scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Supplemental Jr Ldr Training?
Rick Seymour (Rick@KUDU.NET
Sat Jun 24 2000 - 01:49:27 CDT
JOHN MIRA writes:
> Has anyone participated in any supplemental training for Junior Leaders?
I have always enjoyed "INTENSIVE TRAINING IN THE GREEN BAR PATROL." You
might also try implementing this course for a change of pace. See The Kudu
Unlike JLT, this course is designed specifically to train Patrol Leaders
how to actually run a Patrol.
The PLC meets once a month as a "Patrol" with the SM as "Patrol Leader".
This is a six-month course designed by "Green Bar Bill" (William Hillcourt)
whom some of us consider to be THE father of the Patrol Method in America.
As designed, it won't satisfy your RT Commissioner's desire for a boy-run
course, since Green Bar Bill considered it to be the Scoutmaster's *only*
duty to train his Patrol Leaders. You could improvise, having Junior
Leaders run the sessions that best reflect their varied experiences. But
you should first run the course as designed, however.
I have updated the course's "Reading Assignments for Scoutmaster and Adult
Leaders" to reference the 8th Edition of the Scoutmaster Handbook where
possible. Much of the information contained in the 1,150 page 3rd Edition
is not to be found in the current Edition which is about 1/10 the length.
I have scanned some of this missing material, a small portion of which can
be found by following the hyperlinks in each chapter, but also try looking
around the following areas of The Kudu Net:
and (most importantly) the Outdoor Method,
I have not yet worked on updating the Scout Reading Assignments, which will
be a massive undertaking since the Patrol Leader's Handbook is no longer in
Actual EXPERIENCE in the Patrol Method is the one aspect of Wood Badge that
many participants seem to continue rave about in later years. You might
find that actual Patrol Leader Training is also "newer, fresher, and more
interesting for the boys" as well. ;-/
Hope this helps!
Yours in Scouting,