Jim and Robin VanderRoest (VANDERROEST@DELPHI.COM)
Fri, 5 May 1995 23:47:46 -0400
Richard Ickler writes about training deficiencies of some LDS leaders.
A loud "amen" to his concern that it takes more than a call
from the Bishop to make a good Scout Leader! Training is vital
for any Scout leader--it's not just for the "other guys/gals."
One of my Woodbadge ticket items was to try to get the local
LDS unit leaders to training and to start an LDS Roundtable
at which the importance of training can be emphasized. The group
meets during quarterly Stake leadership meetings. Good training
occurs and the leaders are encouraged to go to training. A lot
of "trained" strips, and more importantly quality leadership, has
resulted. Btw, your servant isn't boasting--the LDS Roundtable
meets on the same night as the Council Commissioner cabinet, which
I am stuck going to, so all the good work has been done by others!
The point is, any of you ward or stake leaders out there, that it
is _vital_ (literally so--read Richard's posting!) that our leaders
are trained to do things the right way--the Scouting way. Scouting
is an inspired program--per Presidents Kimball, Benson, and Monson,
among others--and that means the Scouting way is the inspired way!
And for you non-LDS who may be getting bored with this thread, I
suggest that district and council leaders (especially training leaders)
do your best to make LDS leaders feel wanted and welcome at training.
Enuf tirade for one posting!
\_____/ :Jim VanderRoest
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