, and it is being centered around 'How
> to Run a Pack' for Committee, 'How to Run a Pack meeting' for Cubmasters,
> 'How to Run a Den Meeting' for Den/Webelos leader concept. The Youth
> Protection part is still an integral part of the program.
Well -- one can sure see that national now has no teaching people working with
the training materials. Redundancies are part of the learning process, or
perhaps national now believes that if you say it once, the volunteers (who
don't want to be there in the first place) actually hear it! ANY teacher knows
you must repeat the important topics over and over to make sure they stick --
although, it seems they usually don't anyway.
Also -- the all day course has already taken out of the training, approximately
3 hours of training. Instead of bowing to the volunteers who do not want to
take the time for a boy, why not just hold the two evening sessions, with th
homework book completed between. Total time 4 - 5 hours. I think that a boy
should be worth that much of any volunteer's time.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City