program ideas for your comments - part 4
Michael A. Poresky (mapor@MAIL.IDT.NET)
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 15:35:20 -0700
four parts!) I tried sending it in one, then two parts, but I messed up.
I was recently named Vice Chair for Program for Breukelen=20
District, Brooklyn, NY which covers more than
half of the Borough of Brooklyn. What follows are some ideas and=20
thoughts I have regarding the program in the
District. I have been distributing this memorandum to my fellow Scouters=
in Brooklyn for their comments. I
would appreciate YOUR thoughts, comments and ideas.
CUB LEADER TRAINING:
Cub and Scout Roundtable Commissioners should be part of the Training=20
Roundtables are Training events!
Develop Fast Start Team - as soon as Training Committee is=20
otherwise informed of need, Fast Start is conducted within 7 to 14 days.
Fast Start team has to get new leader to commit to taking the=20
next available Basic
Training Course. The Fast Start Team must have a commitment to give=20
training when and
where it is needed.
Coordinate/Alternate with Lenape Bay.
Get commitment from Staff to follow syllabus with intelligent=20
changes - look for
professionalism - no carping at BSA policy, etc.
Need strong course director.
PACK COMMITTEE TRAINING:
Cub Advancement: Proper completion of forms. How to list=20
signs. Where and how forms are filed. Records to keep.
Bookkeeping: How to keep pack records using BSA designed forms=20
programs. Controls. Budgeting.
(CAP: can we find banks to give units free checking)
Insurance: What Scouts cover; Mutual of Omaha; excess liability.=20
Tour Permits: Local/National; when needed; forms; where to file.=20
filled out forms protect leaders.
Youth Protection: ALL leaders and parents to be trained. Need=20
to find someone
like Steve Blase. Get Packs to use =93It happened to Me=94 Get cooperat=
of Sex Crimes
unit to make presentation. (Police Department.)
Fund Raising: Forms; rules; reasons for the rules; effective fund=20
popcorn sales; bowl-a-thon. Discuss council budget; where funds come=20
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. =20
How to make
reservations. Camping policies. Deposits required.
Skills Training: One night/weekend focus on camping skills. =20
Develop a syllabus
for advanced skills. Take leaders through Scout requirements; Tenderfoot=
Class. (Adult awards?: Hiker/Camper/Trekker?). See =93Patch Place.=94 =20
Leaders earn the
patches by doing the same requirements as boys through First Class.
Walk Scoutmasters through Troop Leadership Training (BSA Video).=20
them to train their own leaders.
YOUTH LEADER TRAINING:
Troop Leader Training: Use materials from BSA. Have=20
Offer course for Scoutmasters who do not want or who cannot run their own=
course for two or three units at a time.
First Class Weekend: One short term provisional weekend=20
teaching/learning Scout skills:
Map & Compass
Skills development: One day/ two day/evenings/weekends in city.=20
advanced skills - can be merit badge related: Cooking, Orienteering,=20
First Aid, Camping,
Hiking (District Hikes?), Backpacking
Den Chief Training: follow syllabus.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City