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Scouting in the Ward. “It is in the priesthood quorum that the doctrines of the kingdom are learned. And it is in the activity program of the Aaronic.

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1 Scouting in the Ward

2 “It is in the priesthood quorum that the doctrines of the kingdom are learned. And it is in the activity program of the Aaronic Priesthood quorum that they are applied in a way that prepares a young man to fulfill a full-time mission, receive the ordinances of the temple, and live a life of service to his family, the kingdom, and his community. In the United States and Canada, Scouting is the primary activity and application arm of the Aaronic Priesthood. “ President Charles W. Dahlquist II YM General Open House, April 2006

3 Each program is age specific to help the boys progress Priests years old Deacons years old Teachers years old Purpose of the Aaronic Priesthood Patrol Trail to Eagle MB counselors Team 5 fields of emphasis Denali Award Program managers Crew 6 Experience Areas Ranger Award Consultants

4 Teachers Quorum Priests Quorum Deacons Quorum Bishop is the president of the Aaronic Priesthood Bishop is the president of the Aaronic Priesthood Quorum presidents hold priesthood keys and usually serve as boy unit* leaders Quorum presidents hold priesthood keys and usually serve as boy unit* leaders Priesthood Organization * Unit = Scout, Varsity, or Venturing

5 YM President Crew Advisor YM 2nd Counselor Scoutmaster YM 1st Counselor Varsity Coach Teachers Quorum Priests Quorum Deacons Quorum Advisors are advisors -- quorum presidents hold priesthood keys Advisors are advisors -- quorum presidents hold priesthood keys Adult YM Presidency leadership generally serve as Scoutmaster, Varsity Coach, and Venturing Advisor respectively Adult YM Presidency leadership generally serve as Scoutmaster, Varsity Coach, and Venturing Advisor respectively Young Men Organization

6 Quorum Presidency Unit* Leadership Meeting Regular quorum presidency (boy unit* leadership) meetings are critical in following the BSA leadership methods Regular quorum presidency (boy unit* leadership) meetings are critical in following the BSA leadership methods This meeting provides the opportunity to teach the quorum presidency (boy unit* leadership) how to preside, conduct and use priesthood keys This meeting provides the opportunity to teach the quorum presidency (boy unit* leadership) how to preside, conduct and use priesthood keys The quorum presidency (boy unit* leadership), bishopric, and quorum advisors should attend quorum presidency meeting The quorum presidency (boy unit* leadership), bishopric, and quorum advisors should attend quorum presidency meeting Bishopric Member YM Presidency Member YM Presidency MemberScoutmaster/Coach/Advisor Boy Leadership & Priesthood Keys * Unit = Scout, Varsity, or Venturing

7 Quorum Meeting The quorum presidency (boy unit* leadership) run the meetings on Sunday and all activities The quorum presidency (boy unit* leadership) run the meetings on Sunday and all activities Adult leaders provide shadow leadership Adult leaders provide shadow leadership The quorum presidency, bishopric, and quorum advisors attend quorum (unit*) meetings The quorum presidency, bishopric, and quorum advisors attend quorum (unit*) meetings YM Presidency Member YM Presidency MemberScoutmaster/Coach/Advisor Quorum Bishopric Member Unit* Leadership Mtg Boy Leadership & Priesthood Keys * Unit = Scout, Varsity, or Venturing

8 YM President Crew Advisor YM 2nd Counselor Scoutmaster YM 1st Counselor Varsity Coach Scout Committees Unit* committee meetings are critical to providing the logistical support to the advisors so that they can minister individually to each member of the quorum and unit* Unit* committee meetings are critical to providing the logistical support to the advisors so that they can minister individually to each member of the quorum and unit* One of the most important roles is a strong committee chair(s) who ensures that the committee is properly supporting the adult advisors One of the most important roles is a strong committee chair(s) who ensures that the committee is properly supporting the adult advisors * Unit = Scout, Varsity, or Venturing

9 Duty to God “Duty to God was not intended to take the place of Scouting but is intended to help young men of the Aaronic Priesthood become better prepared to go to the temple, serve missions, and accomplish the purposes of the Aaronic Priesthood.” President Charles W. Dahlquist II YM General Open House, October 2004 “And so it is. Both the Duty to God Award and Scouting, in all of its age groups, are there to support and build and strengthen the young men of the Aaronic Priesthood.” President Charles W. Dahlquist II YM General Open House, October 2005

10 “I promise you that if the Scouting program in all age groups is alive and functioning, including the Varsity program for the teacher-age boys and the Venturing program for the priests, it will make a difference in the quality of the experience your young men receive and their preparation for a mission.” President Charles W. Dahlquist II YM General Open House, October 2005

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12 Quorum Presidency Meeting Quorum Meeting Regular Quorum Presidency meetings (Patrol meeting in part) are the vital step in following the patrol method and in promoting proper use of priesthood keys. Regular Quorum Presidency meetings (Patrol meeting in part) are the vital step in following the patrol method and in promoting proper use of priesthood keys. The quorum presidency, bishopric, and quorum advisors attend quorum presidency meeting The quorum presidency, bishopric, and quorum advisors attend quorum presidency meeting Bishopric Member YM Presidency Member YM Presidency MemberScoutmaster/Coach/Advisor QuorumPatrol/Team/Crew Mutual Night PatrolMeeting Boy Leadership/Priesthood Keys

13 YM President Crew Advisor YM 2nd Counselor Scoutmaster YM 1st Counselor Varsity Coach Scout Committee Scout committee is resource and support for adult leadership Scout Committee

14 YM President Crew Advisor YM 2nd Counselor Scoutmaster YM 1st Counselor Varsity Coach Regular Quorum Presidency meetings (Patrol meeting in part) are the vital step in following the patrol method and in promoting proper use of priesthood keys. Regular Quorum Presidency meetings (Patrol meeting in part) are the vital step in following the patrol method and in promoting proper use of priesthood keys. The quorum presidency, bishopric, and quorum advisors attend quorum presidency meeting The quorum presidency, bishopric, and quorum advisors attend quorum presidency meeting Quorum Presidency Meeting

15 Boy Scouts Key Methods Key Methods Ideals Ideals Adult association Adult association Patrols Patrols Advancement Advancement Uniform Uniform Outdoors Outdoors Personal growth Personal growth Leadership development Leadership development

16 Varsity Key Methods Key Methods Varsity Team Varsity Team Denali Award Denali Award Key differences with Boy Scout program?? How is it age- specific Key differences with Boy Scout program?? How is it age- specific fields of emphasis (Outdoor/High Adventure, Leadership, Social, Service, Personal Development) 5 fields of emphasis (Outdoor/High Adventure, Leadership, Social, Service, Personal Development) Very age specific Very age specific Developed specifically for the LDS church Developed specifically for the LDS church

17 Venturing Key Methods Key Methods Venturing Crew Venturing Crew Ranger Award Ranger Award Key differences with Boy Scout program Key differences with Boy Scout program Use of consultants Use of consultants Increased responsibility of crew captain (patrol leader); reduced responsibility of crew advisor (scout master) Increased responsibility of crew captain (patrol leader); reduced responsibility of crew advisor (scout master) Focus on depth of skill and learning on a particular topic rather than breadth of exposure to many (a la merit badges) Focus on depth of skill and learning on a particular topic rather than breadth of exposure to many (a la merit badges) Developed specifically for LDS church Developed specifically for LDS church

18 Key Meetings LDSBSA Aaronic Priesthood Committee meeting Patrol leaders council Quorum Presidency meeting Patrol meeting Quorum meeting Patrol meeting Mutual night Troop meeting YM Presidency meeting PPI Scoutmaster’s Conference Troop Committee meeting

19 Mentor boy equivalent Secure permissions to use camping sites Transportation coordinator Ensure monthly outdoor program Promote National Camping Award Promote goal of an outing per month Secure tour permits Mentor boy equivalent Encourage Scouts to advance Work with troop scribe to maintain advancement records Arrange quarterly boards of review and courts of honor Develop and maintain MB counselor list Record awards at council service center Secure badges & certificates Work with librarian to build troop library of MB pamphlets Mentor boy equivalent Ensure troop leaders & committee members are trained Maintain inventory of training materials Work with district training team to schedule Fast Start for all new leaders BSA Youth Protection training in troop Encourage Jr leader training Mentor boy equivalent Supervise and help procure camping equipment Work with quartermaster on inventory & proper storage Make periodic safety checks on all gear Encourage safe use of all outdoor gear Mentor boy equivalent Handle all troop funds. Maintain checking & savings accounts Train & supervise scribe in record keeping Keep adequate records Supervise fund-raising Supervise camp savings plan Lead in preparation of annual troop budget Lead Friends of Scouting

20 Troop Committee Chairman Organize the committee to see that all functions are delegated, coordinated, and completed Organize the committee to see that all functions are delegated, coordinated, and completed Maintain close relationship with COR & Scoutmaster Maintain close relationship with COR & Scoutmaster Interpret national and local policies to the troop Interpret national and local policies to the troop Prepare troop meeting agendas Prepare troop meeting agendas Call, preside over, and promote monthly troop meetings Call, preside over, and promote monthly troop meetings Ensure troop representation at month roundtables Ensure troop representation at month roundtables Secure top-notch, trained individuals for camp leadership Secure top-notch, trained individuals for camp leadership Arrange for charter review and recharter annually Arrange for charter review and recharter annually Secretary Keep minutes of meetings and send out committee meeting notices Handle publicity Prepare a family newsletter of troop events and activities Conduct the troop resource survey Plan for family night programs and family activities At each meeting report the minutes of the previous meeting

21 Organization of Non-LDS BSA Troop Chartered Organization (LDS Ward)

22 Changes in Committee Responsibilities ResponsibilityTraditionalLDS Recruit quality adult leadership Troop Committee Chair Bishopric Interpret policy to the troop Troop Committee Chair Bishopric Handle troop funds TreasurerBishopric Maintain checking and savings accounts TreasurerBishopric/Clerk Lead in preparation of annual troop budget TreasurerBishopric Provide spiritual tone for troop meetings ChaplainBishopric/Advisors Promote regular religious participation ChaplainBishopric/Advisors Give spiritual counseling service ChaplainBishopric/Advisors Ensure troop leaders and committee members are trained Training Coordinator Bishopric Recruiting of new boys Scoutmaster The change in responsibility of recruiting/reporting and finances dramatically changes the dynamics of the troop in an LDS unit

23 Non-functioning youth leadership positions Junior Assistant Scoutmaster Junior Assistant Scoutmaster Senior Patrol Leader Senior Patrol Leader Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Troop Guide Troop Guide The lack of youth leadership in these key positions typically shifts responsibilities back to adult leaders from the boys The lack of youth leadership in these key positions typically shifts responsibilities back to adult leaders from the boys

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25 PRIESTHOOD LINES Bishop is president of Aaronic priesthood Bishop is president of Aaronic priesthood Bishops counselors serve as representatives in deacons and teacher quorums Bishops counselors serve as representatives in deacons and teacher quorums Young-men leaders serve as advisors Young-men leaders serve as advisors Quorum presidencies are the direct line of authority Quorum presidencies are the direct line of authority

26 Patrol method The boys run the program The boys run the program The president of the quorum holds the keys The president of the quorum holds the keys The presidency/ patrol leaders hold regular presidency meetings The presidency/ patrol leaders hold regular presidency meetings The boys are surrounded by supporting leaders The boys are surrounded by supporting leaders

27 Quorum advisors/scout leaders Advisors are advisors Advisors are advisors Advisors lead by example Advisors lead by example Advisors are resources for the boys Advisors are resources for the boys Advisors can receive resources from the Committee, COR,Unit Commissioners and the District Advisors can receive resources from the Committee, COR,Unit Commissioners and the District

28 COR DUTIES General health and welfare of scouting in the ward General health and welfare of scouting in the ward In charge of key scout meeting and coordination In charge of key scout meeting and coordination In charge of rechartering at ward level In charge of rechartering at ward level Assists in getting round table info to the local units Assists in getting round table info to the local units Oversees committee involvement and staffing Oversees committee involvement and staffing Organizes and oversees FOS Organizes and oversees FOS Insures all leaders in the ward are trained Insures all leaders in the ward are trained Reports to bishopric on all scouting activities Reports to bishopric on all scouting activities Is an active member of one of the district committees Is an active member of one of the district committees Could be part of ward council as needed Could be part of ward council as needed COR can be a member of the bishopric or other as assigned by the bishop COR can be a member of the bishopric or other as assigned by the bishop

29 COR Tasks Help recruit the right leaders Help recruit the right leaders Encourage unit leaders and committee members to take training Encourage unit leaders and committee members to take training Promote well-planned unit programs Promote well-planned unit programs Serve as liaison between units and charter organization Serve as liaison between units and charter organization Organize enough units Organize enough units Promote the recruiting of new members Promote the recruiting of new members Graduation of members from one program phase to next Graduation of members from one program phase to next Assist with unit charter renewal Assist with unit charter renewal Suggest good turns for your organization Suggest good turns for your organization Encourage unit committee meetings Encourage unit committee meetings Keep organization leaders informed Keep organization leaders informed Encourage active outdoor unit and sports programs Encourage active outdoor unit and sports programs Emphasize advancement and youth recognition Emphasize advancement and youth recognition Bring district help and promote its use Bring district help and promote its use Use approved unit finance policies Use approved unit finance policies Encourage recognition of leaders Encourage recognition of leaders Cultivate resources to support your organization’s units Cultivate resources to support your organization’s units Represent your organization on the council and district levels Represent your organization on the council and district levels


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