some thoughts and a request for your input - part 2
Michael A. Poresky (mapor@MAIL.IDT.NET)
Tue, 24 Sep 1996 23:17:57 -0700
Publicize/promote camping at TMR.
Survey reasons units do not go to TMR or to Summer Camp.
let=92s see if we can get problems corrected.
Camping Summit: meeting at Alpine or TMR of as many leaders
we can convince to show up. We can get GNYC to this =09
summit. No Bull!!
If we cannot get TMR problems =93fixed=94 to our standards, we
be ready to recommend alternatives to District Units.
Bear in mind that GNYC Camperships are available only
Scouts attending TMR or Cub Camp at Alpine.
Coordinate units camping together if they are short on adult =09
Non-traditional units need their own program. They do not
in camps with traditional units. Traditional units
those units which use the Scout programs as described
the Boy Scout Handbook and other material. Their time
TMR is their summer encampment of a year-round program.
Select the week for Breukelen Provisional. One week early in
season or at the end of the season (allows boys to
Need three or four top leaders for proper coverage. We should
also recruit boy leaders (who would not pay) to be
Publicize Provo unit and recruit campers
Scouts going District Provisional should have one weekend =09
encampment together before summer camp.
This needs to be a high quality program for the summer. It =09
requires mature, skilled leaders as there are bound to be =09
conflicts between boys who are strangers to each other.
SHORT TERM - UNIT CAMPING:
Promote use of Alpine and Pouch.
Determine other sites which meet to-be-set criteria of safety,
proximity to the city and cost. Other Scout camps? (Tour=20
Link up units for Short Term Camping where possible
Determine reasons units are not doing Short Term camping =09
(leadership? Equipment? Transportation?)
Units should be camping at least 3 -4 times a year minimum
Survey units camping plans - Can camping at GNYC get us info
Breukelen units camping
Set up mentoring units for new units.
SHORT TERM - PROVISIONAL:
Some units just cannot get it together and go camping. I
that we help get boys OUT to camp.
To enable Scouts/units to attend Short Term camp.
Start with 2 times a year - shoot for 3time a year.
One short term provisional encampment should be tied into
Class training with program provided by district.
Other encampments: have Scoutmasters and Senior Patrol Leaders
provide programs for their own units or in cooperation =09
with other units - district provides additional support.
Can have units provide own food or can run the encampment =09
Jamboree style with central commissary.
May need to provide =93dining hall=94 style for one of
short term encampments or part of an encampment.
Can district provide cooking gear or should we
consider tin can cookery??
CUB LEADER TRAINING:
Cub and Scout Roundtable Commissioners should be part of the Training=20
Committee. Roundtables are Training events!
Develop Fast Start Team - as soon as Training Committee is =09
contacted or otherwise informed of need, Fast Start is =09
conducted within 7 to 14 days.
Fast Start team has to get new leader to commit to taking the =09
next available Basic Training Course. The Fast Start =09
Team must have a commitment to give training when and where
Coordinate/Alternate with Lenape Bay.
Get commitment from Staff to follow syllabus with intelligent =09
changes - look for professionalism - no carping at BSA =09
Need strong course director.
PACK COMMITTEE TRAINING:
Cub Advancement: Proper completion of forms. How to list =09
advancement. Who signs. Where and how forms are filed. =09
Records to keep.
Bookkeeping: How to keep pack records using BSA designed
or other programs. Controls. Budgeting.
(can we find banks to give units free checking?)
Insurance: What Scouts cover; Mutual of Omaha; excess
Tour Permits: Local/National; when needed; forms; where to
How properly filled out forms protect leaders.
Youth Protection: ALL leaders and parents to be trained.
to find someone like Steve Blase (SPCC). Get Packs to
use =93It happened to Me=94 Get cooperation of Sex Crimes
unit to make presentation (I work at the Kings County =09
District Attorney's office). (Police Department.)
Fund Raising: Forms; rules; reasons for the rules; effective
raisers. Promote popcorn sales; bowl-a-thon. Discuss
council budget; where funds come from; how used.
SCOUT LEADER TRAINING:
Fast Start: Same as cubs
Basic Training: Same as Cubs.
Committee Training: Same as Cubs, plus Camping: Where to go.
How to make reservations. Camping policies. Deposits required.
Skills Training: One night/weekend focus on camping skills. =09
Develop a syllabus for advanced skills. Take leaders through =09
Scout requirements; Tenderfoot through First Class. =09
(Adult awards?: Hiker/Camper/Trekker?). See =93Patch =09
Place.=94 Leaders earn thepatches by doing the same =09
requirements as boys through First Class.
Walk Scoutmasters through Troop Leadership Training (BSA
Enable them to train their own leaders.
YOUTH LEADER TRAINING:
Troop Leader Training: Use materials from BSA. Have =09
Scoutmasters involved. Offer course for Scoutmasters who =09
do not want or who cannot run their own course. Run course=20
for two or three units at a time.
First Class Weekend: One short term provisional weekend =09
dedicated to teaching/learning Scout skills:
Map & Compass
Skills development: One day/ two day/evenings/weekends in
Focus on advanced skills - can be merit badge related:
Cooking, Orienteering, First Aid, Camping, Hiking =09
(District Hikes?), Backpacking.
Den Chief Training: follow syllabus.
Your ideas, comments, etc. will be welcome.
I used to be a Buffalo and a jolly ol' Woodpecker too!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City