Re: [Scouter_T] New CS Training
- Oh, no doubt - this syllabus is terrific, a great improvement!
I am just left wondering what to send to the participant who wants to do self-study. If I send just the slides, there's no in-depth information about the bulleted items. However, I feel if I send the slides from the new syllabus, along with the video from the older syllabus, there will be a bit more explanation available to the self-study.
Perhaps I'm going about this in the wrong fashion. Perhaps I should first ask this person if he has ever had training for any other position. If he has, then he's already seen the video, and in this case, I may feel more comfortable sending slides only.
Perhaps I should just make up several dvd's that contain the slides and the handouts, so that these will be readily available for anyone that wants to do self-study.
Grace & Peace,
Cub Scout Leader Training Chair
Chisholm Trail District
Capitol Area Council
Austin TX area
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From: bill smith <wt492@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 8:45:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Scouter_T] New CS Training
I would tend to agree with Jamie on this one.
The new syllabus is such and improvement over its predecessors that it's
to the benefit of packs and districts to retrain as many leaders as is
The intent is to stream line training for job changers but that can wair
until we get all leaders on board for knowing what their job is all about.
The best gift for a Cub Scout.......
......get his parents involved!
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> My understanding is that they only have to take Intro to CS and How We
> Fun, once and then just come back for the 1.5 hour position specific
> when they
> change positions.
> For this year, we're asking all our learners to take the whole thing,
> it is so different from they've experienced previously.
- In a message dated 9/8/2008 3:54:45 PM EDT, Tom wrote:
Our team concluded that the new CLS syllabus is superior to the old one
This was just the opposite reaction of our district training staff. One
thing that was noted was that NLE does not come before CLS; it's in the middle.
Also noted was that it has been dumbed down and condensed to the point of being
nearly useless for new leaders. Our District Commissioner's opinion is that
we should continue with the old syllabus; it makes more sense. YMMV.
Ralph V. Balfoort, UC
I used to be a beaver (NE III-135)
In the Beaver Patrol as a Scout
And still Ktemaque (Beaver) Chapter,
Kittan Lodge #364, OA
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