scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Troop Committee training
Mark & Teresa Bontempo (kmaro@SWBELL.NET
Sun Apr 02 2000 - 10:27:36 CDT
I have been doing the Troop Committee Challenge Training since February in my
district. I've taught it on weeknights from 7-10PM, on Saturdays 8-11AM. The
time in which you decide to have it done is up to the troop. What works best.
One troop extended an invitation to other troops in the district to attend
"their" training. Several members from other troops did attend. That's one way
to get to know others and to share what works and doesn't work with other Troops.
The training is an excellent informative session for both the Committee Members
and Scoutmasters to understand just exactly what they are responsible for. Many
MC register so that they are registered and literally do not know what is
expected of them or what their position entails as well as what is expected of
the Chartered Organization and its COR. It also has opened the eyes of some
Committee Chairs as to what they are responsible for.
Every time I teach this class its amazing to see how may CC and MC do not realize
the amount of responsibility they have to ensure a quality program. Their
thinking was that it was in the SM's hands.
The only thing that I have been extremely disappointed about is that no COR's,
Scoutmasters or ASM's have ever taken the training. It really is a vital part of
their role also. They, too become informed of the responsibilities of the Troop
How to make it as effective as possible? Contact your district, speak with the
trainer for this course, have the training, and follow through.
Rising Star District -SHAC
Wayne Mery wrote:
> Now that our council has rolled out the troop committee training, who in
> scouts-l has already done it?
> What advice can you offer as to how you have done it and how to make it
> as effective as possible?
> Wayne S. Mery (firstname.lastname@example.org -- for vse-l mailing list errors)
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