Re: [Scouter_T] Training goals and promotions
A couple of long-term thoughts:
Our district promotes free PWD if the packs comply with/reach certain
requirements. This could include a "trained" percentage.
Establish pack trainers in all units to help you do your job - promoting
training. Getting CMs and CCs to understand that their job is much easier if
their leaders are trained, and know what they're doing.
Out of my little bit of experience:
In our old district we had some people who just couldn't make it to
training. They always offered one session on Thursday nights (meeting night
for most packs in he district), and one on Saturday. Since we still have a
lot of manufacturing around metro Detroit, some were on mandatory overtime
on Saturdays. Sometimes schedules shift, making it harder for people to
I attended NLE and Position Specific with my pack members, even though I had
helped been staff for our council's Jungle Book. The "busy" excuse didn't
fly that day, and we became 100% trained.
Our district training staff is bringing training to the troops. We are
participating with a troop in a neighboring city in a coupleof weeks. Our
training staff also offers training at the camporees.
Hope that helps,
former Pack Trainer
Pack 1447, Warren, MI
Troop Committee Member (membership, training, etc.)
Troop 126, Redford, MI
Detroit Area Council
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jamie Niss Dunn" <JNDunnMN@...>
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 8:58 AM
Subject: [Scouter_T] Training goals and promotions
> It is the season again when we all start ramping up our training efforts.
> How did you go about setting your training goals this year? I know what
> the BSA formula is - you look at how many untrained leaders there are, and
> set a percentage based on that. I tried something different - I made an
> estimate of how many new Cub leaders we recruit each year in the district,
> and based my goal partly on that, and partly on my statistics from last
> year. Last year we had 311 attendances at all the courses run by the Cub
> Scout training staff (NLE, PST, BALOO, Outdoor Skills for Webelos Leaders
> and YPT), so this year we're shooting for 350.
> Now I'm working really hard at promoting so I can hit the goal, so I'd
> like to hear suggestions about that, too!
> Jamie Niss Dunn
> Pack Trainer
> Pack 512, Blaine/Coon Rapids Minnesota
> Cub Scout Training Coordinator
> Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner
> 3 Rivers District
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