Re: In-Troop Adult Training question
Rick Clements (rickcl@POGO.WV.TEK.COM)
Tue, 11 Apr 1995 12:02:09 PDT
I see I'm now less than a week behind on Scouts-L.
On Wed, 5 Apr 1995, Chuck Bramlet wrote:
> 1) What do you believe is the most important thing that the incomming
> boys' parents and the incomming leaders need to know about Boy
From: Israel Solon
} The patrol method. Scouting is boy run. How the boy leaders
}plan, make decisionsn and supervise.
Often times the boys are told the troop is boy led, but what does that mean?
If they want a different activity or change in the troop they should one or
more of the following:
1) Tell their patrol leader
2) Talk it up in their patrol
3) Tell some friends in other patrols
4) Explain the changes you would like to make when you run for patrol leader
5) Everything they want to do won't happen. They may be the only boy who wants
to do bike trip instead of backpacking this year. Or, the Scoutmaster may
rule out the Bungee Jumping.
What does boy run mean to the adults?
1) Things won't run as smoothly as if it was adult led.
2) Former Cub leaders will LEARN how to step back. (The adults grow too.)
3) Their son is expected to take responsibilty themselves. There won't be
an adult following them around every minute of the day to make sure they
don't forget to do something.
We did a sample PLC meeting. They planned a troop pot luck dinner. It
started with the patrol leaders getting input from their patrols. They then
worked out the details with the rest of the troop watching. They had to deal
with plans changing from what they had talked over with their patrols when
at the PLC the Scoutmaster announced the committee would supply turkeys.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City