Re: [Scouter_T] Training ideas needed
- I like Jamie's Health & Safety suggestion.
We usually take one of our Roundtables with a joint Boy/Cub audience to
cover Webelos transition. How to form partnerships between Troop/Pack
units, planning, cooperation, recruiting, etc. Basically, best
practices as identified by our training and commissioner core. However,
I'm not sure that June is the best time to present this. We tend to
tackle this in October or November.
Chief Black Dog, Northern Star Council
John Halter wrote:
> I need some ideas for a training that can be put together without too
> much trouble and that would be interesting to both Boy Scouts and Cub
> Scouts. We typically offer a training of some sort for our June
> Roundtable and in the past have offered Youth Protection Training,
> Safety Afloat/Safe Swim Defense, etc. I'm looking for something a
> little different, especially since the previous listed training is
> available online now. Any ideas?
> Thank you,
> John Halter
> District Commissioner
> Wekiwa District
> Central FL Council, B.S.A.
> "PackDude" at www.Scoutboard.com
> ...and a good 'ol Bobwhite too! SR442
- June is a good month for a roundtable training outdoor BBQ.
This gives the opportunity for outdoor hands-on training in nature skills that readily encompass both the boy scout and cub sides.
Borrow some animal feet from a local nature preserve (if you don't already have access to a cast foot selection on your own). First make some tracks, provide a track id handout and break up the group into dens/patrols for id competition. Then have plaster of paris on hand so everyone can cast their own tracks.
Plant/tree Id/scavenger hunt including leaf and bark tracings.
If you have a suitable site, add a campfire demo of ceremonial firelighting skills, campfire etiquette, showman songs and skits. Make it fun and full audience participation.
Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner