Re: Junior Leader Contracts
Bill Wheeler (wwheeler@BUFFNET.NET)
Thu, 10 Oct 1996 08:22:28 -0600
Peter M. Murphy wrote:
>I welcome comments. After only 10 months this Scoutmastering stuff
>is still very new. Like the junior leaders, I'm learning through hands
>on experience and lots of mistakes.
First off, You need to stay ONE PAGE ahead of the boys.
Second, Take additional training if possible. (Woodbadge)
Third, With everything you learn, practice Evolution not Revolution.
Attempting to get everything done at once will surely not give the results
you are striving for. Work at it "one piece at a time". Build on the
little successes and you will be surprised how quickly it all comes together.
A boy run troop is hard to attain, but well worth the work. It may take 10
times more effort helping (vs doing it yourself) the boys to understand the
"program", but in the end the personal growth for yourself and the growth
and knowledge the boys gain is worth 100 times the effort.
"... A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was,
the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may
be different, because I was important in the life of a boy. Forest Witcraft"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City