Scouting, Volume 38, Number 10, December 1950 Page: 28
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FIRST MEETING AGENDA
SONGS (COLLEGE ROUSERS)
COACHING AS A VOCATION
SLIDES OR FILMS
QUESTIONS PERIOD OR PANEL
CIDER AND DOUGHNUTS
(Program will be timed with Stop & Go Sign and
buzzer, bell, or gong.)
A "YOUR HOBBY COLLEGE STARTS NEXT
W MONTH, HELP US HIRE THE FACULTY."
So read the sign as we entered the Explorers'
Bill, the Senior Crew Leader, called us to order,
and said, "Fellows this special meeting was called
at the request of our Advisor. He has a project
and he wants our opinion. Do you want to present
it now Mr. Miller?"
"Thanks Bill," said the Advisor. "The Scout
Council is interested in helping you fellows find out
all you want to about a given line of work. We
have some questionnaires here we'd like you to fill
out. At the top, write in what you're interested in;
that is, do you want to be a lawyer, a carpenter,
a farmer, a store manager or . .
His voice was drowned out as one wise guy said
he wanted to be a telephone man and was inter-
ested in a "certain number." The fellows soon
cooled him off and convinced him that he should
get a new "line."
The interruption gave the Senior Crew Leader
a chance to emphasize that we have only three or
four more years to spend at home, and now is the
time to find out what we can do about our future
Our Advisor continued: "Write the name of the
line of work you're interested in at the top. Circle
the number of each question below which you want
"Then what happens" asked one Explorer.
"We'll turn the papers over to the Council, and
I am interested in as my
vocation. Please give me answers to the questions
1. How do I get started in this vocation?
2. How much education do I need?
3. Do they have "on the job" training?
4. What kinds of work do those engaged in this
5. How much capital or equipment are needed
for this work?
6. Is the work steady or irregular?
7. Is the work varied or monotonous?
8. What do you think are the interesting things
about this work?
9. Is it easy or difficult to get a start in this
10. What is the beginning rate of pay?
11. What are the chief requirements for success?
12. How long does it take to reach the "good
13. Are promotions rapid or slow?
14. Are promotions made from the ranks?
15. Does the product or service of this vocation
contribute to the welfare, health or hap-
piness of the people who use it?
16. What are the hazards to life and health?
17. Does the work afford a good environment?
18. What are the unpleasant or disagreeable
things in this vocation?
19. What is the vacation arrangement?
20. Does the work permit a good home life?
21. Might the work lead to a better vocation?
22. Where else can I get information about this
type of work?
they will list the selections of vocations from all
the Explorers and 'hire' a faculty accordingly. The
time and place of the first meeting of the Hobby
College has already been set. The first meeting will
be an entertaining one. The 'main wheel' will be a
leading college coach."
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