Boy Scout Leader-Specific Training, Session 3

Report
Welcome Back
to
Scoutmaster
Specific Training
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Preview of Session Three
Keeping It Going: Program Planning
and Troop Administration
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Program planning- annual planning conference
Advancement
Membership
Paperwork
Finances
The uniform
Other training opportunities
Summary and closing
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Session Three: Keeping It Going
Program Planning
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Five Steps of Annual Troop
Program Planning
• Do your homework
• Get patrol input
• Hold a planning conference
• Consult with the troop committee
• Announce the plan
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Do Your Homework
• Coordinate with other activities
• Set priorities
• General outline
• Senior Patrol Leader
• Adjustments
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Get Patrol Input
• SPL shares plan with Patrol
Leaders’ Council and seeks input
• Patrol Leaders share plan with
Patrol Members and seek input
• Input fed back to Troop Leadership
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Hold a Planning Conference
• Plan for the coming six months
or year
• Attended by
– Patrol Leaders’ Council members
– Scoutmaster
– Assistant Scoutmasters
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Consult With The Troop Committee
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Announce and Publicize the Plan
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Planning Items to Consider
• Boards of review
• Courts of honor
• Year-round
recruiting plan
• Webelos-toScout transition
• Monthly Activities
• Service /Conservation
project
• Scoutmaster’s Youth
Leader Training (ILST)
• PLS and NYLT
ILST – Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
NYLT – National Youth Leadership Training
PLS – Patrol Leadership Skills training course
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Follow – Up
• Monthly PLC meetings
• Adult meetings
–Monthly Roundtables
–Committee meetings
• Weekly review
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Your Primary Planning Tools
• Troop Program Features
• Troop Program Resources
• Troop program support
• Council calendar
• Other calendars
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Session Three: Keeping It Going
Advancement Program
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The Four Steps to Advancement
• A Scout learns
• A Scout is tested
• A Scout is reviewed
• A Scout is recognized
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A Scout Is Reviewed
The Board of Review
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The Board of Review
• Not a retest, but a discussion
• Atmosphere of trust and support
• Encouragement and praise
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A Scout Is Recognized
• Immediately by Scoutmaster
• Publicly in a court of honor
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Timing of Advancement
• Encourage scouts to be self-motivated
• Each Scout learns at his own pace
• Can work on Tenderfoot, Second Class,
and First Class requirements in any order
• Encourage earning First Class within one
year of joining troop
– Need well rounded Troop program
– Use First Class Tracking Sheet
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Strengths of the Advancement Program
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It’s fun
It offers adventure
It allows Scouts to measure their progress
It provides recognition
It promotes development of physical
fitness, character, and citizenship
• But it’s just one of the eight methods
of Scouting!
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Session Three: Keeping It Going
Membership
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Who Can Join?
Any boy who:
• Has graduated fifth grade, OR
• Is 11 Years old, OR
• Has earned the Arrow of Light
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Why Recruit ?
• For the good of the boys
• For the good of the troop
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Secrets to Growing A Troop
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Retain current members
Bring Webelos Scouts into the troop
Build strong pack relationships
Recruit boys not currently in Scouting
Emphasize the importance of Scouting
to parents
• Accept the responsibility to bring in new
members
• Encourage boys to recruit other boys
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The biggest disservice we can do
is fail to give a boy an invitation
to take advantage of all that
Scouting has to offer.
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Break
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Session Three: Keeping it Going
Paperwork
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Share the Paperwork!
• Charter renewal
• Quality Unit Award
• Money earning
application
• Tour permit
• Advancement
records
• Eagle Service
Project Workbook
• NESA Applications
• Membership
applications
• Health forms
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Session Three: Keeping it Going
Finances
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Troop Finances
• Troop expenses
• Troop budget
• Money-earning projects
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Troop Finances
• Expenses:
– Charter Fee
– Registration
– Program Materials
– Activities
– Boys Life
– Accident Insurance
– Reserve Fund
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Troop Finances
• Troop Budget:
– Preparation
– Review
– Approval
– Presentation
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Troop Finances
• Money Earning Projects
– Help support troop program
– Meaningful activities
– Incentives for participation
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Session Three: Keeping it Going
The Uniform
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The Uniform
Official
Activity
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The Uniform
• Promotes comradeship and
recognition
• NOT required for boys
• Adults should set example
• Uniform Bank
• Purchase
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Session Three: Keeping it Going
Other Training
Opportunities
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The BSA Training Continuum
Fast Start
This
Is
Scouting
Position
(Program)
Specific
Training
Wood
Badge
Includes IOLS for
Sustained and supported with:
- Supplemental training
- Roundtables
- Publications
SM and ASM
Increasing
Experience
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Supplemental Training
• Boy Scout
Roundtables
• Advanced Camping
Skills
• Climb On Safely
• Project COPE
Passport to High
Adventure Training
• Other local training
• Youth Leader Training
• Philmont Training
Center
• Troop Annual Planning
Conference
• Video Support
• Powder Horn
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Scoutmasters & assistants need to attend
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
to be considered “trained”
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Session Three: Keeping It Going
Summary and Closing
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The Methods of Scouting
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Ideals
Patrol method
Outdoors
Advancement
• Association with
adults
• Personal growth
• Leadership
development
• Uniform
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Recognition Ceremonies
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Boys want ceremony
Positive reinforcement
Acknowledge achievement
Encouragement to continue
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Plan, Re-plan, and Plan Some More!
• Set the scene
• Make it meaningful
• Keep it simple
• Involve the boy leaders
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Delivering the Scouting Promise:
“Adventure, learning,
challenge, responsibility –
the promise of Scouting
is all this and more…”
That’s why we’re here!
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Thousands of volunteers have been in
your position…
and thousands have succeeded!
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You can deliver
the promise of Scouting!
What will your action plan be?
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National Resources
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Scoutmaster Handbook
Troop Committee Guidebook
Scouting magazine
Boys’ Life
National web sites
www.scouting.org
www.scoutingmagazine.org
www.scoutstuff.org
• Guide to Safe Scouting
• Other books and pamphlets
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Local Resources
• Monmouth Council Service Center
(Morganville)
• Scout Executive
• District Executive and other support staff
• Commissioner staff
• Camping facilities (QHSR and FSR)
• Program support
• Fundraising programs
• Training
• Activities
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Local Information Sources
• Roundtable
Monthly meeting
For all leaders
Conducted by the district
Program ideas and fun
• Council web site,
newsletters
www.monmouthbsa.org
• Commissioner Service
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Punch Line
• Boy Scouting is fun for everyone involved
• The program is already designed for you
• There is great value for the boys and adults
• The program works if adults set the example
Every Scout deserves a trained leader!
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Questions,
Comments?
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Recognition Time
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