JLT and Boy Scout Fast Start tapes review
- Hello Scouters
Sorry for the crosspost again
Okay, I just finished viewing the following Boy Scout Tapes.
The "New" Junior Leader Training Video AV-02V013 is basically unchanged
from the old one. This tape is the one that is being touted as the
New Training (and the AV02 means 2002, I think), serving as the support
piece to the Scoutmaster Junior Leader Training #34306. I think the only
change is the addition (?) of a short 2 minute segment on Leadership
Organization chart that may have not been in the other.
Total running time is 47: 27 and has the same games and video clips as
before, same characters and Tommy the Patrol Leader and his friends.
Still a good training, but for those of you that were looking for a
different tape to show the boys, forget it, it is the identical, or nearly
so. If you have the old one do not buy the new one. Cost is $20 plus
$7.50 for the printed materials, but you can make copies.
The New Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Orientation tape #AV-02V026 on the
other hand is WONDERFUL! Running time is shorter, 32:53 and it is
closed captioned. Completely new and redone, the photography is great!
(lots of shots of Philmont and Northern Tier), and the script is great,
too. Excellent overview of troop meeting and outdoor program planning.
Troop Committee section is excellent, too. All references are up to date
with the New Leader Essentials and Leader Specific Trainings being
mentioned, with the Troop Committee Challenge highlighted in the Troop
Committee section. I would recommentd that all parents see this, even
though it refers to "you as a leader" often, and it should be shown to the
SPL, too. A wonderful training tape. Get a copy of this as soon as
possible and show it to everyone in your troop. Glad I saw it second, as I
was very disappointed in the JLT tape (I had my heart set on having
different movie clips and some different games, too).
Etowah Creek Training Team
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