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1 An Introduction to Scouting & (Leadership 1) “ An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.” Robert Baden-Powell September 2013

2 Introduction Thank you for your interest in Scouting. Do you know much about Scouting? Have you or your family been involved in Scouting before? Scouting is an organisation that focuses on the development of young people. This meeting is to introduce Scouting and complete the initial administration, that leads up to Membership of The Association. This is the commencement of your training opportunities in Scouting. 2

3 Introduction to Scouting The support and training of Leaders and Adult Support Members is now available through e-Learning and practical application. The following modules will be undertaken through the e-Learning process as part of Leadership Training 2.  The Story of Scouting The Fundamentals of Scouting Mission of Scouting The Aim and Principles Method of Scouting The Scout Promise and Scout Law Scouting Family Group Council and Group Committees or other Councils or Committee meetings

4 We are going to cover…  Aim Principles and Methods  Religious Obligation & Religious Policy  Policy and Rules (P&R)  Queensland Branch Scouting Instructions (QBSI)  Code of Conduct  Personal Safety  Scout Safe  Insurance  Adults in Scouting  Adult Development Plan  Personal Leader Advisor  Leader Commitment Time, Money, Training  Community involvement  The Training program 4

5 Aim and Principles … AIM The Aim of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as a member of their local, national and international community. PRINCIPLES The Principles of Scouting, as identified by the founder, Lord Baden-Powell, are that Scouts serve their God, act in consideration of the needs of others and develop and use their abilities to the betterment of themselves, their families and the community in which they live. 5

6 Aim and Principles … METHODS - The principal methods used by the Association: Voluntary membership, of a uniformed group, guided by adults, is increasingly self-governing in its successive age groups; Commitment to a code of living as expressed in the Promise and Law, the meaning of which is expanded as the member grows towards maturity; The provision of a wide range of attractive, constructive and challenging activities, including opportunities for adventure and exploration, both indoors and outdoors; The provision of opportunities for leadership and responsibility; Learning by doing; Encouragement of activities in small groups; Award schemes which encourages participation in a full range of activities and provides recognition of an individual achievements.

7 Religious Obligation The Association expects its members to have a conviction to the existence of a God The privilege of Adult Leadership carries with it the obligation of encouraging spiritual development of Scouts Each Leader is expected to promote and encourage each member to actively seek a spiritual relationship with their God A growing spiritual relationship is to be encouraged

8 Religious Obligation All members of the Association have a clear obligation, as expressed in the Promise, “To do my duty to my God”. Examples of how Scouting undertakes this obligation: Prayers on parade Grace before meals Scouts’ Own Informal yarns and stories with a spiritual nature Award Scheme Role modeling Respect for individuals and their beliefs

9 Policy and Rules The Scout Association of Australia has a set of Policy and Rules (P&R) which as Leaders we are required to adhere to. Policy and Rules includes: Mission of Scouting Aim, Principles and Method of Scouting Sets down procedures for the Association The Structure of Scouting Duty of Care Sectional Structures

10 Queensland Branch Scouting Instructions Q.B.S.I Provided to all Leaders in an electronic version and available on the Scouts Queensland web site. It is the application of P & R within Queensland Branch. Reference guide and information source on most aspects for everyday Scouting as applicable within the Queensland Branch.

11 Code of Conduct, (as stated on the Leader application form, A1), is expected of all adults, uniformed and non uniformed, who work within The Scout Association, recognising that at all times they should act responsibly and exercise duty of care to the youth members. Code of Conduct for Adults in Scouting in Queensland

12 Personal Safety Personal Safety is about ensuring that all members of Scouting, be they young people or Adults, feel safe when participating in activities. Feeling safe is about being physically, emotionally and spiritually safe, and very much depends on personal feelings. As a Leader you have: A specific role which carries with it special responsibilities A right to enjoy a safe Scouting environment and an obligation to ensure others do too!  By acting in consideration of others  And through your ‘Duty of Care’ An obligation to abide by the Association’s Code of Conduct Refer to Personal Safety Guidelines & Procedures.

13 ScoutSafe We each have a responsibility and Duty of Care to others. ScoutSafe processes ensure we provide the safest possible environment for all involved in day-to-day, adventurous and extended Scouting activities. Risk Management processes enable us to identify possible risks and how we might manage them. Risk Management processes will be expanded in future training courses.

14 Insurance The Scout Association of Australia Queensland Branch Inc. has in place a number of insurance policies to cover liability, property loss and personal injury. For personal injuries, insurance has been taken out with the aim of providing an amount of coverage and support for Youth Members, Adult Support Members, Leaders and Parents supporting Scouting activities. There are limits on the amount of financial support. An “excess” is required if a claim is made against an injury (Refer to Q.B.S.I.). Leaders should consider any additional personal insurance coverage that they may consider necessary e.g. Travel Insurance and loss of wages.

15 Adult Development Plan The Adult Development Plan (ADP) has been designed to help you and your Team Leader to set goals and objectives for your role in Scouting, as well as provide opportunities for personal development. This ensures that you know what is expected of you and that you receive support and encouragement from other Leaders. The ADP assists the Movement by ensuring that individual goals and objectives are met.

16 Personal Leader Advisor (PLA) A Personal Leader Advisor (PLA) will be appointed when you become a member and their role is to: Mentor Assist with training Give you support And assist you with resources

17 Leader Commitment - TIME The time that a Leader commits to Scouting needs to be balanced. Generally we could consider: Family first, then job and then Scouting Time required for Section meetings Time is required for preparation of activities Outdoor activities Weekend activities Leader’s meetings Completion of Training

18 Leader Commitment - MONEY The Association’s policy is there should be no financial incentive to become a Leader. Expenses which are met by the Leader include: uniform, travelling costs to meetings and activity fees (e.g. Jamboree). Expenses met by the Group are training course fees.

19 Community Involvement It is important that Leaders have wide contact with the community in which they are involved, with other Leaders within the Association and with youth members from a variety of Sections. This can be achieved by using the following methods:  contact your local Service Clubs such as Rotary, Lions etc.  get to know your local health service staff, police, ambulance - they can assist with programs and be good resource people. We need to build up wide contacts so that our programs and our youth members can benefit from the community.

20 Leader Commitment – Basic Training Introduction to Scouting (Leadership 1) – (Sign up) Leadership Training 2 (e-Learning) – Leadership Training 2 (e-Learning) – completed online via e-Learning and covers – The Story of Scouting, Mission, Aim, Principles, Method, Promise and Law, Scouts Own, Adults in Scouting and The Scout Group Family. Leadership Training 2 Leadership Training 2 – In-Service Activities, visits etc. Personal Leader Adviser (PLA) support, technical training tasks and workbook completed as part of e-learning Leadership Training 3 / Skills 1, e- learning Practical Weekend Is a residential training and assesment weekend commencing on a Saturday morning. You may complete the e-learning modules in any order but all relevant modules must be completed prior to your attendance at the Leadership Training 3 / Skills 1 e-Learning practical weekend.

21 Leader Commitment Training (cont) The process will include a “Certificate of Membership” on issue of Positive Notice, from Commission for Children & Young People [Blue Card] & and an assessment of satisfactory Leadership performance. A “Certificate of Adult Leadership” will be issued on successful completion of the Leadership 3 / Skills 1, e-Learning Practical weekend. A Leader will receive the accreditations of: A “Certificate III in Business” or a “Certificate III in Leadership Support”, (if current First Aid qualification held). If they submit the complete Certificate 3 Work Book. This enables a Leader to run Sectional meetings..

22 Leader Commitment(cont) For Joey Scout & Cub Scout Leaders & Leader of Adults. Advanced Training consists of : e-Learning advanced common and sectional specific Modules and e-Learning attachments. Combined Skills 2/3 e-learning practical weekend Certificate of Appointment issued – able to run overnight activities Wood Badge 1 Training Weekend Wood Badge 2 Project (completed on Wood Badge course). Wood Badge 3 Evaluation Wood Badge Parchment & Badge (beads) issued, Gilwell Scarf also presented) Certificate IV in Frontline Management or a Certificate IV in Leadership if current First Aid qualification held.

23 Leader Commitment Training (cont) For Scout Leaders, Venturer Scout Leaders, Rover Advisers and Rovers. Advanced Training consists of: e-Learning advanced common and sectional specific Modules and e-Learning attachments. Skills 2 e-learning practical weekend Skills 3 e-learning practical weekend self catered and includes an overnight hike Certificate of Appointment issued – able to run overnight activities Wood Badge 1 Training Weekend Wood Badge 2 Project, (completed on course). Wood Badge 3 Evaluation Wood Badge Parchment & Badge (beads) issued, Gilwell Scarf also presented) Certificate IV in Frontline Management or a Certificate IV in Leadership if current First Aid qualification held.

24 Sign Up (Form A1). Blue Card Application/ Leadership Training 1 (LT1) Adult Resources Committee - Reference Check Complete Application and Fees sent to Branch Branch Headquarters will Send a Letter of Acknowledgement (non-parent) or Letter of Authority (Parent) Issued Process Blue Card through Commission for Children & Young People receipt of positive notice Access to e-learning complete e-learning units basic core and basic sectional Enrol and attend Leadership 3 and Skills 1 course All verified attachments sent to Branch Support Office, if not handed in at a Leadership 3 / Skills 1 course, if a Certificate 3 is required. Receive by post and commence non youth related Leadership Training 2 Commence youth related Leadership Training 2 Verify Performance Certificate of Adult Membership issued Invest new leader Complete e-Learning advanced units Basic Training Complete - Certificate of Adult Leadership issued and Certificate III Business and Leadership Support (if First Aid qualification held) Within 12 months

25 25 Complete e-Learning advanced units JS/CS and LOA Leaders –enrol and attend combined Advance Skills Training 2/3 course Verify Performance Certificate of Appointment Issued Complete advanced e-Learning attachments. Enrol and attend Wood Badge 1 Complete Wood Badge 2 - Project (completed on course), Wood Badge 3 Evaluation, (16 weeks after the course). Wood Badge parchment, beads and scarf issued and Certificate IV in Frontline Management and Leadership (if First Aid qualification held) S, VS RS Leaders & Rovers - enrol and attend Advance Skills Training 2 weekend course S, VS,RS Leader & Rovers - enrol and attend Advance Skills Training 3 weekend course Within 24 months

26 It is important to remember that; Leadership is a privilege, and good Scouting takes time, effort and perseverance. Leaders can gain a great deal of personal satisfaction and a sense of achievement, whilst having fun at the same time. Do you have any questions?

27 said “Scouting is a game for Young People But a Job of Work for Leaders”


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