Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Webelos Leader Skills
Webelos Leader Skills
Michael A. Gleim
Sat, 3 Oct 1998 11:37:07 -0700
My experience in the SM Fundamentals Course (which the
Webelos Leaders attended as well) was that many of us
already knew the basics of the skill. What we needed was the
"correct" Boy Scout approved method, and especially the
safety rationale. Many of us adults, regardless of our skill
levels, aren't as aware as we could be of how many ways boys
can be careless (careless from not understanding and
believing the consequences). Also, if you can work into the
demo some good teaching methods for boys, that would help.
Bottom line, don't worry about teaching the skills (although
you need to know them), conccentrate on teaching how to
teach the skills.
Good Luck, you'll do fine.
ADC, Golden Gate District, San Francisco