George Huffman (HUFFMAN_GEORGE_W@LILLY.COM)
Fri, 22 Apr 1994 15:02:54 -0500
>In my years as a Scout leader, the roughest leaders to get to understand the
>gram (from the adult side) are Eagles. (No fair geting mad, guys!) Eagles
>super, and very special. But, if their program was run well, they did not
>many of the behind the scenes adult work.
If I could underscore Kathies point here......I was a very active Scout, did
everytthing in Scouting that I could, and earned every badge I had time for.
When I (as an adult) became a unit leader, there was no need for me to take
training because "I knew it all!"
In fact I knew so much I could even teach the trainers a couple of things or
two. Well somewhere along the way either I got stupid or the trainers got
In any event I found that training was and still is beneficial. I now find that
almost without exception, the unit leaders that have had extensive Scouting
backgrounds and refuse to take training, have the most problems.
Also, in case you hadn't noticed, just because someone takes Wood Badge or any
other training does not mean that they are applying it. Every time I see this
situation (and I see it more than I care to admit) I have to ask myself "Could
this be me? What is it that I am doing wrong that should have been corrected by
training?" By the way, I (District Commissioner) am taking Cub Scout Leader
training again just to be certain I know what my Cub Leaders are supposed to be
doing. It doesn' hurt me one bit, and it's been years since I have had it.
tthe older I get , the dumber I get
George W. Huffman Lilly Research Laboratories DC 1523
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(317)276-4251 Indianapolis, IN 46285
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