Presentation on theme: "Primary and Scouting for the Eleven-year-old boy Welcome!"— Presentation transcript:
1Primary and Scouting for the Eleven-year-old boy Welcome! Pre-OpeningFind people who are/have….
2Running an Effective Eleven-year-old Scouting Program Purpose of Scouting in the ChurchEffective Adult LeadersPrinciples and PoliciesRunning the programResourcesIntroduce ourselvesCarolynThese are the points we are going to hit today.
3Why do we use Scouting in the Church? Help young men and boys enhance relationships with their families and the ChurchDevelop strong and desirable traits of character, citizenship, and physical and mental fitness.Build testimonies in young men and boys.An extension of the home, Primaryclasses, and Aaronic Priesthood quorumsThe Church’s activity program for boysand young men.Scouting Handbook 1.1RichWhy Scouting?Several things we want to accomplish….Outlined in Scouting Handbook – you should all have one.See page 1
4Scouting is a Tool“Why have we adopted Scouting? Someone has said that it isn't mentioned in the revelations given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, and of course that is true. Neither is the Primary nor the Sunday School, but one of our Articles of Faith clearly indicates that ‘if there is anything virtuous, lovely or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things’Scouting is a help. It is a tool in achieving the objective of the building of real men.”-- Ezra Taft BensonRichHave someone read.It’s not either/or The two programs complement each other.We don’t have to choose. The church has adopted scouting to help us prepare boys to receive the Aaronic Priesthood and young men to receive the Melch priesthood.
5Scouting Prepares Young Men “I feel that there has never been a greater need for youth to acquire the timeless values espoused and taught by Scouting than now. The war between good and evil is raging now as never before. But it is not a war of tanks and guns – but of words, of media, of thoughts and feelings, of Internet, cell phones and earphones – of drugs and drinks that dull the mind and the soul of our youth. And if we as leaders are not valiant, ouryouth will not be prepared for the challengesthat await them.”-- Charles W. Dahlquist, IICarolynHave someone read.Think about the youth you know and love. Scouting can help young men develop the strength of mind and character they need to fight the battles they face today.Our chosen generation needs chosen leaders to help them grow.See:1Peter 2:9 But ye are a achosen generation, a broyal cpriesthood, an dholyenation, a fpeculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of gdarkness into his marvelloushlight:Matthew 22:14 For many are acalled, but few are bchosen.
6The Power of Scouting“Impossible to measure is the great good which has come from this organization during the past century I believe in Scouting. I believe in the goals of the organization. I believe in the power of Scouting to bless and enrich lives for good.”-- President Thomas S. MonsonCarolynHave someone read.Testimony
7In ShortScouting is a tool that helps young men develop the character and qualities needed to be effective instruments in the hands of the Lord in moving His work forward in the home, the Church, and the world.RichSo, the brethren have spoken.Scouting is a tool to help us prepare boys to become young men, and young men to become husbands, fathers and leaders.Throughout all the ruckus earlier this year about membership standards, the church remains firmly committed to Scouting.
9Stake Primary Presidency Registers with BSA and receive BSA trainingCoordinates support for Primary-aged Scouting programs in each ward.Encourages ward Primary Scout leaders to participate in basic and other approved trainingHelps plan day camps for Cub Scouts and 11 year old Scouts in conjunction with the local BSA Council.-- LDS Scouting Handbook 3.4Can also serve as unit commissioners.CarolynTraining – Everyone needs to be registered, which means everyone needs YPT. If you have a question about the training you or other leaders need go to lds.org. Click resouses, primary, scouting in primary. Look at the interactive chart on the right hand side of the page. (show example of chart)Commissioner!A commissioner is one who helps coordinate support for Scouting programs. In our Stake this is a separate calling. In others, it falls under the Stake Primary. Much of your responsibilities as a Stake Primary are the same as a commissioner anyway. Ask your Stake leaders if you aren’t sure how it works in your Stake.You should be training new Ward Primary leaders/counselors over Scouting, making sure they understand how the program runs and what training they need.Day CampWe will talk more about this later, but Day Camp can be such a great tool to bring boys together to grow and support one another.
10BishopricsProvide general direction for Scouting and ensure that it is properly organized and functioning.Under the Bishop’s direction, counselors see that the various Scouting programs are organized and that adult leaders are called and trained.The bishopric organizes a ward Scout committee to ensure that Scouting functions properly-- LDS Scouting Handbook 4.2RichAgain, from the handbook…Bishops have a lot to do.They are responsible for the Scouting program in their ward – but they typically delegate the work to others.They are still responsible and need to have a working understanding of the program.Bishops are encouraged to attend Wood Badge.I found it helpful to attend Pack meetings and Courts of Honors, plus an occasional committee meeting and Scout Campout.Participated in all Priest/Venturing outings.It’s about relationships. Need to be there.
11Ward Primary Presidency Registers with BSA and receive BSA trainingServes on the appropriate ward Scouting committee(s)Coordinates Scouting with the Faith in God programProvides support to Scouting leaders and encourages them to attend Scout trainingVisits Scout meetings and activitiesReviews each boy’s progress and participationHelps plan and ensures that boys have an opportunity to participate in day camps-- LDS Scouting Handbook 6.5CarolynPlease make sure 11 Year Olds are represented at Scout Committee meeting. It is easy for the older Scouts to forget about them.Cub Committee and Scout Committee meetings should be held monthly – great places to review the boys’ progress.
13Ward Scouting Organization BishopAaronic Priesthood(Ages 12-18)CounselorPrimary(Ages 3-11)CounselorYoung Men PresidentPrimary PresidentPriests(Ages 16-18)11 yr-oldsAdvisorASM 11 yr-oldsCarolynNotice the 11 Year olds are under Primary, but they are Boy Scouts. This can create a break down in communication, if you aren’t careful. The 11 year olds need to coordinate Board of Reviews with the Scout Master. They need to attend Courts of Honor with the rest of the Scouts and receive their awards there.So how does Scouting fit into this structure?Each Ward charters a Pack, Troop Team and Crew.Scout leaders are more draftees than volunteers. People are asked or “called” to serve in various positions. You don’t volunteer in the typical sense.At least that’s how it supposed to work.CounselorCounselorTeachers(Ages 14-15)CoachCounselorCounselorDeacons(Ages 12-13)Cubmaster(Ages 8-10)ScoutmasterDen Leaders
14Eleven-Year-Old Scout Leader TrainingEither the Primary teacher of eleven-year-old boys or another capable adult may serve as the group’s Scout leader. This leader should:Work under the direction of a member of the Primary presidency, meeting regularly to discuss the Scouting program and each boy’s progress.Register as the eleven-year-old Scout leader and attend the Boy Scout troop committee meetingsAttend Scout training as applicableAttend other Primary meetings as invitedEncourage and help each boy achieve the Faith in God for Boys award and advance in ScoutingSee that the boys participate in a day camp and helpplan it if requested-- lds.orgRichShow of hands – 11-yr-old leaders?What is your role?You are the one in the trenches working directly with the boys.Yes, it takes time, but it’s fun and rewarding. My favorite calling.#1 responsibility: Be there with the boys – Both on Sunday and during weekly meetings + campouts.Talk more about specifics later.
15Selecting Adult leaders TestimonyTrainedTimeTenureTemperamentRichOK – Bishoprics and Primary Presidents – where are you?What are you looking for in an 11-yr-old leader?Not everyone is cut out to be a Scout leaderYou need someone who can set an exampleDiscuss each item (come back to training)What is not on this list?No particular skills listed. You don’t have to be great outdoorsman or expert camper.This is not a place for a reactivation project. You need someone who can be an example.A word or two about training
16TrainingTraining“Just because this is God’s work, why do we think that we do not need to be trained by and large, we do a very poor job in training the leaders we call … and yet expect them to work miracles in the live of their young men.” Charles W. Dahlquist, IICarolyn- Read quote -Inspiration alone is not enough.We need trained leadersNew church Scouting handbook outlines basic training requirementsOther resources for training are lds.org and Round Table.
17Assistant Scout Master (11 year old Scout Leader) TrainingAssistant Scout Master(11 year old Scout Leader)Youth Protection Training (YPT) – onlineScoutmaster Specific TrainingIntroduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)For online courses go to myscouting.orgCarolynYPT – needs to be done before you start working with the boysScout Master Specific ASAP, with in the first yearOutdoor – with in the first yearYou can find times for leader specific training at Round Table or from your Stake Scouting rep
18Wood Badge is leadership training for all Scouting volunteers “If you haven’t already, we encourage you to sign up now for the next Wood Badge course in your council.”-- Charles W. Dahlquist, IIRichYou need to go to Wood Badge!What is wood badge?6 full days.Individual vision of success in you calling/positionGoals to achieve that successBeads once complete.Best Leadership training you will find anywhere.Plus it’s cheaper and more fun.
19Additional Training Monthly Roundtable University of Scouting Additional Online TrainingSafe Swim DefenseSafety AfloatWeather HazardsClimb on SafelyRichMonthly roundtable gives you a change to share ideas and learn from other Scout leaders in your area.We miss out on this great resource. No need to reinvent the wheel.UoS – One day training on everything you can imagine.1000 people, 138 different classes last year – several in SpanishTake over McCarthur HS.Not a commandment, but very helpful if you are going to be an effective leader.OK – we’ve talked about supporting roles and who needs to do what.We’ve talked about what it takes to be a great 11-yr-old leader
20Principles and Policies Rich - Let’s review some basic BSA and church policies…..Carolyn
21Eleven-year-olds are not Deacons Eleven-year-old Scouts meet separately from year old Boy Scouts (Deacons)Only three one-night campouts for eleven-year-olds-- LDS Scouting Handbook 6.2Age based program - boys advance on their birthday, not all together in the springCarolynAge appropriate, age appropriate, age appropriate.There are different programs for a reason – beyond matching up with the quorum structure.Think about the 11 year olds you know. Then think of the 13 year olds you know. An 11 year old does not need to hang out with a 13 year old. There is a huge difference in growth, development and exposure on many levels.
22Weekly Meetings" Eleven-year-old boys meet separately from the Aaronic Priesthood age Scouts because they are not yet part of the quorum. Occasionally, special day time activities for Aaronic Priesthood age Scouts may include the patrol for eleven-year-old Scouts.Eleven-year-old Scouts preferably meet in the daytime, but if evening meetings are necessary, arrangements should be made to ensure that these boys are not away from their homes late at night and that they are carefully supervised until they arrive home." -- LDS Scouting Handbook 6.2CarolynHave someone read
23Weekly MeetingsIf possible, avoid meeting at the same time/place as the older (or younger) boys.Have your own meeting place – suitable for Scouting activities.Eleven-year-olds should participate in Boards of Review and Courts of Honor with the older YM.CarolynRead
24Camping“Eleven-year-old Scouts may participate in a one-night camp three times each year. No other Scout-sponsored overnight camping should be planned for the eleven-year-old Scouts…. Fathers are invited and encouraged to participate in the overnight camping experiences with their sons and with boys whose fathers cannot attend.” LDS Scouting Handbook 6.2RichHave someone read.
25Camping No more than three one-night campouts for each eleven-year-old Fathers are not required to accompany their sons in order for them to attend an overnight campout.11-yr old (or younger) boys do not go on campouts with their fathers serving in YM callings with older boys.RichEach boy only gets three campouts. Don’t waste them.Avoid the summer heat. Go when it’s cooler and you can all sleep.Plan for advancement requirements like cooking that has to be done on a campout.Depending on boy’s birthdays and availability you may need to schedule 4-5 campouts to get each boy 3 campouts.Siblings don’t tag along. Not even if mom insists.This is what they have been waiting for…Be sure they are prepared for the campout. You want them to have a good experience the first time out.
26Two-Deep Leadership“Two registered adult leaders or one registered adultleader and a parent of a participant (one of whom mustbe 21 years of age or older) are required on all Scoutingtrips, outings, classes, and meetings.”-- LDS Scouting Handbook 8.7This includes campouts…“The bishopric adviser to the Primary or another qualified male adult should be invited to supervise the overnight camping experience when the leader of the eleven-year- old scouts is a woman. Women leaders do not participate in overnight camping with the boys.” LDS Scouting Handbook 6.2RichTwo-deep, two deep, two deep.Safety comes first. No compromises here.If you have to cancel an activity – cancel it.Women don’t camp with the boys. Period.Camporees, Training, etc. We use separate facilities.
27Youth ProtectionOne-on-one contact between adults and youth is not permitted. In situations that require personal conferences, such as a Scoutmaster's conference, the meeting is to be conducted in view of other adults and youths.Adult leaders must respect the privacy of youth in situations such as changing clothes and taking showers at camp, and intrude only to the extent that health and safety require. Adults must protect their own privacy in similar situations.CarolynAvoid situations that would allow someone to even think that anything inappropriate could be happening.Not worth the risk just to get something passed off.
28Sleeping Arrangements Eleven-year-old Scouts may share a tent while camping – in fact they should share tents so no one is left all alone.Adult Leaders under no circumstances may share a tent with any ScoutA Father may share a tent with his son while on a campout, but no other Scouts or leaders may share that same tent. Father and son only.CarolynAgain, this is to protect both you and the youth.This is non-negotiable.
29Fund RaisingActivities are funded from the budget – no fees to participate (13.2.8)If budget funds are insufficient, youth can pay for all or part of the cost of an annual extended camp. (8.13.7, , )If that is not enough, one group fund-raising activity may be permitted each year to help pay the cost of an annual camp or activity, or to buy equipment and supplies needed for camp. (8.13.7, , )Sales of commercial goods is NOT approved (13.6.8)Ticket sales for Scout Fairs, Camporees, etc. are approved. (LDS Scouting Handbook 8.13)Church supports FOS (13.6.8, LDS Scouting Handbook 8.13)RichBudget first, then individual / family, then group fund-raiserGive the boys a chance to earn the money they need. Members can contribute by identifying jobs the boys can do for them.Lawn mowing, yard work, washing cars, windows, babysitting, etc.Same principle applies to Cubs, YM and YW.Group fundraisers have specific guidelines – ReviewPopcorn is not approved.The church supports FOS – organized by Bishops and Stake Presidents
30Calling Adult leadersUpon being called to a ward Scouting leadership position, and before meeting with the boys, the person accepting the call should complete the BSA Adult Application. In addition, the person must complete Youth Protection training (YPT). The membership application should be submitted with appropriate fees to the BSA local council office immediately. The bishopric should wait two weeks before sustaining the applicant in sacrament meeting.The name of each applicant is checked against the BSA files and a criminal background check is done. If there are any problems, a BSA official will contact the bishop; otherwise, the bishop may assume the application has been accepted.LDS-BSA RelationshipsMay 2011RichWe often set ourselves up for problems.CallRegisterClear with BSA (wait)SustainSet ApartServe“Never allow a Scout leader to function in any position in a [Scout] unit sponsored by the Church in theUnited States until he has been registered with the Boy Scouts of America.” (President Boyd K. Packer,from a letter to stake presidents, January 2, 1997)
31Running an Effective Program RichNext topic…. but first….
33“Game with a Purpose” Scouting is a… -- Baden Powell RichIn the words of Scouting’s founderThe game is the camping, the knots, the patrol activities and competitions, the badges, etc.In scouting we send young men into the woods with their buddies, armed with knives and axes and let them play with fire – for a 11-year-old, it doesn’t get any better.That’s the game, but it’s not the purpose.Boys learn best by doing things. Not by being told, not being shown, but by experiencing things. Scouting allows us to do that in a controlled environment.By participating in weekly Scout meeting and going on campouts, by serving in leadership positions, and earning MB’s they grow and develop – in ways that can’t be matched in a classroom setting.As we help these boys prepare to receive the Aaronic and Melch Priesthood and become missionaries, along the way, many will become Eagle scouts and earn the DtG award, but that is not the ultimate objectiveScouting is a tool to help us prepare and train these boys to become YM and YM to become husbands, fathers and leaders.Activities allow Scouts to learn by doing
34Scouting Methods Patrol Method Adult Association Uniform Leadership DevelopmentScouting IdealsOutdoorsAdvancementPersonal GrowthPatrol MethodAdult AssociationUniformLeadership DevelopmentScouting IdealsOutdoorsAdvancementPersonal GrowthRichThe Boy Scout Program uses eight methods to accomplish its mission. They are:.“PAULSOAP”Let’s explore some of them
35Expect Scouts to wear theirs UniformsWear your uniformExpect Scouts to wear theirsField UniformTan shirt with all the patchesPants or shortsBelt and socksEither new or old are OK – but don’t mix/matchActivity uniformPolo or T-shirtSET THE EXAMPLE!CarolynYou set the standard when it comes to uniforms. We wear a white shirt and tie on Sunday. That’s our Sunday uniform. We wear this uniform for Scout activities.Wear your uniform.Expect the boys to do the same.Full uniform includes Shirt with proper patches, pants, belt, socks (can be expensive, thrift stores and E-bay are good sources for used uniforms.)In our troop we wear the full field uniform (Class A) while traveling, and to special events like campfires, Courts of Honor, etc.We wear the activity uniform (Class B) at all other times.This costs <$5. The boys designed it and help print them up.Again, it’s up to you to set the example.
36scOUTINGRichWhat do you have when you take the “Outing” out of “Scouting” . . .
37scRichWhat do you have when you take the “Outing” out of “Scouting” . . .Not much
38Get out of the classroom Boys remember activities scOUTINGGet out of the classroomGo outside!Boys remember activitiesand campouts…not Sunday lessonsRichThe “outing” is the promise of Scouting. What do boys think of whenWhen a boy becomes a scout he doesn’t want to just sit in a classroom listening to someone talk. He wants to do things.Get outdoors. GO CAMPING!! (it’s the game)Purpose is:1) Really get to know your boys. Going camping, dealing with rain, sweating when it’s hot and trying to stay warm when it’s cold, sharing time around a campfire. Share experiences is how you develop relationships with your boys.2) It also gives you a chance to teach by example. Scripture reading.“Bishops,…a personal interview once a year…is not sufficient to fulfill your sacred duty….Go on their campouts.” Ezra Taft BensonHow many Sunday lessons do you remember? How many campouts?
39Advancement“Eleven-year-old Scouts … are encouraged to achieve the rank of First Class before turning twelve years old.”-- LDS Scouting Handbook 6.2This takes planning to accomplishDevelop an annual planDo things in parallel – work on requirements for Tenderfoot, 2nd Class and First Class at the same timeDon’t forget …advancement is just one of the eight methods of ScoutingCarolynThis may seem daunting to a new Scout leader, but with training, organization, and planning, it is very achievable.If the boys move onto YM with their First Class they have a great start toward their Eagle and they’ve learned a lot on the way.
40Parallel Advancement - First Aid Tenderfoot:12a. Demonstrate how to care for someone who is choking.Second Class7a. Show what to do for "hurry" cases of stopped breathing….First Class:8c. …explain the steps (procedures) in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).Merit Badge:3a. Explain what action you should take for someone who shows signals of shock, for someone who shows signals of a heart attack, and for someone who shows signals of stroke.3b. Identify the conditions that must exist before performing CPR on a person. Then demonstrate proper technique in performing CPR using a training device approved by your counselor.3c. Explain the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).CarolynOne example of parallel advancementTake a month and knock out all the first aid requirements – including the merit badge.Another example of parallel advancement in hiking and orienteering.
41Advancement“Eleven-year-old Scouts … are encouraged to achieve the rank of First Class before turning twelve years old.”-- LDS Scouting Handbook 6.2This takes planning to accomplishDevelop an annual planDo things in parallel – work on requirements for Tenderfoot, 2nd Class and First Class at the same timeDon’t forget …advancement is just one of the eight methods of ScoutingCarolynOther methods of Scouting are:Scouting IdealsPatrolsOutdoorsPersonal GrowthAdult AssociationLeadership DevelopmentUniformThey all work together to help the Young Man grow.
42Annual Program Planning Goals:Help each boy achieve the First Class RankPrepare each boy to receive the Aaronic PriesthoodThings to consider:Calendars – School, Church, Family, District/Council, TroopWeather – Camping in July/August isn’t funBirthdays – boys advance on their birthdaysIndividual interests and needs – be flexibleRichSome things to consider when you put together the annual calendar
43Program Planning Tools Boy Scout HandbookScout FieldbookTroop Program Features, Vol. I, II & IIIFaith in God for BoysRichPlenty of resources – refer to handoutInternet is great source of ideas and activitiesYou don’t have to reinvent the wheel. This has all been done before – many times.
44Program Features Rich Backpacking program – includes: Intro and explanation4 – weekly meeting outlines1 activity – overnight backpacking tripWeekly outlines lead up to monthly activity
45Every boy gets an assignment Weekly Meeting PlanBoy size piecesEvery boy gets an assignmentFaith in GodRichRefer to handout Here’s a tool to help you plan and carry out a weekly meeting. Many of you are probably familiar with it. Some of you probably use it. It works!The Troop meeting plan lays out an agenda for a weekly troop meeting. It breaks it down into specific bite size – or boy-size pieces.Review pieces quicklyEach section has someone responsibleEvery boy needs an assignment. He needs a reason to be there.We’re not doing this to entertain them.Include Faith in God in the agenda.A meeting without an agenda is an adult run meetingNext is an example -
46Preopening Instruction Assignments Plan Games Scoutmaster’s Minute ReviewRichPreopening something besides basketball to do before the meeting startsOpening ceremonySkill instruction – short, hands on training, NOT a lecturePatrol meeting – boy led, includes assignmentsInterpatrol activity = GAMESClosing – your turn to invite the spiritRelate to things they have done that evening, or recent events.After – very important for leaders to evaluate and prepareBlackened scrambled pancakes –“when boys cook it, they will like it!”Other resources – games, ceremonies, other activities
47Well Planned and Executed Meetings = Fun + Learning Fast movingStart and end on timeHave a written planFollow a monthly program themeInclude Faith in GodCommunication with parents is essential!RichAgain, no need to reinvent the wheel.Use this form – it works.It provides a consistent structure – something for the boys can get comfortable with – both as participant and as leader.Don’t skimp on SM minute. Have something prepared, but be ready to draw on something that happened during the meeting. This is your chance to reinforce what YOU want them to learn.
48Faith In God Help boys and their parents become familiar with the Faith in God for Boys guidebook.Find ways to combine activities from Faith in Godwith Scout activities. Many activities fulfillrequirements in both programs.Boys should complete two activities in each of the three areas each year. Eleven-year-olds complete five additional activities in “Preparing for the Priesthood.” Some of these activities can be done at home with family.When a boy has completed the activities in the Faith in God for Boys guidebook, the Primary president and the bishop sign the Faith in God Award certificate on the last page of the guidebook. The boy is then recognized in Primary for his accomplishments.CarolynShould be done by a member of the Primary Presidency before the boy turns 8. Faith in God should be a part of Cub Scouts as well. It shouldn’t be new to boys in 11 year old ScoutsNext slide will demonstrateSome of these requirements can be coordinated with the Bishop and YM leaders as part of Priesthood Prep.Just read
49Scouting requirements FAITH IN GODScouting requirementsBasic RequirementsThe Adventure Begins, Chapter 1, p.4Learning and Living the GospelRead D&C 89. Discuss how Heavenly Father blesses us when we faithfully live the Word of Wisdom. . .Second Class 8, 9aPlan and complete your own activity...Tenderfoot 3, 4c, 7, 9; Second Class 1a; First Class 10, 11Serving OthersPlan, prepare, and serve a nutritious meal.Tenderfoot 3, Second Class 3g, First Class 4aService projectSecond Class 4Read and discuss the parable of the good Samaritan...Second Class 5Developing TalentsLearn how to budget and save money...Second Class 10 Make an item from wood, metal, fabric...First Class 7b, cPlan a physical fitness program...Tenderfoot 10aLearn about and practice good nutrition...Tenderfoot 13, Second Class 11, First Class 12Preparing for the PriesthoodDiscuss with parent or Primary leader how important a good education is…Second Class 9 or First Class 10CarolynCame right from lds.orgLds.org, resources, Primary, Scouting in Primary, top of page 11 year old Scouts.
50Day camp“The stake Primary president should see that every boy in the stake has an opportunity to attend day camp.”“Day Camp should provide the 11 year old boys the excitement and fun of putting into practice,in the out-of-doors, the Scouting skills theyhave learned and are learning.”-- Day Camp GuideDay Camp should be useful and funCarolynThis can be accomplished on a Ward or Stake level. Many Stakes do it on a Stake level. One benefit of this is the boys get to be with a large group of LDS boys. This is often a first for many boys, especially those from smaller units.Great opportunity to use all the methods of Scouting:Scouting IdealsPatrolsOutdoorsAdvancementPersonal GrowthAdult AssociationLeadership DevelopmentUniform
51Day camp Do what works for you 1-3 daysSpring, Summer, Fall, SaturdayConsider number of boys attendingAsk 11-year-old Scout Leaders what would help themHelp with rank advancementBe organized: Plan, Plan, PlanInvolve leaders, specialists in your Stake/WardKeep boys moving, busy and having funBalance indoor/outdoor activitiesInvolve older Scouts as Patrol LeadersCommunicate with familiesGreat opportunity to engage families new to ScoutingCarolynShow patch and bookDon’t try to do it all yourself.Make sure all adult leaders are registered and have YPT.Feed them early and often.Break up indoor and outdoor activities.Take game breaks (ie. Dodge ball) if boys are sitting for a long time.
52Put It All Together Weekly Meetings Sunday Lessons Other Activities Faith in GodCampoutsPriesthood PreviewDay campCarolynAll these things can keep our Young Men focused on building themselves and their relationship with God.The Spirit is key to helping us put all the pieces together.
53Always look for opportunities Invite the SpiritAlways look for opportunitiesto invite the spiritSunday lessonsSpiritual thoughtsCampfiresScoutmaster’s MinuteRichThere are lessons to learn from almost all Scout activities.The boys may not recognize them, so look for them and point them out. Use Scouting experiences to reinforce what they are taught on Sunday.Take time to have a spiritual thought morning and evening on campouts.Take advantage of outdoor settings to help them feel the spirit.Always close every activity with a brief SM minute.You get the last word.2-3 minutes at the most.This ensures you finish the activity with something spiritual.
54Online Resources LDS.org Scouting Handbook Handbook 2: Administering the ChurchPrimary / Eleven-Year- Old ScoutsScouting.orgTroop Program Features Vol I-IIITroop Program ResourcesGuide to Safe ScoutingScouting For Youth With Disabilities Manualldsbsa.orgRichRefer to handout with more detailed list of resources
55Valiant Leaders “One of the tools Satan uses against the Church is to convince priesthood holders that they can do tomorrowwhat they should do today. But the Lord tells us,‘Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence’ … a key word to this counsel is now.In a program as demanding as Scouting, some leaders are concerned and tentative and might feel inadequate or overwhelmed. These feelings are normal. The best way to deal with such feelings is to just jump in—now. The Lord has called you, and He will qualify you and bless you to the degree that you learn your responsibilities and magnify your calling.”- David l. BeckCarolynHave someone readJump in and get it done. Share personal experience. Testimony.
56Do it NOWYour time horizon is very different from that of your Young MenTo have an impact on their lives you must act NOWRichBoys have a very short time horizon. If you wait, they will miss out.Rich
57Questions? Rich Questions? [After taking questions] I have a question for youHow many of you have a daughter?How many want that daughter to marry a returned missionary?An Eagle scout?A YM who has a testimonyfulfills his priesthood responsibilitiesHas a good educationTreats her with respect
58Reaching the one“This, then is our assignment: to save every boy, thereby assuring a worthy husband for each of our young women, strong Melchizedek Priesthood quorums, and a missionary force trained and capable of accomplishing what the Lord expects.”-- Thomas S. MonsonRichRead quoteWe can’t afford to write off any of our YM. Scouting is a great tool for reaching boys who aren’t interested in “church”.Testimony
59Primary and Scouting for the eleven-year-old boy Carolyn GardnerRich BowmanLittle Philmont documentskleinstake.org/littlephilmont2013/docs/Here’s how to reach us.All the handouts and this presentation are available on the Little Philmont website.
60Primary and Scouting for the Eleven-year-old boy Thank you! The end.
61Aaronic Priesthood Purposes BSA MissionBecome converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ and live its teachings.Serve faithfully in priesthood callings, and fulfill the responsibilities of priesthood offices.Give meaningful service.Prepare and live worthily to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood and temple ordinances.Prepare to serve an honorable full-time mission.Obtain as much education as possible.Prepare to become a worthy husband and father.Give proper respect to women, girls, and children.Prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.Scout OathOn 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 LawA Scout is ... trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.Lets compare the objectives of the two programsBecome converted Duty to God, a scout is reverentServe faithfully in callings Helpful, ObedientGive meaningful service Help other people at all timesPrepare for Melch Priesthood, mission and father. . . Make good choices, Physically strong, morally straightObtain Education Mentally awakeProper respect Courteous, kindThe two program have the same goals. . . different words, but the same objectives