Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Instructors and Trained Trainers
Re: Instructors and Trained Trainers
Sun, 19 Dec 1999 10:12:17 -0600
On Sun, 19 Dec 1999 00:01:41 -0600, (MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle) <blackeagle@SCOUTER.NET> wrote:
>You wrote in part:
>>It is amazing how many Scouters do not know about the Troop Guide and
>>Instructor leadership positions-even when they have Scouts being held up from
>>receiving senior Scout ranks do to "lack" of enough leadership positions.
>The Troop Guide position is relatively unknown, because there are still a
>lot of Troops that do NOT use the "New Scout Patrol" concept. That's the
>ONLY occasion a Troop should be using a Troop Guide (or more than one if
>your Troop has more than one New Scout Patrol). The Troop Guide is NOT an
>instructor, but more of a coach/counsellor to the rotating Patrol Leadership
>found in a New Scout Patrol.
Troop Guides help all new Scouts get to 1st Class in our troop... whether
they are in a New Scout Patrol or not.