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Scoutmaster Conference Did the boy do the requirements? –Is his book signed –Are the troop records up-to-date Has the Scout matured to the level of the rank? –Does he understand the meaning of Scouting’s Ideals Has the Scout developed leadership skills consistent with the rank?
Scoutmaster Conference Making a plan and setting goals for future advancement conclude the Scoutmaster Conference. This plan should include leadership for the next rank as well as learning more about Scouting’s Ideals.
Scoutmaster Conference There are three reports you will need printed from the TroopMaster Program –Advancement: Individual History Report –Activities: Individual Participation –Activities: Activity List
Participation/Scout Spirit If a Scout has come to you for counseling and approval of these requirements the first thing you have to ask yourself is: “Do I know this Scout well enough to sign on these requirements?” What do you have to know about him?
Participation/Scout Spirit Attitude: –Does the Scout respond to his leaders in a positive manner? –Does he help out or does he avoid work? Participation: –“Only active members will be considered eligible for awards, ranks and membership in a patrol or crew. An active member will be defined as someone who is consistently attending two-thirds of the troop meetings and activities.” –Another question to ask is did he sell his wreath quota? Scouting Values: –Does the Scout understand the Scout Oath and Scout Law at a level that is consistent with the rank that he is trying to get? –Does he know what morals are and how to use them in making ethical decisions?
Participation Review and compare with the Scout the “Scout Individual Participation Report” with the “All Levels - Activity List”. The Scout should be attending at least one troop activity per month with emphasis given to the overnight activity.
Review and compare with the Scout the “Scout Individual Participation Report” with the “All Levels - Activity List”. The Scout should be attending at least one troop activity per month with emphasis given to the overnight activity. Scout Spirit calls for him to participate in activities such as Scout Sunday and Troop service projects. If the Scout does not meet the standards of an active Scout a goal should be made to improve on his attendance over a four to six month period and the re-evaluate.
Values Scout Oath Scout Law Scout Motto Scout Slogan Outdoor Code Declaration of Religious Principles
Values The Boy Scout measures himself against these ideals and continually tries to improve. His goals are high, and as he reaches for them, he has some control over what and who he becomes.
Values How does Scouting teach these values? –Before joining, we expect that a boy has read the pages covering these ideas in the Scout Handbook. –By the Tenderfoot rank, a Scout is expected to have memorized the words. –After that, understanding Scouting values is a part of Scout Spirit. –Adult leaders in Scouting are role models of Scouting Ideals. –Finally, the Scoutmaster’s Minute at the end of meetings reinforces the ideals.
Values Scout: The boy has read and understands the ideals and what is expected of him. Tenderfoot: The boy should be able to repeat from memory each of the ideals. Second Class: The boy should have a rough idea of the definition of each point in the Scout Law. He should be able to give examples of how he lives the Scout Oath. First Class: The boy should be able to paraphrase the Scouting definitions of the Scout Law. He should be able to give examples of how he lives the Scout Oath.
Values Star: The boy should have solid knowledge of the definitions of the ideals and what it means to be a Scout. He should be teaching these ideals to younger Scouts. Life: The boy should be able to give examples of how he lives the Scout Oath and Law. He should have full knowledge of Scouting’s Declaration of Religious Principles. He should be able to recognize when others around him are making poor decisions and be able to help them make better ones. Eagle: The boy should be able to give essay answers about each of the Scouting ideals and how they are a part of his life.
Leadership If a Scout has come to you for counseling and approval of this requirement the first thing you have to ask yourself is, “Do I know this Scout well enough to sign on this requirements?” The leadership requirement should build upon itself with the Scout taking on more challenging leadership roles as he successfully completes others.
Leadership Star Assistant Patrol Leader Axmen Patrol Member/Instructor Patrol Quartermaster Bugler Patrol Scribe Chaplain Aide Troop Librarian Den Chief Troop Historian
Leadership Life Patrol Leader Paul Bunyan Member/Instructor Venture Crew Chief Order of the Arrow Representative Troop Quartermaster Program Manager/Recruiter Troop Scribe
Leadership Responsibility: –Does the Scout understand what responsibility is? Can he list from memory what responsibilities his position required of him? Does the Scout feel he met the responsibilities listed in the leadership description for his position? Participation: –Was the Scout present at the meetings and campouts during the time that he held the position?
Leadership The Scout has demonstrated: –Star - The Scout understands the Be - Know - Do leadership concepts. He plans, delegates, uses good communications, makes ethical decisions, values his people, and involves himself in conflict resolution. –Life - The Scout understands concepts of Servant Leadership. He understands we help leaders that help others to succeed and that learning to be led is just as important as being a good leader. –Eagle - The Scout has made a profound impact on the lives of all the members of the troop and is well respected by all.