scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Scoutmaster's Key Question
MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle (blkeagle@USSCOUTS.ORG
Mon May 10 1993 - 18:20:40 CDT
Phil Combs wrote:
>Why can the Scoutmaster not earn the Boy Scout Leader's Training Award?
>One of the seven Training requirements for the Scoutmasters Key is to
>"Earn the Boy Scout Leader's Training Award". But I do not read that the
>Scoutmaster can not earn the Boy Scout Leader's Training Award while in
>the registered position of Scoutmaster.
The "development plan", as I've understood it, for a Scoutmaster is the
*Fast Start within 72 hours of appointment as Scoutmaster
*Scoutmaster Fundamentals (in which he or she would receive the "Trained"
strip at the conclusion) within six months
*Scoutmaster Award of Merit (within 2 years of service)
*Boy Scout Leader Training Award (Scouters' Training Award; within 3 years
*Scoutmaster Key Award (Scouters' Key Award as Scoutmaster; within 5 to six
years of service).
The desire of the Boy Scouts of America is to have ALL VOLUNTEERS IN A UNIT
or PROVIDING SUPPORT TO UNITS to be recognized with a training award within
the SECOND or THIRD YEAR of service. This has been proven to enhance their
retention past that date and has been proven to spur on other adults to
likewise spend the two to three year period as a unit-level volunteer.
This is why it takes two years for all Cub Scouting (training) Awards, and
why the number of years it takes to earn the Scouters' Training Award was
reduced from three to two.
And it's also why we have the "interim award", the Scoutmaster (and Advisor)
Award of Merit, which is presented after a year and a half of service (and
the completion of other requirements).
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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