Re: JLTC names
Lew Orans (lporans@ONRAMP.NET)
Tue, 12 Mar 1996 18:21:45 -0600
At 05:58 PM 3/12/96 -0600, you wrote:
>In the Tennessee Valley Council (north Alabama) we use the week-long Junior
>Leader Training Conference format and call it "White Fire." Over the years
>I have had direct contact with folks who worked with JLTC's under a lot of
>different names ("Sunburst," "Bear Claw," "Golden Eagle," and other
>critters come to mind <g>).
In Minneapolis, the Viking Council, it is Pine Tree Camp. in Houston, it is
"The Challenge", in Salt Lake it is Silver Moccassin. I have also heard of
Bridger Badge (for Jim Bridger up in the Cache Valley of Utah), and others.
>The original "Brownsea Double-Two" (early/mid '70's?) had its own study
>guide. I have been told that it was different from the Troop Leader
>Development format which preceded it and the Junior Leader Training
>Conference format which came later.
>When we were setting up to do our Council's first JLTC in the mid-80's, a
>good Scouting friend did a brief study of the parts of the TLD and Brownsea
>study guides that he was able to find. His conclusion was that both
>formats have strengths and that JLTC snuck in and grabbed the best of both!
Right you are and he was too. If you would like to look into the history a
bit, browse "The White Stag" at URL
This page has links to background on TLD, Brownsea, and the roots of JLTC.
Yours in Scouting,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City