Re: University of Scouting
Mark Wilson (mwilson@POLARIS.ORL.MMC.COM)
Mon, 4 Nov 1996 10:33:13 EST
I had worked up a proposal for a University of Scouting designed
to encourage continued attendance. It was never used.
Anyway, the scheme entailed a number of ways to participate.
The Audit track allowed participants to pick and choose from any of
the offerings that were still available after the "degree" track people
There are four "undergraduate" majors; Cubbing, Scouting, Exploring and
District Operation. Each has a number of required courses and a number
of electives. Participants who complete the requirements are awarded a
"Batchelors Degree" in that area.
The next level is the "Master's" program. In this program, the sessions
are longer, more detailed and focused on a specific area, such as Cub
Day Camp, COPE instructor, Training Methods for Police Explorers, or
Planning the District Program. These are intended to be all day or most
of the day seminars. Participants are awarded a "Master's Degree" in
the given area.
The final level is not really instructional. The idea here is to bring
together a group of interested individuals to develop proposals for
consideration by the Council. The end product is a report detailing the
nature of the issue and the group's proposal to deal with
it. This part may be restricted to those with specific training or
experience. I would not limit it to invitation only since the real goal
is to bring in fresh ideas and perspectives on issues confronting the
Council. BTW, though Council would be foolish to disregard the results of
such groups, the reports would not be binding on the Council. The participants
would be awarded a "Doctorate," the report being analogous to a disertation
I shopped the ideas around and got a lot of favorable comments. Maybe, if I
had enough time to volunteer....
SM Troop 565, Deltona FL.
Eagle, 1974 - I used to be an Antelope...
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