Re: [Scouter_T] Re: Troop Committee Challenge ONLINE/Neil and others
I'm not sure about YOUR New Leader Essentials, but ours is 90 A little over 1/2 is videos. Now, I'll admit we tend to talk a little more & we end up running 1:45....
I still think the videos are a bit corney and the "Ages and Stages" seems a little dated....
But 2 or 3 hours??
LST runs that, tho. But only about 20 minutes of video.
In perspective, my last NLE started out with watching 2 or 3 hours of videos, that I could have just as well done at home.
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- I have yet to look at TCC on-line, but have presented this training many
times, always at the Troop level though my District does offer it once or
twice a year. I have found that it is really geared to be a
team-building, as well as informative, training and the team that needs
to be built is the Committee of a Troop. Often times Scouters find out
what their job really entails (one Troop found that one Committee member
had given most of her job to them) and like to see how their jobs work
together for the good of the Troop. It also allows someone to "try" out
a position on the Committee for a short time and see how they like it. I
have also found it is good to include the Scoutmaster so he/she can see
what a great team they have to back them up. I also recommend to the
Committee members that they attend Scoutmaster Specific so they can
understand what they are supporting. I have also held this training over
a two troop meeting time and involve every parent that is at the
meetings. When they see how the jobs can be broken down into manageable
pieces they are more likely to volunteer to be an active part of the
troop. A good time of year to hold this is shortly after the Webelos
have crossed over and there are lots of new parents in the Troop.
I find that TCC tends to be the most fun training, outside of outdoor
trainings, as it is very interaction oriented and not video driven. With
puzzles and games, people really get involved and have a good time.