Re: LEADER TRAINING
DEBBIE FREELE (debbie.freele@ONLINESYS.COM)
Wed, 15 Mar 1995 20:50:00 -0500
>>> On 03/14/95, JOANNE BURNS, spoke to DEBBIE FREELE about Leader
Training - Ideas N!<<<
I don't know how much help I will be, since we are both in the same
district but I might be able to provide some personal insight.
JB>(a) how many years have you been a leader?
JB>(b) what section of Guiding/Scouting are you with?
Scouts, Pack and currently helping at the Troop level as well.
I was also in Colony for six months...last year.
JB>(c) how did you first find out about training?
It was mentioned buy the Colony Scouter, but she didn't really push it.
It was the fact that "lack of training" was quite apparent in the Colony
when I joined up, that got me interested. There was one scouter that had
some training and he seemed to have the best handle on what was going
on. After Colony I quickly jumped at the chance for Pack Part 1. Our
Pack Scouter at the time, had his Part 2 and a lot of experience under
his belt. He was/is a Lt. Col. in the Australian Army and had been
involved in Scouting in a few different Countries. I was impressed with
his knowledge and I thought Part 2 would be a good start. He had to go
back to Oz and I really felt that I needed as much training as possible
NOW to keep the Pack flowing at it's current pace.
JB>(d) how many training sessions have you attended?
JB> (please specify topics)
I'm not sure what you call training so I'll list everything.
Colony Woodbadge Part 1
Pack Part 1
Standard First Aid
I am currently signed up and waiting to take my Pack Part 2 (this April)
and Basic Canoe Charge Cert.( this June) and Swimming Charge.
Next season I am considering taking Service Teams Part 1 and 2. Canoe
Overnight and Wilderness.
JB>(e) if you were interested in taking a training, but could not, what
JB> were some of the reasons?
JB> (out of area, babysitting costs, time of year)
I almost didn't get to take my Pack Part 2 because it wasn't being
offered here. (it now is, but not until Spring '96) I would have liked
to have taken it at Blue Springs (the one weeker) but it was taking
place during the time we schedule our family vacation and I couldn't
change it. I wanted my Part 2 as soon as possible so I opted to go out
of district so I could take it this spring.
I also wanted to take Games and Songs, but the night was bad for me or
the course would get canceled due to lack of interest.
JB>(f) what are some of your suggestions for training sessions?
JB> (camp skills, basic canoeing, orienteering, wildflower,
JB>astronomy, etc.) (g)
Oh, boy! That one is a tough one...one of the things I would like to
see is CPR incorporated into Part 1 Woodbadge. (All Sections)
I haven't completed a Part 2 so I don't know what they offer besides
programming tools. If you are looking at training courses outside of
Woodbadge, then I am interested in just about everything, but the
problem seems to be getting enough people interested.
JB> anything else you can offer on me on training
JB>suggestions (how to get people motivated to take training!)
I don't know how to get people motivated. I know why "I" am motivated.
I was lucky to see a well trained, motivated Scouter at work, doing his
best. It really made a difference for the kids, and for the leaders
that worked with him. It was also FUN! I have enjoyed the training
sessions I have taken, but most of all, I like the people I meet. It has
created a strong sense on community for me. When I attend events, those
that I met on training along the way, are eager to "catch up". It's like
old home week. I also know who I can call to bounce things off of. I
think I'm in Scouting as much for myself as I am for the kids.<G>
(Besides, I heard about what a great time the Woodbadge Scouters had at
the Gilwell reunion and I wanted in. <BIG GRIN>!>
16th London Cub Pack
in Ontario, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
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