Scoutmaster Training Certification
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Tue, 2 May 1995 17:52:10 -0500
We have time limits for many training courses, CPR, First Aid, Safe Swim
Defense, Safety Afloat, National Camping School Certification. They
range from 1 to 5 years. I believe they should give Scoutmastership
Fundamentals a 5 year certification. After 5 years, if the Scoutmaster
has not recertified by taking a course or teaching on staff, his
certification would expire and he would no longer be considered trained.
This would encourage trained leaders to continue updating their leader
training. With the many changes that occur in the Scouting program, it
is vital to keep our adult leaders current on all the latest changes.
It would also keep their units in focus on the primary aims of Scouting
by reviewing those aims as a student or instructor.
It would also give many Scouters additional incentive for volunteering
to instruct on training staff.
We require recertification for first aid and other training. We should
also require recertification for our Scoutmastership Fundamentals course.
YIS, Cliff Golden
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City