Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: dumbed down manual
Re: dumbed down manual
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 11:39:28 -0500
I share Katherine Coates concern about the new manual in that you have to
go to several books to get the same info. I am pleased however that it
does a better job on first aid and discouraged that it almost ignores
information needed on several other advancement skills.
The light at the end of the tunnel? Over twenty years of experience, I've
seen the book change several times. It will again. The real problem was
expressed in other posts about how to talk to national. National and
councils could do all volunteers a big favor by making the input process
obvious. I just know we have people from our council participate in some
of the national committees, but I have no idea who or what committee.
If we can encourage a more open process, then our representatives can more
accurately reflect our needs as unit leaders. A pipe dream? Perhaps.
Probably. But, still, I can dream.
Support Services Manager
Morris Systems Support Group - Topeka
Morris Communications Corporation
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