Re: [Scouter_T] I've Been Invited to Philmont Training Center
- Lina wrote:
>I've Been Invited to Philmont Training Center .....Follow your heart (love). If you intend to be involved in "hands on" Cub
>.... and I seek the wisdom of the List Members to help
>me make a decision....
>The two sessions I have been invited to attend are
>"New Directions In Training" which I understand is
>oriented towards District Cub Trainers, and "Training
>Management Seminar" which I understand is oriented
>towards Council and District Training Chairs.
training, the first choice sounds like it's for you. If you are going to
manage your District's (Council's) training program, then choice two
should give you some great insight. Either way, understand one thing.
These course descriptions are not always accurate. Often PTC (or
National) will come up with a course concept and then try to go find
people to teach (more like guide you through) the material. They are
expected to write their own "lesson plans" for this course description.
Sometimes the info is very much in line with the course description,
other times it is not. As an example, last year I took a course called
"re-engineering Boy Scout Training" (supposedly designed for
District/Council level training chairs). The instructors did not have a
clear idea of how to approach this course, so they ended up having us
review and put on mini-training sessions based on the then brand new
training syllabi. They totally misjudged their audience, and by the
second day we, the participants, had had enough. We were all trainers of
some experience and didn't need to "practice" our training skills.
Within 24 hours they, with our help, had restructured the course along
our many suggestions and ended up having a worthwhile learning
experience. Now this experience was the exception, but the way these
courses are put together is the same. You may find out when you get
there you may be able to influence the direction the conference takes
significantly, so be prepared to speak up.
In any case, definitely go. The experience is worth it and will provide
memories for a lifetime. You will meet new friends, gain new insights,
and experience a renewed commitment to the Scouting program not to
different than your Wood Badge experience. And you will learn more than
you ever could imagine, not only in your course but about Scouting and
its roots, its heritage, and its values. Good luck and don't miss this
wonderful opportunity. Oh, and one more thing - try to stay away from
the Trading Post across the street at base camp ....it can be dangerous
to your (financial) heath. :-)
Central Florida Council
Sand Lake District Training Chair
...and a good 'ol beaver too!
- This message is cross-posted to both the Philmont List
and the Scouter_T list.
I would like to thank everyone who responded on and
off-list to my request last month for guidance in
selecting a course to attend at PTC. You gave me what
I needed, the reason to follow my head and accept the
position as my District's Training Coordinator. I
will be attending the Training Management Seminar the
week of June 23-29 at PTC. I received my confirmation
of registration yesterday.
I will also be taking my son who will be participating
in the Mountain Man Trek. He is as excited as I am at
being able to go to Philmont.
Now I just have to figure out how I'm gonna get
there!! Actually, our District Key 3 (along with one
of their spouses) will be attending PTC the same week.
We're currently trying to get the loan of a vehicle
that will carry the six of us and our gear so we can
all ride together. Otherwise my son and I will be
driving on our own.
I look forward to being there and (hopefully) meeting
some of you that I've listened to on this list.
You're ALL great!!!
Santa Maria Valley District, Los Padres Council, CA
"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was,
the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world
may be different, because I was important in the life of a boy."
Do You Yahoo!?
LAUNCH - Your Yahoo! Music Experience
- If you have room in your car - bring a small portable fan. Myself, spouse and
2 boys all went last summer and WE LOVED IT!
When we arrived at our tent - the temperature registered 108 degrees!
It was extremely hot, but the fan really helped to circulate the air - to
bring it down to a more managable 80 degrees. Drink lots of water! We
actually bought a fan in Cimarron (worth every penny - it was the last one)
and we gave it to my son's counselor.
Have a wonderful time - it was truly the experience of a lifetime. I hope we
will get to return again soon.
North Trails District
Detroit Area Council
Attended Cub Scout Roundtable Session
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- On Thu, May 23, 2002 at 03:54:13PM -0400, Carterwhs@... wrote:
> Have a wonderful time - it was truly the experience of a lifetime. I hope weSpeaking of which ... if they give you a copy of next year's schedule
> will get to return again soon.
can we get you to post it when you get back? I'm planning a return
trip myself for next year, and would love to know what's offered when.
Stu Allen email: allensr@...
CM/SA Pack/Troop 92