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  • David Taylor Jr.

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    July 18, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    They aren’t.

  • David Taylor Jr.

    Administrator
    June 25, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    In fairness, I resigned from staff last month over the Trail Life issue Jim.

  • David Taylor Jr.

    Administrator
    February 25, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Just got done watching this, wow, crazy car designs for sure!

  • David Taylor Jr.

    Administrator
    February 12, 2021 at 8:29 am

    Good information @dave-gregg !

    Even after Covid restrictions pass, I believe Zoom (and tools like it) will still be good for various uses in a Brigade setting and these are good guidelines to help keep everyone safe.

  • David Taylor Jr.

    Administrator
    February 6, 2021 at 12:07 am
  • David Taylor Jr.

    Administrator
    November 30, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    The more I think about this topic, the more I lean towards mentors should be Brigade Leaders. Why do we have non-Brigade people mentoring Brigadiers and talking about Brigade topics?

    I recently read the 1963 edition of “Boys For Christ.” I had already been thinking about this and then read something that gave my thought some validation. The book said “Only Captains and Lieutenants are qualified to sign off on achievement tests.”

    I am not saying that we should necessarily change, but to me, there was a reason that in earlier days of Brigade that was the thought process and, to me, that thought process makes total sense.

  • David Taylor Jr.

    Administrator
    November 30, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Without formalizing it, our unit does very much this same thing. Each leader has his wheelhouse or wheelhouses based on his interests and strengths.

  • David Taylor Jr.

    Administrator
    November 30, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    @shaima the link doesn’t seem to be working.

  • David Taylor Jr.

    Administrator
    February 24, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    I agree Keith, this is a very good book by Kevin DeYoung!

  • David Taylor Jr.

    Administrator
    February 8, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Oh this is at least some good news!

  • David Taylor Jr.

    Administrator
    February 6, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Unfortunately, at the moment, the state of West Virginia will not let Hemlock Brigade Camp open for the Summer.

  • David Taylor Jr.

    Administrator
    February 6, 2021 at 12:01 am

    While it is true that to be an official unit there must be a signed working agreement with the church, there is really nothing stopping a dad from purchasing the material and going through it with his son or a group of dads/sons. Just like there is nothing stopping a youth group from purchasing a bunch of copies of Leadership Trails and using it as a discipleship training program without being a Brigade Unit.

  • David Taylor Jr.

    Administrator
    December 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    @davegregg this conversation has actually prompted me to come up with some training for mentors that work with guys in our local unit. I’m currently writing a “Mentor Handbook.”

    I’ll be glad to share it when it is complete.

  • David Taylor Jr.

    Administrator
    December 8, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    I can come up with something.

  • David Taylor Jr.

    Administrator
    December 8, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Ah yes, the old model (which we are trying out with one of our Corporals and Brigadiers this year) is that actually the corporal would do a lot of the mentoring and would decide when a brigadier was ready to sign off on something. Then they would be sent to a Sr. Leader for completing the step.

    I like this model for two reasons. 1. It allows the corporal to really build relationally with the guys in their squads at a much deeper level than just the weekly squad meeting. 2. It allows the Sr. Leaders to have more 1-1 contact with the regular members and not just the Leadership Team.

    I’m not saying that we shouldn’t use mentors outside of the unit. But there are pros and cons to both models as have already been discussed.

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