Re: Ken Schneider
Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Thu, 25 May 1995 14:34:59 EDT
>As leaders we have been told that unless the program changes from its
>current form Scouts Canada will not exist in 5 years time.
Is it the programme, or the leaders' implementation of the programme,
that is at fault?
I don't know many Scouts Canada troops that have an active Court
of Honour used to plan activities and such for the troop. Just
getting the youth more involved in planning would be a good change
in many troop programmes, which sometimes have a tendency to be more
leader-run than they should be.
The badges system in Scouts is workable, I think. It's not really
broken, is it? (The Venturer badge system is not widely used, but
that's another story.)
>I think that issues such as this are much better talked about here, than
>As a Leader I would ask this question to all who's eyes and ears abound on
>this list. BSC has, for many years had a multi-tiered system of badge
>earning (bronze, silver, gold) It has been suggested that a single tier
>system, like that of BSA be a possibility for re-structuring. I would like
>the fellings, and impressions of other leaders as to how their systems
I really don't think that changing the Scout badge system would help
much; do you? The key is to offer a challenging programme to the
Scouts; one that keeps them interested and active. If they're having
fun, a lot of them will stay. If they're bored, they'll leave.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City