Re: New CS Position Specific Training syllabus
- The First 2 general sessions, Introduction to Cub Scouting & How We
Have Fun are 45 minutes each. The 6 position specific sessions are 90
minutes, run concurrently.
During the first session the participants earn an honorary Bobcat
award, which is presented at the end of the 2nd session. The Training
cards and any local completion certificates are presented at the end
of the leader specific sessions.
Having the leader specific sessions being at the end makes it easier
for leaders who have been trained in another Cub Scout Leader position
to only attend the position specific portion and not repeat the other
portions. This format also makes it easier to run the program over 2
separate nights (1-1/2 hours each), instead of only in one 3 hour setting.
I like how the syllabus encourages trainers to add pizazz like you
would in a Pack or Den Meeting.
BTW, BSA is aware that the pages in the video are out of order. They
are correcting the problem and will be sending replacement DVDs to the
districts. The other suggestion I had for them was to add additional
links on the man page to point directly to the start of each session.
That way the Pack Trainer facilitator does not have to page through
the first 226 slides to get to the start of the Pack Trainer session.
The new course will continue to rely on experienced Scouter to be
trainers, to bring their knowledge to enhance the material. I like to
the format changes. They used the idea of being in a Pack Meeting for
the first 2 sessions, and Den Meetings for the leader specific
sessions, kind of like Wood Badge does with Troop / Patrol sessions.
The syllabus shows a picture of each slide and indicates what needs to
be presented for that slide, in our own words.
I look forward to the opportunity to actually present this course with
a live audience.
Yours in Scouting,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jamie Niss Dunn <JNDunnMN@...> wrote:
> Al - a further question. Can you give us the order of the sessions
and their running times? I'm trying to set up our web site?listings
for this fall.
> Jamie Niss Dunn