Judy Johnson (judybsa@INREACH.COM)
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 18:38:07 PDT
Going to training makes it easier on the volunteer. I remember when I went
to training the first time, I was angry. I was angry that I wasn't told
about training earlier. I had been doing it the hard way all this time!
When I explain this to people, they are usually glad to go to training.
People need to know what's in it for them. They don't need to go to
training so that we can all say that they are trained or because it's
mandatory. They need to go to training because it makes their job easier!
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> Jill Walsh wrote:
> "Why won't National make Basic Training mandatory? This should not be
> an option -- you want to be a leader, you get trained!"
> While I agree that Basic Training is such an important part of becoming
> a Scout or Cub Scout Leader, I don't believe we can make it mandatory as
> long as we are asking for volunteer leaders. The best we can do is
> cajole, beg, encourage...basically what we are already doing. If they
> are forced to go, they won't get as much out of it as they would if they
> were thert because they want to be there. By making it mandatory, we
> would, IMO, just be making it harder for some people to volunteer to be
> leaders in the first place.
> Just my two cents worth (if it's worth that much!)...
> Jim Lohmann
> Cubmaster, Pack 295
> Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 295
> Desert Pacific Council--San Diego, CA
> Eagle Scout Class of '82 />>>---WWW--->/
> "No matter where you go, there you are."
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