Re: New JLTC Staff Guide
Lew Orans (lporans@ONRAMP.NET)
Tue, 20 Feb 1996 20:07:17 -0600
At 12:10 AM 2/20/96 -0600, you wrote:
>I am particularly interested in this new Junior Leader Training Conference
>Staff Guide (we are doing staff development for our early June JLTC as we
>Does anyone on the list know what the differences might be between the two
>guides? Is it the kind of change that we should scramble to implement late
>in the course-preparation cycle? Any help from the list would be
Since I am in the know on this one, and I know that there is a fair amount
of interest in the subject, here are some notes on what to expect.
The changes really are not fundamental. The essence or core of the
conference remains unchanged. The direction set in 1992/3 is the same. You
should be able to proceed with staff development based on the 1992/3
printing. The following is a brief summary of the changes which should be
helpful as your staff prepares for the Conference.
--Added a detailed Table of Contents and Alphabetical Index (yes, now you
can actually find something without having to leaf through the Staff Guide
page-by-page). (Please note: These are based on the materials previously
distributed to NJLIC participants at Philmont in 1993-1995).
--Re-emphasized the importance of the staff organization including
scoutcraft instructors for as many patrols as you have. These additions to
the traditional staff spread the work, free up the Patrol Counselors to be
counselors and guides, enhance the quality of Scoutcraft work at the course,
and help to get the job done, done right, done on time, with everybody
pleased with the outcome, participating and ready for the next challenge.
(This one should cause some real grousing--but where we have tried it out,
in real courses, it works!).
--Added a discussion of "JLTC is a special place" to the staff development
process. (You will find this material covered in the new printing of the
Wood Badge Staff Guide and also in the supplemental training piece
"Continuing Education for Scout Leaders" which included it in the
presentation on Ethics-in-Action). This discussion can really help set the
tone for the course by focusing the staff on the environment they will
create in which learning can take place.
--Added suggested questions for reflections on: Forming the Group,
Counseling, Planning, Representing the Group, and Sharing Leadership.
--Complete revision of Effective Teaching (including reflection questions).
The new version ties together some of the learning from other skills. It
also brings the subject and its importance into clearer focus.
--Major revisions to Setting the Example. Adding a discussion with the
troop of "Scouting as a special place." A set of reflection questions has
been added with a direct link to personal conferences goals.
--Revisions, additions and reflection questions for Controlling Group
Performance. Again the aim was to clarify the skill for participants.
There were some other minor edits, corrections of typos, etc.
Many of the changes parallel changes made to the 1995 printing of the Wood
Badge Staff Guide and include and reinforce the materials in the Scoutmaster
Junior Leader Training Kit, chapters 7 and 10 of the Scoutmaster Handbook,
Scoutmastership Fundamentals, Wood Badge and Train-the-Trainer.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I will do my best to help in
whatever way I can.
Yours in Scouting,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City