Various Training Threads
- I think some of us might be over-thinking the subject of how to "interpret"
various aspects of the new training program. While I agree that any lack of
clarity or consistency should be corrected, I don't see why so many Councils
apparently feel the need to customize or personalize the curriculum - why
not just teach what's in the book?
I can certainly understand the need to make adjustments because of staffing
problems, inadequate facilities, and other local challenges. We do what we
have to do. But I also accept the fact that these courses were designed by
extremely knowledgeable volunteer Scouters, and I trust their judgment. For
example, I think there are several different outdoor skills courses because
there are several different audiences, each with a different set of
requirements. We don't have to pass judgment on which course is "higher
level" than another - we just have to accept the guidance we're getting that
each course plays its role in the continuum of training.
Cub Scout Training Chairman
Rip Van Winkle Council, NY