NLE & games
- Hi All,
Our training team does not use the bridge in NLE because the darn thing
never sets up right and really is a distraction. We talk about it instead
as we do each session.
One thing we do to make NLE more fun is our Sweet 16 skit. I think I sent
it to Judy Y a few weeks back for her son to do at the U of S. We present
the Sweet 16 doing the 3 Stooges playing Dr Mo! Dr Larry! Dr Curly! It's
very silly but it's something we "old scouters" can all connect to from our
childhoods. I've even got some smiles from those cranky old Boy Scout
leaders that don't want to be there anyway (especially with cubbies!). We
end the skit with the Ramon's "I Wanna Be Sedated!".
NLE is SO dry we really need to wake up some folks!
I did a course last year at our Commish College just on ONE game-Kim's game.
The idea was to put back effective games at every level of scouting and
Kim's game works for Tiger on up. You add more items as the boys get older,
give the younger ones more time, can line them up in rows for younger boys,
& can use it for ANY theme-works even for venturers. It also works great
for adults because it can be challenging. In all the really good courses,
games are a central means to promote the patrol method and cooperation.
Don't be afraid to use them liberally!
What about songs? Why use them? For the same reason we use the 3
Stooges-they are a bonding method-a point of commonality among most folks
especially when it is a song from their childhood. Making training more
PERSONAL means the participants will retain more and hopefully want to come
back for the next level.
Well, that's my take on it all. Let's have fun out there!
Cub Training Chair
4 River District