Re: Scoutmastership Fundamentals
Jim Miller Jr. (jmillerjr@LSFCU.ORG)
Fri, 6 Oct 1995 13:56:00 +0000
In general I would think that the younger you get them trained, the better. It's
certainly unfair to ask them to take on any adult roles (ASM, Roundtable
attendance, delaing with parents, et.) without preparation. SMF gives you
a good base of BSA method, rules, regulations, procedures, structure, and
available publications to work from.
Even as a JASM, that young man has to have some working knowledge of
rules and regulations to deal with the boys in an "adult" capacity.
And ,IMHO, everyone should retake SMF (either as a participant or staff)
at no more than 5 year intervals to keep current. Nothing is more frustrating
than dealing with someone who is still trying to run the program the way it was
10 (or 20 or 30 or 40 or...) years ago because they haven't kept up with the
changes. Actually, I think that goes for Basic Training at every program level.
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