scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Opinion - CS/BS Program/Training Failure (long)
Judy Yeager (jscout@HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 25 1999 - 15:53:49 CST
In an earlier post I stated, "The Cub syllabus is set up in such a manner
that there is never even a mention of Boy Scouting," and Keith Tilley
responded, "That just isn't true. The idea that Cub Scouts should become
Boy Scouts is covered in a number of different places in the Cub Scout
Leader Basic Training course."
I was wrong in stating that "there is never even a mention of Boy Scouting."
It reviewing my syllabus, I found that when putting up Posters 3, 5 and 7
during the "What is Cub Scouting" session, the bottom says "Preparing Them
To Become Boy Scouts." I also found two paragraphs in the Webelos and Pack
Leaders splits mentioning the Webelos to Scout Transition and instructions
to hand out #33870 "Webelos-To-Scout Transition."
The point that I was trying and failed to make is that CSLBT does not give
the participants ANY IDEA of what lies ahead. Merely telling them we are to
prepare boys to become boy scouts or spending a couple of minutes on
transition and giving them a handout is, IMHO, quite insufficient.
I feel that we need to educate ALL Cub Leaders about the WHOLE program and
HOW they can plan a progressive program to really "prepare them to become
Boy Scouts," and we are not presently doing that unless we seriously enhance
the present syllabus. We should be pointing out those activities that even
Tigers and Wolves can do to begin preparing them for Boy Scouting.
My whole point is that transition is EVERYONE's responsibility and if we are
really going to "deliver the promise," we can't wait until we get to Webelos
to start the transition process or assume that when they have walked across
the "bridge" we have been successful.
SFT District Training Chair, HOAC
. . .and a good ole' Bobwhite, too. . .
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