Re: Training and such
Sounds like you are really enthusiastic about Scouting and
getting trained to help others. I started out with a Tiger Cub about
fourteen years ago, and haven't quit learning new things yet. I would
suggest a couple of things to help you on your journey. Use what helps and
ignore the rest.
First-go to your district Roundtables every month. Met other
Scouters and attend the breakout sessions that interest you. This is the
number one resource for learning about Scouting and helping your Pack grow
by being active in district activities. Just as the Cubmaster and Pack
supports the Dens, Roundtable supports the Pack leaders.
Second-Online training is okay, but Scouting is really about
doing and being involved with other people. Find a Trainer Development
Conference that is being done live in your area. It will be well worth your
drive and time to spend the day learning from experienced Scouters, and
you'll have a lot more fun and make some new friends and resources that you
can call on when you need help. At Roundtable, meet your district training
team and ask if you can help out at the next training.
Third-As the folks in the New Leader Essentials video tell you,
"Relax! You'll do fine! In fact, you'll probably do great!" Work with your
Pack Leaders now to set up a calendar based on the Cub Scout Program Helps.
Be sure to have some special Pack events, like a fishing derby and the
Pinewood Derby, and participate in your District events for Cubs and
Webelos, like Camporees. Don't forget service projects and your charter
organization. Then, when Cub Leaders need help, you'll have a no-fail
structure in place where they can follow the Program helps until they feel
comfortable and safe with expanding the program, and you can help them learn
about all the resources available to them.
Good luck, and enjoy Scouting!
Currently training adult leaders at Camp Raymond
Grand Canyon Council, Phoenix
I used to be a Bobwhite (WE4-10-1-01) and a good 'ol Eagle, too (WC46)
And a whole bunch of other fun stuff, too!
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