From Joe Glasscock, Program Volunteer Development, in Nov 2008:
Soon, New Leader Essentials will be replace by a new Web-based
training course titled "What Is Scouting?" Like New Leader Essentials, the course will be required for all leaders
to be considered fully trained. It will be availabe on the Online Learner Center at www.scouting.org and should be available around Nov. 1. It will also be on DVD and will be available through the National Distribution Center.
"What Is Scouting?" is a seven-module course that will take about an hour to complete.
The seven modules are:
- Mission, Vision, Values
- Programs for all ages and abilities
- Scouting is fun!
- Scouting in the community
- Protecting Our youth
- Scouting legacy
- On being a leader
At the end of each module is an interactive exercise that
participants must complete and answer correctly before they can move on to the next module.
And from a more recent email from him to me from an inquiry I made about the course:
Good to hear from you and you asked some good questions. "This is
Scouting" will be on the Online Learning Center by around 2-1-09, and will replace New Leader Essentials. It has taken longer to produce than we anticipated. It is a self study but we are making it available on a dvd to be available when needed and it could be a group session if desired.
It has not yet been assigned a #.
I am sending you another email with a Training Update, which I try to make available to Council Training Chairs.
Hope that helps!
Catalina Council Training Chair
wrote on 01/08/2009 12:45:06 PM:
> Hi All,
> I was wondering if anyone had yet heard when the
> new "Intro" course that will replace NLE will be launched online.
> I have heard anything from last fall to January 1st 2009.
> I always find I have folks who don't have internet, or are on
> dial-up or hate computers any want it face to face. I would like to
> have something worked up as a plan B for these folks ASAP.
> Any idea of when this will be available would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks Loads,
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