Re: Cubscout Leader Self Study Course
Michael M. Meenehan (meenehmm@SUN.AITC.REST.TASC.COM)
Wed, 5 Jun 1996 06:46:58 -0400
>We have heard that at one time, National use to have a self study
>course for new Cub scout leaders. Does any one have a self study
>course that they are using for their district or council training?
>What we are envisioning is an outline for the individuals to follow,
>referencing handouts, sections of the den leader's manual, and
>hopefully some audio or visual tapes. Also, we see a need for some
>means of measurement such as test, to help assess the new leaders
>grasp of the training.
Having just presented at NCAC's Train the Trainer (Cub Scouter
version) this weekend, I am familiar with some of these aspects. BSA
CURRENTLY has a self study program for training CS leaders. There is
a self study manual and a workbook that goes along with it. Please
be aware that self study is usually the least effective method for
It's been a while since I've really studied it, but I recall that the
CS leader self study course doesn't contain the information that is
presented in the split sessions for specific positions. That
REQUIRES that personal coaching be done by the training staff as a
part of the self study course to convey that information.
The learning objectives remain the same for all types of basic CS
leader training (group, personal coaching or self-study). This means
the same measurement can be used - were the learning objectives met?
This too can be assessed during the personal coaching follow-up.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City