Notes from Activity team meeting held at county office June 28th 2006
Present Keith Hampson, Ken Sever, Chris Harbut, Steve Tiffany
Apologies Mark Kennedy, Caroline Macann, Gordon Bestwick
We discussed the changes is qualifications for some assessor disciplines and the potential impact they may have. There is a fact sheet that lists them all, it ishttp://www.scoutbase.org.uk/library/hqdocs/facts/pdfs/fs120104.pdf .
County activity workshops
We had mini debrief of how we could improve the recent workshops that had been run.
Artificial wall climbing
Two had had to be run to meet the demand. The last one had several leaders on it who had not really climbed before. We discussed how to overcome this, it was decided that an application form with previous experience was needed. This can be the standard application form for assessment.
Future workshops could then have an additional evening for complete beginners, to ensure they can belay correctly.
Basic hill walking
The demand for this was greater then expected there should have been 19 on the workshop but in the end there was only 10. Which meant the student to instructor ration was only 2:1. It was agreed that the evening practical sessions could be just 2 and cover the same subjects. It was also decided that an instructors planning session was needed before the next workshop.
The day practical needs to be a full day (world cup!) and the student should be split into ability groups on the evening to ensure everyone got the most out of the session.
Mark Kennedy was running his sessions at Sale water park and there seemed to be a good take up. Keith will contact Mark to see if there is any BCU star award take up.
Poor turn out
It was unfortunate that there was such a poor turn out. It was agreed that future meeting would not be held in the summer period when evening are long and activities many. We still need to build the team and more people are needed on it. Please ensure all districts are represented at the next one.
Date of next meeting Tuesday 14th Nov at 19:45 County office.