Presentation on theme: "Generations in scouting Randy Smith ASM Program N5-347-11-1."— Presentation transcript:
Generations in scouting Randy Smith ASM Program N
2 Learning Objectives As a result of this session, you will: Understand generational differences as another aspect of diversity. Consider how these differences impact each group. Understand the “adult led, youth run” aspect of a unit. Learn ways to work together across generations for a better future.
3 Let’s Play a Game!
4 Rules of Play You have the name of a well known person placed on your back. You must figure out who you are. You may ask 1 person up to 20 questions to assist you. Oh….and by the way……you have 5 minutes!
5 What is a Generation?
6 A group of people who were born in approximately the same time frame who share common cultural icons and attitudes.
7 Scouting is over 100 years old now. Much is the same. But much has changed. Just think of the last 30 years!
8 Then (34 years ago)
Newspaper drives High attrition in Boy Scouts (mostly high school) Parents stood behind Scoutmasters (and teachers) on matters of discipline. “left handed smoke shifters” were a part of every new Scouts experience! Sports programs co-existed with Scouting
High attrition rate in Cub Scout years. Tiger program Mandatory training of leaders Lack of knowledge by parents & new leaders on BSA mission & values. Scouting often takes a “backseat” to sports programs. The BSA has gone “Co-Ed”!
12 The Greatest Generation Born Between
13 Events & Experiences World War II The Great Depression Attack on Pearl Harbor Roosevelt’s New Deal GI Bill Korean War The Transistor Radio Telephone
14 Baby Boomer Generation Born Between
15 Events & Experiences Race Riots, Civil Rights, Kent State Watergate Woodstock Space Travel Assassinations (JFK, RFK, MLK…..) Scientific Advances Television
16 Generation X Born Between
17 Events & Experiences The Internet Cell Phones & Video Gaming Working Moms MTV Desert Storm Challenger Disaster Fall of the Berlin Wall AIDS
18 Millennials Born Between
19 Events & Experiences School Shootings Social Networking September 11 th Enron, World Com etc… Iraq & Afghanistan Oklahoma City Bombing Continual Feedback Peer / Social pressures !
20 WWYD ?? ( What Would You Do) Your unit is conducting a Youth Leadership Training. The older youth are running / staffing the program Adult leadership is multigenerational Youth leadership has 15 teens (millennials) Youth staff wants to run everything without adult help. You’re responsible for safety, budget and final result. It’s the last staff development and the youth staff is still a little rough around the edges but wants to kick back & chill.
21 WWYD ?? Who runs the show……you or the youth staff? How do you react when the youth makes a decision that you don’t agree with? How can the expectations & characteristics of each of the four generations factor into this conflict?
BSA Annual Meeting Let’s take a look at a discussion that took place between our Chief Scout Executive, Bob Mazzuca (baby boomer) and National OA Chief, Brad Lichota (millennial).
24 Summary As a result of this session, do you now: View generational differences as another dimension of diversity? Understand how these differences might impact each group? Understand the “adult led, youth run” aspect of a unit? Have a foundation for working together across generations for a better future?
25 Thank you.
26 Change control log DateVersionChangesBy Jan. 14, templateFred M. Stringer Jan 17, Version prepared for Staff Development -Change personal mission to the mission of the BSA -Changed sample mission statements to current versions -Cosmetic changes Larry Goldman March 7, Added slide on the difficulty of expressing VMV -Added additional wording to “ticket” slides -Added examples to the review of learning objectives Larry Goldman March 22, Combined slides 18 and 19 -Updated the “notes” Larry Goldman