Re: New First Class Proposal?????
Norman J. MacLeod (gaelwolf@MARLIN.SSNET.COM)
Fri, 31 Mar 1995 06:54:23 EST
You wrote -
>Is there a better way? I think so. Start by asking those in the field what
>they have seen and what they think. Not just the priviledged few who might
>be recommended by the Scout Executives. Randomly select them from the rolls
>of the SMs and ASMs (leaders on the front line with regular contact with the
>boys and who have to make their unit operate on a weekly basis). Then design
>a study to test individual ideas (not entire programs based on them) in a
>wide variety of units. Based on those results, develop changes to the program.
>Introduce the "new" program in several councils representing a cross-section
>of the whole, not just the 'Quality Councils.' Tune it. Then institute it
Better still would be to publish a "Request for Input" in the BSA Scouting
magazine and Boy's Life. This would give EVERY youth and adult member of the
BSA to contribute - or not - as they wished. This is something National has
not done - to the best of my knowledge - in the past. I don't know if it is
out of a fear of the amount of responses that might come in or a concern
that the answers tehy would get might not match up too well with what the
consultants they hire have to say about what should be changed and how...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City