Junior Leader Training ideas
Charles Batteau (B3ZAATN@CPSLSOPS.BELL-ATL.COM)
Wed, 27 Sep 1995 09:09:40 -0400
>Bob Longoria wrote on 9/24/95:
>...How do you make the learning sessions for the leadership skills
> within JLTC less of a "academic" experience? What type of
> different discovery experiences or applications of the leadership
> skills would enhance the learning experience for the Scouts?
I'm assuming that you're looking for ideas for in-troop JLT, which
is the venue preferred by our troop. (However, we do use our
district JLT, also when its appropriate.) If you're interested in
ideas for a district/council JLT, you might contact Marc Littlecott,
our DE, @ 4015 Fitzhugh Av, Richmond VA 23230. They have a good
BOY-RUN JLT program they do annually.
National puts out a Junior Leader Training kit that I have found to be
helpful for our troop-run JLT. It should be available in your local
Scout Shop for about $15. It has a number of activities in it that
build teams and let the junior leaders see the necessity of leading
It comes with a videotape that is a bit hokey (REALLY bad acting), but
is good for new junior leaders.
I would suggest that you emphasize ALL junior leaders attending JLT,
even those that have been trained before, even if they are holding the
same office. Remember, you are developing a team of junior leaders,
and an absence of someone on the team is felt by everybody. It helps
to get the parents signed on to the concept so they won't tell their
scout he "doesn't need to go."
Chuck Batteau -- SM, Troop 751, Glen Allen VA USA
maybe they meant an hour a DAY! :-)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City