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Scoutmaster Position
Specific Training
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Scoutmaster Position
Specific Training
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Scoutmaster Position Specific
Training
Why are we here?
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Why Are We Here?
How effectively the Boy Scouts of America
influences the lives of youth depends on its
leaders and their ability to apply the aims and
methods of Scouting.
Scoutmaster Position-Specific training is the
BSA’s initial level of training for troop leaders.
When Scoutmaster Position-Specific training and
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) have
both been completed, new Scoutmasters have the
tools needed to run an effective Scouts BSA
program.
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Boy Scouts of America Mission Statement
The mission of the Boy Scouts of
America 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.
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Boy Scouts of America Mission Statement
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America 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.
Think about Scouts you know. Now - imagine the same
scouts 10 years in the future:
what they might be doing
where they could be living
how they will be spending their time
What qualities will these young men exhibit in the
future that they will gain from their current Scouting
experience?
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Qualities Gained from Scouting
Self-motivation
High Expectations
Focus
Interest in the Outdoors
Technical Skills
Leadership Ability
Citizenship
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Qualities Gained from Scouting
Self-motivation
High Expectations
Focus
Interest in the Outdoors
Technical Skills
Leadership Ability
Citizenship
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Aims and Methods
of Scouting
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AIMS AND METHODS OF SCOUTING
Ask participants to name the Aims of
Scouting
After the discussion go to the next
page to make sure you go over the
main 4 Aims
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Aims and Methods of Scouting
Character Development
Leadership Development
Citizenship Training
Physical and Mental Fitness
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Aims and Methods of Scouting
Character Development
Leadership Development
Citizenship Training
Physical and Mental Fitness
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Methods of Scouts BSA
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• Ideals
• Adult association
• Personal growth
• Leadership development
Ideals
Scout Oath and Law – hard to live up to!
Must continually try to improve
Adult Association
Learn by watching how adults conduct themselves
Scout leaders can be positive role models
Listening, encouraging, and taking a sincere interest will make a
profound difference in their lives
Personal Growth
Planning activities and meeting goals
Good Turn Daily - successfully teaches service to others
Community service projects
Religious emblems program
Conferences and Boards of Review
Leadership Development
Both shared and total leadership situations
Gain understanding of leadership concepts by doing them
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Methods of Scouts BSA
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• Uniform
• Patrols
• Outdoors
• Advancement
Uniform
Visibility - positive image in the community
Shows commitment to ideals of Scouting
World brotherhood of Scouting
Levels the playing field
Patrols
Patrol Method = participating citizenship
Gives responsibility
Teaches how to accept responsibility
Outdoors
Designed to take place outdoors
Share responsibilities and learn to live with one another
Learn appreciation for nature
Advancement
Goal setting – challenges conquered
At each Scout's own pace - time management
Recognition for hard work
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How Programs Stray
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• Low expectations for youth leaders
• Treating Scouts BSA like Cubs
• Not following age-appropriate
guidelines
• Favoritism
• Multiple standards
• Troop Rules contrary to BSA
• Inappropriate Fundraising
• Not conducting the program
according to BSA guidelines
How Programs Stray
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• Low expectations for youth leaders
• Treating Scouts BSA like Cubs
• Not following age-appropriate
guidelines
• Favoritism
• Multiple standards
• Troop Rules contrary to BSA
• Inappropriate Fundraising
• Not conducting the program according
to BSA guidelines
Aims and Methods - Summary
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Scouts BSA is a program that serves
youth from 10 through 17 years old.
Scoutmasters must stay true to the aims
of Scouting and help youth leaders in
troops plan and lead exciting, fun, and
safe activities using the methods of the
Scouts BSA program.
Aims and Methods - Summary
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Scouts BSA is a program that serves
youth from 10 through 17 years old.
Scoutmasters must stay true to the aims
of Scouting and help youth leaders in
troops plan and lead exciting, fun, and
safe activities using the methods of the
Scouts BSA program.
Role of the Scoutmaster
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What are the Qualities of a Scoutmaster?
What are the Qualities of a
Scoutmaster?
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Ask participants – then move to next
page to make sure all the items listed
have been hit upon.
Qualities of a Scoutmaster
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• Works well with youth
• Cares about Scouts and ensures their safety
• Teaches Scouts how to do things for
themselves
• Understands the Scouting program
• Sets a positive example
• Is comfortable in the outdoors
• Develops the other adult leaders
• Communicates well with adults and Scouts
Qualities of a Scoutmaster
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• Works well with youth
• Cares about Scouts and ensures their safety
• Teaches Scouts how to do things for
themselves
• Understands the Scouting program
• Sets a positive example
• Is comfortable in the outdoors
• Develops the other adult leaders
• Communicates well with adults and Scouts
Be, Know, Do
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A Scoutmaster must BE ...
• A role model of leadership skills expected of the Scouts
• A coach and a guide as the youth grow through Scouting
• An example for the aims of Scouting
—Exemplary character
—Model citizen
—Physically fit, mentally awake, and morally straight
• Approachable
• Respectful
• Trusted
Be, Know, Do
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A Scoutmaster must BE ...
• A role model of leadership skills expected of the Scouts
• A coach and a guide as the youth grow through Scouting
• An example for the aims of Scouting
—Exemplary character
—Model citizen
—Physically fit, mentally awake, and morally straight
• Approachable
• Respectful
• Trusted
Be, Know, Do
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A Scoutmaster must KNOW ...
• Scouting works best when the Scouts are the leaders
• The patrol method is the best way to run a troop
• The basic skills that are expected from the Scouts
• How to use the Guide to Safe Scouting
• The tools and resources available from the district and council
—Unit commissioners
—Training opportunities for youth and adults
—Roundtables and supplemental training opportunities
—High-adventure opportunities to keep older Scouts
enthusiastic
Be, Know, Do
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A Scoutmaster must KNOW ...
• Scouting works best when the Scouts are the leaders
• The patrol method is the best way to run a troop
• The basic skills that are expected from the Scouts
• How to use the Guide to Safe Scouting
• The tools and resources available from the district and council
—Unit commissioners
—Training opportunities for youth and adults
—Roundtables and supplemental training opportunities
—High-adventure opportunities to keep older Scouts
enthusiastic
Be, Know, Do
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A Scoutmaster must DO ...
• Everything possible to help the Scouts become leaders
• Model the aims of Scouting in their daily lives
• Train and develop assistant Scoutmasters
• Their own recurring and supplemental training to improve
• The work needed to partner with the troop committee
• Communicate effectively with Scouts, parents, and leaders
• Uphold the standards of the BSA and the charter
Be, Know, Do
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A Scoutmaster must DO ...
• Everything possible to help the Scouts become leaders
• Model the aims of Scouting in their daily lives
• Train and develop assistant Scoutmasters
• Their own recurring and supplemental training to improve
• The work needed to partner with the troop committee
• Communicate effectively with Scouts, parents, and leaders
• Uphold the standards of the BSA and the charter
Role of the Scoutmaster -
Summary
Scoutmasters have important roles to play to ensure a
successful Scouting experience for the Scouts and for
the chartered organization.
The best Scoutmasters give the Scouts opportunities
to learn, practice, and demonstrate good leadership in
Scout-led troops.
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Role of the Scoutmaster -
Summary
Scoutmasters have important roles to play to ensure a
successful Scouting experience for the Scouts and for
the chartered organization.
The best Scoutmasters give the Scouts opportunities
to learn, practice, and demonstrate good leadership in
Scout-led troops.
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Patrol Method
What Is A Patrol?
Kinds of Patrols
Patrol Leadership
Why Have Patrol Meetings?
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Patrol Method
What Is A Patrol?
Kinds of Patrols
Patrol Leadership
Why Have Patrol Meetings?
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Patrol Method
What Is a Patrol?
• Basic unit of a troop
• 6-8 Scouts
• Has a youth leader
• Has a name
• Has a flag
• Has a yell
• Camps together
• Competes as a team
• Leads ceremonies
• Are semi permanent
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Patrol Method
What Is a Patrol?
• Basic unit of a troop
• 6-8 Scouts
• Has a youth leader
• Has a name
• Has a flag
• Has a yell
• Camps together
• Competes as a team
• Leads ceremonies
• Are semi permanent
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Patrol Method
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Kinds of Patrols
• New-Scout patrol
• Traditional patrol
• Older-Scout patrol
• National Honor Patrol (award)
Patrol Method
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Kinds of Patrols
• New-Scout patrol
• Traditional patrol
• Older-Scout patrol
• National Honor Patrol (award)
Patrol Method
Patrol Leadership
• Patrol leader
• Assistant patrol leader
• Scribe, Quartermaster, Cheermaster
• Troop guide (as coach)
• Patrol advisor (as advisor)
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Patrol Method
Patrol Leadership
• Patrol leader
• Assistant patrol leader
• Scribe, Quartermaster,
Cheermaster
• Troop guide (as coach)
• Patrol advisor (as advisor)
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Patrol Method
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Why Have Patrol Meetings?
• Plan patrol activities
• Collect the dues
• Prepare for outings
• Clean and repair gear
• Play games
• Work on skills
• Rehearse ceremonies
Patrol Method
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Why Have Patrol Meetings?
• Plan patrol activities
• Collect the dues
• Prepare for outings
• Clean and repair gear
• Play games
• Work on skills
• Rehearse ceremonies
Patrol Method
Different Kinds of Patrols
New Scout Patrol
Traditional Patrol
Older Scout Patrol
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Patrol Method
Different Kinds of Patrols
New Scout Patrol
Traditional Patrol
Older Scout Patrol
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New Scout Patrol
• Just joined the troop at the same time
• New to Scouting
• Were probably a Webelos den or group of friends
• Patrol leaders serve shorter terms
• Has an older Scout to assist them (troop guide)
• Has an assistant Scoutmaster to coach them
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New Scout Patrol
• Just joined the troop at the same time
• New to Scouting
• Were probably a Webelos den or group of friends
• Patrol leaders serve shorter terms
• Has an older Scout to assist them (troop guide)
• Has an assistant Scoutmaster to coach them
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Traditional Patrol
• Friends with similar interests and abilities
• Chose to be in the patrol together
• Range of ages
(no more than three years between oldest
and youngest)
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Traditional Patrol
• Friends with similar interests and abilities
• Chose to be in the patrol together
• Range of ages
(no more than three years between oldest
and youngest)
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Older Scout Patrol
• Experienced Scouts
• 14 years or older
• Participate in higher adventures
(see age- appropriate guidelines)
• Serve as youth leaders
• Keeps older Scouts engaged and contributing
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Older Scout Patrol
• Experienced Scouts
• 14 years or older
• Participate in higher adventures
(see age- appropriate guidelines)
• Serve as youth leaders
• Keeps older Scouts engaged and contributing
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Balancing the Patrols’ Needs
Outing theme is Backpacking
How would you design programs for each
patrol type to fit your theme?
New Scout Patrol
Traditional Patrol
Older Scout Patrol
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Balancing the Patrols’ Needs
Outing theme is Backpacking
How would you design programs for each
patrol type to fit your theme?
New Scout Patrol
Traditional Patrol
Older Scout Patrol
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Guidelines for ALL Patrols
• Scoutmaster and the participants’ parents
give permission.
• The activity doesn’t conflict with the troop
calendar.
• Guide to Safe Scouting policies are followed.
(Especially the need for two-deep adult
leadership).
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Guidelines for ALL Patrols
• Scoutmaster and the participants’ parents
give permission.
• The activity doesn’t conflict with the troop
calendar.
• Guide to Safe Scouting policies are followed.
(Especially the need for two-deep adult
leadership).
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Patrol Method - Summary
• The patrol is the primary element in a successful
troop.
• The patrol leaders and youth troop leaders make up
the Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC) and lead the troop.
• Advancement reinforces the importance of the patrol
method.
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Patrol Method - Summary
• The patrol is the primary element in a successful
troop.
• The patrol leaders and youth troop leaders make up
the Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC) and lead the troop.
• Advancement reinforces the importance of the patrol
method.
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The Troop Meeting
Why have Troop Meetings?
• Motivate Scouts
• Strengthen Patrols
• Promote Patrol Spirit
• Encourage practice of Scouting skills
• Allow Scouts to exercise leadership
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The Troop Meeting
Why have Troop Meetings?
• Motivate Scouts
• Strengthen Patrols
• Promote Patrol Spirit
• Encourage practice of Scouting skills
• Allow Scouts to exercise leadership
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Troop Meeting Plan
Download Troop Program Features for FREE at:
tinyurl.com/troop-program
Or available at Scout Shops for $14.99 for each Volume, 1,
2, and 3
Troop Leader Resources
troopleader.scouting.org
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Troop Meeting Plan
Download Troop Program Features for FREE at:
tinyurl.com/troop-program
Or available at Scout Shops for $14.99 for each
Volume, 1, 2, and 3
Troop Leader Resources
troopleader.scouting.org
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Troop Meeting Plan
Preopening
Opening
Skills instruction
Patrol meetings
Inter-patrol activity
Closing
After the meeting
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Troop Meeting Plan
Preopening
Opening
Skills instruction
Patrol meetings
Inter-patrol activity
Closing
After the meeting
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Troop Meeting Plan
Scoutmaster’s Role in Troop Meetings
• Offer the senior patrol leader support and guidance.
• Share a Scoutmaster’s Minute at the close of the
meeting.
• Meet with the patrol leaders’ council to assess the
meeting and review plans for the next troop meeting.
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Troop Meeting Plan
Scoutmaster’s Role in Troop Meetings
• Offer the senior patrol leader support and guidance.
• Share a Scoutmaster’s Minute at the close of the
meeting.
• Meet with the patrol leaders’ council to assess the
meeting and review plans for the next troop meeting.
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Advancement
Guide to Advancement 2019
www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement
Also available from Scout Shops for
$11.99
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Advancement
Guide to Advancement 2019
www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement
Also available from Scout Shops for $11.99
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Advancement
Four Steps of Advancement
1. A Scout learns.
2. A Scout is tested.
3. A Scout is reviewed.
4. A Scout is recognized.
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Advancement
Four Steps of Advancement
1. A Scout learns.
2. A Scout is tested.
3. A Scout is reviewed.
4. A Scout is recognized.
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Advancement
Program Resources Available to Scoutmasters
Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
• National Outdoor Achievement Awards
• Aquatics awards: Mile Swim, Scuba BSA, Kayaking BSA
• Religious awards programs
• Leave No Trace
• Conservation awards: Hornaday, World Conservation
Award
• Shooting sports programs
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Advancement
Program Resources Available to Scoutmasters
Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
• National Outdoor Achievement Awards
• Aquatics awards: Mile Swim, Scuba BSA, Kayaking BSA
• Religious awards programs
• Leave No Trace
• Conservation awards: Hornaday, World Conservation
Award
• Shooting sports programs
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Advancement
How does leadership training fit into advancement?
• Leadership is necessary for Star, Life, and Eagle
• Shows Scout spirit (teaching newer Scouts basic skills)
• Develops character and citizenship
• Improves the patrol’s experience (achieve more as a
group)
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Advancement
How does leadership training fit into advancement?
• Leadership is necessary for Star, Life, and Eagle
• Shows Scout spirit (teaching newer Scouts basic skills)
• Develops character and citizenship
• Improves the patrol’s experience (achieve more as a
group)
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Advancement
How to Guide Scouts through Ranks
• Skill sessions during Scout meetings
• Campout planning
• Merit badge work and activities
• Patrol meetings
• Merit Badge University
• Outings
• Summer Camp
• High-adventure camps
• National and International Jamborees
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Advancement
How to Guide Scouts through Ranks
• Skill sessions during Scout meetings
• Campout planning
• Merit badge work and activities
• Patrol meetings
• Merit Badge University
• Outings
• Summer Camp
• High-adventure camps
• National and International Jamborees
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Unit Advancement Coordinator
Troop Committee is responsible for keeping the advancement
records.
The Advancement Coordinator:
Keeps the troop’s advancement records and maintains the merit
badge counselor list.
Arrange timely boards of review, and obtain the necessary badges
and certificates for Courts of Honor.
Work with youth leadership to track advancement and to help the
troop Librarian maintain a library of advancement literature.
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Unit Advancement Coordinator
Troop Committee is responsible for keeping the advancement
records.
The Advancement Coordinator:
Keeps the troop’s advancement records and maintains the merit
badge counselor list.
Arrange timely boards of review, and obtain the necessary badges
and certificates for Courts of Honor.
Work with youth leadership to track advancement and to help the
troop Librarian maintain a library of advancement literature.
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Scoutmaster Conferences
• Intended to be a rewarding opportunity for both the
Scoutmaster and the Scout to grow in Scouting.
• It is not a test — there is nothing in BSA policy
requiring a Scout to “pass” the conference in order
to proceed to a board of review.
• It is a way for the Scoutmaster to gauge the health of
the troop and ensure each Scout is succeeding.
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Scoutmaster Conferences
• Intended to be a rewarding opportunity for both the
Scoutmaster and the scout to grow in Scouting.
• It is not a test — there is nothing in BSA policy
requiring a Scout to “pass” the conference in order
to proceed to a board of review.
• It is a way for the Scoutmaster to gauge the health of
the troop and ensure each Scout is succeeding.
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Scoutmaster Conferences
• The Guide to Advancement notes that while the
Scoutmaster conference is often held “after the other
requirements for a rank are met, it is not required that it
be the last step before the board of review.”
• Some Scoutmasters hold more than one conference
along the way, and any one of them may count toward the
requirement.
• The ultimate purpose of the Scoutmaster conference is to
reinforce the method of positive adult association.
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Scoutmaster Conferences
• The Guide to Advancement notes that while the
Scoutmaster conference is often held “after the other
requirements for a rank are met, it is not required that it
be the last step before the board of review.”
• Some Scoutmasters hold more than one conference
along the way, and any one of them may count toward the
requirement.
• The ultimate purpose of the Scoutmaster conference is to
reinforce the method of positive adult association.
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Advancement Summary
• Advancement is a large part of the Scouting
program.
• A Scout troop can have great Scouting without great
advancement, but a troop with an active outdoor
program will naturally have a strong advancement
program.
• Statistics show that a strong advancement program
leads to increased satisfaction and retention of
Scouts.
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Advancement Summary
• Advancement is a large part of the Scouting
program.
• A Scout troop can have great Scouting without great
advancement, but a troop with an active outdoor
program will naturally have a strong advancement
program.
• Statistics show that a strong advancement program
leads to increased satisfaction and retention of
Scouts.
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The Support Team
What is a unit committee?
• Minimum of 3 members, no
maximum
• One serves as Committee Chair
• Composed of Chartered
Organization members
and/or Scout parents
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The Support Team
What is a unit committee?
• Minimum of 3 members, no
maximum
• One serves as Committee Chair
• Composed of Chartered
Organization members
and/or Scout parents
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Role of the Unit Committee
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• Recruits and trains quality adult leadership
• Provides adequate meeting facilities
• Advises Scoutmaster on Scouting and chartered organization policies
• Supports youth and adult leaders in carrying out the program
• Responsible for administrative tasks
• Responsible for finances, funding, and budgeting
• Obtains, maintains, and cares for unit property
Role of the Unit Committee
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• Recruits and trains quality adult leadership
• Provides adequate meeting facilities
• Advises Scoutmaster on Scouting and chartered organization policies
• Supports youth and adult leaders in carrying out the program
• Responsible for administrative tasks
• Responsible for finances, funding, and budgeting
• Obtains, maintains, and cares for unit property
Role of the Unit Committee
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• Serves on boards of review
• Facilitates a camping and outdoor program
• Provides a safe meeting place for the troop
• Supports unit leaders with problems that affect the unit or program
• Provides for special-needs youth as necessary
• Helps with Friends of Scouting campaign
• Assists with youth behavioral problems
• Welcomes new parents
Role of the Unit Committee
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• Serves on boards of review
• Facilitates a camping and outdoor program
• Provides a safe meeting place for the troop
• Supports unit leaders with problems that affect the unit or program
• Provides for special-needs youth as necessary
• Helps with Friends of Scouting campaign
• Assists with youth behavioral problems
• Welcomes new parents
Troop Committee Positions
3 person committee:
• Committee chair
• Administration
• Logistics
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Troop Committee Positions
3 person committee:
• Committee chair
• Administration
• Logistics
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Troop Committee Positions
Large committee:
• Chartered organization representative
• Committee chair
• Secretary
• Treasurer and fundraising
• Advancement coordinator
• Equipment coordinator
• Membership
• Activities and outdoor program
• Training (youth and adult)
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Troop Committee Positions
Large committee:
• Chartered organization representative
• Committee chair
• Secretary
• Treasurer and fundraising
• Advancement coordinator
• Equipment coordinator
• Membership
• Activities and outdoor program
• Training (youth and adult)
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District and Council Support
4 Functions of Councils & Districts:
1. Membership and Relationships
2. Finance
3. Quality Program
4. Unit Service
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District and Council Support
4 Functions of Councils & Districts:
1. Membership and Relationships
2. Finance
3. Quality Program
4. Unit Service
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District and Council Support
• District roundtables
• District camporees
• Youth & adult training: NYLT, University of Scouting,
Wood Badge
• Summer camp: Highlight of the Scouting year
• Order of the Arrow: Provides leadership training and
promotes and supports summer camp, camporees,
and council activities
• Recognition: Awards, Eagle dinner, District banquet
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District and Council Support
• District roundtables
• District camporees
• Youth & adult training: NYLT, University of Scouting,
Wood Badge
• Summer camp: Highlight of the Scouting year
• Order of the Arrow: Provides leadership training and
promotes and supports summer camp, camporees,
and council activities
• Recognition: Awards, Eagle dinner, District banquet
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Unit Commissioner
• Friend of the troop: serves as an advocate to the
district for the troop
• Representative: represents the ideals, principles,
and policies of the BSA
• Teacher: provides best practices, helps solve
challenges, and reinforces training programs
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Unit Commissioner
• Friend of the troop: serves as an advocate to the
district for the troop
• Representative: represents the ideals, principles,
and policies of the BSA
• Teacher: provides best practices, helps solve
challenges, and reinforces training programs
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Unit Commissioner
• Counselor: external observer and empathetic
coach who identifies opportunities including
training, activities, leadership skills, health and
safety, and more
• Manager: Charter renewal process
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Unit Commissioner
• Counselor: external observer and empathetic
coach who identifies opportunities including
training, activities, leadership skills, health and
safety, and more
• Manager: Charter renewal process
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Unit Commissioner
Challenges of Unit Commissioner:
• Poor youth retention
• No youth recruiting
• Stagnant or no program
• Poor quality or no troop meetings
• Uninvolved parents
• Shortage of active adults
• Untrained youth and adult leadership
• Chartered organization’s dissatisfaction
with the troop
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Unit Commissioner
Challenges of Unit Commissioner:
• Poor youth retention
• No youth recruiting
• Stagnant or no program
• Poor quality or no troop meetings
• Uninvolved parents
• Shortage of active adults
• Untrained youth and adult leadership
• Chartered organization’s dissatisfaction
with the troop
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The Support Team - Summary
• The troop committee is important to the success of a unit’s
program.
• It handles support functions in order for the unit leadership to
focus on the Scouts.
• The relationship between the Scoutmaster and the troop
committee should be one of friendship and trust.
• When difficulties arise, the Scoutmaster should be able to turn
to the committee at any time for assistance, support, and
encouragement.
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The Support Team - Summary
• The troop committee is important to the success of a unit’s
program.
• It handles support functions in order for the unit leadership to
focus on the Scouts.
• The relationship between the Scoutmaster and the troop
committee should be one of friendship and trust.
• When difficulties arise, the Scoutmaster should be able to turn
to the committee at any time for assistance, support, and
encouragement.
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Annual Planning
An Annual Program Plan will:
• Attract more families
• Improve Retention
• Improve variety of activities
• Be Scout led
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Annual Planning
An Annual Program Plan will:
• Attract more families
• Improve Retention
• Improve variety of activities
• Be Scout led
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Annual Planning
Two forms of planning:
• Annual long-range planning
• Monthly short-term planning
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Annual Planning
Two forms of planning:
• Annual long-range planning
• Monthly short-term planning
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The Five Steps of Annual Troop
Program Planning
1. Do your homework.
2. Get patrol input.
3. Hold a planning conference.
4. Consult with the troop committee.
5. Announce the plan.
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The Five Steps of Annual Troop
Program Planning
1. Do your homework.
2. Get patrol input.
3. Hold a planning conference.
4. Consult with the troop committee.
5. Announce the plan.
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Do Your Homework
Priorities for the Year
• Summer Camp
• Monthly Outdoor Activity
• Community Service
• Fundraising Activity
• Courts of Honor
• High Adventure
(may require more than a year advance
planning)
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Do Your Homework
Priorities for the Year
• Summer Camp
• Monthly Outdoor Activity
• Community Service
• Fundraising Activity
• Courts of Honor
• High Adventure
(may require more than a year advance
planning)
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Get Patrol Input
Here is one scenario:
• SPL shares an outline of the annual program plan,
with options, with the PLC.
• Each patrol leader presents the plan to his patrol for
discussion.
• Patrol members can discuss, make changes, or add ideas.
• SPL presents monthly themes to troop for discussion and vote.
• PLC enacts plan based on input from patrols.
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Get Patrol Input
Here is one scenario:
• SPL shares an outline of the annual program plan,
with options, with the PLC.
• Each patrol leader presents the plan to his patrol for
discussion.
• Patrol members can discuss, make changes, or add ideas.
• SPL presents monthly themes to troop for discussion and vote.
• PLC enacts plan based on input from patrols.
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Hold a Troop Program Planning
Conference
• The troop program planning conference is at the
heart of determining a troop’s activities for the
coming six months or year.
• Members of the PLC, the Scoutmaster, and the
assistant Scoutmasters should attend.
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Hold a Troop Program Planning
Conference
• The troop program planning conference is at the
heart of determining a troop’s activities for the
coming six months or year.
• Members of the PLC, the Scoutmaster, and the
assistant Scoutmasters should attend.
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Consult With the Troop Committee
• SPL and Scoutmaster present the proposed troop progra
• Committee has the right of refusal if it feels the program
plan is unsafe or unwise for the troop.
• The SPL will return to the PLC for any revisions.
• Upon acceptance, the committee provides necessary
support.
• Scoutmaster delegates parts of the plan to assistant
Scoutmasters to provide the necessary adult guidance
and accountability.
117
Consult With the Troop Committee
• SPL and Scoutmaster present the proposed troop progra
• Committee has the right of refusal if it feels the program
plan is unsafe or unwise for the troop.
• The SPL will return to the PLC for any revisions.
• Upon acceptance, the committee provides necessary
support.
• Scoutmaster delegates parts of the plan to assistant
Scoutmasters to provide the necessary adult guidance
and accountability.
118
Announce the Troop’s Annual Plan
Distribute copies of the final plan to:
• troop members
• the parent or guardian of each Scout
• members of the troop committee
• representatives of the chartered organization
119
Announce the Troop’s Annual Plan
Distribute copies of the final plan to:
• troop members
• the parent or guardian of each Scout
• members of the troop committee
• representatives of the chartered organization
120
Annual Planning
Publicize through a variety of outlets:
• Troop website
• Handouts
• Social Media
• Post in scout meeting place
• Email
• Newsletter
121
Annual Planning
Publicize through a variety of outlets:
• Troop website
• Handouts
• Social Media
• Post in scout meeting place
• Email
• Newsletter
122
Annual Planning - Summary
An annual plan makes the Scoutmaster's
job easier by involving the troop in the
planning process.
It helps distribute responsibilities to troop
leadership and adult volunteers.
123
Annual Planning - Summary
An annual plan makes the Scoutmaster's
job easier by involving the troop in the
planning process.
It helps distribute responsibilities to troop
leadership and adult volunteers.
124
Thank You For Attending Today
Scouts BSA Troop Leader Guidebook, Vols. 1
and 2, $12.99 each
Amazon has Kindle editions for $9.99 each
125
Thank You For Attending Today
Scouts BSA Troop Leader Guidebook,
Vols. 1 and 2, $12.99 each
Amazon has Kindle editions for $9.99
each
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Scoutmaster Position Specific Training Guide

  • 4. Why Are We Here? How effectively the Boy Scouts of America influences the lives of youth depends on its leaders and their ability to apply the aims and methods of Scouting. Scoutmaster Position-Specific training is the BSA’s initial level of training for troop leaders. When Scoutmaster Position-Specific training and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) have both been completed, new Scoutmasters have the tools needed to run an effective Scouts BSA program. 4
  • 5. Boy Scouts of America Mission Statement The mission of the Boy Scouts of America 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. 5
  • 6. Boy Scouts of America Mission Statement The mission of the Boy Scouts of America 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. Think about Scouts you know. Now - imagine the same scouts 10 years in the future: what they might be doing where they could be living how they will be spending their time What qualities will these young men exhibit in the future that they will gain from their current Scouting experience? 6
  • 7. Qualities Gained from Scouting Self-motivation High Expectations Focus Interest in the Outdoors Technical Skills Leadership Ability Citizenship 7
  • 8. Qualities Gained from Scouting Self-motivation High Expectations Focus Interest in the Outdoors Technical Skills Leadership Ability Citizenship 8
  • 9. Aims and Methods of Scouting 9
  • 10. AIMS AND METHODS OF SCOUTING Ask participants to name the Aims of Scouting After the discussion go to the next page to make sure you go over the main 4 Aims 10
  • 11. Aims and Methods of Scouting Character Development Leadership Development Citizenship Training Physical and Mental Fitness 11
  • 12. Aims and Methods of Scouting Character Development Leadership Development Citizenship Training Physical and Mental Fitness 12
  • 13. Methods of Scouts BSA 13 • Ideals • Adult association • Personal growth • Leadership development
  • 14. Ideals Scout Oath and Law – hard to live up to! Must continually try to improve Adult Association Learn by watching how adults conduct themselves Scout leaders can be positive role models Listening, encouraging, and taking a sincere interest will make a profound difference in their lives Personal Growth Planning activities and meeting goals Good Turn Daily - successfully teaches service to others Community service projects Religious emblems program Conferences and Boards of Review Leadership Development Both shared and total leadership situations Gain understanding of leadership concepts by doing them 14
  • 15. Methods of Scouts BSA 15 • Uniform • Patrols • Outdoors • Advancement
  • 16. Uniform Visibility - positive image in the community Shows commitment to ideals of Scouting World brotherhood of Scouting Levels the playing field Patrols Patrol Method = participating citizenship Gives responsibility Teaches how to accept responsibility Outdoors Designed to take place outdoors Share responsibilities and learn to live with one another Learn appreciation for nature Advancement Goal setting – challenges conquered At each Scout's own pace - time management Recognition for hard work 16
  • 17. How Programs Stray 17 • Low expectations for youth leaders • Treating Scouts BSA like Cubs • Not following age-appropriate guidelines • Favoritism • Multiple standards • Troop Rules contrary to BSA • Inappropriate Fundraising • Not conducting the program according to BSA guidelines
  • 18. How Programs Stray 18 • Low expectations for youth leaders • Treating Scouts BSA like Cubs • Not following age-appropriate guidelines • Favoritism • Multiple standards • Troop Rules contrary to BSA • Inappropriate Fundraising • Not conducting the program according to BSA guidelines
  • 19. Aims and Methods - Summary 19 Scouts BSA is a program that serves youth from 10 through 17 years old. Scoutmasters must stay true to the aims of Scouting and help youth leaders in troops plan and lead exciting, fun, and safe activities using the methods of the Scouts BSA program.
  • 20. Aims and Methods - Summary 20 Scouts BSA is a program that serves youth from 10 through 17 years old. Scoutmasters must stay true to the aims of Scouting and help youth leaders in troops plan and lead exciting, fun, and safe activities using the methods of the Scouts BSA program.
  • 21. Role of the Scoutmaster 21 What are the Qualities of a Scoutmaster?
  • 22. What are the Qualities of a Scoutmaster? 22 Ask participants – then move to next page to make sure all the items listed have been hit upon.
  • 23. Qualities of a Scoutmaster 23 • Works well with youth • Cares about Scouts and ensures their safety • Teaches Scouts how to do things for themselves • Understands the Scouting program • Sets a positive example • Is comfortable in the outdoors • Develops the other adult leaders • Communicates well with adults and Scouts
  • 24. Qualities of a Scoutmaster 24 • Works well with youth • Cares about Scouts and ensures their safety • Teaches Scouts how to do things for themselves • Understands the Scouting program • Sets a positive example • Is comfortable in the outdoors • Develops the other adult leaders • Communicates well with adults and Scouts
  • 25. Be, Know, Do 25 A Scoutmaster must BE ... • A role model of leadership skills expected of the Scouts • A coach and a guide as the youth grow through Scouting • An example for the aims of Scouting —Exemplary character —Model citizen —Physically fit, mentally awake, and morally straight • Approachable • Respectful • Trusted
  • 26. Be, Know, Do 26 A Scoutmaster must BE ... • A role model of leadership skills expected of the Scouts • A coach and a guide as the youth grow through Scouting • An example for the aims of Scouting —Exemplary character —Model citizen —Physically fit, mentally awake, and morally straight • Approachable • Respectful • Trusted
  • 27. Be, Know, Do 27 A Scoutmaster must KNOW ... • Scouting works best when the Scouts are the leaders • The patrol method is the best way to run a troop • The basic skills that are expected from the Scouts • How to use the Guide to Safe Scouting • The tools and resources available from the district and council —Unit commissioners —Training opportunities for youth and adults —Roundtables and supplemental training opportunities —High-adventure opportunities to keep older Scouts enthusiastic
  • 28. Be, Know, Do 28 A Scoutmaster must KNOW ... • Scouting works best when the Scouts are the leaders • The patrol method is the best way to run a troop • The basic skills that are expected from the Scouts • How to use the Guide to Safe Scouting • The tools and resources available from the district and council —Unit commissioners —Training opportunities for youth and adults —Roundtables and supplemental training opportunities —High-adventure opportunities to keep older Scouts enthusiastic
  • 29. Be, Know, Do 29 A Scoutmaster must DO ... • Everything possible to help the Scouts become leaders • Model the aims of Scouting in their daily lives • Train and develop assistant Scoutmasters • Their own recurring and supplemental training to improve • The work needed to partner with the troop committee • Communicate effectively with Scouts, parents, and leaders • Uphold the standards of the BSA and the charter
  • 30. Be, Know, Do 30 A Scoutmaster must DO ... • Everything possible to help the Scouts become leaders • Model the aims of Scouting in their daily lives • Train and develop assistant Scoutmasters • Their own recurring and supplemental training to improve • The work needed to partner with the troop committee • Communicate effectively with Scouts, parents, and leaders • Uphold the standards of the BSA and the charter
  • 31. Role of the Scoutmaster - Summary Scoutmasters have important roles to play to ensure a successful Scouting experience for the Scouts and for the chartered organization. The best Scoutmasters give the Scouts opportunities to learn, practice, and demonstrate good leadership in Scout-led troops. 31
  • 32. Role of the Scoutmaster - Summary Scoutmasters have important roles to play to ensure a successful Scouting experience for the Scouts and for the chartered organization. The best Scoutmasters give the Scouts opportunities to learn, practice, and demonstrate good leadership in Scout-led troops. 32
  • 33. Patrol Method What Is A Patrol? Kinds of Patrols Patrol Leadership Why Have Patrol Meetings? 33
  • 34. Patrol Method What Is A Patrol? Kinds of Patrols Patrol Leadership Why Have Patrol Meetings? 34
  • 35. Patrol Method What Is a Patrol? • Basic unit of a troop • 6-8 Scouts • Has a youth leader • Has a name • Has a flag • Has a yell • Camps together • Competes as a team • Leads ceremonies • Are semi permanent 35
  • 36. Patrol Method What Is a Patrol? • Basic unit of a troop • 6-8 Scouts • Has a youth leader • Has a name • Has a flag • Has a yell • Camps together • Competes as a team • Leads ceremonies • Are semi permanent 36
  • 37. Patrol Method 37 Kinds of Patrols • New-Scout patrol • Traditional patrol • Older-Scout patrol • National Honor Patrol (award)
  • 38. Patrol Method 38 Kinds of Patrols • New-Scout patrol • Traditional patrol • Older-Scout patrol • National Honor Patrol (award)
  • 39. Patrol Method Patrol Leadership • Patrol leader • Assistant patrol leader • Scribe, Quartermaster, Cheermaster • Troop guide (as coach) • Patrol advisor (as advisor) 39
  • 40. Patrol Method Patrol Leadership • Patrol leader • Assistant patrol leader • Scribe, Quartermaster, Cheermaster • Troop guide (as coach) • Patrol advisor (as advisor) 40
  • 41. Patrol Method 41 Why Have Patrol Meetings? • Plan patrol activities • Collect the dues • Prepare for outings • Clean and repair gear • Play games • Work on skills • Rehearse ceremonies
  • 42. Patrol Method 42 Why Have Patrol Meetings? • Plan patrol activities • Collect the dues • Prepare for outings • Clean and repair gear • Play games • Work on skills • Rehearse ceremonies
  • 43. Patrol Method Different Kinds of Patrols New Scout Patrol Traditional Patrol Older Scout Patrol 43
  • 44. Patrol Method Different Kinds of Patrols New Scout Patrol Traditional Patrol Older Scout Patrol 44
  • 45. New Scout Patrol • Just joined the troop at the same time • New to Scouting • Were probably a Webelos den or group of friends • Patrol leaders serve shorter terms • Has an older Scout to assist them (troop guide) • Has an assistant Scoutmaster to coach them 45
  • 46. New Scout Patrol • Just joined the troop at the same time • New to Scouting • Were probably a Webelos den or group of friends • Patrol leaders serve shorter terms • Has an older Scout to assist them (troop guide) • Has an assistant Scoutmaster to coach them 46
  • 47. Traditional Patrol • Friends with similar interests and abilities • Chose to be in the patrol together • Range of ages (no more than three years between oldest and youngest) 47
  • 48. Traditional Patrol • Friends with similar interests and abilities • Chose to be in the patrol together • Range of ages (no more than three years between oldest and youngest) 48
  • 49. Older Scout Patrol • Experienced Scouts • 14 years or older • Participate in higher adventures (see age- appropriate guidelines) • Serve as youth leaders • Keeps older Scouts engaged and contributing 49
  • 50. Older Scout Patrol • Experienced Scouts • 14 years or older • Participate in higher adventures (see age- appropriate guidelines) • Serve as youth leaders • Keeps older Scouts engaged and contributing 50
  • 51. Balancing the Patrols’ Needs Outing theme is Backpacking How would you design programs for each patrol type to fit your theme? New Scout Patrol Traditional Patrol Older Scout Patrol 51
  • 52. Balancing the Patrols’ Needs Outing theme is Backpacking How would you design programs for each patrol type to fit your theme? New Scout Patrol Traditional Patrol Older Scout Patrol 52
  • 53. Guidelines for ALL Patrols • Scoutmaster and the participants’ parents give permission. • The activity doesn’t conflict with the troop calendar. • Guide to Safe Scouting policies are followed. (Especially the need for two-deep adult leadership). 53
  • 54. Guidelines for ALL Patrols • Scoutmaster and the participants’ parents give permission. • The activity doesn’t conflict with the troop calendar. • Guide to Safe Scouting policies are followed. (Especially the need for two-deep adult leadership). 54
  • 55. Patrol Method - Summary • The patrol is the primary element in a successful troop. • The patrol leaders and youth troop leaders make up the Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC) and lead the troop. • Advancement reinforces the importance of the patrol method. 55
  • 56. Patrol Method - Summary • The patrol is the primary element in a successful troop. • The patrol leaders and youth troop leaders make up the Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC) and lead the troop. • Advancement reinforces the importance of the patrol method. 56
  • 57. The Troop Meeting Why have Troop Meetings? • Motivate Scouts • Strengthen Patrols • Promote Patrol Spirit • Encourage practice of Scouting skills • Allow Scouts to exercise leadership 57
  • 58. The Troop Meeting Why have Troop Meetings? • Motivate Scouts • Strengthen Patrols • Promote Patrol Spirit • Encourage practice of Scouting skills • Allow Scouts to exercise leadership 58
  • 59. Troop Meeting Plan Download Troop Program Features for FREE at: tinyurl.com/troop-program Or available at Scout Shops for $14.99 for each Volume, 1, 2, and 3 Troop Leader Resources troopleader.scouting.org 59
  • 60. Troop Meeting Plan Download Troop Program Features for FREE at: tinyurl.com/troop-program Or available at Scout Shops for $14.99 for each Volume, 1, 2, and 3 Troop Leader Resources troopleader.scouting.org 60
  • 61. Troop Meeting Plan Preopening Opening Skills instruction Patrol meetings Inter-patrol activity Closing After the meeting 61
  • 62. Troop Meeting Plan Preopening Opening Skills instruction Patrol meetings Inter-patrol activity Closing After the meeting 62
  • 63. Troop Meeting Plan Scoutmaster’s Role in Troop Meetings • Offer the senior patrol leader support and guidance. • Share a Scoutmaster’s Minute at the close of the meeting. • Meet with the patrol leaders’ council to assess the meeting and review plans for the next troop meeting. 63
  • 64. Troop Meeting Plan Scoutmaster’s Role in Troop Meetings • Offer the senior patrol leader support and guidance. • Share a Scoutmaster’s Minute at the close of the meeting. • Meet with the patrol leaders’ council to assess the meeting and review plans for the next troop meeting. 64
  • 65. Advancement Guide to Advancement 2019 www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement Also available from Scout Shops for $11.99 65
  • 66. Advancement Guide to Advancement 2019 www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement Also available from Scout Shops for $11.99 66
  • 67. Advancement Four Steps of Advancement 1. A Scout learns. 2. A Scout is tested. 3. A Scout is reviewed. 4. A Scout is recognized. 67
  • 68. Advancement Four Steps of Advancement 1. A Scout learns. 2. A Scout is tested. 3. A Scout is reviewed. 4. A Scout is recognized. 68
  • 69. Advancement Program Resources Available to Scoutmasters Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) • National Outdoor Achievement Awards • Aquatics awards: Mile Swim, Scuba BSA, Kayaking BSA • Religious awards programs • Leave No Trace • Conservation awards: Hornaday, World Conservation Award • Shooting sports programs 69
  • 70. Advancement Program Resources Available to Scoutmasters Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) • National Outdoor Achievement Awards • Aquatics awards: Mile Swim, Scuba BSA, Kayaking BSA • Religious awards programs • Leave No Trace • Conservation awards: Hornaday, World Conservation Award • Shooting sports programs 70
  • 71. Advancement How does leadership training fit into advancement? • Leadership is necessary for Star, Life, and Eagle • Shows Scout spirit (teaching newer Scouts basic skills) • Develops character and citizenship • Improves the patrol’s experience (achieve more as a group) 71
  • 72. Advancement How does leadership training fit into advancement? • Leadership is necessary for Star, Life, and Eagle • Shows Scout spirit (teaching newer Scouts basic skills) • Develops character and citizenship • Improves the patrol’s experience (achieve more as a group) 72
  • 73. Advancement How to Guide Scouts through Ranks • Skill sessions during Scout meetings • Campout planning • Merit badge work and activities • Patrol meetings • Merit Badge University • Outings • Summer Camp • High-adventure camps • National and International Jamborees 73
  • 74. Advancement How to Guide Scouts through Ranks • Skill sessions during Scout meetings • Campout planning • Merit badge work and activities • Patrol meetings • Merit Badge University • Outings • Summer Camp • High-adventure camps • National and International Jamborees 74
  • 75. Unit Advancement Coordinator Troop Committee is responsible for keeping the advancement records. The Advancement Coordinator: Keeps the troop’s advancement records and maintains the merit badge counselor list. Arrange timely boards of review, and obtain the necessary badges and certificates for Courts of Honor. Work with youth leadership to track advancement and to help the troop Librarian maintain a library of advancement literature. 75
  • 76. Unit Advancement Coordinator Troop Committee is responsible for keeping the advancement records. The Advancement Coordinator: Keeps the troop’s advancement records and maintains the merit badge counselor list. Arrange timely boards of review, and obtain the necessary badges and certificates for Courts of Honor. Work with youth leadership to track advancement and to help the troop Librarian maintain a library of advancement literature. 76
  • 77. Scoutmaster Conferences • Intended to be a rewarding opportunity for both the Scoutmaster and the Scout to grow in Scouting. • It is not a test — there is nothing in BSA policy requiring a Scout to “pass” the conference in order to proceed to a board of review. • It is a way for the Scoutmaster to gauge the health of the troop and ensure each Scout is succeeding. 77
  • 78. Scoutmaster Conferences • Intended to be a rewarding opportunity for both the Scoutmaster and the scout to grow in Scouting. • It is not a test — there is nothing in BSA policy requiring a Scout to “pass” the conference in order to proceed to a board of review. • It is a way for the Scoutmaster to gauge the health of the troop and ensure each Scout is succeeding. 78
  • 79. Scoutmaster Conferences • The Guide to Advancement notes that while the Scoutmaster conference is often held “after the other requirements for a rank are met, it is not required that it be the last step before the board of review.” • Some Scoutmasters hold more than one conference along the way, and any one of them may count toward the requirement. • The ultimate purpose of the Scoutmaster conference is to reinforce the method of positive adult association. 79
  • 80. Scoutmaster Conferences • The Guide to Advancement notes that while the Scoutmaster conference is often held “after the other requirements for a rank are met, it is not required that it be the last step before the board of review.” • Some Scoutmasters hold more than one conference along the way, and any one of them may count toward the requirement. • The ultimate purpose of the Scoutmaster conference is to reinforce the method of positive adult association. 80
  • 81. Advancement Summary • Advancement is a large part of the Scouting program. • A Scout troop can have great Scouting without great advancement, but a troop with an active outdoor program will naturally have a strong advancement program. • Statistics show that a strong advancement program leads to increased satisfaction and retention of Scouts. 81
  • 82. Advancement Summary • Advancement is a large part of the Scouting program. • A Scout troop can have great Scouting without great advancement, but a troop with an active outdoor program will naturally have a strong advancement program. • Statistics show that a strong advancement program leads to increased satisfaction and retention of Scouts. 82
  • 83. The Support Team What is a unit committee? • Minimum of 3 members, no maximum • One serves as Committee Chair • Composed of Chartered Organization members and/or Scout parents 83
  • 84. The Support Team What is a unit committee? • Minimum of 3 members, no maximum • One serves as Committee Chair • Composed of Chartered Organization members and/or Scout parents 84
  • 85. Role of the Unit Committee 85 • Recruits and trains quality adult leadership • Provides adequate meeting facilities • Advises Scoutmaster on Scouting and chartered organization policies • Supports youth and adult leaders in carrying out the program • Responsible for administrative tasks • Responsible for finances, funding, and budgeting • Obtains, maintains, and cares for unit property
  • 86. Role of the Unit Committee 86 • Recruits and trains quality adult leadership • Provides adequate meeting facilities • Advises Scoutmaster on Scouting and chartered organization policies • Supports youth and adult leaders in carrying out the program • Responsible for administrative tasks • Responsible for finances, funding, and budgeting • Obtains, maintains, and cares for unit property
  • 87. Role of the Unit Committee 87 • Serves on boards of review • Facilitates a camping and outdoor program • Provides a safe meeting place for the troop • Supports unit leaders with problems that affect the unit or program • Provides for special-needs youth as necessary • Helps with Friends of Scouting campaign • Assists with youth behavioral problems • Welcomes new parents
  • 88. Role of the Unit Committee 88 • Serves on boards of review • Facilitates a camping and outdoor program • Provides a safe meeting place for the troop • Supports unit leaders with problems that affect the unit or program • Provides for special-needs youth as necessary • Helps with Friends of Scouting campaign • Assists with youth behavioral problems • Welcomes new parents
  • 89. Troop Committee Positions 3 person committee: • Committee chair • Administration • Logistics 89
  • 90. Troop Committee Positions 3 person committee: • Committee chair • Administration • Logistics 90
  • 91. Troop Committee Positions Large committee: • Chartered organization representative • Committee chair • Secretary • Treasurer and fundraising • Advancement coordinator • Equipment coordinator • Membership • Activities and outdoor program • Training (youth and adult) 91
  • 92. Troop Committee Positions Large committee: • Chartered organization representative • Committee chair • Secretary • Treasurer and fundraising • Advancement coordinator • Equipment coordinator • Membership • Activities and outdoor program • Training (youth and adult) 92
  • 93. District and Council Support 4 Functions of Councils & Districts: 1. Membership and Relationships 2. Finance 3. Quality Program 4. Unit Service 93
  • 94. District and Council Support 4 Functions of Councils & Districts: 1. Membership and Relationships 2. Finance 3. Quality Program 4. Unit Service 94
  • 95. District and Council Support • District roundtables • District camporees • Youth & adult training: NYLT, University of Scouting, Wood Badge • Summer camp: Highlight of the Scouting year • Order of the Arrow: Provides leadership training and promotes and supports summer camp, camporees, and council activities • Recognition: Awards, Eagle dinner, District banquet 95
  • 96. District and Council Support • District roundtables • District camporees • Youth & adult training: NYLT, University of Scouting, Wood Badge • Summer camp: Highlight of the Scouting year • Order of the Arrow: Provides leadership training and promotes and supports summer camp, camporees, and council activities • Recognition: Awards, Eagle dinner, District banquet 96
  • 97. Unit Commissioner • Friend of the troop: serves as an advocate to the district for the troop • Representative: represents the ideals, principles, and policies of the BSA • Teacher: provides best practices, helps solve challenges, and reinforces training programs 97
  • 98. Unit Commissioner • Friend of the troop: serves as an advocate to the district for the troop • Representative: represents the ideals, principles, and policies of the BSA • Teacher: provides best practices, helps solve challenges, and reinforces training programs 98
  • 99. Unit Commissioner • Counselor: external observer and empathetic coach who identifies opportunities including training, activities, leadership skills, health and safety, and more • Manager: Charter renewal process 99
  • 100. Unit Commissioner • Counselor: external observer and empathetic coach who identifies opportunities including training, activities, leadership skills, health and safety, and more • Manager: Charter renewal process 100
  • 101. Unit Commissioner Challenges of Unit Commissioner: • Poor youth retention • No youth recruiting • Stagnant or no program • Poor quality or no troop meetings • Uninvolved parents • Shortage of active adults • Untrained youth and adult leadership • Chartered organization’s dissatisfaction with the troop 101
  • 102. Unit Commissioner Challenges of Unit Commissioner: • Poor youth retention • No youth recruiting • Stagnant or no program • Poor quality or no troop meetings • Uninvolved parents • Shortage of active adults • Untrained youth and adult leadership • Chartered organization’s dissatisfaction with the troop 102
  • 103. The Support Team - Summary • The troop committee is important to the success of a unit’s program. • It handles support functions in order for the unit leadership to focus on the Scouts. • The relationship between the Scoutmaster and the troop committee should be one of friendship and trust. • When difficulties arise, the Scoutmaster should be able to turn to the committee at any time for assistance, support, and encouragement. 103
  • 104. The Support Team - Summary • The troop committee is important to the success of a unit’s program. • It handles support functions in order for the unit leadership to focus on the Scouts. • The relationship between the Scoutmaster and the troop committee should be one of friendship and trust. • When difficulties arise, the Scoutmaster should be able to turn to the committee at any time for assistance, support, and encouragement. 104
  • 105. Annual Planning An Annual Program Plan will: • Attract more families • Improve Retention • Improve variety of activities • Be Scout led 105
  • 106. Annual Planning An Annual Program Plan will: • Attract more families • Improve Retention • Improve variety of activities • Be Scout led 106
  • 107. Annual Planning Two forms of planning: • Annual long-range planning • Monthly short-term planning 107
  • 108. Annual Planning Two forms of planning: • Annual long-range planning • Monthly short-term planning 108
  • 109. The Five Steps of Annual Troop Program Planning 1. Do your homework. 2. Get patrol input. 3. Hold a planning conference. 4. Consult with the troop committee. 5. Announce the plan. 109
  • 110. The Five Steps of Annual Troop Program Planning 1. Do your homework. 2. Get patrol input. 3. Hold a planning conference. 4. Consult with the troop committee. 5. Announce the plan. 110
  • 111. Do Your Homework Priorities for the Year • Summer Camp • Monthly Outdoor Activity • Community Service • Fundraising Activity • Courts of Honor • High Adventure (may require more than a year advance planning) 111
  • 112. Do Your Homework Priorities for the Year • Summer Camp • Monthly Outdoor Activity • Community Service • Fundraising Activity • Courts of Honor • High Adventure (may require more than a year advance planning) 112
  • 113. Get Patrol Input Here is one scenario: • SPL shares an outline of the annual program plan, with options, with the PLC. • Each patrol leader presents the plan to his patrol for discussion. • Patrol members can discuss, make changes, or add ideas. • SPL presents monthly themes to troop for discussion and vote. • PLC enacts plan based on input from patrols. 113
  • 114. Get Patrol Input Here is one scenario: • SPL shares an outline of the annual program plan, with options, with the PLC. • Each patrol leader presents the plan to his patrol for discussion. • Patrol members can discuss, make changes, or add ideas. • SPL presents monthly themes to troop for discussion and vote. • PLC enacts plan based on input from patrols. 114
  • 115. Hold a Troop Program Planning Conference • The troop program planning conference is at the heart of determining a troop’s activities for the coming six months or year. • Members of the PLC, the Scoutmaster, and the assistant Scoutmasters should attend. 115
  • 116. Hold a Troop Program Planning Conference • The troop program planning conference is at the heart of determining a troop’s activities for the coming six months or year. • Members of the PLC, the Scoutmaster, and the assistant Scoutmasters should attend. 116
  • 117. Consult With the Troop Committee • SPL and Scoutmaster present the proposed troop progra • Committee has the right of refusal if it feels the program plan is unsafe or unwise for the troop. • The SPL will return to the PLC for any revisions. • Upon acceptance, the committee provides necessary support. • Scoutmaster delegates parts of the plan to assistant Scoutmasters to provide the necessary adult guidance and accountability. 117
  • 118. Consult With the Troop Committee • SPL and Scoutmaster present the proposed troop progra • Committee has the right of refusal if it feels the program plan is unsafe or unwise for the troop. • The SPL will return to the PLC for any revisions. • Upon acceptance, the committee provides necessary support. • Scoutmaster delegates parts of the plan to assistant Scoutmasters to provide the necessary adult guidance and accountability. 118
  • 119. Announce the Troop’s Annual Plan Distribute copies of the final plan to: • troop members • the parent or guardian of each Scout • members of the troop committee • representatives of the chartered organization 119
  • 120. Announce the Troop’s Annual Plan Distribute copies of the final plan to: • troop members • the parent or guardian of each Scout • members of the troop committee • representatives of the chartered organization 120
  • 121. Annual Planning Publicize through a variety of outlets: • Troop website • Handouts • Social Media • Post in scout meeting place • Email • Newsletter 121
  • 122. Annual Planning Publicize through a variety of outlets: • Troop website • Handouts • Social Media • Post in scout meeting place • Email • Newsletter 122
  • 123. Annual Planning - Summary An annual plan makes the Scoutmaster's job easier by involving the troop in the planning process. It helps distribute responsibilities to troop leadership and adult volunteers. 123
  • 124. Annual Planning - Summary An annual plan makes the Scoutmaster's job easier by involving the troop in the planning process. It helps distribute responsibilities to troop leadership and adult volunteers. 124
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  • 126. Thank You For Attending Today Scouts BSA Troop Leader Guidebook, Vols. 1 and 2, $12.99 each Amazon has Kindle editions for $9.99 each 126