Re: Junior Leadership Training package, D.E.L.T.A.
John Bemis (jbemis@CASS.MA02.BULL.COM)
Fri, 20 May 1994 12:38:25 -0500
> Someone mentioned the above articles in one of yesterday's posts
> regarding the troop whose senior youth members wanted
> "everything done for them". (Sorry, don't remember the name, I
> deleted my mail prematurely.)
> Could someone describe the contents of these packages
> (in 20 lines or less), and are they available to non-BSA Scouters ?
> ... and what does D.E.L.T.A. stand for ?
> Lorne Dudley
think the following may be the basis of your question:
The rest were about in the same shape as yours. They hadn't been taught or
allowed to lead, pretty much just hung out at meetings and outings. They
were not particularly interested in the scouting program. What I should have
done at this point is to begin a fairly intense program of jr. leadership
training. I would probably start with a weekend session at a campout for
the core leadership positions; SPL, ASPL, PL's, APL's, Guides, etc.
The BSA has a very good Jr Leadership Training package, which contains a video
tape and all the printed materials you need. It is set up so that even a
beginner can run an effective training session. You can also ask the district
people if someone is available to come in an help.
See if you can find some materials from the D.E.L.T.A. program. (Developing
Ethical Leadership Through Action, I think?) They have a lot of activities
that help build team spirit and identity.
next I would implement the Patrol Leaders Council right away. At the monthly
meeting you can have short training topics and reinforcements. Have a short
session after each meeting to analyze how it went and to review plans for
the next event.
From: Steve Tobin <srtobin@MMM.COM>
Subject: Re: A Second Request from a new SM
The BSA has two video/training packages, both available in the catalog. One
deals with Junior Leader Training and the second works on Troop Program
Planning. The JL Training video has a lot of supporting books, SM Handbook,
The Junior Leader Handbook, Staff Guide for Junior Leader Training Conference
(JLTC). The planning package is a video based on the planning cycle from
Woods Wisdom. I've used both, they do the job. Background concept is
patrol method and team building. I am not familiar with DELTA.
I am also a chapter advisor for the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY)
Alumni Association. I am using the techniques and skills from these programs
(JLT and Planning) to get 10-12 graders to run their chapter. It works well
in a lot of different environments.
Jay Bemis Mohegan Council
Pachachaug Lodge #525 Order of the Arrow
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City