Where do Scout leaders get plugged in to find out what’s new? Am I missing something?? So much of what I learn, I find out by accident. Just to name a few of the recent big ones:
- I was a months late in discovering the new Journey To Excellence program.
- Earlier this year, I found out ILST replaced TLT back in 2010.
- I just learned a new Eagle project workbook was announced sometime in 2011.
What’s most frustrating is that I ATTEND ROUNDTABLE!!
I have gone to this meeting every single month since being put in as Scoutmaster two years ago. I have also attended University of Scouting every year and completed all the other training I am aware of. So how could I feel so disconnected from the source of all this scouting information? How much more active do I need to be in order to find things out *before* it’s old news to others? If I wasn’t constantly exploring other Scout-related topics, I’m not sure how I’d learn about these changes. I appreciate those who are already connected and post info that causes people like me to ask more questions. …but I want to get plugged in to where this news comes from, directly.
So tell me, what is that source??
UPDATE: I’ve since discovered a tool called MyBSA that appears to include several things that could be this source I’m looking for. More specifically:
- National Council News Update, an electronic bulletin board for current program news
- MyTraining for training resources, including webinars and self-paced videos
However, when I try logging in with my BSA Passport Account (the same one you use for MyScouting.org), it says I don’t have have access and to contact my local system administrator… now who would that be?
Even when I have other questions at a council level (not including camp reservations or training registration), I have no idea who to talk to for answers. Is it just me??