Lee Tarantino (leetar@POP.MA.ULTRANET.COM)
Sat, 26 Jul 1997 18:10:12 +0000
> Yikes! Sounds like the only way to handle this conundrum is to
> discharge the poor Scout from the BSA! Just removing him form his
> leadership position prior to his finishing his "tenure" is not
> enough by this definition. I am sooo confused!
> I personally agree with the idea that serve actively means just
> that. Coming and taking an active part in the troop program and
> activities - being there more often than not, being interested and
> taking part rather than coming twice a year and claiming being
> Just my humble opnion
I think that National has done a very good job of defining what
What about Scoutmaster's Junior Leader Training Kit? We hear about
Woods Wisdom but I think this resourse if far more important.
1. Job descriptions for each position in the troop. The
positions duties, expectations, how to assign tasks and
followup. Pretty good idea of what serve active is.
2. Gives the Scoutmaster and the Scout a reference.
3. In effect set minimum standards.
4. Set the stage for counciling and coaching, rather than
waiting until the time frame is up.
This Kit if followed can be the Scoutmaster and Junior Leaders
biggest resourse. It not only tells you in words how you can
accomplish the training program but also contains a video with
If a new or old Scouter is not familliar with this Kit get it and look
it over. Answers a lot of questions.
Scouting is a way of life,
Lee E. Tarantino
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City