Re: [Scouter_T] Re: Training Madatory
- Lloyd Solis wrote:
> > I think BSA really missed the boat on their 'descriptive recommendedtarget' for BALOO.
> > Sure, it's great to 'expose new leaders' to the concepts of outdoorleader
> > training. The way it's worded appears to suggest that it's not importantfor
> > 'current pack leadership'. That's a shame.of cub
> > All leaders, including committee people should have a working knowledge
> > camping, even if they never 'hit the woods'.Bill wrote in reply (in part):
> Lloyd, I must respectfully disagree with you on that.of
> When the current leadership of a pack takes on yet another job or
> responsibility, there is a tendency to hurt at least two boys: 1) the son
> the now overloaded leader who now must sacrifice more of his/herOoof! I agree with you both! There's lots of cool stuff in BALOO that goes
> family time for the good of the pack, and 2) the boy who could have
> had a parent role model helping make the pack go but won't because
> we let that parent take a free baby sitting role.
> Good pack and den leaders should steadfastly refuse to take BALOO
> training. Force another parent to go.
beyond camping and is easily worked into den and pack meetings. In fact,
many of the leaders that took our BALOO in March wrote on their evaluations
that BALOO should be mandatory for all leaders, even if they never go
camping. Others noted that the Planning, Hikes and Games segments should be
part of basic training, and that BSA is remiss in not exposing every leader
to those ideas.
How about some of the pack leaders go and take the fresh parents with 'em?
Cub Roundtable Commissioner
Day Camp Director, Tahquitz District
Family FOS Chairman, California Inland Empire Council
WM-45-2-00 - "I used to be a Buffalo..."
- Sean Scott wrote:
> There's lots of cool stuff in BALOO that goesYes, Sean there certainly is a lot of great stuff there, and I'm sure
> beyond camping and is easily worked into den and pack meetings. In fact,
> many of the leaders that took our BALOO in March wrote on their evaluations
> that BALOO should be mandatory for all leaders, even if they never go
> camping. Others noted that the Planning, Hikes and Games segments should be
> part of basic training, and that BSA is remiss in not exposing every leader
> to those ideas.
that a good RT Commissioner (names to be unmentioned) will
see to it that all current leaders get it when they attend RT.
I know they will RT attend because they only have one job in
their pack and don't feel that one more night away from home
is a burden on their families. ;)
Sunset Trail District
Cascade Pacific Council
The best gift for a Cub Scout:
Get his parents involved.
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