Re: DISTRICT SCOUTERS' CONFERENCE
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Fri, 10 Jun 1994 12:52:22 EDT
BRUCE C JOHNSON <JOHNSON@MAIL.LOC.GOV> writes:
(Bruce writes for his new District Chair, whom is trying to turn a
previous "resort weekend" into a "training and service weekend")
> Joel asked me to query my SCOUTS-L colleagues to see whether
> anyone else is doing anything similar, and if so, to please
> explain what they're doing. Even more useful would be sample
> agendas, syllabi, or training outlines. Please feel free to
> respond to me off-list if you'd prefer (though I think this topic
> has pretty broad potential interest to the group). Additionally,
> if you have too much to send via the Internet, please send
> materials to:
(Joel's address, which was posted on Bruce's posting!)
I've placed in the mail this afternoon outlines, pamplets and programs
for the Transatlantic Council's "District Operations Conference" which
takes place each and every spring at beautiful Berchesgarten, Germany.
In addition to the tours, the meetings offered gives each and every
Scouter the opportunity to become better trained or coached over the
four days of the conference. During the conference, makeup sessions
for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Exploring basic
courses are offered (and because they are coordinated, the courses
tend to be A LOT BETTER than those done back home in the home
District), as well as sessions for Commissioners, Chartered
Organizational Representatives, and District Committee members.
Part of the meeting is the District Meetings, which allow the District
to sit down and do some goal setting and coordination for the summer
and fall. Some of the courses offered are just for fun and enjoyment
of those in attendance.
The Transatlantic Council has been doing this for years, and have two
conferences. The fall Program Conference is held at Garmisch, and
allows those involved in the programming end of things to get the
latest information from the professional staff whom had just come back
from their "All Hands" professional meeting. It also allows the
volunteers to do some last-minute adjustments to the District program
so that goals which we made during the spring can still be carried out
and acheived. The spring Operations conference is our time to
recognize those Scouters with the Silver Beaver and Antelope Awards,
the Silver World Award, and Wood Badge presentations.
Mind you, the TAC is a large Council with lots of personal and
financial resources (then moreso than now), so many of the things that
are in the programs Joel will have I am sure that your District won't
be able to pull off. However, I think that most of the events and
activities could be done by any District.
I applaude his desire to make a weekend more than a respite for his
Scouters...while the Operations Conference was chock-full of
activities and events, we still found time to go into Austria, to do
some window shopping downtown, and even to have a nice dinner away
from the conference center one night out of the four.
Settummanque, the blackeagle... (MAJ) Mike L. Walton (
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