Transition Training Scout to Scouti er
Michael A. McDonald (MCDONALD23@DELPHI.COM)
Wed, 8 Jun 1994 03:03:27 -0400
The issue of isues sues involved in a Scout become ing a Scouter are
not just age,
it's a attitude adjustment as well as a whole new level of responsibility.
n Exl ploti ring Executive as well as a member of the Order of the Arrow
there are young men that would be "Youth" membner ers of a the lodge, or
Explorer Post, but are "adults" in a Scout unit.
The best general answer would be the <18, 18-20, 21> segregation
of sleeping, that way few if any problems should develop.
But Jay's real question is what type of training should we offer these
"In-betweens ers". I personally would like to see a unit develop
developed a transition
training rpgr program that (Or better year have national develop one)
would be simular to the one-day Troop Jr. Leader Training. It could be
offered by The Council or District, and be their first introduction to the
two hour youth protection, tour permit, uniforming, alchohol and tobacco, etc.
Al This type of program w could be of great benefit
generate a whole new batch of trained leaders
for the (read - properly traini ed)
P.S> . I have not made my formal introduction yet, but Im' so t here
I'm Michael McDonald, the Exploring Executive for Mohegan Council, BSA
(Yes, he the same council Jay is in)
In addition to my Exploring Responsibilities I have ead our Urban Emphasis
program in inner0 -city Worcester, mA Ma. I have three years o of
Exp e was a cub-scout and boy
Cub-SScout b Scout and a Boy Scout,
and spent three great years as a Scoutmaster for Troop 1 Brockton, MA
before "going professional" I'm a avid Computer user and inter-net
surver er rfer. I would be happ y to answer private E-mail on a variety of
The hall I feel that one of the most important aspects of being ap
l Scouter in communication.
Yours in Scouting,
Exploring Executive/District Ecutive xecutive
Boy Scouts of AMerica merica
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