Re: National Bulletin - Selecting Leaders
HENRY S. HEINE (hheine@WELCHLINK.WELCH.JHU.EDU)
Thu, 9 Jul 1998 12:41:57 -0400
I haven't left, just been sitting on the side following the conversations.
On the current selecting leaders debate the thing that caught my attention
was the requirement that a "council representative" be responsible for
Fast Start training. I thought that this was the unit's responsabilty.
That's why we purchased that tape and run it often. Given recent events in
my own District, I have grave concerns about adding yet another
sole responsability to the District. Because that is where it will wind
up, on the door of the District training committee. My guess is that this
is an attempt to insure that all new leaders are indeed given the fast
start and avoiding the "oh yes we fast started them". The problem as I see
it, is getting new leaders fast started in a timely manner. I actually use
the fast start tape as part of my recruitment haveing them watch the tape
as a way to get a big picture of what the program is doing and then
talking about how are Troop works relative to that big picture. It has
always seemed more appropriate to do Fast Start "in-house" for the fact
that each Troop is different reflecting the flexability of the program.
Hank Heine firstname.lastname@example.org
SM Troop 615
National Pike Dist.
Baltimore Area Council
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