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1 Aims & Methods of Scouting Troop 1 Gilwell WE

2 Aims & Methods of Scouting Troop 1 Gilwell WE Troop Guide Slide

3 Learning Objectives This presentation will lead you to: Understand the underlying principles of Scouting Realize how the Aims of Scouting apply to Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing Relate the Aims of Scouting to your own lives and BSA responsibilities 2

4 Learning Objectives This presentation will lead you to: Understand the underlying principles of Scouting Realize how the Aims of Scouting apply to Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing Relate the Aims of Scouting to your own lives and BSA responsibilities 2A Troop Guide Slide WE

5 “ Think about young people who you currently know in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting or Venturing." “ Now imagine same people 10 years in the future. What might they be doing? Where are they living? How are they spending their time?” On the back of the Aims of Scouting Worksheet, take 2-3 minutes to write down some qualities that today’s Scouts will exhibit in the future that they gained from their current experience in Scouting. 3

6 Discussion: Ask: “Think about young people currently in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting and Venturing." “Now imagine same people 10 years in the future. What might they be doing? Where are they living? How are they spending their time?” (Handout Aims and Methods sheet) On the back of the Aims and Methods sheet, 2-3 minutes to write down some qualities that today’s Scouts will exhibit in the future, that they have gained from current Scouting experiences Briefly discuss participant answers: Possible answers include: - Self-motivation - High expectations - Focus - Interest in the outdoors - Technical Skills - Leadership ability - Citizenship 3A Troop Guide Slide

7 Scouting – A values based program 4

8 Scouting Offers an environment in which everyone can feel secure both physically and emotionally. The sense of security comes from adult leaders who: Set the example and live the Scout Oath and Law Refuse to tolerate discrimination, bullying or other forms of aggression Develop a real interest in each Scout Use the Scout Program to create a setting based on learning and fun Troop Guide Slide 4A

9 The Ideals 5

10 Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack Scout Oath and Law Varsity Scout Oath Venturing Oath Troop Guide Slide 5A

11 Scouting is a game with a purpose" - Lord Robert Baden-Powell Purpose Fulfil the AIMS of Scouting Games What people see 6

12 Baden-Powell called Scouting “A game with a purpose” The “game” part is what most people see...young people participating in meetings, crafts, projects, outdoor adventures, service projects and advancement. The purpose is to fulfil the Aims of Scouting - Character Development - Citizenship Training - Mental and Physical Fitness 6A Troop Guide Slide

13 The Methods of Scouting 7

14 What do we mean by “method”? Method is the Boy Scout way of teaching. It is indirect and usually delivered by youth leaders. Troop Guide Slide 7A

15 The Methods of Cub Scouting The Ideals The Den Advancement Plan Family Involvement Activities Home/neighborhood centered The uniform Character Connections 8

16 The Methods of Cub Scouting The Ideals - Cub Scout Promise, Law of the pack, the Cub Scout Motto, sign and handshake. The Den a group of six to eight boys who are about the same age. Advancement Plan - Recognition is important to boys. The advancement plan provides fun for the boys, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges, and strengthens family understanding as adult family members and their den leader work with boys on advancement projects Family Involvement - Parents and adult family members provide leadership and support for Cub Scouting and help ensure that boys have a good experience in the program Activities- including games, projects, skits, stunts, songs, outdoor activities, trips and service projects Home/neighborhood centered - helps boys strengthen connections to their local communities, which in turn support the boys’ growth and development The uniform - Cub Scout uniforms serve a dual purpose, demonstrating membership in the group (everyone is dressed alike) and individual achievement (boys wear the badges they’ve earned). Wearing the uniform to meetings and activities also encourages a neat appearance, a sense of belonging, and good behavior Making Character Connections Character Connections are included in all the methods of Cub Scouting and are the program themes for monthly pack meetings Troop Guide Slide 8A

17 The Methods of Boy Scouting The Ideals Patrol/Squad Method Advancement Association with Adults Outdoor Activities Personal Growth Leadership The uniform 9

18 The Methods of Boy Scouting The Ideals - Oath - Law - Motto - Slogan Patrol/Squad Method - Peer groups-elected representation- activities Advancement - Self-reliance-ability to help others-challenge Association with Adults - Image-role model-example Outdoor Activities - All outdoor programs. scOUTING is ¾ outing! Personal Growth - Good Turn-service projects-religious emblems Leadership - Leadership skills and practice-citizenship The uniform - Commitment to aims-identity Troop Guide Slide 9a

19 The Methods of Venturing The Ideals Group Activities Recognition Association with Adults High Adventure Teaching Others Leadership 10

20 The Ideals. Venturing Oath and Code. Promise to be faithful in religious duties, treasure their American heritage, help others, and seek truth and fairness. Group Activities. are interdependent group experiences in which success is dependent on the cooperation of all. Recognition. Comes through the Venturing advancement program and through the acknowledgement of a youth's competence and ability by peers and adults Adult Association. The officers and activity chairs work closely with adult Advisors and other adult leaders in a spirit of partnership. The adults serve in a "shadow" leader capacity. High Adventure. Helps provide team-building opportunities, new meaningful experiences, practical leadership application, and lifelong memories to young adults Teaching Others. All of the Venturing awards require Venturers to teach what they have learned to others. Leadership. All Venturers are given opportunities to learn and apply proven leadership skills. A Venturing crew is led by elected crew officers. The Venturing Leadership Skills Course is designed for all Venturers and helps teach them in an active way to lead effectively.. The Methods of Venturing Troop Guide Slide 10a

21 Review Do you now: What are the underlying principals in Scouting? Generally state the Aims of BSA. Relate the Aims of Scouting to your own lives and BSA responsibilities. 11

22 Review What are the underlying principals in Scouting? - Scouting is a value based program that uses aims and methods to teach underlying principles. Generally state the Aims of BSA: Character Development Citizenship Training Mental and Physical Fitness Relate the Aims of Scouting to your own lives and BSA responsibilities. 11a Troop Guide Slide

23 Thank You! Troop 1 Gilwell WE


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