Re: Troop J.L.T. - Info needed
Ron Raab-Long (raablong@VOICENET.COM)
Sun, 12 Oct 1997 17:18:04 -0500
At 02:30 AM 10/9/97 -0500, Ginger wrote:
>If your troop has used this program how have you handled it? SM alone, SM
>with another adult, SM with ASMs, or what???????
We've used the program twice. Each time we've had several Assistant
Scoutmasters in attendance. I wouldn't think of running the program without
help, and you must meet the 2-deep leadership requirement at a minimum.
>Other item that I also need is some answer to the question of
> "Why do this at troop level when we have "Twin Arrows" that
> the boys can attend?"
Never heard of "Twin Arrows". I assume its equivalent to the Council JLT
Conference - which our council no longer holds due to decreased
participation. The one thing that makes Troop JLT more attractive is that
you can tailor it to your own situation, and spend extra time with the 12
and 13 year old PL's, as needed. The Council programs seem more geared
toward the SPL alone.
>We have two ASMs (newly SMF trained) who feel troop JLT is NOT NEEDED
Obviously, these ASM's missed a big part of SMF. The Scoutmaster's most
important job is to train junior leaders. Some say its his/her only job.
The Troop JLT program is an easy, proven, method of fulfilling this
requirement. I'd love to hear why they think its not needed.
>Please give me any reasons you use it or would use it--ANYTHING PLEASE!
I'll give you a very good reason to use it - it works! Our boys came home
with a clear understanding of their jobs, a great sense of teamwork, and a
bushel full of enthusiasm.
I suggest you run the program over a full weekend. We took our PLC to the
Council Camp, rented a lodge so we would have a place for a TV/VCR setup,
and had a ball. Friday night was setup and have fun, Saturday (all day) was
spent on the program, and Saturday night/Sunday morning the adults did all
the cooking. It really made for a great weekend of fellowship among the PLC.
As the slave drivers say - just do it!
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