Re: Additional Training
Ernest R. Spradling, P.E. (Freemason@AOL.COM)
Sun, 18 Jun 1995 11:46:10 -0400
On Fri, 16 Jun 1995 21:20:30 -0500 Larry Jones <lwjones@FOLEY.GULF.NET>
> Well I made it through a week of Wood Badge, very high heat and lots of Red
>but otherwise none the worse for wear. If I understand it right, my course
>was the first Southern Region course to follow the new syllabus... <snip>
Congratulations on your participation and completion in the Wood Badge
course. While SR-119 may have been the first to work under the "final print"
of the new syllabus, course SR-5, held at Gulf Stream Council Feb-Mar 94, was
one of the first courses to go through the "final draft" of the new syllabus.
They used us as a test case to see if the "new" syllabus would work. Staff
spent almost as much time performing progress evaluations on the course as
they did on presenting it to us (they had to sleep some time :).
> Today, I am looking for information for further training. First for my son
>I am trying to find a week-long Junior Leader Training Conference course.
>Hopefully there is one in S.E. sometime. I really would like to find a
>course for him so he can try and get a grasp on the Reflection so as to help
>in implementing it to the Troops in our Council.
What's wrong with his attending a JLTC in your own council? Most councils
present a JLTC in June so that the JLs would be fired up at Summer Camp. If
your council is not presenting a course, then you need to ask your district
and council training chairmen <why not?>. Of course, you had better be
prepared to spend time with it, because the raising of the question usually
implies volunteering to "bell the cat."
> Also, as a part of my ticket I am looking for a Commissioner Basic course
>to be held in the S.E. sometime between now and this fall. My council has
>these courses on a very limited basis and after my out of council experience
>on Wood Badge, I would look foward to going to other places and getting to
>know Scouters from outside my home.
Try the Atlanta Area Council. They put on a preety decent Comissioner's
College (they were the first, I believe). I recommend you goto your
council's commissioner basic training first, then go to the supplemental
You may also want to contact the Suwanee River Area Council, in Tallahassee.
It's about 150 miles from you on I-10, and they seem to have their act
together in training, so the rumor mill goes.
Hope this helps.
Arrowhead District, Simon Kenton Council
(and a good ole Owl, too SR-5)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City