Re: New Cub Basic Training Program
- I attended the Training Management seminar at Philmont at the end of
June. Our class was told about the upcoming Cub Scout training
revisions, which will be rolled out at the Top Hands meeting for high
level executives, which is at the end of August. It will be available
online right after that. I understand it is broken into modules - two
introductory moules, then six position-specific, each about 1.5-2.5
hours. The training path would be: YPT, these new modules, NLE. The
course developers have focused on providing skills for leader success,
reducing overlap in training, and presenting the training in a den (or
pack or committe) meeting format in order to provide hands on resources.
If you're like me, and your district's calendar is already in place,
it's a challenge to consider waiting until a couple or three weeks
before Cub Scout Leader training to get a new syllabus and trainers
willing to present it. Talk to your trainers and prepare them - it
would be worse to prepare to the prior syllabus and then decide to
present the new one. We've decided to give the schedule until
September 7 to have the new syllabus for our September 22 training, or
we'll have to fall back to the old one. Hopefully, it won't be a problem.
I hope this helps!
- On Tue, 11 Sep 2007, Gerry Moon wrote:
> I've seen the same thing - last minute shows that push start timesA couple years ago I'd routinely wait until 9:05 before starting, but for
the last year we have gotten going right on time. Even if there is only
one person in the room. It's only fair to those who were thoughtful
enough to arrive on time.
> I have long thought that an ideal 13th point to the Scout Law shouldAs others stated, it falls under #5. #13 is Hungry.
> be "A Scout is Punctual"
Yours in Scouting,
Frank Maynard, NF8M
CC, Troop 407; CR, Pack 54, Novi, Michigan
Ottawa District Cub Training Chair, Clinton Valley Council
Trustee, WB8BSA ...and a good old Bobwhite too! (C-23-04)