Re: Cub Scout Leader Training
Evette Ogden (eogden@KERN.COM)
Thu, 19 Sep 1996 09:08:31 +0100
>I understand the idea of reducing the length of Basic Training to
>attract more leaders who used the old "too busy" excuse to
>avoid training in the past. But maybe the course isn't long
>enough to do the job right. The council has put on a Cub Scout
>Advancement course a couple of times and they cannot
>understand why nobody comes. I thought it was a council
>created course but it sounds like it may be one of these new
I agree with Peter Murphy on this one. Its just not enough time to have
any fun. I mean, when I went to Basic in May of 94, it was so much fun.
At the time, I was only a Tiger Cub Parent, but after all the fun I had
at training, it motivated me to volunteer to be the new Wolf leader for
my son's den the next Fall.
Last year, I went to Basic again, as a support for my brother-in-law who
was a new leader in our Pack. I had told him how incredibly fun it was,
and I was really excited about going again. But then, when we got there,
it seemed there was barely enough time to watch the videos and hear the
stuff in the syllabus. They tried a few run-ons and one song, but it
just wasn't the same. It was very boring, and my brother-in-law thought
I was nuts if it was my idea of "fun".
Sure, it was shorter, but it was like it was all squished in. I
DEFINITELY prefer the older method. Cub Scouts is supposed to be fun,
even for the adults.
Anyway, maybe I am just one small voice in a crowd, but now I am on the
RT Staff and Training Staff, myself. I would rather see the longer
training make a comeback. Is there any place special at National where
we can write to try and get it back?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City