In a message dated 11/14/03 9:58:07 PM, krrambo@...
> while this is true, encouraging experienced leaders to attend is always a
> good thing, but suppose you have someone that has been an ASM & SM for 6 years
> and is fully trained, his kid gets Eagle and he moves to the committee or
> even committee chair. even though he was fully trained for all that time, now he
> needs to attend NLE and Troop Committee Challenge to continue being trained.
> Rick Rambo
With respect, I don't believe this is accurate. The new Committee member
needs to take the Troop Committee Challenge but not NLE. Not that taking
NLE isn't a good idea and not that it takes very long but I believe that isn't
required for a leader who who previously was fully trained.
As with all BSA training, a leader can be certified as trained by personal
coaching and by self study as well as by attending a class. A six year ASM
certainly knows what is covered in NLE. While I would encourage attendance
( or staffing) NLE, I would consider a person "trained" in the circumstance
you mention when they attended only the Troop Committee Challenge.
As an example, we had a new ASM in our council who had been on the staff of
the Sommers Canoe Base for 3 years. Would you make him attend IOLS to be
considered fully trained?
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