Re: HELP! I need input!
Wes Mays (WMAYS@ALB.ASCTMD.COM)
Wed, 3 Aug 1994 10:20:47 MST7MDT
> 1) How much time is required for training? I need to get
> educated ASAP.
A) Fast start (videos) takes about an hour or two.
B) Scoutmastership fundamentals takes a weeknight evening (2-3
hours), plus a Saturday (about 7 hours) plus a weekend campout.
C) Consider Woodbadge at a later date (get a little OTJ
experience, first) which is either a weeklong
training event or 3 weekends; depends on your local council
> 2) How much time (roughly) is required/month. The troop meets every
> Monday, except following a campout. And tries to camp or weekend
> activity at least once a month. The boys set the schedule.
You sized up the *required* time quite well. Your program will only
be as good as you make it. Therefore you should also consider the
Monthly roundtables (1 weeknight per month)
Patrol Leader Council (1 meeting per month; a lot of troops meet
before/after a normal meeting)
Troop Committee (1 weeknight per month)
Summer Camp (1 week per year)
I hope the answers don't scare you away, but there is an insider joke
in Scouting that goes: "I was told it only took an hour a week...".
It's better to be honest upfront than to blindside a leader later on.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City