Susan D. Loder (Turtle671@AOL.COM)
Sat, 10 Aug 1996 00:59:46 -0400
In a message dated 96-08-09 15:27:55 EDT, Chuck Bramlet wrote:
<< He attended CSTWB over 10 years ago, and Adult leader training
over 6 years ago. He had been thru just about all the training available
(so far as I know) at the time. Now, he is back in
Boy Scouts with his younger son, and _will_not_ go to training because he
"already did". >>
As Cub Leader Training Coordinator for our District, I have been frustrated
with getting first time leaders trained, let alone those who "change hats"
and need the Cubmaster info. after some time as a Den Leader, for example.
I've been toying with the idea of having special sessions, perhaps even at
PowWow, for these folks who need retraining. At least in Cubs there is the
option of getting the info at PowWow, which would not necessarily be the same
info as in Basic, but I'm not sure what the Boy Scouts would do in lieu of a
Boy Scout version of PowWow. Maybe "Scout Leader: The Second Time Around"
or "Been There, Done That, So Now What's New" or simply "What's New in
Scouting" and restrict the attendees to those like Chuck described. Others
(first timers) would be directed to Basic Training or Scoutmaster
Fundamentals (which may be run at the same time so minimize grumpy
Any one ever try something like this before? Or if you do, let me know how
Obviously, promotion that starts from the Council/District office is vital to
this going off at all, and equal promotion from the Pack/Troop/Post level is
needed to make the idea of retraining (1) something that is recognized as
necessary and (2) seen as "the thing to do". I take off the rose colored
glasses and know that getting leaders 100% trained won't happen unless both
of those things are shamelessly promoted. ...But I have heard of places here
on Earth that require such things of their leaders and have a waiting
list.....just not in my area.
Susan L email@example.com
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