Re: Need suggestions for teaching leadership skills
Rodger Morris (rodger@FISHNET.NET)
Sun, 2 Jun 1996 08:38:12 -0700
At 06:57 PM 6/1/96 -0700, Alan Hauser wrote:
>What I am looking for is something (besides the BSA video JLT workshop)
>that would help us over a period of a few weekends or evenings to go
>through the leadership skills in a way that allows the Scouts to work
>at solving problems by practicing the skills.
>Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
>Alan R. Houser ** Scoutmaster, Berkeley Troop 24 ** email@example.com
> ** WWW page ** http://www.emf.net/~troop24/t24.html **
Alan, this may sound a bit strange, but:
When I was an officer in the U.S. Navy, there was a Division Officers'
Leadership Training Course which ran for two weeks. The content was
very similar to that of Wood Badge, but without much in the way of
However, in the second week they showed the old black and white movie,
"Twelve O"Clock High". We had to analyse the leadership competencies
the Air Group Commander used in that movie to bring his men around
from being an ineffectual group to being an elite outfit. It was a
great movie, and it really made us think.
Besides, the movie and the accompanying popcorn was a welcome respite
from dull classroom lecture.
You might consider renting this movie and viewing it yourself to see
if it might serve as part of a course that builds upon the skills
and exercises taught in the BSA's Junior Leader Training one-day
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Scoutmaster, Troop 852 Woodbadge 416-18
Ventura County Council Philmont, 1973
Camarillo, California, USA "I used to be a Beaver..."
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