Presentation on theme: "Forming Pack & Troop Alliances. “Training boy leaders to run their troop is the Scoutmaster's most important job.” “Train Scouts to do a job, then let."— Presentation transcript:
“Training boy leaders to run their troop is the Scoutmaster's most important job.” “Train Scouts to do a job, then let them do it.” “Never do anything a boy can do.” —Robert S. S. Baden-Powell
Are You Delivering the Promise? Scouting Promises you: – The great outdoors – Friendship – Opportunities to work toward Eagle Scout – Tools to help you make the most of your family, community, and nation – Experiences and duties that will help you mature into a strong, wise adult.
Mission Statement The mission 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.
Resources Events – Cub Scout Pow Wow – Webelos Woods – Boy Scout Camporees – Cub Family Camping Training – Webelos Leader Outdoor Training – Boy Scout ITOLS, SALT – Wood Badge
TOOLS Webelos Woods Syllabus Den Chiefs – Den Chief Handbook – District Den Chief Training Guide – BSA Online Den Chief Training – Best Practices for Den Chiefs Best Practices for Webelos Transition
Best Practices for Packs Remember you’re grooming these boys for Boy Scouts. Gradually place more and more responsibility upon them. Allow your Webelos-II to run most of the monthly pack meetings Connect with Boy Scout leaders
Best Practices for Packs Training Camping Communication Den Chiefs Troop Visits Spring Kickoff
Best Practices for Packs - Training Webelos Leader Outdoor Training – requirement for Webelos Leader Knot BSA Adult Leader Indoor / Outdoor Training – recommended for Webelos-II leaders
Best Practices for Packs - Camping Webelos Adventure Camp – 1st year Webelos Camping overnight 1-2 times with a local troop – 2nd year Webelos Webelos Woods – attend District or Council event.
Best Practices for Packs - Den Chiefs Boy Scout who works with Den Leader as Activities Assistant, friend to the scouts
Best Practices for Packs - Troop Visits Begin visiting troops in the fall. Don’t wait until February and frustrate the scouts.
Best Practices for Packs - Spring Kickoff Troop meets with rising Webelos-I leaders (current Bear Leaders) to: –Encourage leaders by showing overview of Activity Badges, giving direction –Explain how the Webelos program is focused on preparing for Boy Scouts –Endeavor to focus on key badges for Arrow of Light, not trying to do all badges –Examine option of doing Readyman as Webelos-II when Scout has developed more mentally.
Best Practices for Troops “Never do what a scout can do.” Each Scout and leader has a position and a clear job description. Establish clear written processes for: – Adults training older youth – Older youth training younger scouts
Best Practices for Troops Build partnerships Rapell-O-Ree – 3 troops help recruit Freeze-O-Ree – camporee co-sponsor Joint outings with other troops/groups – Weirs Valley Ranch (adoption ranch) – Morrison Hill (church youth group)
Best Practices for Troops Training Use Den Chief position to groom new leaders Utilize Troop Guides to teach new scouts Mentor your PLC Make the Patrol Method a reality, not an idea
Forging Partnerships Troop – troop display; run-ons – teach Webelos badges (forestry, outdoorsman) – Webelos camp with the troop; PLC plan one event fall Pack – reach out to the troop; ask for a contact (not the SM) – invite troop to Blue & Gold dinner
Forging Partnerships Open discussion: what works well for you?