Our most recent survey sought to rack how we are answering questions, finding information and improving our skills as Scout leaders.
Some of these resources are online, some are offline but Scouters responding to this survey are much more dependent on online resources – no big surprise there!
Who responded? 51 Scout leaders replied to the survey and identified themselves as follows:
Many respondents wear more than one hat in Scouting – not surprising, but not the best situation either.
What resources do they use?
Scouters are still dependent on local training events but are almost equally using online resources like blogs, websites and podcasts to learn and improve their skills. Slightly fewer use books and publications.
Scouters most often refer to official literature to answer their policy or procedure related questions. This may be printed or online resources. Some answered that they look for information by asking others through forums, searches on the internet or face-to-face. Naturally we’d hope that they confirm their findings in Scouting literature.
What specific resources do Scouters responding to the survey use? That and more in tomorrow’s second installment of the report.