John Bemis (jbemis@CASS.MA02.BULL.COM)
Fri, 22 Apr 1994 16:22:50 -0500
> and am miles away during the rest of the year, I haven't been able to
> get around to taking Scoutmaster Fundamentals (I checked into this
Jon, take the course!
My district is currently running
a multi-part course
that will finish in May.
The SM Fundamentals has:
at least 3 Troop Organization
(part II) sessions,
2 Patrol and Troop Meeting (part I),
and only 1 Skills (part III).
We have to do it this way
in order to get people to attend.
We have also run the sessions all
together in one weekend. The training
is out there, just find out about it.
Talk to the council/district training
chair about what is going on in your
'home' council. Try to see if
there is another session in a
neighboring council. Yes, we do
talk across the fence. I know most of
my counterparts here abouts.
Lastly, I find it interesting that the
Scouters who staff the course and attend
the training/development meetings are
much better leaders when they return.
They may have been through the course
within the last 4 years but they never
saw what happened behind the curtain.
Training a staff also helps out the district
and its units. We try to use the latest
group of woodbadge participants as staff
to help out on the tickets. We also ask
brand new scoutmasters to staff because it
raises the entusiasm level. We have fun!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City