Presentation on theme: "The Life Cycle of Scouts (It’s a Journey…)"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Life Cycle of Scouts (It’s a Journey…) Contact: Arthur Hsu
2 Objectives Understand the Mission of the BSA Program Understand the Aims and Methods of ScoutingUnderstand Cub Scout Purposes and ValuesUnderstand the Cub Scout and Boy Scout “Life Cycles” including:Major Milestones/SkillsReligious AspectsLeadership AspectsAdult Training/RolesUnderstand Your Role in this Life Cycle
3 BSA Mission Statement The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices overtheir lifetime by instilling in them the values of theScout Oath and Law.
4 Scout Oath and Law Cub Scout Boy Scout Cub Scout Promise I, [your name], promise to do my best To do my duty to God and my country, To help other people, and To obey the Law of the Pack. The Law of the Pack The Cub Scout follows Akela. The Cub Scout helps the pack go. The pack helps the Cub Scout grow. The Cub Scout gives goodwill.Scout Oath/Promise On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Scout Law A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent
5 Boy Scout Aims Growth in moral strength and character What the boy is himself; his personal qualities, his values, his outlook.Participating citizenshipThe boy’s relationship to others. He comes to learn obligations to other people, to the society he lives in, and to the government that presides over that society.Development in physical, mental, and emotional fitnessFitness includes the body (well-tuned and healthy), the mind (able to think and solve problems), and the emotions (self-control, courage, and self-respect).
6 Boy Scout Methods Uniform Ideas Patrols Outdoors Adult Association Commitment to aims-identityIdeasOath – Law - Motto - SloganPatrolsPeer groups-elected representation-activitiesOutdoorsAll outdoor programsAdult AssociationImage-role model-examplePersonal GrowthGood Turn-service projects-religious emblemsAdvancementSelf-reliance-ability to help others-challengeLeadership DevelopmentLeadership skills and practice-citizenship
7 Cub Scout Purposes & Values Growth in moral strength and character Participating citizenship Development in physical, mental, and emotional fitnessCub Scout Purposes & ValuesPurposes of Cub ScoutingCub Scouting’s 12 Core ValuesCharacter Develop-mentSpiritual GrowthGood Citizen-shipSports-manship & FitnessFamily Under-standingRespectful Relation-shipsPersonal Achieve-mentFriendly ServiceFun & AdventureCitizenshipCompassionCooperationCourageFaithHealth & FitnessHonestyPerseverancePositive AttitudeResourcefulnessRespectResponsibilityAdvancement Ideas Patrols Outdoors Adult Association Personal Growth Leadership Development Uniform
8 Cub Scout Life Cycle Grade Rank Objectives/ Skills Growth in moral strength and character Participating citizenship Development in physical, mental, and emotional fitnessCub Scout Life CycleGrade1st Grade/Tiger Year2nd Grade/ Wolf Year3rd Grade/ Bear Year4th Grade/ Webelos I Year5th Grade/ Webelos II YearRankTiger BadgeBobcat BadgeWolf BadgeBear BadgeWebelos BadgeArrow of Light (AOL)Objectives/ SkillsFamily, Den, and Go See ItsChores, Family Scrapbook, Community HistoryCommunity Map, Pledge of Allegiance, Police and Fire Station visitFire Drill, What to do if Separated, Food PyramidCommunicatingWeather, Leaves, and HikingIntroduction to Cub Scouts including:Cub Scout PromiseLaw of the PackSign & HandshakeMotto & SaluteWebelos MeaningHow to Protect Your Children from Child AbusePhysical Fitness/ HealthFlag traditionsEmergency contacts & CommunitySafe Tool UseCooking & EatingConservationGod & MeMaking Good ChoicesHome and Street SafetyWorld Conservation AwardGod & Family/ Parvuli DeiCountry/ Citizenship, Wildlife, Conservation, Law EnforcementCooking, Emergency Readiness, Handling moneySafe CyclingFitnessCommunicationWhittling ChipUnderstand Webelos Badge & UniformCitizenshipUnderstand requirements to be a Boy ScoutComplete Faith-related requirementsDemonstrate knowledge of Boy Scout requirementsReadymanOutdoorsmanParticipate in Boy Scout Troop meeting and outdoor activityJoin a TroopLeadership/ OrganizationAdult Tiger Den Leader & Parents/ DensDen Leaders plan all activities/objectivesAdult Cub Scout Den Leader/ DensDen Leaders plan all activities/objectives in consultation with ScoutsAdult Webelos Den Leader/ PatrolsPatrol Leaders work with Scouts to plan activities/objectivesPatrol Leaders begin working with Scouts to transition to Boy ScoutsAdult TrainingYPTNew Leader EssentialsTiger Den LeaderCub Scout Den LeaderBasic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)Webelos Den LeaderOutdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWLS)Advancement Ideas Patrols Outdoors Adult Association Personal Growth Leadership Development Uniform
9 Boy Scout Life Cycle AOL/6th Grade to 7th or 8th Grade (Scout Skills) Growth in moral strength and character Participating citizenship Development in physical, mental, and emotional fitnessBoy Scout Life CycleAOL/6th Grade to 7th or 8th Grade (Scout Skills)1st Class to 18th Birthday (Leadership/Service)RankScouterTenderfootSecond ClassFirst ClassStarLifeEagleObjectives/ SkillsSMC – Scout Master ConferenceBOR – Board of ReviewIntroduction to Boy Scouts including:Boy Scout Oath,Law, Motto, Slogan & Outdoor CodeSign & HandshakeHow to Protect Your Children from Child AbuseSMCBSA values & Patrol MethodIntroduction to Scout/ Camping / First Aid skillsBuddy System & safe hikingImprove physical fitnessIdentify poisonous plantsSMC & BORMap & Compass5 Troop/Patrol activitiesTotin’ ChipFirem’n ChitOpen fire cookingIdentify wild animalsFirst Aid &Hurry CasesSafe Swim, Reach-in Water RescueDAREOrienteeringServe as Patrol GrubmasterMeet Civic LeaderIdentify Native PlantsLashingsPass BSA Swim TestLine Water RescueFirst Aid w/ Bandages, transport, & heart attack signsLeave No Trace4 months as 1st Class Scout4 months in Position of Responsibility6 Merit Badges (4 Eagle)Service Projects (6 hours)6 months as Star Scout6 months in Position of Responsibility5 Merit Badges (3 Eagle)6 months as Life Scout10 Merit Badges (5 Eagle)Eagle Scout Service ProjectSMC &Eagle BORLeadership/ OrganizationPatrol Leader Conference (PLC) w/ Scoutmaster, Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leaders, & Troop Leaders meet regularly to plan upcoming activities/objectivesTroop meets weekly to work on activities/objectivesPatrols meet monthly and work on Patrol activities/objectivesTroop Committee & Adult Leaders enable activities/ decisionsLeadership Positions/ TrainingPatrol Leader (PL), Assistant Patrol Leader (APL), Patrol QuartermasterSenior Patrol Leader (SPL), Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL), Troop Guide, OA Representative, Den Chief, Scribe, Librarian, Historian, Quartermaster, Chaplain Aide, Instructor, LNT InstructorBSA Life Guard, National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT), God & Church/Ad Altare Dei, Camp Staff (Fall, Winter, Summer, NYLT)Eagle Rq’d Merit BadgesCamping, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Environmental Science, Family Life, First Aid, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Emergency Preparedness or Life Saving, and Cycling or Hiking or Swimming.Adult TrainingScout Master/Assistant Scout Master: YPT, New Leader Essentials, SM/ASM Leader Specific, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)Troop Essentials: Safe Swim, Safe Afloat, Red Cross CPR/First Aid, Climb-on Safety, Wilderness First AidAdvancement Ideas Patrols Outdoors Adult Association Personal Growth Leadership Development Uniform
10 Utilize EDGE training philosophy: Growth in moral strength and character Participating citizenship Development in physical, mental, and emotional fitnessYour Role in This Life Cycle/JourneyAdult/Parent leadership and involvement should adjust to enable more Scout decision-making and empowerment.In Cub Scouts, Parents serve as Cub Master, Pack Committee Chair, Den/Patrol Leaders and Pack Committee membersIn Boy Scouts, Parents serve as Scout Master, Troop Committee Chair, Assistant Scout Masters, Troop Committee members, and Merit Badge CounselorsParent involvement is critical throughout to enable Scouts to stay focused on this journey.Adults/Parents should enable Scouts to perform activities well.Invest enough time and practice for Scouts to learn and perform well (e.g., flag ceremonies, scout skills)Utilize EDGE training philosophy:Educate/ExplainDemonstrateGuideEmpower/EnableAdults/Parents should get the appropriate training for their position (Because all Scouts deserve “Trained” Leaders)Utilize additional training opportunities like the District Round Tables and Scouter Success SeminarSeek additional roles and training opportunities to help your unit, district, and council:Range Master, Wood Badge, Powderhorn, Unit Commissioner, National Camp School, etc.Additional ideas for Parent involvement can be found atRemember: It’s a journey for your Scouts. It’s also a journey for YOU.Advancement Ideas Patrols Outdoors Adult Association Personal Growth Leadership Development Uniform
12 Scout Motto, Slogan, and Outdoor Code Cub Scout Motto Do Your Best. Boy Scout Motto Be Prepared Boy Scout Slogan Do a Good Turn Daily Outdoor Code As an American, I will do my best to: Be clean in my outdoor manners, Be careful with fire, Be considerate in the outdoors, And Be conservation-minded.
13 Cub Scout Core Values and the Scout Law Cub Scouting’s 12 Core Values12 Points of the Scout LawCitizenshipCompassionCooperationCourageFaithHealth & FitnessHonestyPerseverancePositive AttitudeResourcefulnessRespectResponsibilityTrustworthyLoyalHelpfulFriendlyCourteousKindObedientCheerfulThriftyBraveCleanReverent