Instilling the Ideals

Report
Aims and Methods
of Scouting
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Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to • understand the underlying principles of
Scouting
• realize how the aims of Scouting apply to
Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity
Scouting, and Venturing
• relate the aims of Scouting to their own
lives and BSA responsibilities
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An Exercise
• Think about young people you know
currently in Scouting
• Imagine them 10 years from now (Where
will they be? What will they be doing?)
• Write down on the back of the Aims of
Scouting work sheet some qualities they
may possess that they gained from their
Scouting experience
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Could The Qualities Include
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self-motivation
high expectations
focus
interest in the
outdoors
• technical skills
• leadership ability
• citizenship
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Discuss: What Is
Scouting?
• Baden-Powell called it “a game with a
purpose”
• “Purpose” = Aims of Scouting: to help
youth
– become better people
– fully realize their potential
• “Game” = Methods of Scouting: eg,
service, outdoor adventure, meetings,
advancement
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Specific Aims
• Character Development:
personal qualities, values, and
outlook
• Citizenship Training: living and
working among others with rules
based on the common good
• Mental and Physical Fitness
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Specific Methods
Cub
Boy/Varsity
Venturing
Instilling the Ideals
Instilling the Ideals
Instilling the Ideals
Den
Patrol/Squad
Crew
Advancement
Advancement
Recognition
Family Involvement
Adult Association
Adult Association
Activities
Outdoor Activities
High Adventure
Home/Neighborhood
Personal Growth
Teaching Others
Uniform
Uniform
Leadership Development Leadership
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Why Similar,
Yet Different, Methods?
• Learn and experience in age-appropriate
ways
• Opportunities for increasing
responsibilities and leadership
development
• Allow youth to progress from dependence
on adults for direction to independence
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The Foundation:
Instilling the Ideals
• Underlying the “Aims and Methods of
Scouting” is a foundation of values – the
ideals
– Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack
– Boy Scout Oath and Boy Scout Law
– Varsity Scout Oath
– Venturing Oath
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An Exercise
• List on your work sheet specific ways
that the BSA program has brought to life
the aims, ideals, and methods of Scouting
in the various programs, especially your
own
• Discuss how do your ideas about aims,
values, and methods relate back to youth
– in the program
– not in the program
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Do You / Can You . . .
• understand the underlying principles of
Scouting?
• realize how the aims of Scouting apply to
Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity
Scouting, and Venturing?
• relate the aims of Scouting to your own life
and BSA responsibilities?
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