Begin Your Junior Sherlockian Training!
As a Junior Sherlockian-in-Training, you will complete the 2-2-1-b tasks to explore, experience, and extend your understanding and appreciation of Sherlock Holmes. The tasks will provide you with an in-depth study of Sherlock Holmes’ character traits, observational skills, capacity for critical thought, and inductive and deductive reasoning. Upon completion of the 2-2-1-b tasks and submission of “training evidence,” a certificate of completion will be granted from the Junior Sherlockian Society.
The Start of the Junior Sherlockian Society
In 2016, Andrew Solberg suggested the idea of a Junior Sherlockian Society.
"For many years, I thought that the Beacons should consider starting a junior Sherlockian society with membership cards, birthday greetings from Sherlock Holmes, and other things. I remember when I was young, I joined the Junior Forest Ranger program and got a card and a greeting from Smokey Bear. It was very exciting for me, and I have remembered it all my life. I think that this initiative would require its own champion to get it done, someone who does not currently have chairmanship responsibility."
Shannon Carlisle, a teacher in Franklin, TN, took the idea and ran with it, creating an amazing program for young Sherlockians to participate in. The program set out the goals of:
The program was officially launched in August, 2017, and since then, thousands of students and young Sherlockians have visited the website and completed the tasks to become a Junior Sherlockian.