Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Leader Specific Training

I volunteered, last week, to teach the "leader specific training" class for Venturing. This was a Council Level training but was in my District so everyone in our local area was invited to come.

Well, I was pretty sure that I wouldn't get a whole bunch of Venture Leaders to this training so I planned on about 5. So, I studied for about 6 hours the week previous, I arrived at the training facility and how many Venture Leaders do you think were there? ONE!!!!! Only One Venture Leader showed up for the Leader Specific Training. YIKES!!! How embarrassing.

There has been a lot of talk in our area about losing our 14 to 18 year old boys. Well, here is one of the symptoms of the problems. We don't have any trained leaders. AARRRRGGGHHH!

I have decided to make a goal of having 10 leaders come to the next training that is in our area. I will email and call church leaders and let them know what happened and the next time, everyone will know about it. The next training is in 6 months.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so impressed at your willingness to keep scouting at a high impact level. Especially since I know your love/hate relationship as a young boy. You are a good man with alot to give to these boys, and I can see you struggle with why other men don't see the benefits for boys to stay active in scouts. Even Mike has commented on people in our ward who don't have the scouting vision. They just see it as a place to send their kid and flub alot of the requirements.
I'm just rambling. You keep up the good work.
Mel