scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Den chief training.
Daniel Hammond (danhammondsr@YAHOO.COM
Mon May 29 2000 - 19:17:01 CDT
Tom Sullivan, Scoutmaster,
Troop 773, Potomac, MD asked in part:
"We have two den chiefs for next year. I am asking if you have
any suggestions for training these lads."
My one suggestion is to talk to your local Cub Scout training team
and ask them to run a Den Chief Training session for you. I know
that it's generally considered heresy for Boy Scouters to talk to Cub
Scouters, but there is a tried and true Den Chief training session
already designed. You need not design your own.
It covers things like tricks and games that Den Chiefs will find
particularly useful when working with younger boys. It also covers
the relationship between the Den Chief and the Den Leader and other
pack leaders. It's a very good, day-long course that will give your
boys a great start on performing the duties they will encounter.
I also STRONGLY recommend that you get their Den Leaders to go along
to the same training session. The Den Leaders that have attended
with their Den Chiefs get a very good understanding as to what the
Den Chief can/should/might/shouldn't do with them. It helps the
teamwork they will need to form very quickly.
Daniel D. Hammond, Sr.
CM Pack 225, District Committee, Army Major, Olympia, WA
I Used to be an Owl...
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