Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Trained Leader Emblem
Re: Trained Leader Emblem
Fri, 23 Oct 1998 12:21:44 -0400
We hold a Troop Committee training session once a year. We developed the course
within our district to teach the basic concepts of how a troop operates. The
course goes much further than Fast Start, but doesn't include any of the outdoor
skills offered in SMF. In general, we use the Troop Committee Guidebook as a
syllabus, and expand on each committee function.
We spend significant time talking about finances, CO relationships, advancement,
and how a committee meeting should be run. We go through a model committee
meeting by assigning job titles to those present and making up scripts for them.
We do not award a "Trained Strip" to those who complete the course. However, we
will count it towards the Scouter knot as participating in an "additional training
This is a great way to train those leaders who want to be involved in a troop, but
aren't inclined to camp or attend outdoor activities. For instance, I have a
troop fund raising chairman that suffers terribly from allergies. He attends
every indoor meeting and gives 110% to the boys - but he absolutely cannot spend
any time outdoors.
Hope this helps.
Pete Gerlach wrote:
> What is Troop Committee Training? I've never heard any course for MCs except
> Scoutmaster Fundamentals, which is touted as being for SMs, SAs, MCs &
> interested parents.
Ron Raab-Long DelMarVa Council
SA, Troop 903 Two Bays District
Boy Scout Training Coordinator Dover, Delaware USA
Unit Commissioner Problem Captain,
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