scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Long Fundamental Courses
Mon Mar 20 2000 - 22:26:59 CST
In a message dated 3/20/00 7:56:21 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> The enhanced SM fundamentals courses in our Council require two indoor
> Saturdays, one long outdoor Saturday and one weekend to complete. When we
> started to target untrained leaders with personal contacts, we found about
> 6 to 8 leaders who "could not" participate in the enhanced courses. We
> arranged for their attendance at a single weekend course with
> transportation included -- no takers.
In my 40 years as a Boy Scout, that's my experience, too. As another Scouter
on this list says, "If you build it, they will come." But, regardless of how
long (or short) the course is, only those who are interested in providing a
proper program for the boys will come. Those who are gonna do it their own
way or none just aren't gonna attend.