New First Class Proposal?????
Ed Henderson (BigEdBSA@AOL.COM)
Tue, 28 Mar 1995 01:07:16 -0500
I received a letter from a fellow scouter on America On Line asking me about
the recent Scout University and plans to revamp the Tenderfoot - First Class
program. I am not aware of a new prototype plan but I also told him that
several Scouts-L recipiants actually attended the event. So I post (with his
permission) the letter he sent me. Please E-Mail me back with anything you
know about this.
Subj: Scout to First Class Plan
Date: 95-03-26 23:42:33 EST
To: Big Ed BSA
I have "heard" that there is "National" plan of activities to take a new
Webelos from Scout thru First Class in 15 - 18 months. The result
would be a boy who has earned First Class prior to his second year
of attending Summer Camp.
Now the source of this "Plan" comes from my attendance at the
Northwest Suburban Councils co-sponsorship of the Lord Baden-Powell
University of Scoutling at George Williams College in
Williams Bay, Wisconsin the weekend of March 17 -19, 1995.
Now, my question for National is: Does such a plan exist? I would
expect it would list the requirements to review at each Troop meeting,
campout and patrol meeting for about 15 months. The national average I
expect would be 2 Troop meetings and 1 - 2 night campout
Now, before some administrator gets upset, I know what the requirements are.
What I would do with the Plan is present it at a Scout Roundtable primarly
for those Troops that need help developing a advancement plan for their new
scouts. The plan would also go to
the Districts Unit Commissioners as a resource for any of their units
that may need the plan.
So, Big Ed, does such a plan exist. There was a Committee several
years ago discussing the advancement of boys form Scout to First Class. I
believe they came up with the New Scout Program as it exists today. Did they
develope a plan or an outline of a plan? If one does not exist let me know.
If it does, have the creator put it into a downloadable format. WORD or
EXCEL format would be great, it could be modified from there.
Thanks for anything you can do.
Yours in Scoutling
Northwest Suburban Council
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
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