As title says, what do you think about the ONE program?
I'm a Venture in Greystones and have been in scouting since I was a little beaver, I never saw a problem with the system and last week we had out ONE program training, to which all leaders and ventures came.
I think the ONE program is utter rubbish...
I hate this whole S.P.I.C.E.S. thing - it's getting to educational, it's like being in school, you go to scouts for a laugh, not to get all spiritual and emotional!
Also, they now want us to buy all sorts of expensive books in unnecessary leather cases, all of which seems a waste of money.
Also, I can understand the part about giving the scouts and cubs more of a say in what they do, as a venture in the pilot scheme for the last few years we've basically run ourselves, but beavers being given a say in what they do is mad! And then trying to get them to sit down and talk about how they could improve it? All they want to do is run around and play! And they expect them to be "tribes" and call their leaders "tribal elders"? I've been helping out as a beaver leader for a while now and I really think this is too much for them to try and take in.
In summary so, the way i see what happened is:
>CBSI and SAI merge
>"Oh look, we have alot of money now!"
>"let's make a new program to use the money!"
>"Oh damn, we wasted the money!
>"Let's use this half-arsed attempt at a program and sell expensive books!"