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Postby scubascout » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:50 pm

I just made SPL last night, is there any advice, tips, or forms that you recomend,

Thanks
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Postby ASM-142 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:31 pm

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Postby scubascout » Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:40 pm

I have OA and NYLT
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Postby Quailman » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:20 pm

Didn't the previous SPL leave you two envelopes?
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Postby joat » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:36 pm

Get your own copy of the Senior Patrol Leader Handbook and read a chapter or two every night before bed. That will take less than a week. Then get your own copy of the Patrol Leader Handbook and do the same thing.

These books will really help you. Read them over and over, and follow their counsel.
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Postby pipestone1991 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:25 pm

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Postby scubascout » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:03 pm

thanks, but i dont quite understand the envelopes concept

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Postby Quailman » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:30 am

The outgoing SPL tells you that there are two envelopes, labeled 1 and 2, that you can use the first two times you get into trouble.

Let's say you're on a campout and when the chuckboxes are opened, gear is missing, no matches, etc. The entire troop is furious with you. You open envelope number 1 and it says, "Blame the last SPL." This you do, and everyone is okay with that.

Later, at a court of honor, you e-mail instructions to everyone, telling them to bring refreshments, snacks, paper plates, etc. for the reception afterward. Unfortunately, you tell each person to bring paper cups, and they do. It's time for envelope number 2. You open it and it says, "Prepare two envelopes..."

Sorry. It's an old joke. Maybe you could make a skit out of it.
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Postby ASM-142 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:51 am

scubascout wrote:I have OA and NYLT


If you have gone though training and are confident in what you have learned then be yourself. Do not be afraid to ask for advice from others and do not take un-solicitated advice as critism of your ability
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Postby WVBeaver05 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:13 pm

scubascout wrote:I have OA and NYLT

OK, you have completed NYLT. How long since you got out your notebook and notes and reviewed them?

I can promise that you will find things that you didn't recall being there, and that you will look at all of them differently now that you are SPL.

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Postby Chief J » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:25 am

Seek guidance from your SM. The most important role of the SM is to mentor and train the youth leadership.

Have a meeting with him and find out his expectations for your performance. This is a job, and the SM is your boss.

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