Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Fri, 22 Apr 1994 14:08:27 -0500
As Mike said, just because you were a Scout does not in any way mean you underst
and the program from the adult side of it. In fact --- if your troop and scout
master did it right, you as a Scout, had no clue as to the hours and skills nee
ded to put forth an effective "boy run" program! That is, if your troop functi
oned as it is supposed to do.
However - regretably, many units and SMs function as they think it should be, an
d is far from the program (software of Scouting) and it will not do for you to
continue on the mistakes, unknowingly.
So I echo Mike -- go! It does not matter which district, which council, the cou
rse is the course (or it is SUPPOSED to be.) After all, when our trainers trai
n, they actually work for the corp. (BSA) and are charged to teach what the cor
p. wants taught, so all of our adult leaders are on the same wavelength. It wo
rks when approached in this manner.
In my years as a Scout leader, the roughest leaders to get to understand the pro
gram (from the adult side) are Eagles. (No fair geting mad, guys!) Eagles are
super, and very special. But, if their program was run well, they did not see
many of the behind the scenes adult work.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City