Presentation on theme: "Junior Leader Training. What will we Learn? 1.LEADERSHIP Concepts that will relate to the troop and to your life 2.Troop Operation & The Patrol Method."— Presentation transcript:
Junior Leader Training
What will we Learn? 1.LEADERSHIP Concepts that will relate to the troop and to your life 2.Troop Operation & The Patrol Method 3.Communication Skills 4.The 11 Skills of Leadership as they relate to you and to the Troop 5.TEAMWORK- as you’ve never experienced it 6.How to Talk to Adults 7.The Art of Persuasion 8.The Difference Between being a Boss & Leader 9.How to Play the Game
Patrol Method “The Patrol System is not one method in which Scouting for boys can be carried on. It is the only method.” Lord Baden-Powell, Scouting’s founder
Patrol Method “It is up to the Patrol Leader to take hold of and develop the qualities of each boy in his patrol. It sounds like a big order, but in practice, it works.” Lord Baden-Powell
Patrol Method “In planning and carrying out your Scouting program by patrols, your Scouts get valuable practice in group discussions & group decisions.” “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt
Patrol Method “An invaluable step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.” Lord Baden-Powell
Patrol Method In 1914, Baden Powell said To get First Class results from this system: You have to give the leader a real free-handed responsibility. If you give only partial responsibility, you will get only partial results. Remember this when you delegate responsibilities to members of your patrol or troop. Allow them to fail. Give them your support and guidance.
Patrol Method Each patrol is made up of: 1.Patrol Leader 2.Assistant Patrol Leader 3.Patrol Quartermaster 4.Patrol Scribe 5.Patrol Grubmaster 6.Patrol Cheermaster It is important for EVERY scout in the troop to be part of a patrol and to have a designated position of leadership.
Patrol Method Manuals we’ll use for Leadership Training
Patrol Name Spice it up descriptive words: –Leaping Lizards Patrol –Soaring Hawk Patrol –Black Hawk Patrol –Hungry Bears Patrol –Screaming Eagles Patrol
Patrol Flag The trademark of your patrol is your flag. Tends to go wherever the patrol goes Used in troop ceremonies, like Court of Honor Used at camporees, summer camp, outings Can be incorporated into the Patrol Yell
Patrol Yell Every patrol should have a yell and use: –After patrol receives an award –After patrol completes a special event –After patrol goes through uniform inspection –Part of Scout Spirit & Patrol Spirit –Led by Patrol Cheermaster or Patrol Leader
Running a Patrol Meeting Taking attendance Collecting dues Plan patrol’s involvement in upcoming troop activity Selecting menus for hikes and campouts Complete Duty Roster - Assign patrol members to specific tasks Review equipment needs for upcoming outing
Patrol Leader’s Council Monthly Meetings Stand-up Meetings Leading Junior Leader Training Annual Planning Conference
Patrol Method Spring Camporee Goal: –Eat & Camp by patrol –Patrols develop menus –Patrol Flags –Patrol Yells –Lead or compete by patrol where possible
Patrol Method Spring Camporee Goal: –Adults eat & camp by patrol –Use Adult Patrol Advisors –Follow “Rules of Engagement” –Read “It’s the Boys’ Game”
How to Talk to Adults Believe it or not, some adults are scared of kids. Communicating with Adults can be frustrating. Have you ever had good ideas that a leader just wouldn’t listen to? Do you have the same problems with your parents, teachers, or other adults?
1.Consider the character of that particular adult. 2.Think about how you can get that adult to respect you. 3.Remember, the adult is most likely uncomfortable too. Try NOT to use slang or unusual expressions they might not understand. How to Talk to Adults
Try to think like them & make sure what you are saying is clear. Try to find an adult that you know well and get along with, and talk with them about your problem. Have that adult talk to the one you're having a problem with. Make sure you you have plenty of facts and reason to back up what you are saying How to Talk to Adults
Always remember to BE POLITE and to to LISTEN to them also How to Talk to Adults
11 Skills of Leadership Group Understanding –Getting and Giving Information –Knowing Group Needs –Knowing Group Resources Group Management –Representing the group –Problem-solving –Evaluating –Control –Setting the example Group Development –Shared leadership –Counseling –Managing Learning
Skill #1 Getting and Giving Information The Basic Principle What happens without it? What happens if you get it right?
Ways to Get It Right Giving Information Speak Clearly Make Eye Contact Use Body Language Use Visual Aids Ask Questions –Confirm understanding Receiving Information Take Notes Reflect Feelings Reflect Content –Rephrase in your own words
Getting and Giving Information As a leader, I’ll be able to apply this skill by… …How about you?
Skill #2 Understanding Group Needs The Basic Principle What happens without it? What happens if you get it right?
Ways to Get It Right Ask… What activities do they enjoy What personal goals they have –Advancement –Achievement –Experiences Observe… What they are good at What they are enthusiastic about What they enjoy Then… Be sure to include activities and feedback
Understanding Group Needs As a leader, I’ll be able to apply this skill by… …How about you?
Skill #3 Understanding Group Resources The Basic Principle What happens without it? What happens if you get it right?
Ways to Get It Right Ask… What resources your team has –Talents –Skills –Expertise –Interest Observe… Strengths –Leadership –Problem solving –Enthusiasm Then… Be sure to challenge –Delegate leadership –Share leadership Encourage development
Understanding Group Resources As a leader, I’ll be able to apply this skill by… …How about you?
Skill #4 Controlling the Group The Basic Principle What happens without it? What happens if you get it right?
Ways to Get It Right Understand the Group Needs Resources Understand the Task Objectives Resource Requirements Seek that Path that Balances Group and Task Needs Needs of the Group Needs of the Task Met Seek the path that meets both needs
Ways to Get it Right Set the objective clearly Get agreement on the process Maintain focus on the objective and process Set the example Be respectful Take appropriate action to correct course
Controlling the Group As a leader, I’ll be able to apply this skill by… …How about you?
Skill #5 Counseling The Basic Principle What happens without it? What happens if you get it right?
Ways to Get It Right Listen without judgment Ask clarifying questions Pay attention to feelings Avoid giving advice Offer encouragement Keep responsibility to solutions on the individual
Counseling As a leader, I’ll be able to apply this skill by… …How about you?
Skill #6 Setting the Example The Basic Principle What happens without it? What happens if you get it right?
Ways to Get It Right Follow the rules Try hard Show initiative Deserve their respect Know your job Have the right attitude Pay attention to personal appearance
Setting the Example As a leader, I’ll be able to apply this skill by… …How about you?
Skill #7 Representing the Group The Basic Principle What happens without it? What happens if you get it right?
Ways to Get It Right Know the Group Interests Needs and motivations Resources and capabilities Analyze the Assignment Does it match group? –Yes – accept –No – defer to the group Prior to Planning Communicate –Interests –Needs and motivations –Resources
Representing the Group As a leader, I’ll be able to apply this skill by… …How about you?
Skill #8 Problem Solving The Basic Principle What happens without it? What happens if you get it right?
Ways to Get It Right Follow a Process Analyze the problem Generate alternatives Implement the chosen solution Evaluate Involve the Group Consider group strengths Brainstorm Go for consensus and buy-in to solution
Problem Solving As a leader, I’ll be able to apply this skill by… …How about you?
Skill #9 Evaluating The Basic Principle What happens without it? What happens if you get it right?
Ways to Get It Right SMART Process S pecific M easurable A ttainable R esults oriented T imely Original examples: The PL will help scouts advance. The librarian will keep an orderly library. Better Objectives: The PL will negotiate advancement goals with each scout and evaluate scouts’ progress monthly. The librarian will construct a dedicated bookshelf for training manuals and establish a check-out process by July 1.
Evaluating As a leader, I’ll be able to apply this skill by… …How about you?
Skill #10 Sharing Leadership The Basic Principle What happens without it? What happens if you get it right?
Ways to Get It Right Leadership Styles Telling Selling Consulting Delegating
Sharing Leadership As a leader, I’ll be able to apply this skill by… …How about you?
Skill #11 Manager of Learning The Basic Principle What happens without it? What happens if you get it right?
Ways to Get It Right Remember this truth… …people remember 15% of what they hear 25% of what they see 50% of what they see & hear 90% of what they do The Basic Process Set learning objective Select teaching method –Tell them –Show them –Let them do –Let them teach Evaluate progress
Ways to Get It Right Minimize lectures Use visual aids Get each member applying skill ASAP Get each member to teach skill ASAP
Sharing Leadership As a leader, I’ll be able to apply this skill by… …How about you?
It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning. Get mad, then get over it. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that, when your position falls, your ego goes with it. It can be done! Be careful what you choose, you may get it. Colin Powell’s Rules
Don't let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision. You can't make someone else's choices. You shouldn't let someone else make yours. Check small things. Share credit. Remain calm. Be kind. Colin Powell’s Rules
Have a vision. Be demanding. Don't take counsel of your fears or naysayers. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. Colin Powell’s Rules