scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Can we help too much?
Jim Miller Jr. (jmillerjr@LSFCU.ORG
Mon Nov 29 1999 - 12:27:45 CST
>Any thoughts? We certainly don't want them to leave scouting;
>on the other hand isn't that a big part of scouting to learn
The first question that comes to my mind is "Where is the Troop Guide?"
The New Scout Patrol should be monitored, trained, and generally brought
into the fold by a Junior Leader called a Troop Guide. The Troop Guide
should in turn be counseled by the ASM for the New Scout Patrol. This
young man should be helping the new Scouts with these kinds of
procedures. If not, his ASM should be giving him more guidance as to
what his job really is.
IMHO, the New Scout Patrol cannot be run properly without the Troop
Guide position. This is how the concept of youth leadership and training
is properly presented to the new Scouts.
James J. Miller, Jr. Meechgalhukquot
Assistant Scoutmaster-Troop 5, Kearny, NJ "Redheaded One"
Eagle-1988 Vigil-1994 I used to be a Bobwhite(NE-II-76)
District Vice Chairman - Venturing, Hudson Liberty District
Northern New Jersey Council, BSA