Re: So what should we give the new Cub leaders?
Sat, 21 Sep 1996 23:32:40 PDT
Give em a Fast Start tape. Make sure you do not give the one which
has all positions, but only the position necessary. Den leaders will simply not
watch all the way through the boring beginning until they get to the
den leader part if they have a complete tape. Less is more.
There is a new tape this year.
I'd purchase one book per den leader, be it the leader book or the how to book,
addition to program helps. I'd also encourage swapping of books.
Den numbers? Do what you want. I have simply asked the den leaders. In
my experience changed den numbers after a den split are not sewed on,
unless parents are closely supervised.
>I've mentioned training, however, none can go right now.
Why? Can they go to a session from a different district?
Tell em about roundtable. Add a hands-on idea for den leaders
to your committee meeting. Get a good den leader coach. Give em an
idea what they can do in their first meeting. Keep helping them in their
second month. Help em decipher council calendars, what is worth while
attending for them. Promote powwow. Get den chiefs. If you are lucky
and get some, help the den leader in the interactions with the den chief.
Make it very clear that parents are supposed to help the den leader (to
Somebody mentioned the self study option for basic training. I have looked at
the book; I don't believe it really works. You have to be extremely well motiva
to get any value out of it.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City