JLT - Can you believe this!!!
August Treubig (atreubi@CCTUADMIN3.ENTERGY.COM)
Mon, 8 Aug 1994 09:45:15 +0600
Yesterday, We started our JLT course at Salmen Scout Reservation. I had to
go up to deliver the T-Shirts that I had silk-screened. We had just finished
the opening ceremony and the boys were going off for their orientation. It
is now about 10:30 and they were supposed to have been there at the front
gate for 8:30 to 9:00.
Myself and the course Scoutmaster and another adult staff member were walking
down the trail to the area for the orientation. An adult (non-staff) walks
up and starts asking for the Scoutmaster. He says that he has two boys here
for the training and that they are to "walk-up" register for the course.
The three of us have to pick up our jaws off the ground. The scoutmaster
started asking him all the who/what/where questions. It seemed that his
troop leader told him to bring the boys up and "walk-up" register for JLT.
He didn't seem to understand that he just couldn't buy them food, etc and
they could participate. There wasn't room in any of the patrols to begin
It took about 15 minutes of explaining the same things over and over by all
three of us to the man that he could NOT do this. He had all kinds of
"excuses" about the Troop being at Philmont the weeks before. The Scoutmaster
explained that they had absolutely closed registration on the Friday the
week before. The course had been advertized for more than 6 months in advance.
There had been a pre-course oreintation back in June.
He finally accepted the fact that (not very happily) that he could not do what
he wanted to do and that his troop's Scoutmaster was wrong about late
registration. He even claimed that they had done it once before. I know the
Scoutmaster of the course that he was refering to. There was no way that
that happened either.
We notified the professional advisor who was there for the start so he could
head off the storm in the Council Office on Monday.
August Treubig Brotherhood Member
Advisor, Explorer Post 679 Chilantakoba Lodge # 397
Former ASM & CC Troop 796 Advisor to Scribe & Publications
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