I'm just catching up on this thread....
Our troop also requires all ASMs to be trained.
New adult leaders are first added to the committee.
*IF* they continue to demonstrate interest and commitment for a few months,
and attend district training, THEN they can move to an ASM position.
Otherwise, they remain on the committee. Note: the committee isn't the
"untrained leper colony". Many of our committee members are trained, but
choose to help in that way. <grin>
The unit pays for all training (1/2 for Wood Badge once you earn your
Our charter org also requires ALL youth leaders to have a background check
(w/ finger prints!), YPT, and it must be renewed annually.
Our old pack didn't REQUIRE training, but we highly encouraged it. We used
the suggestion: "invest a few hours now, save days later". A trained den
leader is much more efficient and effective (IMHO).
T-259 Plano, TX
Great Plains District
Circle Ten Council