September 14 2019 Cub Parent and Leader Orientation Training Signup Survey

This a "sign up survey" for Cub Parent and Leader Orientation Training on Saturday, September 14, 2019 (10:00 am to 1:15) at the Volunteer Service Center (1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA 30339), but come early and get some coffee and a Chick fil A biscuit.  A light lunch will be served.  This is a free event.   

This program is an both introduction to Cub Scouting for all parents (since you'll either help your den leader or be a leader) and a combination of "Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training" for all Pack Roles -- that makes this ideal as a "Cub Scout Leader Team Training" for your whole team -- what you do to share ideas and make plans with your team may be the best part of the program.  This program is geared to give your team of Parents and Den Leaders and Cubmasters and Assistants and Committee Members the knowledge and skills they need to have a fun and meaningful activities for your Scouts.

We require "advance signup" because we will provide materials for attendees, and we cannot magically produce extra copies for people who "drop in".   We reserve the right to cancel this program if we do not have 8 or more advance signups by 8:00 pm on the Thursday before -- we'll let you know if you sign up if this cancels, but otherwise it is "on".  

More details about the class are in the survey below . . .

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* 1. First . . .

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* 2. My Cub Scout leadership role is (select all that apply -- for new leaders wondering about the animal names, Lions are in Kindergarten, Tigers 1st Grade, Wolves 2nd Grade, Bears 3rd Grade, and Webelos are 4th and 5th Grade):

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* 3. Have you participated in a Scout Leader training course before?

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* 4. Note: this "Cub Scout Leader Specific Training" will not divide into separate Den Leader, Cubmaster and Committee training classes. The reasons are that this approaches just makes more sense:  this is an introduction program for all parents and leaders to get the most of the Cub Scouting experience, so we want you to find out how you would like to help ... and:

1) in Cub Scouting, you're either a Den Leader leading Scouts, or your job is to help your Den Leader lead Scouts ... so to help Den Leaders as a Committee Member or Cubmaster, you need to know what Den Leaders do;

2) over 75% of the online training content for Cubmasters, Den Leaders, and Committee Chairs consists of exactly the same modules, and some of the online modules for one “type” of leader are also pretty useful to others (like Committee people can better help if they have a basic idea of what the Cubmaster and Den Leaders are trying to do);

3)  sometimes Cubmasters and Den Leaders handle some of the “planning” and “support” elements that a Committee might do (in fact, online training says that Den Leaders and Cubmasters should also be on the Pack committee), so this makes it easier for those direct contact leaders to know those roles and recruit help to take over the jobs -- both to get it done if nobody steps up,  and to pass the job to a willing Helper when you find one

As a result, the class will run a little longer than a "one level only" class to cover the differences and ways to "incorporate all" in one meeting.

Does that present a concern for you?

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* 5. To help us plan, tell us some more information about your Pack, its Scouts, and its Leadership.

First . . . how big was your Pack this past spring?

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* 6. Also: the Trainers reserve the right to cancel the session on 24 hours notice if fewer than 7 attendees are firmly committed to attend.

The reason for this is that the lessons cannot be effectively learned without having at least a "den size" in the Class -- and attendees will have a more valuable experience in a larger group. You can check in with cubleadertraining@southfultonscouting.com for updates on signups as the date approaches.

Does this create a problem for you?

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* 7. Are there others you know of in your Pack who would be interested in attending this Cub Leader Training class?

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* 8. Thank you for your responses. Please let us know if you have any other questions or comments about our Training -- like whether you have specific topics, questions or issues you would like to see covered in this class? -- put them below, or email cubleadertraining@southfultonscouting.com with your comments.

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