Re: Request: Adult Award Ideas
John Bemis (jbemis@CASS.MA02.BULL.COM)
Tue, 29 Aug 1995 12:13:18 -0500
as the training chairman, I wanted to encourage units to increase the
quality and quantity of unit level trained leaders. The training
committee decided that we would present awards to the top three troops
"Top Hat" and top three packs "Top Hand".
Awards materials are for the "top hat" award,
three plastic/paper party hats with appropriate numbers pasted on.
hand award is the 1,2, and three fingers graphics from "zingbats.font"
blown up to page size, then glued to foam board, which doubles as the
stand. As part of the district dinner, the training committee presents:
adult leader training recognitions,
thank yous to the course directors
and staff members of all
the past year's courses (1 SMF, 10 CSBLT, 2 OWL, and misc stuff),
woodbadge beads to the cub scout trainers and boy scout leaders recipients,
then the unit training recognition awards. The district training newsletter
carried the unit names and numbers, along with the award of merit recipients.
I have seen the "silly" idea turn into a meaningful award which some units
actually strive for.
Oh yea, the original idea came from the pages of the Cub Scout Roundtable
Commissioner and Staff Training Syllagus. The next RT Commissioner and Staff
training is at Camp Resolute, Bolton, Ma on October 28, 1995. We do both
the Boy Scout and Cub Scout flavors!
YiS, Jay Bemis
Quinsigamond District Training
Mohegan Council, Worcester
> In desperation, at our very first Blue & Gold Banquet, I raided the
> church kitchen for some latex gloves, blew them up, tied a knot, and
> awarded my impromptu volunteer dinner-table cleaners "helping hand" awards.
> Recently inspired by the list that was posted here, I came up with a few
> more of my own:
> I Can award, for the Scout/Scouter with the I can do it attitude: a large
> can with a capital "I" drawn on
> Tea-riffic Scout/Scouter: Lipton (only because they are individually
> wrapped) tea bag mounted on posterboard
> For You There Is No Equal: a packet of Sweet-n- Low on posterboard
> De-pen-dable Award: a ballpoint glued to posterboard
> You're Stu-pen-dous!: (same as above)
> You're Matchless! : an empty book of matches on posterboard
> You Hung In There: mounted on posterboard, a piece of the string and
> some of the little "clothespins" from a greeting card hanging kit; or
> just use a couple of regular clothespins
> You're a Real Cut-up: two plastic knives, mounted criss-crossed on board
> Our Troop Just "Wooden" Be the Same Without You: thin piece of wood (I
> used a shim) mounted on cardboard
> There are no words to describe you: unsolved crossword puzzle grid (grid
> only, no clues)
> You're A-maze-ing: page from a kid's puzzle book (a maze, of course) mounted
> You're re-mark-able: magic marker mounted on board
> You're De-light-ful: night-light bulb mounted on board
> (Note, if some of these are from the other list, I apologize. I'm
> plagued with CRS lately).
> Charlotte Jerscheid
> MC, Troop 24, BSA
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