Re: [Scouter_T] Outdoor Leader Skills
- We taught this course this last spring. I would not cut anything. We
simply told the council it was a mistake on the memo. Our council does not
interfere with training as long as you are following the syllabus.
Everything in the new syllabus is basic and is needed. If you start cutting
parts out, these will be the same parts the new leaders will cut from their
program with the kids.
I have to also say that this syllabus is the most fun for a training
team. We ran the course from Friday night to Sunday afternoon. This gives
you a little flexibility with the time schedule. We were able to give more
time to some subjects like LNT without taking away from other subjects.
The participants of the course walked away confident with their outdoor
skills unlike SMF where they leave with a hundred questions still. We also
created a book of handouts before the course that we gave them when they
checked in. Everyone said they really liked it because it gave them
something to reference to later. We had several new Webelos leaders take
the course and they said it helped them see better what they are preparing
their kids for.
We have already scheduled this course 2 more times for the upcoming year
and we have people begging to be part of the training team for it. The
participants went away raving about this new course.
Training Team (wife to the Training Chairman)
Flint River Council
> [clip] ...but some bureaucrat in Irving TX recently circulated a couple
> memos summarizing the new training scheme in which he mistakenly lists
> this course as running a day and a half.
> My Council's Training Committee is using this memo as a pretext to cut
> the official course outline down to a day and a half. As I understand
> it, their reasoning is that it will be very difficult to get
> participants out for a course that runs as long as designed.[clip]
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