Re: From Scout to Scouter
J. Thornton (jthorn@PRISM.NMT.EDU)
Wed, 15 Jun 1994 17:21:05 -0600
Yes, The points made were good. What I think the objection to youth who
become adult leaders after having been in the Scouting program for a length
of time often get very little out of Adult training because (and I've seen it
happen) there are training sessions that cover the exact same material
that the youth has already recieved if he has recieved recent training
as a youth. Information on the structure of the troop - including
adult positions - is covered by quality youth training as well as by
quality adult training.
My proposal would be that youth who have become adult leaders be permitted
to 'skip' some of the basic, introductory courses if they can demonstrate
that they have been trained in the material being covered - and demonstrate
that they have been trained on that material within the last 2-3 years.
In addition to that, I would also like to see 'refresher' courses that
go quickly over the basics and focuses on changes in the past 2-3 years
so that adults who have been in can stay up to date without having to
attend many sessions to find out about a couple of changes.
Sorry if it sounds incoherent, I'm going quickly so I can get back to work.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City