Re: cubscout training
Marie E. Lackore (mlackore@ATHENET.NET)
Wed, 18 Sep 1996 16:05:27 +0000
> One of the things that I liked about my training was getting to act like a
> 7 year old boy (really not that hard to do even though I'm a 37 year old
> mom). I did everything to my poor trainer that the boys did to me the first
> few meetings. I had a great "den" and they joined right in. (Warning..
> if you act crazy, you may end up on training staff!)
Here ye...here ye....Kim...you hit the nail on the head. Adults will
jump at any opportunity that will allow them to revert to being a
kid! Volunteer leaders in our district used to describe the
eight-hour training as a chance for an adult leader to be a Scout.
That is what life is all about. That is what makes us good
leaders....that ability to be a kid. And if we allow leaders the
opportunity to let their hair down and have some fun, that is great!
I remember being a kid as a FUN experience! Every adult needs a day
every now and then to just ACT like a KID! That is what Training and
Pow Wow's are for.
Let's give them the material they need in a hands-on type of way and
then let them loose!
We must do away with this four-hour training and supplemental
training. Someone said it is easier to get a leader for a full day
than for several half days. I could not agree more!
Marie E. Lackore
A loyal Green Bay Packer Fan
Family Camping Group Coordinator
(among other things)
Gathering Waters District, Bay-Lakes Council
Appleton, WI 54914
I used to be a BEAR, a good old BEAR too...
Super Bowl XXXI...here we come!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City