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1 Values, Mission, and Vision Jerry Ceres Director Americas Professional Services

2 Values, Mission, and vision Jerry Ceres Scoutmaster

3 N5-347-14 3 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 tickets based on your personal values and vision. Learning Objectives As a result of this session you will be able to:

4 N5-347-14 4 A Story of Vision

5 N5-347-14 5 Vision How do you define vision? “Vision is a picture of future success.”

6 N5-347-14 6 Vision Statement – Boy Scouts of America The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

7 N5-347-14 7 Values Core beliefs or desires that guide or motivate our attitudes and actions. What are values?

8 N5-347-14 8 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 Loyalty Ability to listen

9 N5-347-14 9 Values Character Traits Being organized Enthusiasm Openness to others Codes of Ethics Hippocratic Oath Ten Commandments BSA’s Outdoor Code

10 N5-347-14 10 Values Statements of Scouting’s Values Scout Oath Scout Law

11 N5-347-14 11 Values “Acting in accord with our beliefs and values is one of the greatest challenges each of us faces every day. It’s true for individuals in all aspects of life … and equally true for organizations of every kind and size.” - Eric Harvey and Alexander Lucia

12 N5-347-14 12 Mission What is a Mission?

13 N5-347-14 13 Mission reflects the core values of an organization. communicates an organization’s long-term objectives. is a calling to pursue long-term objectives that typically reflect or support the core values of an individual or organization. **Why an organization exists** A mission

14 N5-347-14 14 Mission A organization’s mission is often formalized into a mission statement. A mission statement is often confused with a vision statement. VERY CONFUSING!

15 N5-347-14 15 Mission, Values, Vision For this course, we will use the following simple definitions. Values Mission Vision What we believe in and how we will behave Why we exist What success looks like

16 N5-347-14 16 Mission Statement – Boy Scouts of America The mission statement 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.

17 N5-347-14 17 Vision What is a Vision?

18 N5-347-14 18 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. “Nothing happens unless first a dream.” – Carl Sandburg

19 N5-347-14 19 Developing YOUR vision Precourse assignment planted a seed. Earlier today’s Aims of Scouting assignment – what can YOU offer young people today through Scouting that will have a positive impact on their lives in 10, 20, 30 years. Your vision challenges you to do something of value for the future. Your vision should be … your dream! Vision

20 N5-347-14 20 Vision Consider these Visions.

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22 N5-347-14 22 Vision “We choose to go to the moon.” President John F. Kennedy: September 12, 1962

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24 N5-347-14 24 Vision “ I have a dream.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1963

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26 N5-347-14 26 Vision “ It is my unique responsibility as the leader to shine a spotlight on the future….” Margaret Thatcher Former Prime Minister of Great Britain

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28 N5-347-14 28 Vision … a world brotherhood of Scouts living in peace. Lord Baden-Powell

29 N5-347-14 29 Criteria for a Meaningful Vision A vision engages the heart and spirit. leads toward a worthwhile goal. gives meaning to an effort. is simple. is attainable. can change over time. Vision Effective leaders have the capability to create compelling vision, but they must also be able to translate that vision into reality.

30 N5-347-14 30 Vision Statement – Boy Scouts of America The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

31 N5-347-14 31 Articulating personal values and visions is not easy. It takes Thought Personal examination Feedback form others Expressing Values and Visions

32 N5-347-14 32 “On my honour I promise that – 1.I will do my duty to God and King. 2.I will do my best to help others, whatever it costs me. 3.I know the Scout Law, and will obey it.” BP’s Scout’s Oath 1908

33 N5-347-14 33 1.A Scout’s honour is to be trusted. 2.A Scout is loyal to the King, and to his officers, and to his country, and to his employers. 3.A Scout’s duty is to be useful and to help others. 4.A scout is a friend to all, a brother to every other Scout, no matter to what social class the other belongs. BP’s Scout Law 1908

34 N5-347-14 34 5.A Scout is courteous. 6.A Scout is a friend to animals. 7.A Scout obeys orders of his patrol leader or Scoutmaster without question. 8.A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances. 9.A Scout is thrifty. BP’s Scout Law 1908

35 N5-347-14 35 How it Began… In describing the process of formulating these guidelines, Baden-Powell explained: “Now I know that a real red-blooded boy is all for action, ready for adventure. He just hates to be nagged and told ‘You must not do this – you must not do that.’ He wants to know what he can do. So I thought why should we not have our own Law for Scouts, and I jotted down ten things that a fellow needs to do as his regular habit if he is going to be a man.” Lord Baden-Powell

36 N5-347-14 36 Values, Mission, Vision For this course, we will use the following simple definitions. Values Mission Vision What we believe in and how we will behave Why we exist What success looks like

37 N5-347-14 37 “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 Values, Mission, and Vision

38 N5-347-14 38 The Wood Badge Ticket

39 N5-347-14 39 Create personal vision based on your values (20 questions) Envision an end result Build a plan to attain your vision Writing it out and “working your ticket” provides practice in the leadership skills learned Transfer those skills to your home unit and make your vision a reality Wood Badge Ticket Overview

40 N5-347-14 40 Wood Badge vs. Your Ticket A primary purpose of the Wood Badge experience is to provide leadership for Scouting and leadership for America. Your ticket provides an opportunity for you to practice leadership skills that will be of value in many areas of your life, both within and beyond Scouting.

41 N5-347-14 41 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 The Mission of the BSA Your vision of success in your role The Wood Badge Ticket

42 N5-347-14 42 Start with your vision What does success look like? Formulate goals Develop a plan to reach this success Hint: Keep your vision simple, don’t wordsmith! If your vision can’t be remembered, then it is probably not your driving principle. Writing Your Ticket

43 N5-347-14 43 Your ticket will: Be written to support your current Scouting responsibilities Include five significant goals Provide maximum positive impact for your youth membership Incorporate some aspect of diversity in at least one of the five goals Writing Your Ticket

44 N5-347-14 44 The goals written for your ticket should be SMART: Writing Your Ticket SMARTSMART pecific easurable ttainable elevant ime-Based

45 N5-347-14 45 For each goal, you will also describe: Writing Your Ticket  Who  What  Where  When  Why  How  How you will determine the task is complete

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48 N5-347-14 48 Your Troop Guide will assist you during the course weekends. You need to vet your ticket with your stakeholders during the interim. Write your ticket and obtain approval from your Troop Guide during the second course weekend, but no later than noon on Monday, October 31. A Well Formed Ticket

49 N5-347-14 49 A Ticket Counselor will be assigned to you and will work with you after the course weekends. You will meet with your Ticket Counselor to finalize your ticket and establish a review plan. Your ticket is final when you and your Ticket Counselor agree that it is. When it’s approved, you “work your ticket.” Approval of Your Ticket

50 N5-347-14 50 All five goals must be completed within 18 months of the end of this course – December 15 th, 2015 When you and your counselor agree that you have completed all the goals on your ticket, you may apply for your Wood Badge certificate, beads, neckerchief, and woggle. Working Your Ticket

51 N5-347-14 51 Change happens Scouting responsibilities change Original goals may become unrealistic Dealing With Change Work with your Ticket Counselor  Any goals done are DONE!  Revise your goals accordingly  Maintain focus on the benefit to the youth  The completion date does NOT change

52 N5-347-14 52 Your Wood Badge Ticket is your key to turning your Vision into Reality

53 N5-347-14 53 Review of Learning Objectives Understand what is meant by values, mission, and vision. Values Mission Vision What we believe in and how we will behave Why we exist What success looks like

54 N5-347-14 54 Values: Scout Oath and Law Mission: To prepare young people to make ethical choices….. Vision: Training in citizenship, service and leadership Offer fun and adventure Instill lifetime values and develop ethical character Review of Learning Objectives Review the values, mission, and vision of Scouting.

55 N5-347-14 55 Values motivate our attitudes and actions A mission gives purpose to an organization To be effective, leaders must have the capacity to create a compelling vision and they must be able to translate that vision into reality Review of Learning Objectives Consider values, mission, and vision, in the context of leadership.

56 N5-347-14 56 Based on your personal values, vision and position in Scouting Commitment to complete a set of goals to strengthen your scouting unit Opportunity to practice leadership skills Five significant goals – at least one that incorporates diversity Must be completed in 18 months – December 15 th, 2015 Review of Learning Objectives Learn about the Wood Badge ticket.

57 N5-347-14 57 Remember the vision of the BSA _ We are here for the youth! Review of Learning Objectives Begin writing your own Wood Badge tickets based on your personal values and vision.

58 N5-347-14 58 Summary You will learn leadership skills Your ticket will allow you to practice those learned skills while contributing to your program. Remember the vision of the BSA We are here for the youth!

59 N5-347-14 59 Thank You!


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