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1 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training1 Council Chaplain “Fast Start” Training Welcome Click anywhere to go to the next page. Click an underline to directly to that topic. Version 1.4 See the usage restrictions for questions and restrictions on reproducing or using this document. ©2004 R. Torn restriction restriction

2 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training2 Registration Please register on line on the page you got this from. We will send the information to the Council office on completion.

3 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training3 Council Chaplain Training Program This is a unique program to this council. It is based on: BSA is an outdoor oriented program Leaders will receive training for their position The overall Council Chaplain Training program is in three parts “Fast Start” online training you are working on now to get the basics Council Chaplain Classroom training to discuss and practice Council Chaplain Outdoors training to refine your skills and your Chaplain Aide’s in an outdoor setting

4 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training4 Council Chaplain “Fast Start” Training If you are a new member of the BSA adult leader; You must be registered and complete the BSA Youth Protection Training and Other training required by the Chartered Organization to work with children. Talk to your unit leader if any questions. Initial “Fast Start” review that can be viewed anytime. Classroom instruction of approximately 2 hours for practical applications. The class will have a brief review of this material and not re-hash it. The class will be held annually in the fall. Overnight training to provide a venue to conduct Chaplain Aide training, review Chaplain program, and help train new members. We do this at Summer and Winter Camp. Download and refer to the Chaplain Handbook from the Council website at show look under resources. show

5 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training5 Why Were You Recruited As a Chaplain? Scouting is a resource- for religious organizations, schools, and community and civic groups to use in their program for young people. Scouting is an educational program based on "Duty to God" and designed to enhance: A personal value system Leadership skills Citizenship responsibilities Career awareness Personal fitness If the troop is operated by a religious organization, it is customary for the religious leader to serve as the chaplain. The religious leader may ask a member of the staff who is qualified to serve in that position. A unit not operated by a religious organization may select a chaplain for the troop from the local clergy.

6 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training6 Unit Chaplain Training Click to go directly to the chapter Professional Staff Historical Perspective on “Reverence" in Scouting Introduction to Unit Chaplain, District Chaplain, and the Chaplain Corps Unit Chaplain Introduction to Chaplain-aide Troop Worship Opportunities Religious Emblems Council Religious Relationships Committee Insight of Camp Chaplain (Summer LPSR, Winter LPSR, and Cub Scouts) Counseling & Parental Helps- Child Grief Counseling Scout Sabbath / Sunday Roundtable Materials-Graces, Prayers, Songs, Services & Closings

7 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training7 Professional Staff Steve Miller Sr. District Executive / (cell phone) Tim Molepske Director of Field Service

8 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training8 Unit Chaplain A Historical Perspective on "Reverence" In Scouting By Jim Howes, April 1, 1992

9 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training9 Position of the Boy Scouts of America that belief in God is an essential part of the Scouting program to build character and instill positive values in youth, a review of treasured Scouting memorabilia from the past discloses that historically this view has often been presented in Scouting literature, whenever the Scout Law ("A Scout is Reverent") and the Scout Oath "to do my Duty to God" are discussed. Both the Scout Law and Oath are mandatory for BSA members.

10 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training10 “HANDBOOK FOR BOYS” Over 30,000,000 have been printed since 1910, the Fifth edition (1948) explained the phrase "morally straight" in the Scout Oath or Promise this way: "George Washington said that morality cannot be lasting without religion. A morally straight Scout knows how to love and serve God in the way He wants him to...On Mt. Sinai God gave to Moses the Ten Commandments. He laid down certain definite Laws for all. Not to steal, not to lie, not to abuse your body are some of these Laws. Keeping these Commandments is an important step towards being morally straight...” "Reverence is that respect, regard, consideration, courtesy, devotion, and affection you have for some person, place, or thing because it is holy? The Scout shows true reverence in two ways. First, you pray to God, you love God and you serve Him. Secondly, in your everyday actions, you help other people, because they are made by God to God's own likeness. "The 'unalienable rights' in our historic Declaration of Independence, come from God. All your life you will be associating with people of other beliefs and customs. It is your duty to respect these people for their beliefs and customs, and to live your own." - (c) BSA, 1948

11 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training11 Oath's "Duty to God" provision to Boy Scouts Philosophy espoused by the Founder of Scouting, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, O.B.E., Relevant to the issue of admitting atheists (or those who refuse to say the Oath's "Duty to God" provision) to Boy Scouts is the philosophy espoused by the Founder of Scouting, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, O.B.E., in official scouting literature written by him during the time he was Chief Scout of the World ( ). While it is true that no one has deified Baden-Powell, nor even beatified him (at least by church canon, although his works have richly earned him the sobriquet "the sainted B-P" and he does have a memorial plaque in London's Westminster Abbey), he, as the creator of scouting, composed the Boy Scout Oath at issue. It is thus highly instructive to see what HE said about a scout's Duty to God and why HE included it in the Oath HE wrote and used, since HE, after all, invented Scouting in the 1st place!

12 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training12 Baden-Powell's book *ROVERING TO SUCCESS*, 1930 handbook for British Rover Scouts, is an excellent source for understanding the goals and philosophies of scouting espoused by the founder of the movement himself, for two principle reasons: It was written in 1930, after B-P had seen scouting grow and mature into a world-wide association over a twenty-year span, hence he had the benefit of many years experience and reflection; secondly, "Rovers" is the branch of scouting (in many countries other than the U.S.) for boys over age 18 to mid-twenties. As such, it's on a more mature level for a serious view of B-P's scouting philosophy. "Rovering to Success" begins by recounting, in the colorful writing style that captured boys' imaginations in the pre-MTV era, the time he paddled a birch-bark canoe across a lake in Upper Canada. He develops this parable saying: "The whole thing--the early voyage through the easy running stream, and then coming out on the broad lake, the arising of difficulties, the succession of waves and rocks only avoided by careful piloting, the triumph of overcoming the dangers, the successful sliding into a sheltered landing place, the happy campfire and the sleep of tired men at night--is just what a man goes through in life." This he calls the Voyage of Life. In paddling one's canoe on the "...adventurous voyage from the stream of childhood, along the river of adolescence, out across the ocean of manhood", he warns of the dire need to avoid foundering on certain "Rocks", i.e., dangerous hazards/ deleterious influences, in the lives of Scouts which, unless avoided, interfere with the scout's goal of achieving happiness in life..."the only true success". These "Rocks" are then expounded upon by B-P in the chapters that follow:

13 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training13 ROVERING TO SUCCESS Topics discussed 1) "HORSES" Gambling, lack of thrift, indolence, etc. 2) "WINE" Alcohol abuse, gluttony, foul language, etc. 3) "WOMEN" Venereal diseases, irresponsible sexual conduct (4) "CUCKOOS & HUMBUGS" Demagoguery, snobbery, jingoism, etc. (5) "IRRELIGION" Atheism and irreligious* "The dark side of this rock is the danger of atheism and irreligious. Its bright side is its realization of God and Service to Brother Men. To this the study of Nature is a direct help."

14 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training14 ROVERING TO SUCCESS B-P goes on to say, "There are a good many men who have no religion, who don't believe in God; they are known as atheists...If you are really out to make your way to success--i.e., happiness--you must not only avoid being sucked in by irreligious humbugs, you must have a religious basis to your life. Religion very briefly stated means: recognizing who and what is God; secondly, making the best of the life that He has given one and doing what He wants of us." The rest of the chapter on "Irreligious" is devoted to various measures to help scouts "avoid atheism", to use B- P's repeated phrase, such as experiencing the grandeur of Nature as a (again quoting) "step towards realizing God", to which he adds, "I advocate the understanding of Nature as a step, in certain cases, towards gaining religion."

15 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training15 ROVERING TO SUCCESS The 274-page book The 274-page book goes on to discuss, with several examples and quotations, how first- hand experience of Nature's wonders can help one understand God. For example, he quotes Abraham Lincoln: "I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon earth and be an atheist, but I do not see how he can look up into the heavens by night and say there is no God." As well as the Koran: "Seest thou not that all in the heavens and all on the earth serveth God; the sun, the moon, the stars, and the mountains and the trees and the beasts and many men" Commenting on the inspiration he drew from the outdoors, he wrote: "I love the homely beauty of the English countryside as I do the vast openness and freedom of the rolling veld in South Africa. I love the rushing waters and the nodding forests of Canada; but I have been more awed by the depths and heights of the Himalayas and by the grandeur of those eternal snows lifting their peaked heads high above the world, never defiled by the foot of man, but reaching of all things worldly the nearest to the Heavens." He mused that perhaps the reason so many of the world's peoples at such high elevations are Buddhists is "the mountains almost talk you into it. In the quiet of the night you listen to their voices; you are drawn into the brooding immensity all round you. In warm cities, where men huddle together, one must have something to cling to--- a personal Savior, a lantern in a sure and kindly hand, and comforting voices in the dark. But here...there is a mystic purpose in Nature...”

16 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training16 B-P was strongly opposed to atheism B-P was strongly opposed to atheism and would turn over in his grave at the thought of atheists as scout leaders or permitting Scouts to omit "Duty to God" from their Scout Oath. Permitting Scouts to omit "Duty to God" from their Scout Oath.

17 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training17 Ideas are outdated?? While it may be argued that these ideas are outdated, or that scouting in the 1990's should change with the times to maintain its relevance, there is ample historical evidence that Scouting's founder regarded atheism as something to be avoided, as foreign to the ideals of scouting: individual happiness, fulfillment, and service to fellow man through doing one's duty to God. This has been Scouting's core belief and its founding purpose since the beginning of the movement.

18 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training18 Scout Oath's Viewed in this light, the current insistence of the Boy Scouts of America that its members adhere to the Scout Oath's "On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my Country..." is merely remaining true to Scouting's basic founding spirit.

19 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training19 Why should a scout pledge his Duty to God? In the words of Baden-Powell: "Religion is essential to happiness. This is not a mere matter of going to church, knowing Bible history, or understanding theology. Religion...means recognizing who and what is God, secondly, making the best of the life that He has given one and doing what He wants of us. This is mainly doing something for other people." All that scouting seeks to impart to our young people...striving to do one's best and to do a good turn daily... flow naturally and logically from this founding purpose of scouting, to equip boys as they embark on their Voyage of Life

20 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training20 All that scouting seeks to impart to our young people... Striving to do one's best and to do a good turn daily... Flow naturally and logically from this founding purpose of scouting, To equip boys as they embark on their Voyage of Life

21 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training21 UNIT CHAPLAIN Chapter Unit Chaplain Overview Unit Chaplain Overview Chaplain Duties Chaplain Duties Outreach Opportunities Outreach Opportunities Praying in a Group Praying in a Group Religious Emblems Religious Emblems

22 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training22 UNIT CHAPLAIN Overview An adult who may be a troop committee member, the executive officer of a religious chartered organization, or serves in another leadership capacity. It is customary that the religious leader, or an appointee of the chartered organization, will serve as chaplain if the troop is operated by a religious organization. A troop not operated by a religious organization may select a chaplain from local members of the clergy. Any unit can have a chaplain. The Troop Chaplain has been identified as a formal position but can be adapted to Packs and Crews.

23 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training23 Chaplain Duties Provide a spiritual element for campouts and troop meetings Provide spiritual counseling when needed or requested Provide opportunities for all boys to grow in their relationship with God and their fellow Scouts Encourage Scouts to participate in the religious emblems program of their respective faith Be familiar with the chaplain aide section of this manual Work with the troop chaplain aide to plan and conduct an annual Scout- oriented religious observance, preferably during Scout Week in February

24 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training24 Outreach Opportunities After housing and schooling needs are met, one of the first contacts a new family has in the community is with a Scouting unit. As new troop members are registered, you will learn of their religious preferences or interests and can extend an invitation to join your congregation in worship, or you may direct them to other opportunities for worship in the community. At no time should the chaplain proselytize.

25 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training25 Praying in a Group When present, members of the clergy or chaplain aide may be asked to lead the troop or other Scouting units in prayer. If the group consists of members with mixed beliefs, or if the beliefs of the group are unknown, then prayers should be of an interfaith content. However, if the group is of like belief, then it is entirely appropriate to offer belief-specific prayer.

26 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training26 Religious Emblems The chaplain is in an ideal position to promote the religious emblems program and encourage Scouts to complete the requirements for the emblem of their faith. Many troops include Scouts of various faiths; therefore, knowledge of all emblems is helpful. Since procedures vary among different faiths, the Duty to God brochure, No A, is a helpful reference. In addition, call your local Boy Scout service center or the council religious relationships committee for help in identifying ways to promote the religious emblems program and emblem recipient recognition ceremonies.

27 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training27 Chaplain Aides Chapter Chaplain Aides Overview Chaplain Aides Overview Chaplain aide duties Chaplain aide duties CA Qualifications CA Qualifications

28 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training28 Chaplain Aides Overview The chaplain aide is an approved youth leadership position in Boy Scout troops. The responsibilities of this position include encouraging the spiritual growth awareness of each member of the troop assisting the troop chaplain (and adult committee members).

29 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training29 Chaplain Aide duties Work with the troop chaplain (usually an adult member of the clergy) to plan appropriate interfaith religious services during troop outings Encourage troop members to strengthen their own relationships with God through personal prayer and devotion and participation in religious activities appropriate to their faith Participate in patrol leaders council panning sessions to ensure that spiritual emphasis is included in troop activities Help the troop chaplain (or other designated adult) plan and conduct an annual Scout-oriented religious observance, Preferably during Scout Week in February Present an overview of the religious emblems program at troop meetings at least once per year Help the troop chaplain (or other designated adult) recognize troop members who receive their religious emblems, perhaps during a troop court of honor (note: most religious emblems are conferred during a service at the Scout's place of worship, but the achievement should also be recognized at a significant troop event.)

30 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training30 Chaplain Aide Qualifications The chaplain aide must be mature and sensitive and have earned the respect and trust of his fellow Scouts. The chaplain aide must be at least a First Class Scout. The chaplain aide must have received or be working on the requirements leading to the age-appropriate religious emblem for his faith.

31 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training31 Troop Worship Opportunities Troop Worship Opportunities BSA Chaplain Handbook BSA Chaplain Handbook At Camp At Camp Scout Funeral Services Scout Funeral Services

32 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training32 Troop Worship - From the BSA Chaplain Handbook Sample Interfaith Prayers and Benedictions For health, strength, and daily food, we give you thanks, o Lord. For this and all your mercies, Lord, make us truly grateful. For food, health, and friendship, we give you thanks, o Lord. For food, for raiment, for life, for opportunity, for friendship and fellowship, we thank you, o Lord. (Philmont grace) Come, o Lord, be our guest and bless what you have bestowed on us. Gracious giver of all good, we thank you for food and rest. Grant all we say or do pleases you. Lord, bless our Scouting leaders who spend so much of their time and energy to help us grow up well. Guide them in their work, give them patience and wisdom, and reward them in this life and the next. Amen. As our campfire fades, we thank you for the joys and blessings of this day. We lift our minds and hearts to you in gratitude for life, happiness, and the Scouting movement. Lord, protect our camp this night. May we rise refreshed and ready to serve You. Amen. May the great Scoutmaster of all Scouts be with us until we meet again.

33 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training33 Troop Worship -At Camp Since troops often camp on weekends, Scouts and leaders may not be able to attend their regular worship services. A troop worship service should be conducted and all encouraged to attend. The troop chaplain aide and the troop chaplain (or other designated adult) should conduct these services. Studies have shown that the youth especially feel closer to their God when in an outdoors setting. So while you are out there have a service pre-planned if possible and have some ideas in your “hip pocket” if the occasion arises. Many sources for conducting these filed services are available

34 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training34 Scout Funeral Services Loss of a Scout or leader. Attending in uniform Sitting together as a unit Serving as honorary pallbearers or ushers. Serving during the service by doing such things as reciting the Scout Oath or Law. The primary concern is for the family and their preferences.

35 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training35 Council Religious Relationships Committee Committee Structure Committee Structure Religious Organizations Religious Organizations Council Religious Relationships Ctte on Scouting Organization Council Religious Relationships Ctte on Scouting Organization Religious Relationships Subcommittee Function Religious Relationships Subcommittee Function

36 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training36 Religious Relationships Chair Religious Groups Catholic Ctte Protestant Ctte LDS Ctte Islam Ctte Jewish Ctte Methodist Ctte Lutheran Ctte Baptist Ctte Scout Sabbath/ Sunday Religious Emblem Religious Emblem Display Teams Unit Survey/ inventory Chaplain Corps Unit Chaplain Training Summer Camp Chaplain District Chaplains Chapels and Facilities Resources Council Religious Relationships Committee Structure

37 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training37 Local Council Religious Relationships Committee A religious relationships committee on Scouting is important for the fulfillment of religious functions that rightfully belong to the churches, mosques, and synagogues. It also develops good relationships with religious chartered organizations that pay dividends for more and better Scouting. The religious relationships committee provides cooperating religious bodies the opportunity to carry out a ministry to children, youth, and families through the methods of Scouting. The local council must take the initiative in starting the organization process. This initial assistance is necessary also because in the religious field there is a diversity of organization, and a special cause or appeal is needed to bring churches and synagogues together for a particular task. The purpose of the religious relationships committee is to expand the opportunities for children, youth, adults, and families within the community to experience God’s love and grace. To accomplish this purpose, the committee functions to: 1. Cooperate with the council in its effort to fulfill Scouting’s belief “that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God.” 2. Interpret and promote the Scouting program in churches and synagogues as a resource for their ministries with children, youth, adults, and families. 3. Interpret and promote the religious emblems study program as the local churches’, synagogues’, and mosques’ program of intentional and Intensive religious education for the individual member. 4. Provide worship experiences and chaplain services in council camps, outdoor experiences, and other events.

38 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training38 Religious Organizations (partial) Armenian Church of America (Eastern Diocese) Armenian Church of America (Western Prelacy) Assembly of God Association of Unity Churches Bahá'í Baptist Buddhist Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Churches of Christ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints (LDS) Eastern Orthodox Eastern Rite Catholic Episcopal First Church of Christ, Scientist General Church of the New Jerusalem Hindu Islamic Jewish Lutheran Moravian Polish National Catholic Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Church (USA) Protestant (General) Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Roman Catholic Salvation Army United Church of Christ United Methodist Church

39 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training39 Council RRC members

40 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training40 Council Religious Relationships Ctte on Scouting Organization

41 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training41 Religious Relationships SubcommitteeFunctions Composed of chairman and representatives of denominations (as determined).

42 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training42 Council Religious Relationships Committee - Chartered Organization Survey Determine which churches and synagogues presently are using the program and which are potential users of the program. Do any have the “whole Scouting family”? What boys in each church or synagogue are presently in a Cub Scout pack or Boy Scout troop? Special emphasis should be given to both girls and boys with regard to a Venturing crew. (Each group conducts its own survey through its religious education department.) In religious organizations and for maintaining good religious relationships, it is valuable to have a complete survey of churches, synagogues, and mosques. Gathering the facts, district by district, ‘flay seem like a laborious task, but once the survey has been completed it is not difficult to keep the information up to date.

43 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training43 Council Religious Relationships Committee Description of Interdenominational Organizations A. Interdenominational Ministerial Associations These are usually found in metropolitan areas, small cities, and in county-seat towns. Their function is to promote interchurch activities and interdenominational community relation ships. B. Council of Churches, Councils of Religious Education, or Ecumenical Councils In the larger cities there are councils of churches, church federations, or similar organizations. These ecumenical councils have a professional staff headed by an executive director. In small communities and in counties there are church councils carrying out a limited program under volunteer leadership. C. Synagogue Council of America This national organization includes representatives of many Jewish religious and secular organizations. Regional or council contact probably will be more effective through one of the groups enumerated in 2a above. D. Organization of Units When facts are obtained and an interest is shown in wanting to use any or all parts of the program, assume the responsibility for getting necessary assistance from the district executive or staff adviser through the related membership committee.

44 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training44 Council Religious Relationships Committee Maintain Good Working Relationships Through the related representatives, keep in touch with any problems related to use or control of the program, clarification of policies of the Boy Scouts of America, or chartered organizations. Search and Exchange Information Sessions Organize and conduct sessions with heads of chartered organizations and Scouting coordinators to share information on (1) how Scouting supports the religious education program; (1) how Scouting supports the religious education program; (2) how the local council helps its chartered organizations; (3) how the organization helps Scouting; (4) how organizations help finance Scouting through support of Friends of Scouting efforts. Scout Sabbath, and Scout Sunday Help churches, mosques, and synagogues become aware of what can be done to observe these days, what literature and program covers are available, and alternatives where denominational special days conflict. Suggest Scout or Venture participation religious observances wherever possible

45 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training45 Religious Emblem Programs Chart of Religious Emblems Programs Chart of Religious Emblems Programs A Scout is reverent. A Scout is reverent. Programs of Religious Activities with Youth Programs of Religious Activities with Youth How Do We Get Started on These Programs? How Do We Get Started on These Programs? Completion Additional resources Additional resources

46 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training46 Chart of Religious Emblems Programs Chart of Religious Emblems Programs

47 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training47 Religious Award -A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the following religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs. Check with your local council service center or contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.

48 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training48 Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.) P.R.A.Y.'s mission is to encourage the spiritual growth of young people. Browse our web page to locate the religious growth programs recognized by the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., and Camp Fire Boys and Girls and discover ways to promote these programs and to build partnerships between the religious community and the national youth agencies. Covers most Protestant Religions and Jewish faiths. Catholic Emblems are administered through local NCCS, LDS through local Stakes. Customer Service – can answer questions from pastors, parents, adult volunteers, and council staff Same day service – most orders and requests for information are processed the same day that they are received and sent out via first class mail Free promotional brochures and publications Links to P.R.A.Y. web site – councils are encouraged to link to P.R.A.Y. at for information on religious growth programs Training – P.R.A.Y. is willing to make presentations or conduct workshops at regional or state cluster training events Reports to Council- quarterly

49 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training49 Religious Award - How Do We Get Started on These Programs? Youth members must obtain the specific booklet for their religion. Check with your council store or contact the religious organization directly Each youth member needs his or her own booklet to document progress. Some religions offer adult manuals for counselors and mentors. Parents must review the program guidelines. Some programs require participants to be official "members" of the religious institution. Age/grade requirements vary from program to program. Each program sets its own guidelines as to who may serve as counselor. Some programs require clergy to serve as counselors; other programs allow parents or other family members to serve as counselors. Families should talk to their religious leaders and show them the booklet before beginning any program. Most programs require that they be completed under the auspices of that religious organization. Many programs require the signature of the local religious leader.

50 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training50 Religious Award Completion The youth member needs to complete the requirements, obtain the proper signatures, and follow the instructions to order the emblem. These emblems are not available from your local council store (follow the instructions in your booklet). The emblem should be presented in a meaningful ceremony, preferably in the member's religious institution.

51 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training51 Religious Award - Additional resources P.R.A.Y.Toll free number: Catholic- Contact the AUSTIN, Victoria, or San Antonio Diocese office LDS- Contact your stake Sign up on-line CAC website to use the display cases under Religious Awards

52 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training52 Insight of Camp Chaplain Summer LPSR- The last two years the CAC has had a camp chaplain. In summer 2004 we had a full-time professional chaplain in residence. We plan to continue this program. The focus was religious services, morale and counseling. Winter LPSR- During the sessions we had a chaplain in residence. Starting in 2004 we will conduct training during that time and provide services to the campers. Cub Scouts- At CTW, the camp chaplain has provided services as requested.

53 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training53 Counseling & Parental Helps Unless you are a trained professional get help! If you are on a campout or other isolated venue, you are expected to be it. Do some homework! Children & Divorce: What to Expect, how to HelpChildren & Divorce: What to Expect, how to Help - This book, by Dr. Archibald D. Hart, gives us a view into the lives of children whose parents are undergoing a divorce. The book suggests ways to minimize the damage to children and is a valuable resource for both parents and Scouters in today's world. Another tool in our tool chest to help boys (and girls) through this damaging event. Children & Divorce: What to Expect, how to Help The Way They LearnThe Way They Learn - This book, by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias, helps us to discover learning styles and how to teach to our child's strengths. Not all children can process and organize information using the same methods. The author suggests learning styles which are based on both concrete or abstract perception skills, and either random or sequential ordering skills. Knowing how your child learns can help you to maximize the success that they have in school. The book also details the potential problems when teacher/child learning methods clash. A valuable resource for parents and Scouters trying to make sense out of children with differing learning skills. The Way They Learn

54 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training54 Counseling & Parental Helps- 2 Seven Kinds of Smart: Identifying & Developing Your Many IntelligencesSeven Kinds of Smart: Identifying & Developing Your Many Intelligences - Thomas Armstrong takes a different approach in determining learning skills. Even though our schools may frequently overlook them, there are many different ways that kids can be smart. The author lists Linguistic, Logical- Mathematical, Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Musical, Interpersonal, and Intrapersonal strengths. Each of these is explored. The author suggests ways to determine which strengths are present and how to fully develop each. The book is an interesting look into this subject and can be helpful for parents and Counselors dealing with children who may be struggling with the conventional learning environment. Seven Kinds of Smart: Identifying & Developing Your Many Intelligences Counseling in Times of CrisisCounseling in Times of Crisis - A resource for Christian Counseling in a "How To Do" Approach. This book gives practical advice for counseling during times of crisis. Although the book is not specifically geared to children, it gives valuable insights into crisis situations. A valuable adjunct to our counseling tools. Counseling in Times of Crisis Life Space InterventionLife Space Intervention - This book, by Mary Wood and Nicholas Long, details a technique for working with troubled or troubling children and adolescents. Conventional methods of intervention can actually serve to escalate the crisis situation or to reinforce negative feelings. Life Space Intervention techniques builds on the strengths of the child, and uses the crisis as a learning experience. LSCI is a strategy for dealing with youth crisis situations which are on the rise in today's society. Life Space Intervention

55 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training55 Child Grief Counseling This is not a subject which we look forward to addressing; however, it is a normal part of our life cycle and will eventually impact every troop or pack in some way. When it does, what we do or don't do can have a tremendous impact on the boys involved, and in the healing process which follows. Some have suggested that a child's grief experience is very much like wet cement, easily formed. After the cement dries, however; change is more resistant and post traumatic symptoms may develop. The advice here is "do something quickly". The references below will aid you in understanding how you, as a non-clinician, can help. I have not previewed all the books which follow; however, each has been recommended by authors writing about this subject. (source: KidsPeace Healing Mag.) This is not a subject which we look forward to addressing; however, it is a normal part of our life cycle and will eventually impact every troop or pack in some way. When it does, what we do or don't do can have a tremendous impact on the boys involved, and in the healing process which follows. Some have suggested that a child's grief experience is very much like wet cement, easily formed. After the cement dries, however; change is more resistant and post traumatic symptoms may develop. The advice here is "do something quickly". The references below will aid you in understanding how you, as a non-clinician, can help. I have not previewed all the books which follow; however, each has been recommended by authors writing about this subject. (source: KidsPeace Healing Mag.) Grieving Child: A Parent's GuideGrieving Child: A Parent's Guide - Practical, compassionate advice for helping a child cope with the death of a parent or loved one. Parents and other caring adults will find much guidance in helping preschool age to teenage children through this difficult time. Grieving Child: A Parent's Guide Life & Loss; A Guide to Help Grieving ChildrenLife & Loss; A Guide to Help Grieving Children - Linda Goldman shows a sensitivity toward the many loss and grief issues which our children often face. Linda offers presented a loving approach to helping children face some of life's most difficult issues. Professionals and non-professionals alike will benefit from this book. Life & Loss; A Guide to Help Grieving Children Death Is Hard to Live with: Teenagers Talk about how They Cope with LossDeath Is Hard to Live with: Teenagers Talk about how They Cope with Loss - Learning to cope with grief is especially hard for teenagers. This book covers loss of family and peers, equipping teens to face loss and positively move on with life. Death Is Hard to Live with: Teenagers Talk about how They Cope with Loss - Learning to cope with grief is especially hard for teenagers. This book covers loss of family and peers, equipping teens to face loss and positively move on with life. Death Is Hard to Live with: Teenagers Talk about how They Cope with Loss Breaking the Silence a Guide to Help Children with Complicated Grief: Suicide, Homicide, Aids, ViolenceBreaking the Silence a Guide to Help Children with Complicated Grief: Suicide, Homicide, Aids, Violence - This book, by Linda Goldman, deals with grief which is stems from more complex issues. Each of these are explained in her book, and there are many references for more support and information. Breaking the Silence a Guide to Help Children with Complicated Grief: Suicide, Homicide, Aids, Violence Death & the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to Assist Grieving StudentsDeath & the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to Assist Grieving Students - This is principally a teacher's guide which guides work through a death in the classroom. This guide may be useful in helping with a similar event within a troop or pack. Death & the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to Assist Grieving Students Grief Comes to Class: A Teacher's GuideGrief Comes to Class: A Teacher's Guide - Majel Gliko-Braden has written a practical book which helps parents and other caring adults to help a grieving child. Grief Comes to Class: A Teacher's Guide Teaching Students about Death: A Comprehensive Resource for Educators & ParentsTeaching Students about Death: A Comprehensive Resource for Educators & Parents - A resource for explaining childhood bereavement in the school setting. This book is a compilation of contributions of many professionals, from many specialties. Teaching Students about Death: A Comprehensive Resource for Educators & Parents When Grief Visits School; Organizing a Successful ResponseWhen Grief Visits School; Organizing a Successful Response - Written by John Dudley, this book is recommended for school districts who desire to establish and train crisis intervention teams to handle grief producing tragedies."My Memory Book: A Journal for Grieving Children" - Chi Rho Press, P.O. Box 7864, Gaithersburg MD (301) $10.95 (+ $2.50 S/H) - Gretchen Gaines-Lane helps grieving children (from a loss of a loved one such as a parent) through a series of exercises including drawings, story writing, collage and journaling. When Grief Visits School; Organizing a Successful Response

56 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training56 Scout Sunday/ Sabbath Help churches, mosques, and synagogues become aware of what can be done to observe these days. Literature, patches, and program covers are available Alternatives where denominational special days conflict. Suggest Scout or Venturing crews participation religious observances wherever possible

57 CAC Fast Start Chaplain Training57 Roundtable Materials Graces, Prayers, Songs, Services & Closings DEMONSTRATING "DUTY TO GOD" WITH SENSITIVITY ► When we conduct Scouting activities, it is important that we call attention to a Scout's "Duty to God" through the saying of a grace at meal times, a prayer at appropriate times; e.g. the start of a banquet or awards meeting; or in the songs and closings we use. ► (One of the best resources in this area is Walter Dudley Cavert's Prayers for Scouts, published by the Abington Press, Nashville, Tennessee in ► If you can find an old copy in a unit library or some other Scout archive, it would be worth the time and trouble. We will try to obtain permission to reprint prayers related to the Scout Oath, Law, Motto, and Slogan for a later edition. Another excellent source is The National Protestant Committee on Scouting's, When Scouts Worship, first published by the Bethany Press, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1968.) However, it is equally important that we as leaders act with extreme sensitivity to the content of the grace, prayer, or song. The grace, prayer, or song should be selected because it expresses a powerful, universal expression of thanks, blessing, praise, joy, or other value without reference to a single religion, its customs, or the name of its deity. ► We are concerned that we do not place a single Scout in the position of doubting the values of his own faith or feeling singled out and isolated because of his own faith. We should never create a climate were a Scout feels compelled to choose between Scouting and his religious beliefs. ► Frequently, it is best if the prayers acknowledge a common maker, such as the Maker of All Things, God, the Great Scoutmaster of all Scouts, or the Great Spirit, because each Scout can relate the words to his own faith. A grace, prayer, or song that singles out for adoration Jesus Christ, the Prophet Elias, the Prophet Mohammed, the teacher Sidhartha (Lord Buddha) or any other name sends conflicting messages to a Scout with a different faith. He may think that he is in the wrong place or he may get the idea he is not wanted. This can be prevented by reviewing all prayers, graces, and songs in advance to make sure that they do not indicate a preference for a particular faith or set of beliefs. ► The key thing is that while we as Scout leaders should try to encourage a Scout to understand and exercise his "Duty to God", we must at the same time be very careful that our actions are not misinterpreted by any Scout to mean that his faith is unacceptable or that he should be in a different faith. ► Remember that Scouting does not define what a religion is and does not require membership in any particular religious group. We are interested in promoting a Scout's better understanding of his "Duty to God" because it aids good character development and improves citizenship skills. By using graces, prayers, songs and closings, we can help Scouts to remember that duty and to begin thinking about that duty. ► [1] PART 3: A Scout's Duty to God and Country © [1]

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