Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: JLT-L: A NEW EMAIL LIST ABOUT BOY SCOUT JUNIOR LEADER TRAINING
JLT-L: A NEW EMAIL LIST ABOUT BOY SCOUT JUNIOR LEADER TRAINING
Donald W. Miles
Sat, 24 Apr 1999 08:21:37 -0400
A new email list, JLT-L, has been created by volunteer Scouters from around the
country for discussions about Boy Scout Junior Leader Training, both within
troops and at district and council level.
A special emphasis of JLT-L is about ideas to strengthen and improve the 6-day
council-level Junior Leader Training Conference aimed at senior patrol leaders,
but discussion about all levels of boy leadership training is welcome and encouraged.
Leadership training is an important part of the "educational model" used by
our Scouting movement. Since VERY few of us are born with a complete set
of "natural" leadership skills, the rest of us have to learn to lead as best we
can. Everybody needs (and gets...we hope!) leadership training in Scouting.
When this training is aimed at adults, we call itScoutmastership Fundamentals,
Wood Badge, or some such.
When leadership training is aimed at the youth in Scouting, we call it
Junior Leader Training, or JLT.
Scouting provides JLT in a number of ways, ranging from specialized training
events to an ongoing "on-the-job" training program in each Scoutunit. Official
training events range from unit training (SM's JLT
Training Kit) to Council training (Junior Leader Training Conference) to
national training (National Junior Leader Instructor Camp). Many areas have
experimented with variations of these training events (cluster training with the
SM's JLT Kit, resurrecting the old JLOW, weekend format for JLTC, etc.).
The spectrum of JLT: why it's done, how it's done, how to do it better, is the
subject matter of JLT-L.
To subscribe to this new list, JLT-L, just send a message to:
put the following command in the body of the message:
leave the subject box blank
if you have an automatic signature block gizzy, either turn it off or put the
following command on the next line under the "subscribe" command:
After subscribing, you should get two messages back from JLT-L (within a minute
or two if
everything is working right): the first will tell you that your "subscribe"
command "succeeded"; the second will be a "Welcome to JLT-L" message, explaining
details about the content of and how to use the list.
Once you get the "succeeded" message, you can send messages to the list.
To send a message after subscribing to JLT-L, just address it to:
If you have any questions about JLT-L, you can email me,
or the listmoderator, Charlie Thorpe, at:
-- Don Miles, Bethlehem, PA
(Minsi Trails Council JLTC Course Director, '97 and '98, staff '99)
("I used to be a Fox . . . "