Gerald Belton (gbelton@MAILHOST.TCS.TULANE.EDU)
Wed, 26 Apr 1995 07:48:21 -0500
>read with interest the note on forcing the Scoutmaster to get training or get
>out. I have one short statement to make about that, a question, actually?
>Is the purpose of the scouting movement to get badges? Or is it to train
You know what the purpose of the scouting movement is. But you don't seem
to know what the purpose of Scoutmaster training is.
A trained scoutmaster does a better job of training the youth. A troop with
trained scouters has a better program than a troop without trained scouters.
And maybe I'm just naive, but I don't think the Quality Unit Award is
designed to make "paperwork flow" easier for the council. I think it
actually encourages higher Quality troops. Let's see; training, two deep
leadership, planned program, service project, advancement, Boy's Life,
outdoor activities, increased membership, patrol method.... sounds like a
good indication of a well-run troop to me.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City