Re: Cub Scout Leader Training
HENRY S. HEINE (hheine@WELCHLINK.WELCH.JHU.EDU)
Thu, 19 Sep 1996 09:18:42 -0400
Well, it looks like I started something! A couple of comments. first on
the example of Cub Scout Advancement. One of the strong critisims of the
new basic is that it is too redundant even in the four hour format.
Advancement is covered in a joint session and then repeated in the
breakouts. Many of the other areas are as well. The key topic for each of
the Suppliments is the same thing all over again. I also have to agree
with the statement about use of volunteers time wisely. By spreading out
the training aren't we taking more time away from the boys or causing
family disruptions. My experience is that the majority of good leaders
that I have lost as been due to "Family problems" related to the amount
of time spent on scouting. Granted that there are probably other problems
as well, is it the intention of our "family oriented" program to
contribute to family disruption. I think we owe it to all of us
volunteers to make the best and wisest use of their and our time.
Hank Heine firstname.lastname@example.org
SM Troop 615,COR Pack 461
National Pike Dist.
Baltimore Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City