Re: [Scouter_T] Re: committee challenge
- We really need to stop thinking in terms of either/or. What we have to do
-- by every means possible, at every opportunity we have to interact with
leaders -- is:
(a) Create the view (and orient others to it) that "training" is a
continuous process that happens every time two or more Scouters meet and
talk about Scouting, and every time a Scouter picks up a BSA publication or
watches a video. Training is not just a particular course; training is
every (correct) thing we learn about Scouting, regardless of the how, when,
or where. Training is all around us, all the time.
(b) Promote an atmosphere and attitude that puts a high value on continuous
learning, continuous development of knowledge, skill, and experience. All
too often we hear Scouters disparage training, or the need for more training
-- and they get away with it. We want an environment in which neglecting
training is socially unacceptable, and in which training -- by any and every
means -- is recognized and rewarded.
- On 5/18/07, Scouter Chuck <antelope95@...> wrote:
>The online training works for self study. They should figure out how to
> At some point, however, BSA is going to have to make a decision as
> to hom much training it's going to put on the web for "self study".
> While tose courses make the material availab eto a wider number of
> people, they also have the disadvantage of no interaction with
> others. So, you can't ask the instructor exactly what he/she meant,
> and no one else in the class can help interpret the answers to you,
> if you don't "get it" right off.
provide a place to ask questions and FAQs. Maybe the questions could be
directed to the local council via email. Where it needs to go from here is
towards a more interactive format. For example, wouldn't it be great if the
best Troop Committee Challenge instructor on the planet was available over
the Internet for an interactive course? The course could have bidirectional
conversations, slide shows, videos, Instant Messaging, and about any other
type services available on the net. This current revision of training seems
to be a small step toward what could be more and better/more consistently
trained leaders. Would this be as intimate as a classroom, no, but it would
allow for the interaction that the current technique lacks.
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- My scout shop has two in stock plus my troop has one. as well...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, NeilLup@... wrote:
> In a message dated 5/18/07 1:08:01 PM, hlandry@... writes:
> > Hello all,
> > Today I was told by national supply that the Troop Committee
> > 33643 was discontinued and not available. I know there is an
> > version. But does this mean classroom training is not to be
> > any more?
> > Any one have more information on this?
> > Yours in Scouting
> > Henry Landry
> > Allohak District, GRC
> > Hello Henry,
> I believe that the board game will no longer be available as you
> Apparently, it was very expensive to produce and very, very few
> being sold.
> When I asked, I was told that the options are:
> 1) Project the on-line game on a screen or wall and us it for
> classroom training
> 2) Find one of the remaining game boards and use that (When
> checked, there was one for sale on EBay. I personally have
> 3) Conduct the training without the game board.
> Best wishes,
> Neil Lupton
> See what's free at
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