Re: [Scouter_T] New Leader Essentials
- David D. Vaughan wrote:
>Quick question: New Leader essentials is the responsibility of theYes. ...Why? Do Commissioners do all the training in your Council??
>District Training staff, correct? I realize that the training is included
>in the training Kits but it seems to be a Commissioner responsibility.
This is a training course just like any other "basic" training course.
It is a required part of the "basic" training of any adult leader, and
as such, should fall under the responsibility of your district training
staff. In fact, the majority of the material in this course used to be
folded in the "basic training" courses of the past (Cub Leader Basic &
Now, having said that, the Commissioners staff could easily give this
training, especially when you consider that its recommended to take
place within 30 days and right after "Fast Start"; and, if they are
close to the units, as a "friend" they could easily perform this
service. It really depends on how your district is set up to deliver
training in general and the strength of your commissioners corps in
particular. Traditionally, commissioners have always been strong in
training, often holding positions on both staffs. In our district, we
have a strong training team and a weak commissioners staff. We put this
training on 6-8 times a year, including with every set of "position
(leader) specific" training for Cub Scout leaders, events we call "Super
Saturdays" because all five courses are given simultaneously, right
after a joint NLE session. If we had a strong commissioners staff, this
could easily be given by either or both staffs.
It is our District's training team's long term goal to allow/promote
this training to take place at the unit level, if there are people
qualified to do this (read Pack/Troop trainers trained by the district
Hope this sheds some light on National's intent. Like many things in
Scouting, it's ultimately more important that someone qualified put this
training on, than to worry about who's turf its on.
Sand Lake District Training chair