RE: [Scouter_T] training questions
- bufflo@... wrote:
>Hello group:is in attendance.
>I am in of some ideas on how to promote training so a larger audience
>Roundtable announcements, round table handouts, web site and the CM's.
>1. How do you promote job specific training in your district?
At least half of the CM's in the district are on the cub training staff.
>Get the CM's to tell the new leaders in the pack that they need
>2. How do you convince leaders that they need to attend training?
>Throughout the day I wear a variety of costumes. We do run-ons when any
>3. Do you do anything to jazz up the trainings? Themes, etc....
one starts losing the audience. I tell a joke or funny story between
major transitions, we do 4 or 5 skits and sing 4 or 5 songs, and play 2
or three games so the participants have fun, we break things up, and
they take new ideas home.
I try to run the training like a pack meeting. I haven't done this as
well as I would like, but I have an opening, skits, games, songs,
advancement and a closing that fits the following month's theme. That
way the CM's have their next meeting mostly planned. I ca also give
examples during the CM session on how a Pack Meeting should be run.
>4. Do your trainings last longer than the alloted time? Is extra
>NLE stays right on time, at least as close as I can keep it. The LST
sessions as listed also stay very close to the syllabus time. But we
have added several sessions, plus 90 minutes of very practical advice.
NLE runs from 8:15 until 9:45. LST runs from 10:00 until 3:30. If you
have already attended LST (like for a DL position) you can come for only
the afternoon and get trained for another position (i.e. CM>)
>course or are there other courses that you offer along with it?
>5. Is the Introduction to Outdoor Leaderskills offered as a stand alone
The Council Training Staff has conducted IOLS, OWL & Baloo on the same
>6. Is Intro To Outdoor Leader Skills run as a daylong or weekend
>We call ours OWL (Outdoor Webelos Leader Training) and it is run as an
overnight, Saturday morning at 8:00 until Sunday morning at 11:00.
If you are talkinh about Scoutmaster Intro to Outdoor Skills, that runs
from 5:00 Friday until 11:00 Sunday.
>7. Cubscout Job Specific - do you combine all 5 sessions or run themall together as one course.
>The District Training Staff went through the syllabus when it came out
and we decided to merge some things together. As a group we cover pack
organization, program planning for the pack, and advancement with all
five groups there. (CM, CC, TL, DL, WL). We have added an additional
session that covers Youth Protection Policy and Guidelines (not YPT
Training) and two-deep leadership, The Guide to Safe Scouting, How to
get Family involvement in the Pack, and how to handle your own child and
what his expectations/problems will be when you are a leader.
Then the Pack Committee folks leave and start their session.
The CM, TL, DL and WL then get the Uniforming Session and another one we
developed, "Working with Behavioral Disorders" By the way we ditched
the uniforming game. People can look in the back of the leader book and
get that information whenever they need.
Those sessions bring us to lunch.
After lunch the CM's and Committee group get together for an hour and we
discuss how to plan a pack schedule, getting volunteers, fund raising,
etc. We loosely follow the syllabus here.
At the same time, the TL, DL, and WL's get together and we talk about
running a den generically. Planning den meetings, dealing with
behavior, tips for the new den leader, 101 things every den leader
should know, working with parents, etc.
Then for 90 minutes the TL, DL, and Wl's split out and two members of
the training staff each cover things to do for that rank level, details
about rank advancement, local resources for trips, and show specific
projects they have worked on for each rank's achievements and electives.
The Committee people dive deeper into how to run a meeting, conflicts,
budgeting, how a committee should be staffed, pack communications,
recruiting volunteers, etc. with an experienced Committee Chairman or
And the CM's meet with two veteran CM's and discuss how to plan pack
meetings, keeping them fun, telling stories, games, cheers, activities,
planning trips and over nights, forms, etc.
>8. Are fees charged for NLE or the Job specific courses?We charge $5 each for NLE and LST of you pre-register and $7 at the
door. Those fees support the patches, certificates and CD's we pass
out, as well as other supplies. See our patches at
http://www.narragansettbsa.org <http://www.narragansettbsa.org/> and
click on leadership training. Last time we have 12 pre-registered and
35 showed up. We will be increasing the at the door fee next year. OWL
Webelos Den Leader
Pack 25 Cubmaster
Thundermist District Cub Leadership Development Chair
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