Re: [Scouter_T] SM Specific Update was: WLOT and IOLS
- Bill nelson wrote:
> Well the version of SM Specific I have has noting on TLT, NYLT andI'd look for an older Patrol Leader's Handbook.
> NAYLE and nothing on how to teach a Patrol Leader on what his job
> is (also nothing on what a PL job is other than to help out the
Which brings up a point. Is National going to release an updated
version of the PLH? Or is the PLH going to become "lost tribal
knowledge" in the legendarium?
- I don't know where they get the people who work on the trianing program
materials, but it has always been apparent in the past several decades they
are not people with grass roots experience in what a new SM or ASM really
needs to know to have successful troops...so today, we have a strippled down
Troop Leaders Program which covers job descriptions and almost nil on how to
do it; Scoutmasters basics which don't teach skills which most new
Scoutmasters do not know unless they have been Scouts in the past; no longer
a JLT for skills training for junior leaders; and Woodbadge and NYLT which
has stripped out outdoor skills for management skills. Program takes a way
back seat to numbers---membership, units and finances in the life of the
professionals----we make big claims about being an outdoor program, but
don't back it up with the training that folks need to teach Scoutcraft,
woodcraft, and outdoor skills, nor do we any longer have a troop based
program for junior leaders to learn how to instruct, how to run meetings,
how to work with younger youth, and the ins and outs of their troop
responsibilities----we tell them what a quartermaster does, but not how to
actually do the job.
Well, that is off my chest.
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