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The delegating scoutmaster 2014 BSA

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For the BSA Troop Scoutmaster to learn how to share the work load and have more fun and a bigger impact on the lives of young men.

For the BSA Troop Scoutmaster to learn how to share the work load and have more fun and a bigger impact on the lives of young men.

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  • 1. The Delegating Scoutmaster Steven Myers Scoutmaster Troop One Akron Central Region Area 4 Venturing Associate Advisor myers@uakron.edu University of Scouting, GTC, March 1, 2014 1
  • 2. Approximate Price $110 / Whitewater –or-- $95 / Canopy Tour 2
  • 3. SCOUTMASTER Doing it ALONE? Feel alone? Are you a “one-man” show? 3
  • 4. TOO MUCH? BURNOUT LACK OF FOCUS 4
  • 5. What are the duties of the Scoutmaster ? 5
  • 6. WHAT’S IMPORTANT? The Scouts under your charge New in 2014 Volume 1 … each who deserves a trained leader 6
  • 7. WHAT’S IMPORTANT? THE MISSION OF THE BSA IS TO PREPARE YOUNG PEOPLE TO MAKE ETHICAL AND MORAL CHOICES OVER THEIR LIFETIMES BY INSTILLING IN THEM THE VALUES OF THE SCOUT OATH AND LAW 7
  • 8. WHAT’S NOT IMPORTANT? 8
  • 9. WHAT’S NOT IMPORTANT EVERYTHING ELSE! 1. Don’t sweat the small stuff 2. It’s all small stuff (except for the mission) 9
  • 10. The SM must move beyond • Planning of … – meetings – Games – Events • • • • Outings Making reservations Taking money Being involved in fundraising • Creating permission slips • Keeping records • Teaching the troop • Speaking to the troop (except at end) • And so on and so on… 10
  • 11. Give your jobs away To youth leaders SPL PLC Patrol members 11
  • 12. Train them, let them lead! 12
  • 13. Make up positions if necessary ASPL ASPL – New ASPL – Exp ASPL – V Sr. TG TG Roving TG TG-Summer Camp director Instructor Patrol Instructor LNT Trainer FA Trainer 13
  • 14. Give your jobs away To Assistant Scoutmasters ASM – New ASM – Experienced ASM – Venture ASM – Patrol Advisor ASM – physical arrangements (QM advisor) ASM – camping coordinator (Scribe advisor) ASM - OA liaison ASM - Venturing Crew liaison ASM – other (come on make them up!) 14
  • 15. Give your jobs away To Troop Committee Members Camping coordination Advance Arrangements Recruitment Advancement Retention Training Other – come on make them up … 15
  • 16. Give your jobs away To Scout Parents dinners recruitment dealing with new parents fund raising help with equipment COH other (come on make up some job descriptions… ) 16
  • 17. Reward those you delegate, those you serve and who serve you. Scout of the Quarter Scout of the Year Scouter of the Quarter 17
  • 18. The only job a Scoutmaster must not delegate is “keeper of the flame” A leadership commitment to Scouting’s mission as an integral part of the troop’s program 18
  • 19. Scoutmaster as the Keeper of the Flame SM  PLC  (tinder) (kindling) Patrol Method (fuel) 19
  • 20. Know and use the leadership styles of situational leadership • Directing • Hands in your pockets • Guiding • Coffee cup in your hand • Coaching • Butt in a chair, mouth shut (mostly) • “Go ask the SPL” • Delegating 20
  • 21. So what must the Scoutmaster BE? KNOW? & DO? 21
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  • 24. Scoutmaster Value • Provide continuity • Keep the vision going • Leave and carry forth the legacy of scouting • Mentor your youth leaders • Mentor your scouts as they advance • Mentor your scouts • Set the example 24
  • 25. Building Youth: Scoutmaster Conferences Rank conference Main focus Scout Oath Scout to Second Class Learning the skills, it’s all about them. Duty to Self First Class Are you ready to take on leadership? Duty to Others Star How are you learning to serve? Life LIFE-time commitment to scouting ideals? Love. God. Country. Duty to God and Country Eagle Trail to Eagle On my Honor 25