11BSA Training Opportunities Orientation and Fast StartThis Is ScoutingPosition-Specific TrainingAppropriate Outdoor Skill TrainingWood BadgeLifelong LearningThere’s a progression of training opportunities in the BSA, starting withclick before each bullet itemOrientation and Fast Start – Accompanied by a video, these provide a non-structured introduction to the Scouting organization.This Is Scouting – This is an on-line overview of the values, vision, and mission of the Boy Scouts of America, and an introduction to each of the Scouting programs.Position-Specific Training – Contained in this training are the nuts and bolts of specific positions in Scouting. Adult leaders can learn how best to fulfill their particular leadership roles in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, or Venturing, or as district or council Scouters involved with multiple Scouting program areas.Appropriate Outdoor Skill Training – Training opportunities are targeted to enhance the outdoor skills needed by leaders in Scouting’s various programs.Wood Badge – The BSA’s ultimate leadership training for adults, Wood Badge offers a six-day immersion in the theory, practice, and experience of appropriate skills for leading others within Scouting and in many environments beyond the BSA.Lifelong Learning – In addition to its progression of structured training, the BSA encourages leaders to take advantage of opportunities for continuous learning and supplemental training within the Scouting organization -- roundtables, pow wows, COPE courses, University of Scouting, Scouting publications, special courses tailored to specific program areas of emphasis, etc. – and the great variety of possibilities beyond the BSA to increase skills. Lifelong learning is further enhanced when adults accept the challenge of teaching skills to others.The front end of this, the progression of BSA training, is skills-oriented. In the middle, the emphasis is on leadership. That will be our emphasis here on NE-II After that, the focus is on advanced skills that require leadership.click for next slide
12This Is Scouting Youth Development Basic Structuring and funding Resources availableReview of the importance of ensuring that Scouting is safe
13Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Review of outdoor skills mastered for First Class ScoutsCamping, hiking, and other outdoor skillsRequired to be “Trained”
35Working With Boy Leaders: The Patrol Method “The patrol method is not a way to operate a Boy Scout troop, it is the only way. Unless the patrol method is in operation you don’t really have a Boy Scout Troop.”- Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting
36When it comes to working with boys, what are your greatest concerns?
37Leadership is often a matter of providing what is missing. Keys to Troop LeadershipBe a good listenerProvide positive reinforcementMatch leadership style to the needs of your Scouts
38Four Styles of Scout Leadership (EDGE) Directing (Explain)Instructions to be followed here and nowCoaching (Demonstrate)Guidance and praise, learning by doingSupporting (Guide)Referring to resources, encouragement and praiseDelegating (Enable)Letting Scouts do it with minimal supervision
39What Scouting can provide a boy: Sense of belongingAchievement & recognitionSelf-esteemConfidenceSelf-disciplineSelf-relianceHealthy interactionExperience of teamworkChapter 11, Scoutmaster’s Handbook
40Session One: Getting Started The Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC)
41The Patrol Leaders’ Council Planning troop meetings Planning Outdoor activities Feedback to/from patrol members
42Session One Summary Role of a Scoutmaster Troop organization Troop meetingsWorking with Boy Leaders/Patrol methodListeningUsing the four styles of leadershipThe Patrol Leaders’ Council
43You can deliver the promise of Scouting! What will your action plan be?
47Lighting the Fire: The Outdoor Program Preview of Session TwoLighting the Fire: The Outdoor ProgramSizzle of the Outdoor ProgramNuts and Bolts of the Outdoor ProgramOutdoor Program - Patrol ActivityReflection
48Session Two: Lighting the Fire Sizzle of the Outdoor Program
49Outdoors: “the sizzle” The allureThe stageClassroom without wallsThe adventure
50The Challenge of Delivering the Outdoor Program Start out small and growBoys and adults have different perceptionsLearn togetherKnow when to delegate
51Session Two: Lighting the Fire Nuts and Bolts of the Outdoor Program
52The Two Elements of Adult Leadership in the Outdoor Program Skills and SafetyThe Two Elements of Adult Leadership in the Outdoor Program
53Outdoors: The skills Key Resources BSA training opportunities Other adultsThe boy-led troop using the patrol methodBSA outdoor-related literature
54Outdoors: The skills The Scoutmaster Handbook Checklists: Scoutmaster’s Campsite Quick ChecklistScout Outdoor EssentialsPersonal Overnight Camping GearTroop Overnight Camping GearOutdoor Program Checklist
55Outdoors: The skills Leave No Trace Plan ahead and prepare. Travel and camp on durable surfaces.Dispose of waste properly.Leave what you find.Minimize campfire impact.Respect wildlife.Be considerate of other visitors.
56Outdoors: The skills Conservation Projects Giving back to the land We can make a differenceConservation awards
57Outdoors: Safety “Sweet 16” of BSA Safety Qualified supervision Physical fitnessBuddy systemSafe area or courseEquipment selection and maintenancePersonal safety equipmentSafety procedures and policiesSkill level limitsWeather checkPlanningCommunicationsPermits and noticesFirst aid resourcesApplicable lawsCPR resourceDiscipline
59Outdoors: Safety Additional Safety Resources Safe Swim Defense Safety AfloatClimb On SafelyGuide to Safe Scouting
60Outdoors: Safety Scoutmaster responsibilities: Encourage boys to incorporate safety in their plansStep in if an activity is unsafeSet boundaries and standards of behaviorUse appropriate leadership style to rectify problems
61Session Two: Lighting the Fire Outdoor Program -Patrol Activity
62Outdoor Planning: A Patrol Activity Winter climateArid climateRugged terrainUrban setting
63Session Two: Lighting the Fire Reflection:A form of careful listening and sharing that allows Scouts and leaders to assess an experience and generalize, to get from it the greatest value it has to offer.
64You can deliver the promise of Scouting! What will your action plan be?