Re: Jumping from Scout to 1st Class
Robert M Lewis (science_guy@JUNO.COM)
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 08:38:40 PST
I believe what Jason is doing in his troop is probably one of the best
ways to address this subject. The only thing I would suggest is to have
the boy leaders, who have passed the requirements, ie is First Class,
teach the skills, and have the ASM/SM observe the teaching and chime in
with questions if the teacher is going in the wrong direction. I have
seen this style work well. It allows the instructor to hone his skills
in that subject area, and it also teaches the boy leadership and
responsibility. The latter might be very helpful if you give the task
to one of the boys that is very disruptive to the group. When he sees
how disruptive the others are, he might just change his ways.
Thats all for my input, any other suggestions??
Robert M. Lewis
On Mon, 16 Dec 1996 06:16:53 -0700 JASON CRUSE <jcruse@DU.EDU> writes:
>What we do now is a combination of both. If most of the boys need a
>specific skill to advance (regardless of their rank), like say most
>to work on first aid skills, then they will all do that. The few who
>have done that, and need something else, break off by themselves with
>troop guide for individual instruction. We generally will invite
>from outside the troop to come in and do the "big" teaching for
>like first, knots, orienteering, etc.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City