MIT Orientation Day
SEC Master Guides in Training (MIT) Programme 2013
SEC MIT ORIENTATION DAY - 2013
10:00 – 10:30 Registration (Get Sweat Shirt Size)
10:30 – 10:45 Devotion
10:45 – 11:00 CRB Application
11:00 – 12:00 MIT Programme Preparation explained
12:00 – 12:30 Camp Equipment Display and Advice (Working Lunch)
12:30 – 13:00 How to survive Church Heritage
13:00 – 14:00 How to complete the course in one year
14:00 – 15:00 Closing Prayer / Advice / Question and Answer
The SEC MIT programme will commence on the weekend of March 3rd at John Loughborough School with an Orientation day.
The main training event for this year (2013 will take place over the bank holiday weekend - May 3rd to 6th 2013. The training was divided into three weekend camps in the past but there will only be one weekend training camp this year.
As a means of helping MITs along, a number of support days have been built into the programme.
- Support Day I – July 7th 2013
- Support Day II – September 1st
- Support Day III – November 3rd
MITs are required to purchase and wear the MIT field uniform at the MIT camp and support days. The MIT field uniform consists of a green sweat top – [ to be purchased at the SEC as part of the registration process ] and a dark bottom (black and navy blue bottoms) along the pathfinder scarf and woggle. The sweat top will be available at the Training Weekend.
YOU MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO DO THE TRAINING SHOULD YOU ARRIVE WITHOUT THE CORRECT UNIFORM
WHAT TO BRING
The SEC will only be providing training! You will need to bring everything else that you need for the weekend. You must make your own eating, sleeping and general wellbeing arrangements. It is recommended that you include the following on your weekend camp inventory list:
- Notebook and pen
- MIT Folder - pay for at registration and collect at Training Weekend
- Uniform - Green sweat top – to be purchased at registration - and dark bottom)
- Waterproof footwear in case it rains – hiking boots are best.
- Socks – enough warm socks to last a four day weekend
- Toiletries – Toothbrushes are essential
- Tent – avoid popup tents
- Sleeping bag and sleeping mat
- Camp Stove and cooking utensils
- Food and eating utensils
- Waterproofs, base layer and other warm clothing
- Personal first aid kit.
- Plastic bags to keep clothes dry incase of flooding
An MIT folder has been prepared by the SEC and is on sale for £25. These folders will be brought to the MIT Training weekend and will be given to those who ordered them at registration.
DURATION OF TRAINING
The SEC run MIT programme can be completed in a minimum of one year. This is because the trainee is expected to be a Pathfinder, Adventurer or Sabbath School staff member for one year, while engaged in the MIT programme If trainees are unable to complete the programme in the recommended one year they will have a further two years to complete the programme. MITs are discouraged from taking longer than three years to complete the training and may be asked to restart the programme if they haven’t completed it within three years. The official end date for this programme, beginning on March 3rd 2013 is Rally Day 2014.
All MIT assessment will be done by the SEC and not by local club staff. Assessments will be done on the four workshop dates mentioned above. A sample folder will be on display at the MIT weekend camp. MITs are encouraged to peruse this folder as it shows the standard of work expected by the SEC Assessors.
Acknowledgement sheets have been prepared and can be downloaded. These forms are the only forms which can and must be signed by club leaders. These are to verify that the MIT is working in the local club; has taught the necessary honours; has planned and executed a field trip etc.
END OF PROGRAMME
The investiture service which will mark the end of this programme is to be held in September, 2014. MIT’s will need to be assessed by the beginning of August and have their names submitted to the SEC so that they can be apart of this investiture. An SEC Master Guide Investiture service will be held once per year going forward.
HOW TO REGISTER
To register interest in the 2012 MIT programme, register your names at the conference office. You will receive an application form and be informed of the cost. You must return the application form, a completed medical form and payment to be registered for the course. The registration fee includes:
- The cost of the Folder;
- The cost of the MIT Sweat shirt;
- The cost of the campsite/grounds and provided amenities
WHERE TO FIND INFO RELATING TO THE PROGRMME
A new SEC Pathfinder Website is to be launch soon. However, at the time this document was prepared, the website was not yet available.
All information relating to this training programme will be found on the SEC Area 8 website: http://secarea8pathfinders.adventistchurch.org.uk/sec-mit
It is also advised that you join the Facebook group called “SEC Master Guides in Training (MITs)”
HOW TO COMPLETE THE MIT PROGRAMME IN ONE YEAR
Church Heritage – this is where most people fail to complete the programme.
Rest of the Programme – Taught session V.s. Self Prepared parts.