Re: New Cub Basic Training Program
> Posted by: "nuts4scouts" nuts4scouts@...As a Cub trainer, I hear that question a lot. Everytime I hear it, I
> Date: Thu Sep 6, 2007 6:57 pm ((PDT))
> They said on the Cubcast that the whole point is to answer the
> question that newly "trained" leaders often ask - what do I do
ask the trainee if they've watched the Fast Start video (or DVD) for
Invariably, the answer is "No" or "What's that?" or "I meant to but I
haven't had time", etc. ad nauseam . . .
Fast Start tells DLs exactly what to do to run a den meeting. The
in-person training is meant to expand on that, not to re-teach it.
Certainly it was never the point of NLE to be a "how-to" course. NLE
introduces Scouting to new leaders who may have never been involved
with Scouting before and so know next to nothing about it. It hits the
hi-lites with emphasis on child development ("ages and stages") as well
as some key policies (YP, no one-on-one, etc.).
If I could change anything about the current syllabus as a result of
this continuing criticism, it would be to assume that no one has seen
the Fast Start training, and simply begin each position-specific
break-out with the Fast Start for that position.
If anyone then leaves the expanded course not knowing what to do next,
then they haven't been paying attention!
former district training chairman
- 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)