Re: Troop Librarian
Berk Moss (mossfam@TELEPORT.COM)
Fri, 12 Jul 1996 11:32:49 -0800
>I am looking for some ideas for filling out the position of Troop
>Librarian. =8A =8A =8A =8A So I would like to hear what other troops
>consider to be the role of the librarian to make it an Eagle-leadership
>Alan R. Houser
There are many resources that a good librarian might muster beyond the
merit badge books. But start there. He should be sure that the books in the
troop library reflect the CURRENT requirements. And he should have them at
every troom meeting.
Beyond them, he might get a copy of the local city, county and school
district budget to suport boys working on Citizenship in the Community. A
copy of the Declaration of Independance and Constitution would be nice for
Citizenship in the Nation. A good almanac helps with Citizenship in the
World. How about support ing the outdoor program with topo maps of favorite
campsites and on the local area (also useful for Cit in Comm) Natural
History books of birds, plants, weather and astronomy are useful to boys
doing some merit badges. Don't forget the basic BSA knot book and some kind
of more advanced knot book for Pioneering.
We take all this to meetings and to camp in the summer. The librarian's box
is a popular resource for summer camp boys doing Environmental Science,
=46ish and Wild Life, and many other merit badges. And you often see a boy
and an ASM doind one of the Citizenship MBs around a campfire.
An extra copy (well marked) of the "secret documents" of Scouting, << The
Boy Scout Handbook>> is useful too!
The Librarian shouldbe able to help younger boys find the right resource
and the right pages or location to use.
Just a few ideas.
Berk Moss Pioneer District Advancement Committ=
Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 427 Cascade-Pacific Council
Multnomah Village, Portland Oregon O/A Brotherhood
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