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1 VALUES, Mission, and Vision Denis Longo Scoutmaster, NE-II-159

2 NE-II Learning Objectives As a result of this session, you will: Understand what is meant by values, mission, and vision Review the values, mission, and vision of Scouting Consider values, mission, and vision, in the context of leadership Learn about the Wood Badge Ticket Begin writing your own Wood Badge Ticket based upon your personal values, mission, and vision

3 NE-II A Story of Values, Mission, and Vision

4 NE-II Values What is your definition of Values?

5 NE-II Values Values … are core beliefs or desires that guide or motivate our attitudes and actions

6 NE-II Values Where do we get our Values?

7 NE-II Values Values can take a variety of forms. For example: Principles or standards Service Above Self (Rotary Club International) Be Prepared Do A Good Turn Daily... Personal Qualities Honesty Communication Being Organized

8 NE-II Values Character Traits Loyalty, enthusiasm, openness to others Codes of Ethics Hippocratic Oath Ten Commandments BSAs Outdoor Code... Goals Living a healthy life Caring for others

9 NE-II Values The Scout Oath and The Scout Law are statements of Scoutings Values

10 NE-II Values Acting in accord with our beliefs and values is one of the greatest challenges each of us faces every day. Its true for individuals in all aspects of life … and equally true for organizations of every kind and size. Eric Harvey and Alexander Lucia

11 NE-II Mission What is a Mission?

12 NE-II Mission A mission is a brief statement that reflects the core values of an organization. A mission communicates an organizations long-term objectives – why the organization exists.

13 NE-II Mission Statement A Mission Statement … Serves as a communication tool for an organization Aligns people with a purpose; it fosters commitment and unity Defines directions for change and growth Acts as an evaluation tool to help measure activities and programs

14 NE-II Sample Mission Statements To establish Starbucks as the premier purveyor of the finest coffee in the world while maintaining our uncompromising principles as we grow – Starbucks Coffee To solve unsolved problems innovatively – 3M To offer all the fine customers in our territories all of their household needs in a manner in which they continue to think of us fondly – Wal-Mart

15 NE-II Mission Statement Supported by lists of Corporate Values To preserve and improve human life: Corporate social responsibility Unequivocal excellence in all aspects of the company Science-based innovation Honesty and integrity Profit, but profit from work that benefits humanity – Merck

16 NE-II Mission Statement Supported by lists of Corporate Values To make people happy: No cynicism Nurturing and promulgation of wholesome American values Creativity, dreams, and imagination Fanatical attention to consistency and detail Preservation and control of the Disney magic – Walt Disney

17 NE-II 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. – Mission Statement of the Boy Scouts of America

18 NE-II Vision What is a Vision?

19 NE-II Vision A vision is a picture of future success. A vision forms when we think far enough ahead to realize there will be important challenges that we can prepare for now.

20 NE-II Vision Nothing happens unless first a dream. – Carl Sandburg

21 NE-II Vision Consider these Visions:

22 NE-II Vision John F. Kennedy: September 12, 1962 We choose to go to the moon.

23 NE-II Vision Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1963 I have a dream.

24 NE-II Vision Margaret Thatcher Former Prime Minister of England It is my unique responsibility as the leader to shine a spotlight on the future….

25 NE-II Vision Lord Baden-Powell … a world brotherhood of Scouts living in peace.

26 NE-II Vision Criteria for a Meaningful Vision A vision engages the heart and the spirit.... leads toward a worthwhile goal.... gives meaning to an effort.... is simple.... is attainable.... can change over time.

27 NE-II Vision Statement – Boy Scouts of America The Boy Scouts of America is the nations foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. In the future, Scouting will continue to: Offer young people responsible fun and adventure; Instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law. Train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership; Serve Americas communities and families with its quality, values-based program.

28 NE-II Reviewing: Values, Mission, and Vision Values – Core beliefs or desires that guide or motivate our attitudes and our actions. Mission – Encapsulates the values and articulates the overall, long-term objective. Vision – A picture of success and the related plan of action.

29 NE-II Punch Line: Values, Vision and Mission A vision without a mission is just a dream … A mission without a vision just passes the time … A vision with action can change the world. – Joel Barker

30 The Wood Badge Ticket

31 NE-II The Wood Badge Ticket A Wood Badge Ticket is: A commitment A vision of personal improvement A vision of how you will lead A series of goals Your ticket is guided by Your Personal Values Your Vision Your Personal Mission

32 NE-II The Wood Badge Ticket Translating your Vision to Reality Prepare a Personal Values Statement 2. Prepare a Vision Statement 3. Prepare your Mission - your steps Have all three done in draft form this weekend!

33 NE-II The Wood Badge Ticket

34 NE-II The Wood Badge Ticket Writing Your Ticket … 4. Review your mission (steps). They should be … Significant Written to support your current Scouting position, Provide maximum positive impact for your youth membership At least one of the five goals will incorporate some aspect of Diversity, If you wish, one of the five goals may involve developing a self-assessment tool

35 NE-II The Wood Badge Ticket Writing Your Ticket... … The goals written for your ticket should be SMART Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-Based

36 NE-II The Wood Badge Ticket Writing Your Ticket... … For each goal, you will also indicate: Who What Where When How Why How Verified

37 NE-II The Wood Badge Ticket

38 NE-II The Wood Badge Ticket Writing Your Ticket Complete your ticket and obtain approval from your Troop Guide by noon on Monday, May 24. I must have your approved ticket at that time in order for you to be certified that you completed this course and can subsequently earn your Wood Badge. 6. Upon returning home after this course, a ticket counselor will be assigned to you. The ticket counselor gives final approval to your ticket. Then...

39 NE-II The Wood Badge Ticket Working Your Ticket You work your ticket. The five goals must be completed within 18 months of the end of this course -- November 23, When you and your counselor agree that you have fulfilled all the items on your ticket, you will receive (you will have earned) your Wood Badge certificate, beads, neckerchief, and woggle.

40 NE-II Summary Effective leaders create a compelling vision and translate it into reality. Values motivate us – what are your values? Your job in Scouting – what is your mission? The plan to bring it to life – what is your vision? Your Wood Badge Ticket is your key to turning your Vision into Reality

41 NE-II Learning Objectives As a result of this session, you will: Understand what is meant by values, mission, and vision Review the values, mission, and vision of Scouting Consider values, mission, and vision, in the context of leadership Learn about the Wood Badge Ticket Begin writing your own Wood Badge Ticket based upon your personal values, mission, and vision

42 Thank You!


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