Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: CSLBT (4 hours?) formerly, What's new at National?
Re: CSLBT (4 hours?) formerly, What's new at National?
Tue, 23 Feb 1999 06:45:33 -0600
I'll throw my two cents in on this one. In my District, until 1997
we had CSLBT from 9 AM to 3 PM on a Saturday. We seldom had trouble
keeping the people there, once we got them in the door. We had an hour
break for lunch, and most people were back ready to get started again
way before the hour was up. We held our split sessions and a mock Pack
meeting after lunch. That way people coming back for re-training in a
new position only need attend the afternoon session.
In 1997, under the leadership of a new Professional, things changed. He
basically removed the Training Chair, and most of the training team. HE
ran the training himself, with help from one volunteer. They started at
8:30 and at 12 Noon he stopped. Didn't matter where they were, it was
over. Many questions went unanswered, and in the opinion of many, the
purpose was unfulfilled.
In '98, we the volunteers took control once again. This time, we set the
schedule from 8 AM to 12 noon. As soon as the course started, we would
inform everyone of the schedule and let them know that although the training
officially ended at noon we would be there as late as they wanted us to
They were told that a Pack meeting would be held after lunch and that there
would time for in-depth Q & A.
Amazingly enough, at all of our sessions, the majority of the participants
stayed for the afternoon. These people are in need of info and help. Many
don't have a clue, they are more than willing to spend this one day to
learn to provide a quality program for their boys.
In 1996, as part of my CSTWB ticket, I did some real heavy promotion of
our CSLBT. Also did a survey of our 27 Packs, before and after training.
We had over 80 leaders attend that Fall. At the end of the training, I am
happy to say over 95% of our registered leaders were trained in their
position. Wish that was true today.