2Agenda Purpose of TJLT Leadership Troop Organization/Leadership PositionsThe Patrol MethodTraining/EDGEBuilding the TeamConflict ResolutionAdult Leaders - Who Does WhatTroop ProgressWhat Is Expected of MeProgram Planning (if we have time)
3Purpose of TJLTThe purpose of TJLT is to give you the resources you need to do your jobTJLT will introduce you to your new job, to troop and patrol organization, and it will give you some leadership tools to use in performing your new job.
5Leadership What is a leader? “A leader is best when people barely know he exists; not so good when people obey and acclaim him; worst when they despise him. But a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say ‘we did it ourselves’”- Chinese philosopher Sun-TsuWhat is a leader?A leader is someone who can get people to work togetherHow does a leader get people to work together?A real leader uses certain skills and respect for other people to get the job doneThe 6 key skills for junior leaders are:CommunicatingRepresenting the groupSetting the examplePlanningEvaluatingSharing LeadershipLearning to be a good leader takes work and patience (study, practice, reflection)
6If...IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, ' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!- Rudyard Kipling
7Good LeadersIf others think of you as the boss, you’re probably not leading.If others think of you as one of the guys and everything you set out to do is getting done, you’re probably a good leader.Good leaders influence others to want to learn, help, work, and participateGood leaders understand sacrifice, and lead by example
8Skills and Techniques of Successful Scout Leaders They ask a lot of questionsThey make a lot of suggestionsThey don’t give too many ordersThey use the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters as resourcesThey took Troop Junior Leader TrainingThat’s why you are here today!Teenagers get bossed around enoughScouting ought to be different
9Leadership Shared Leadership Leadership Styles Leadership Basics DirectiveCoachingSupportingDelegatingLeadership BasicsHave a good attitudeAct with maturityBe organizedLook the partBe willing to do anything you ask of othersBe fairShared LeadershipScouts and adults must share leadership in a Boy Scout troop for the troop to run smoothlyThere must be mutual trust between the boy leaders and the adult leaders
11Youth Leadership Positions The Troop's Youth LeadersThe troop is actually run by its boy leaders. With the guidance of the Scoutmaster and his assistants, they plan the program, conduct troop meetings, and provide leadership among their peers.Junior Leader PositionsSenior patrol leader - top junior leader in the troop. He leads the patrol leaders' council and, in consultation with the Scoutmaster, appoints other junior leaders and assigns specific responsibilities as needed.Assistant senior patrol leader - fills in for senior patrol leader in his absence. He is also responsible for training and giving direction to the quartermaster, scribe, troop historian, librarian, and instructors.Troop Historian - collects and maintains troop memorabilia and information on former troop members.Librarian - keeps troop books, pamphlets, magazines, audiovisuals, and merit badge counselor list available for use by troop members.Instructor – Coordinates the troop guides in the teaching of skills to troop members.Chaplain Aide - assists in troop religious services and promotes religious emblems program.Patrol leader - gives leadership to members of his patrol and represents them on the patrol leaders' council.Assistant patrol leader - fills in for the patrol leader in his absence.Troop guides – advisor, guide and teacher to the new Scouts.Quartermaster - responsible for troop supplies and equipment.Scribe - the troop secretary.Cover PD’s
12Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC) The PLC, not the adult leaders, is responsible for planning and conducting the troop's activities. The patrol leaders' council is composed of the following voting members: senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leaders, troop instructor, and troop guides.The troop's activities are selected and planned at the annual program planning conference. The troop's yearly plan is then submitted to the troop committee for approval. The troop committee either approves the plan or makes alternative suggestions for the patrol leaders' council to consider. At its monthly meetings, the patrol leaders' council organizes and assigns activity responsibilities for the weekly troop meetings. The troop committee interacts with the patrol leaders' council through the Scoutmaster.
13Patrol Leader Responsibilities 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.- Robert Baden PowellSharing leadership within the groupBeing a good follower is also part of being a good leaderSetting goals as a groupSharing the workDuty roster (save, rotate, share) – very importantSolving problems as a groupThe Patrol method gets the job done!!Patrol Leader ResponsibilitiesTake a leading role in planning and conducting patrol meetings and activitiesEncourage patrol members to complete advancement requirementsRepresent the patrol as a member of the PLCSet a good example by living up to the Scout Oath and Law“Scouting is a game for boys under the leadership of boys under the direction of a man”-Robert Baden-Powell
14National Honor Patrol Requirements Have a patrol name, flag, and yell. Put the patrol design on equipment and use the patrol yell. Keep patrol records up to date.Hold two patrol meetings every month.Take part in at least one hike, outdoor activity, or other Scouting event.Complete two good turns or service projects approved by the PLC.Help two patrol members advance one rank.Wear the full uniform correctly at troop activities. (at least 75% )Have a representative attend at least three PLCs.Have eight members in the patrol or experience an increase in patrol membershipThis should be a goal for each patrol!
15How to Train - EDGEExplain-The trainer explains how something is done.Demonstrate-After the trainer explains, the trainer demonstrates while explaining again.Guide-The learner tries the skill while the trainer guides him through it.Enable-The trainee works on his own under the watchful eye of the trainer. The trainer’s role in this step is to remove any obstacles to success, which enables the learner to succeed
16Building the TeamTo build a team and have true team work you must do the following:Share leadershipCooperateDeal with conflictTrust your team
17Conflict Resolution What are conflicts? To resolve conflicts try using:Empathy – listening and understandingInvention – trying different methodsWhen you are able to resolve conflicts you gain respect and everybody wins!Scouting is a safe haven and it is the leaders (boys and adults) job to keep it that wayPhysicallyEmotionally
18Adult Leaders –Who Does What Scouts should work within their patrols. Patrol Leaders should be able to answer most questions or direct scouts to Troop Guides (TG), SPL, ASPL or other boy leaders.Some specificsToten Chip & Fireman Chit – training by TG, ASM or SM signed by SM or ASMScout skill requirements through First Class – training by TG, ASM or SM signed by TG, SPL, ASM or SMScoutmaster ConferenceScout – SM Preferred or ASMTenderfoot, 2nd Class, 1st Class – ASM or SMStar, Life, Eagle – SMMerit Badges – PL can have a supply of blue cards or see Mrs. GillespieSM signs approval to beginSee librarian if you want to use the troop copy of the MB BookSee Mr. Blaylock or Mr. Edmondson to find a counselorMB Counselor signs off requirementsSM approvesMrs. Gillespie recordsFees – Collected by Mr. FuerstTroop Equipment – Mr. OliverBoards of Review are scheduled by Mrs. Gillespie or Mrs. JolyEagle Projects - Mr. Foeller
19Troop Progress What do YOU need? Evaluating the last 6 months (good and bad)Brain storming what we should do over the next 6 monthsIdeas for discussionHow are we going to help the new scouts?Monday Meetings/ProgramPlan ahead, and follow throughCall and remind people every weekMini PLCs after each meetingReestablishing the link between outings and programUsing program helpsMake the meetings active and less like a lectureStart on time/finish on timeRoom set up – front table and patrol tables (who has jobs each meeting?)Patrol Meetings/Patrol ReportsGame/Activity – assign this to a patrol for each meetingSharp openings and closings – big improvement, but let’s continue the trendPatrol reorganization (do we need to?)Adult leader reorganization/new roles and responsibilitiesPLC topics/trainingOther?What do YOU need?
20My Vision of SuccessThat everyone associated with Troop 361 subscribe to the ideals of Scouting expressed in the Scout Oath and LawThat each boy grow to the best of his ability and advance in rank by developing:scouting skillsleadership skillscharacterThat Troop 361 be a place where people respect others, respect property, and strive to be courteous in all they doThat Troop 361 be a place to belong and have funThat Troop 361 continues to have quality adult leadersThat Troop 361 boy leaders buy-in to ownership of their troop, and set the standard for being “boy led”
21My Goals To have trained leaders – adults and boys To have a program that is created by the boysTo be successful at integrating new scouts into the troopTo have every scout achieve their goals for rank advancementTo have a good program at every meeting and campoutTo have fun!
22What About You? Review position descriptions Why should I be a leader? Read your description cardWhy should I be a leader?What does success look like?Write down your definitionSet GoalsWrite them down
23What is Program Planning? Review next 12 monthsCritical to determine long lead activitiesHigh Adventure: Philmont, Seabase, Northern Tier, and ATSummer CampAnniversary activities: Civil War, Lewis and ClarkPrevents repeatingDetailed for six monthsPlan resources: MB Counselors, Equipment, and FacilitiesSet firm datesPlans in place for meetings and campouts for six weeks
24Questions to Ask When Planning What Merit Badges do I wish to earn?What requirements does my patrol need to complete?What places would I like to visit?What activities would I like to do?
25Don’t Forget High Adventure We have a trip to Northern Tier reserved for June of 2009!What about 2010?National Jamboree?Sea Base?Philmont?How do we work high adventure training into our program plans?Practice for those who are attendingInclude those who are not old enough in the plans
26How to Plan Get input from all scouts PLC creates a plan SurveyPatrol corners or meetingsPLC creates a planSelect and schedule activitiesSelect locations and datesDetermine the cost of activities and develop a budgetDetermine equipment neededDetermine if special training or leadership is neededPLC presents plan to troop for approvalSPL presents plan to Troop Committee for approval
27Just Do IT! Tonight’s task is to make a list of… And… Merit badges you’d like to earnPlaces you’d like to goActivities you’d like to doAnd…Form those thoughts into a survey that can be completed by your patrols at the next troop meetingAt a PLC meeting soon we can evaluate the results and make a 12 month plan for our troop
28How Much Does It Cost? Do we have all the equipment we need? How much do our activities cost?A Scout is Thrifty!Can we find a cheaper way to do things?Can we raise some of the money to pay for our outings?Do we take good care of the equipment we have?FundraisersPopcorn (about $800)Wreath sales (about $500)Car washes (about $100-$200 per car wash)Other ideas?The troop should help to pay for the activities they plan
29Organizing an Outing“Boy led” isn’t really “boy led” if the adults do all the work for the outingsLet’s try something newSPL assign a patrol for planning of each outing (3-4 months prior)PL asks adult leaders for help in planning (3-4 months prior)PL assigns tasks to boys and adults (2-4 months prior)Boys call about fees, availability of facilities, etc.With help of SM or ASM, PL finds leaders for activitiesMB counselorsTrained/certified high adventure leadersSM or ASM makes arrangements for reservations, travel, permits, permission slips, collection of feesSignup, permission slips, and collection of fees done ahead of time2-3 weeks prior to outingHelps in planning for reservations, travel, meals, etc.SPL reviews planning and success of outing at PLC so all can learn