RE: [Scouter_T] "Council Committee" training
- Right church, wrong pew. ;-)
I've been asked as a commissioner and training committee member
to sit in on a 'certification' course for Troop Committee Challenge,
they're looking for facilitators.
'Council Committee' training is a totally separate course, aimed
at people who are members of council committees. I heard from
Larry Ohs off line regarding the course. I'll be taking it at
the end of the month and wanted an idea of what it consists of.
From: Richard Damon [mailto:rdamon@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 11:16 AM
Subject: RE: [Scouter_T] "Council Committee" training
The current Troop Committee Training is called the "Troop Committee
Challenge" and was introduced a few years ago with the last big basic
training rollout. The basics outline of the course is one where the
committee fits in the structure of scouting, what are its responsibilities,
how to divide them and carry them out. I am getting ready to deliver this
course to my troop committee (and others in my district) next Monday.
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- Sorry, saw committee and mind went to troop. I did go to a District
Committee and Commissioners Workshop at the beginning of this month which
may be what you are talking of. This course began with a lesson on the
purpose, structure, responsibilities and organization of a council or
district. We then broke down into committees an learned more details of our
committee and then set out goals and plans for the year. The whole group got
back together and we shared these with the whole group. In some ways it was
more a practical exercise then training, but that is a good thing when you
figure the background of most of the people there.
Pack Trainer, Pack 306, Arlington, MA
Member of Committee (Secretary, Training Coordinator), Troop 302
District Member at Large, Sons of Liberty District
Boston Minuteman Council
I used to be a fox... (NE-I-209)
- Haven't seen a Council Committee version but there is a District Committee Training Workshop sylabus ( # 34160C) that is designed to "help councils
provide basic training for members of the district committee." Basically, it goes over the functions and structure of the district committee, the major
tasks of each specific committee or assignment, the function and responsibilities of each of the Key Three members and helps develope the interaction
between the various roles. It also qualifies District Committee members to wear the "Trained" patch.
I would suspect that the Council Committee version is very similar.