scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: committee training syllabus
Wayne Mery (vseerror@LEHIGH.EDU
Thu Aug 24 2000 - 09:09:50 CDT
> I was wondering about using the committee training syllabus for the
> session on troop committee during scoutmaster fundamentals training. I
> saw your write up on it on the scouters L. Thought it would give people
> exposure to the material and well as being quite informative. Do you
> think that 3 hours is too long? What do you think of this idea?
> Reply to:
> Bill Stobie
my district training people put it on during BSLT as an experiment, but
only for committee people in the BSLT class.
They have since decided, in the interest of both time and maintaining
focus, that they will totally restrict their BSLT curriculum to only
material in the national BSLT syllabus (eliminating not only the
optional committee segment, but also some other small additions that
accumulated over the years).
So I guess my recommendation to you is no - do it seperately so it
doesn't reduce your BSLT experience.
HOWEVER, we kicked around the idea that SM would benefit from being
exposed to the committee training. Furthermore, given that we have more
contact with SM than committee people, SM would be excellent evangelists
for getting their own unit to do the committee training.
So, what you might consider is do something as an optional attendance
add-on to the BSLT course - perhaps a committee training mini course or
at the very least give handouts. This might be done for example after
the closing or some other convenient window. Also, consider doing a mini
intro at a roundtable.
Wayne S. Mery (firstname.lastname@example.org -- for vse-l mailing list errors)
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