2 The Key to Ultimate Leadership… Strong leaders are made, not born…Make the most of yourself at PLC.
3 The Philmont Leadership Challenge What Is PLC?The Philmont Leadership ChallengePLC is an exciting, weeklong training program designed to enhance Wood Badge leadership skills.PLC is an exciting, week-long training program designed to enhance Wood Badge leadership skillsPLC will provide participants witha Philmont-based wilderness experiencethat motivates them to followa life of helping others succeedbased on the values expressedin the Scout Oath and Law.
4 What Do I Learn at PLC? You will learn to: Act as a servant leader who shares the skills of Wood Badge and helps develop other leaders through your enhanced understanding of the material.See the parallels between youth and adult leadership lessons.Be an advocate for all youth and adult leadership development training in your local council.Share with and learn from other participants to help others to be successful.Intuitively use the Wood Badge leadership skills in all aspects of your life.
5 Primus inter pares - First among equals. What Can I Expect?A backcountry experience based at Philmont’s brand new Rayado Ridge CampChallenging but fun backcountry activitiesAn experience that will enable you to build upon the legacy of Waite Phillips, the man who gave us PhilmontLearning to live a life of servant leadershipPrimus inter pares - First among equals.
6 Wood Badge Review and more.. We focus on four pillars of sharing:Reinforcing Wood Badge skillsShowing the alignment between youth and adult trainingSharing expertise with participants from across the nationTaking lessons home to share with your unit and Council
7 The Modules Wilderness First Aid GPS and Geocaching Search and Rescue The seven exciting PLC modules are designed to practice Wood Badge skills in a realistic and challenging setting:Project COPEWilderness First AidGPS and GeocachingSearch and RescueLeave No TraceConservationPhilmont HistoryAnd there is so much more!
8 The Modules Teach These Skills PurposeLeadership SkillsProject COPETeam developmentValuing people, leadership behaviorsWilderness First AidLearn advanced skills for later application in search and rescuePlanning, communication, problem solvingGeocachingOutdoor skills, allow Storming stage of team developmentTeaching EDGE, conflict resolution, problem solvingSearch and RescueLearn advanced outdoor skills for application throughout the courseTeaching EDGE, communication, problem solvingLeave No TraceEthical decision makingConservationGive back to Philmont through serviceTeaching EDGE, servant leadershipPhilmont HistoryUnderstand the value of a legacyServant leadership
9 Project COPE Purpose: Team development Wood Badge skills:Valuing peopleLeadership behaviors
10 Wilderness First Aid Purpose: Learn advanced outdoor skills Wood Badge skills:PlanningCommunicationProblem solving
13 Backcountry Experience Purpose: Learn Leave No Trace Wood Badge skill: Ethical decision making
14 Leave No Trace - Ethics in Action Keeping the beauty of Philmont pristine for future generations
15 Conservation Purpose: Give back to Philmont through service Wood Badge skills:Teaching EDGEServant leadership
16 Philmont History Purpose: Understand the value of a legacy Wood Badge skill:Servant leadership
17 “Beyond Wood Badge….”We have added tested material from a number of leadership books and concepts that expand upon ideas presented in Wood Badge.
18 And most of all . . . Servant Leadership The core of PLC is “servant leadership”—learning to lead for the good of others.
19 What Will You Take Home?The ability and motivation to be a dynamic and effective leader, gained through advanced, practical applications of Wood Badge skillsInnovative techniques to deliver Wood Badge skills to units and CouncilsNationwide resources …and friends!Life skills for now and foreverA personal, written commitmentfor your unit, District and/or CouncilWonderful memories of a great Philmont backcountry experience!
20 The journal captures WB and NYLT skills, and so much more…
21 We See These Course Outcomes Increased self-confidenceGrowing self-awarenessA daily assessment of strengths and limitationsNew creativity and ideas to take homeThe happiness from helping others succeedUnderstanding that everyone is a leaderEveryone in the group contributes in a significant way to team successKnowing leadership is a way of life
22 From Those Who Have Been There: “This course has changed the way that I approach my personal, business and scouting life. Thank you for that gift.”“The truth is, it is hard to find words to adequately expressmy experience. The course far exceeded my expectations.I truly left Philmont with the desire to be a servant leader.”“PLC exceeded my expectations and more importantly,I left Philmont with lots of new friends, a bag full of resources, and a deep desire of wanting more!!!”“As for home, church, and Scouting...I believe I got my batteries re-chargedand see life a bit more differently than before.” “I find it more important than ever to be more of a life partner with my wife, a contributing member of my church, and a Scouter who is needed in my District.”
23 Am I Ready? PLC is not just for Wood Badge staff… To attend PLC, you must:Have completed or staffed Wood BadgeIf you have staffed NYLT or NAYLE, you also qualifySuccessfully complete a BSA Health & Medical Report physical (Parts A, B, and C)(meet the Philmont backcountry medical requirements)PLC is not just for Wood Badge staff…Unit leaders, Board members, and Council staff will all benefit
24 Don’t wait…For the first time, two PLC opportunities will be offered this year: July and September 14-20, 2014…
25 Find out how to sign up and more information at www.philmontscoutranch.org/PTC/
26 Strong leaders are not born, Make the most of yourself… at PLC Remember . . .Strong leaders are not born,…they’re made.Make the most of yourself… at PLC