Re: So what should we give the new Cub leaders?
Pat & Mike Sempsrott (sempsrot@PEGANET.COM)
Sun, 22 Sep 1996 20:23:33 -0400
At 06:53 PM 9/21/96 -0600, you wrote:
>I'm a couple days behind on digest, but an interesting point was made that
>the new 4 hour training doesn't cut it. At least Hank and Marie feel this
>way. Having now recruited new den leaders (yay!) and talked with them
>several times now, what can the Pack do to support them? I slogged
>through on my own, but the Pack, since reorganizing, should have a "plan"
>in place to help these leaders. What should that include?
>1. We're helping them with locations to meet.
>2. I gave them a digest of Scouts-l discussions on "What would have
>helped" (first year leader)
>3. What resources, given we have minimal available cash right now, whould
Has your Pack considered a Den Leader Coach? This should be an experienced
den leader, who could give help and advice as needed. Also, contact your
council training chair - it may be possible to set up a training session for
your new leaders, at a time other than those already scheduled. They really
need the information provided at BLT, and a lot of support from the existing
den leaders. Also, be sure to invite them to Roundtable, perhaps offering
to go along if you have not previously - it is a GREAT source of information.
The new den leaders should also go ahead and purchase their den leader
handbooks, and be reading the material found there.
Assistant Cub Master/Den Leader Coach
N. Ft. Myers, FL
(Speaking only for myself)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City