Rodger Morris (lwggaian@SIERRA.NET)
Fri, 12 May 1995 19:51:10 -0700
<After working with Cub Scouters who sported the trained patch, I thought
<the Basic Training must be abysmial (sp?). After going to the training,
<I found out that it was a good training session and covered quite a lot.
<There is indeed a difference in having been EXPOSED to the traing and having
<actually been TRAINED.
As a member of my districts training staff I can certainly second all that you
said. However, I must add a little to your thoughts. Many Scouters have gone
through the training the courses I have been involved in. We do our best to
put on a quality program and to teach everyone as much as we can. Some of the
people are only EXPOSED to the training because thats all they will allow
themselves to do.
Training is a two way street. If the participants will only go through the
motions they aren't going to get much out of it. I suppose that in some areas
the training staff only goes through the motions and the Scouters aren't
learning much. For me thought I know we are giving them the best possible
training and it sure is depressing to watch unit leaders go back to their
units and go back to the same bad habits.
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Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City