Cub Leader Training success story
Michael M. Meenehan (meenehmm@SUN.AITC.REST.TASC.COM)
Mon, 13 Mar 1995 09:58:50 -0800
I just wanted to share with the list what I consider a real Cub Scout
Leader Basic Training (CSLBT) success story from this past weekend.
We scheduled a CSLBT course for Saturday morning at a local church.
The COR (an active District scouter) requested that we work with him
rather than coordinating with the church facilities people (our
normal practice). We hadn't been to this church before (we move our
training around the large district to make it more convenient).
He arrainged for a Scouting family (Mon, Dad & 2 sons) to arrive at
6:00am to cook donuts and make coffee for us (we normally just buy
day-old donuts & lose money with a coffee kitty). They charge $.35
for coffee and gave away the donuts.
The COR also arranged for a Cub Scout den to provide a flag ceremony.
In addition, he personally called each pack committee chairman for
the 15 or so CS packs in the area to let them know about the
How did it turn out? We had 45 new leaders show up. To put that in
perspective, last year we averaged about 25 leaders at each of our 11
CSLBT courses. 45 in March was quite a pleasant surprise!
We had a few little glitches presenting the new CSLBT and YPT, but
nothing that anyone complained about (other than the trainers).
I plan to share this story at our District meetings this month to
show what we can accomplish with a little cooperation.
Cub Scout Leader Training Chairman
National Capital Area Council
(Washington, D.C. Area)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City