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1 Troop Leadership Training Boy Scout Troop 430Millard, NebraskaTroop Leadership Training
2 Among the many challenges you will encounter are: IntroductionBecause Scouting is a boy-led program, leadership is a vital part of the program. Scouts in leadership positions run their Troop or Patrol. You, by accepting a role of leadership are preparing yourself to be a leader throughout the rest of your life.Among the many challenges you will encounter are:Organizing your patrol.Using duty rosters.Planning menus and figuring out costs.Encouraging advancement.Guiding a patrol in problem solving and decision-making.Teaching outdoor skills.Ensuring safety during outings.Handling patrol finances.Helping other scouts make the most of their own leadership opportunities.
3 The badge of office does not automatically make you a good leader The badge of office does not automatically make you a good leader. Leadership can be frustrating and disappointing. If you do no have knowledge, skills or encouragement, your leadership position will mean nothing. This training session is designed to introduce you to these skills. Once you are completed you will be eligible to wear the “Trained” patch.
4 KNOWBEEDOO! This training session will be broken into three modules: Module 1 – Introduction to Leadership – Know.Module 2 – How to do Your Job – Be.Module 3 – What is expected of Me? – Do.KNOWBEEDOO!
5 “KNOW” Module One: Introduction to Troop Leadership The Boy Led Troop Empowering Scouts to be Leaders.Learn leadership by doing.Responsible for developing program.Figuring out how to achieve their goals.Leaders of the Boy Led TroopScout Troop is a small democracy.Troop is divided into small groups each with its own leader.Leaders of each group make up the Patrol Leaders Council.The Patrol Leaders Council (PLC)Plans and runs the Troop program.Meets monthly to fine-tune events.Conducted by the Senior Patrol Leader.All patrols to participate, present ideas and concerns to be discussed.Scoutmaster attends to act as a coach and give advice but retains Veto power over the PLC decisions.
6 The Boy Led Patrol The Patrol Three Types of Patrols Patrol is the building block of the Troop.Work together as a TEAM.Each Patrol selects a name, creates a flag and a yell. A patrol takes pride in itself.Three Types of PatrolsRegular Patrols.New-Scout Patrols.Venture Patrols.Patrol LeadersLead role in planning and conducting patrol activities.Encourage advancement.Represent the patrol at the PLCSet a good example.Other Patrol PositionsAssistant Patrol Leader.Patrol Scribe.Patrol Quartermaster.
7 Patrol Meetings Anytime, Anyplace. Should be planned and businesslike. Planning upcoming events, skills practice, advancement, etc.Get something done.(PLEASE!)
10 National Honor Patrol Within 3 months do the following: Have a Patrol name, flag and yell.Hold 2 Patrol meetings a month.Take part in one hike, outdoor activity or other event.Complete 2 service projects.Have 2 patrol members advance one rank.Wear your uniform at troop activities.Attend 3 PLC meetingsHave eight Patrol members or have one new member.
11 Module Two: How to do Your Job “BE”The Scoutmaster’s Vision of Success:Troop 430 shall be and shall continue to be successful when:The Scouts learn and practice basic scouting skills and thus advance to First Class.The Scouts continue with their personal growth by advancement towards Eagle ScoutThe Scouts plan and execute all troop activities.The Scouts practice the ideals of Scouting (the Oath and Law).The Scouts practice the Patrol Method.The Scouts are exposed to and associate with adults on a mature level.The Scouts realize personal growth.The Scouts learn to be good leaders.
12 Some GoalsScouts plan and execute all troop meetings, campouts, PLC meetings, etc.Training (e.g., position responsibilities, running meetings, leadership, etc.)PLC members to review and familiarize themselves with their SPL/PL handbooksUse of the 7 point troop meeting plan form to plan troop meetingsPatrols assigned real tasks and projects to perform on a continual or on a recurring basisFunction as patrolsHave planned and business like patrol meetings
13 Leadership Skills Basics of Leadership (Pg 91 PLHB) Have a good attitude.Act with maturity.Be organized.Look the Part.EDGE Training (Pg 99 PLHB)Explain how it’s done.Demonstrate while explaining again.Guide while learner tries the skill.Enable by learner works under trainers watchful eye.How to be a Good Leader (Pg 13, PLHB)Keep your word.Be fair to all.Communicate.Be flexible.Be organized.Delegate.Set the example.Be consistent.Give praise.Ask for help.Have fun.Progress Evaluation – SSC(Pg 98 PLHB)What do we STOP?What do we START?What do we CONTINUE?
15 Progress Evaluation – SSC What should we as a Troop:STOP doing?START doing?CONTINUE doing?
16 Module Three: What is expected of Me? Senior Patrol Leader.OA Troop RepresentativeAssistant Senior Patrol LeaderHistorianPatrol LeaderLibrarianAssistant Patrol LeaderInstructorTroop GuideChaplain AideQuartermasterDen Chief.ScribeJunior Assistant Scoutmaster.
17 The Senior Patrol Leader Is elected by the Scouts to represent them as the top junior leader in the troopThe SPL reports to the Scoutmaster
18 Senior Patrol Leader Duties: Runs all troop meetings, events, activities, & the annual program planning conferenceRuns Patrol Leaders’ Council meetingsAppoints other troop junior leaderswith advice and counsel of PLC and ScoutmasterAssigns duties and responsibilities to junior leadersAssists with Troop Leader Training
19 And as with all other Junior Leaders - Sets a good exampleEnthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctlyLives by the Scout Oath and LawShows Scout spirit
20 The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader 2nd highest junior leader in the troopAppointed by the Senior Patrol LeaderActs as SPL when SPL is absentProvides leadership to other junior leaders
21 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Duties: Helps SPL lead meetings and activitiesRuns troop in absence of SPLHelps train and supervise troop scribe, quartermaster, instructors, librarian, historian, and chaplain aideServes as a member of the Patrol Leaders’ CouncilSets a good example in the uniform, Oath, Law, & spirit
22 The Patrol Leader The elected leader of his patrol Represents his patrol on the Patrol Leaders’ CouncilReports to the SPL
23 The Patrol Leader’s Duties Appoints assistant patrol leaderRepresents patrol on the PLCPlans and steers patrol meetingsHelps Scouts advanceChief recruiter for new ScoutsKeeps patrol members informedKnows his resourceshis other patrol members & other leaders
24 And again, as with all other JL’s Sets the exampleWears the uniform correctlyLives by the Scout Oath and LawShows Scout spirit
25 The Assistant Patrol Leader Appointed by the patrol leaderLeads the patrol in the PL’s absence
26 Assistant Patrol Leader duties: Helps PL plan and steer patrol meetings and activitiesHelps PL keep patrol members informedHelps patrol get ready for all troop activitiesRepresents his patrol at patrol leaders’ council meetings when PL can not attendHelps control the patrol and in building patrol spiritSets the example - Uniform, Oath, Law, & Spirit
27 Troop/Patrol organization: Patrol scribe - keeps patrol log, attendance records, dues, budgets for patrol activitiesPatrol grubmaster - menu planner, food shopper, sees the patrol “eats right”Patrol quartermaster - keeps patrol gear in orderPatrol cheermaster - leads songs, yells, stunts, and campfire programsPatrol chief cook - organizes cooking meals
28 Patrol Organization = Sharing Leadership The patrol jobs can be for months or only weeks at a timeRotate assignments - plenty of jobs to go aroundSharing gives each scout a chance to “buy in”If each has a part in a plan’s creation, each will do his best to make it come out right
29 Troop Support Staff Jobs: Every troop needs troop-level junior leader support staff to get the job done“Behind the scenes” but still very importantAll of the following staffers report to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
30 Troop Scribe Attends and keeps the official record of the PLC Records individual Scout attendanceRecords individual Scout advancement progressWorks jointly with the troop historian to produce the monthly troop newsletterSet the example - Uniform - Oath - Law - Spirit
31 Troop Quartermaster Keeps records of patrol and troop equipment Ensures equipment is in good working orderIssues equipment and ensures it is returned in good conditionSuggests new or replacement itemsSet the example - Uniform - Oath - Law - Spirit
32 Chaplain Aide Assists troop chaplain with religious services Tells scouts about religious emblem programEnsures religious holidays considered in troop program planningPlans religious observances at troop outingsSet the example - Uniform - Oath - Law - Spirit
33 Troop Librarian Sets up and cares for troop library records new troop books and pamphletsruns troop lending library and follows up on late returnsSet the example - Uniform - Oath - Law - Spirit
34 Troop Historian Gathers pictures and facts about past troop activities Keeps troop historical file and/or scrapbookCares for troop trophies, ribbons, souvenirsKeeps information about former troop membersSet the example – Uniform - Oath - Law - Spirit
35 Troop Guide Help Scouts advance. Advise PL on his duties. Attend PLC meetings with the new Scout patrol leader.Prevent harassment of new Scouts by older Scouts.Help SM\ASM train new patrol leader when he is elected.Guide new Scouts through early troop experiences to help them become comfortable.Set a good example.
36 Motivation Motivating Scouts to Lead Why be a Leader? Choice to give instead of receive.Servant Leadership.Helping Patrol succeed.Earn respect as a good leader.Providing Leadership(Pg 102 PLHB)Shared values (Oath and Law).Vision of success.Recognize diversity.Act the part.Draw on differences.Make meetings count.Respect others.
37 Other Leadership Challenges (Pg 103 PLHB)Patrol disappointmentsCelebrating successPutting out firesConflict resolutionInappropriate behavior
38 How will I know I am leading well? (Pg 12 PLHB)You are doing your best.Review of patrol activities.Know your Patrol.Learn from successes and failures.E.D.G.E.S.S.C.
40 Assignment for JL’sGet to know the Scouts you are responsible for leading.Find out what they need.
41 KNOWBEEDOO! What you must Know, Be and Do to be a Good Leader ReviewLeadership is a vital part of the Scouting program. By accepting a role of leadership are preparing yourself to be a leader throughout the rest of your life.The badge does not make you a good leader. Leadership can be frustrating and disappointing. If you do no have the knowledge, skills or encouragement, your leadership position will mean nothing.KNOWBEEDOO! What you must Know, Be and Do to be a Good Leader
42 Troop Function and Structure EmpowermentLeaders of a DemocracyPatrol Leaders Council3 Types of PatrolsPatrol Leaders and Other Patrol PositionsPatrol MeetingsNational Honor Patrol AwardTroop Organizational ChartPosition Overviews
43 Vision The Scoutmaster’s Vision of Success The Scout Oath The Scout LawBasics of LeadershipHow to be a Good LeaderEDGE TrainingProgress Evaluation (SSC)
44 Executing Position Cards Leadership Motivation Servant Leadership Providing Leadership/Putting it all TogetherOther Leadership ChallengesSelf Evaluation (SSC, Edge, Patrol Review)Your Vision of Success
45 Thank YouPlease be sure to fill out and turn in your course evaluation form before you leave.