Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Training Chairman
Mon, 9 Nov 1998 11:30:55 -0500
During Pow-Wow on Saturday (DelMarVa Council's biggest to-date I'm told)
our District Program Chairman told me he only submitted one name to the
Key Three for them to decide on a replacement for our retiring Training
I emphasize that I have not been officially offered the job, and really
haven't decided whether I would accept if asked.
The person I would be replacing, Bob Triesler, has over 50 years in
Scouting. He has been my mentor for the past three years that I've been
on the training staff. Bob has been an inspiration to me and many other
Scouters over the years, and is highly thought of throughout the
Council. He suffered two severe heart attacks after coming out of
surgery for colon cancer. He has resigned, stating that he can no
longer give the job the energy it needs.
I would like to get the input from this austere group of Scouters as to
what your District thinks makes a good TC. Specifically, would some of
you please pass along the following:
1. How do you manage the two programs, Cubs & Scouts? Do you have one
chairman over both, or two "Coordinators" that operate independently?
2. How often does your District offer SMF. Once a year, twice?
3. How often do you offer Cub Basic training.
4. How much input does your training staff have over what happens at
Roundtable. Do they offer some sort of training each month, or do your
Commissioners run the programs on their own?
5. What types of supplemental training are presented?
6. How important is it to you that your Training staff be Wood Badgers?
7. What's you opinion on the TC holding other positions? SA, UC, etc.
8. Finally, could I still do it in an hour a week? :-)
Any help you can shed on these questions will be greatly appreciated.
Ron Raab-Long DelMarVa Council
SA, Troop 903 Two Bays District
Boy Scout Training Coordinator Dover, Delaware
Unit Commissioner Problem Captain,
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