Re: Training issues
South Puget Sound Comm Coll (spscdir@WLN.COM)
Tue, 23 Nov 1993 07:48:40 -800
Jim remarked that in his council they believed that training should go on
with only a group of two or three. I can say AMEN to that. Our concept,
in Olympia, WA, has been that we will train as many and or as few that
sign up. We have districts that are two hours or more drive away and when
they need training we drive. The boys have a right to trained leaders and
it is the training committees obligation to train who ever needs it.
We had a council level training committee, made up of the district
training chairs. We would coordinate training so that each district did
not have the same training going the same weekend so people could choose
where to go if they wanted. We coordinated with staffing. If one
district in the mountains did not have the personnel then trainers would
travel. The goal has been to train trainers in each district so that each
could operate on their own but in a small rural council this has not
always been possible. Therefore we share trainers.
Now that we have been merged with a larger council (nov. 1, 1993) the new
council training people have not even tried to talk with us. The new
council's position is that each district will carry on their own training.
There is a training chair, but no communication.
My comment here was just to reinforce Jim's. We train all sizes of groups.
Eagle class of 61
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