This request is NOT directed to you. If you have an account in NCAC and regularly follow event, you are already doing more than your fair share. You do not need another job. But, I bet if you would take a breather from the "one hour a week" work you're doing, you might know someone who is concerned about their future, their community, the future of their children and relatives. Perhaps they are hanging back because they are not able to commit to camping, hiking, and similar outdoor activities. Perhaps their work is too demanding.
There is a program for them.
I need their help and I know they will benefit from it, because everyone who has been involved has gotten value from it.
I'm talking about our challenge program, aka COPE (please keep reading; the acronym is a downer, but the program is awesome).
If you know something about corporate team building, experiential learning, Project Adventure, "The Daring Way™", Raccoon Circles, etc., you know a bit about the COPE program. Our program needs staff, especially adults, who can facilitate sessions.
Adult leaders need the sessions we can provide to help the youth in their groups. After a recent session, Scoutmaster told us:
"I'm sure you'll hear from us again. The PLC (Patrol Leader Council) has already listed COPE as a 2015-2016 activity. You saw less than half our Troop due to schedule conflicts. Those who participated are crowing about how much they enjoyed it, and the others are now understandably jealous."
This was followed by a father who was at the session:
"Hear hear! Please let me add my thanks for a terrific experience. I was taking lots of mental notes for my own use throughout the day, honestly. I have to say that I think the event had a real impact on [my son] - he had a blast and while I don't want to over-analyze, he seems "different" this week - in a really good way."
What's in it for that adult who has "one hour a week"? I got the following from a past course Director:
"COPE was something that changed our lives and it was very fulfilling for us to give that same feeling to so many youth and adults alike. Our lives are very different now; family, careers, etc... from when we were involved."
I discovered the program too late to benefit the boys and adults when I was a Den Leader, Webelos Den Leader, Cubmaster, and Scoutmaster. Boys and girls in my Venture Crew were helped when we started using the program.
People are realizing they and those they lead need help through experiential learning.
I have a program that will enable the right people to be able to deliver that help.
I need people willing and able to commit to being a staff member.
Please help by putting me in touch with those people so we can get them training (it's on our calendar).