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1 The Chartered Organization (LDS Ward) and Representative (COR)

2 Aims of Scouting Purposes of Aaronic Priesthood Character Development Become Converted Citizenship Training Priesthood Offices Mental & Physical Fitness Meaningful Service Melchizedek Priesthood & Temple Full-time Mission Education Worthy Husband Proper Respect to Women & Children 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.

3 Charter concept is a partnership The LDS church charters with BSA to use its materials, tools, programs, and camps to assist in accomplishing the purposes of the Aaronic Priesthood and Cub Scouting The LDS church charters with BSA to use its materials, tools, programs, and camps to assist in accomplishing the purposes of the Aaronic Priesthood and Cub Scouting “In the United States and Canada, Scouting is the primary activity and application arm of the Aaronic Priesthood.“ President Charles W. Dahlquist II YM General Open House, April 2006

4 Partnership between BSA and Chartered Organization (LDS Ward) Appoint a chartered organization representative Appoint a chartered organization representative In the LDS Church, the bishopric selects unit leaders who meet the standards In the LDS Church, the bishopric selects unit leaders who meet the standards Provide facilities for units to meet on a regular schedule Provide facilities for units to meet on a regular schedule Encourage each unit to participate in outdoor experiences Encourage each unit to participate in outdoor experiences Offer resources Offer resources Provide training, service, and support Provide training, service, and support Provide primary general liability insurance Provide primary general liability insurance Provide camping facilities, service centers (Scout Office), and a full-time professional staff Provide camping facilities, service centers (Scout Office), and a full-time professional staff BSA Chartered Organization THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

5 Chartered Organization Chartered organization (LDS Ward) is link between adult leaders and the district Chartered organization (LDS Ward) is link between adult leaders and the district Boy is center of focus Boy is center of focus District, council and national are resources District, council and national are resources

6 Chartered Organization Responsibilities Conduct Scouting in accordance with its own policies and guidelines (LDS Church) as well as those of the BSA Conduct Scouting in accordance with its own policies and guidelines (LDS Church) as well as those of the BSA Include Scouting as part of its overall program for youth and families Include Scouting as part of its overall program for youth and families Appoint a chartered organization representative who will represent it to the Scouting district and council (as a voting member) Appoint a chartered organization representative who will represent it to the Scouting district and council (as a voting member)

7 The Role of the COR (Chartered Organizational Representative) Responsible for the general health and welfare of Scouting in the ward Promote well-planned unit programs within the ward Promote well-planned unit programs within the ward Assist in selecting and training quality unit leaders in the ward Assist in selecting and training quality unit leaders in the ward Ensures communication among unit leaders within the chartered organization (ward) Ensures communication among unit leaders within the chartered organization (ward) Act as liaison between the chartered organization (ward) and the district / council Act as liaison between the chartered organization (ward) and the district / council Serve as an active member of district committee Serve as an active member of district committee Oversee the annual charter renewal in the ward Oversee the annual charter renewal in the ward Oversee Friends of Scouting in the ward Oversee Friends of Scouting in the ward

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9 Programs and Ages in the LDS Church Cub Scout8-9 years old Cub Scout8-9 years old Webelos Scout10 years old Webelos Scout10 years old 11 yr. old Scout11 years old 11 yr. old Scout11 years old Boy Scout12-13 years old Boy Scout12-13 years old Varsity Scout14-15 years old Varsity Scout14-15 years old Venturers 16-18 years old Venturers 16-18 years old

10 Who is the COR? Counselor in the bishopric Counselor in the bishopric May call another worthy adult May call another worthy adult Recommend?? Recommend??

11 Chartered Organization Responsibilities (cont) In the LDS Church, the bishopric selects unit leaders who meet the organization’s leadership standards as well as the BSA’s standards. In the LDS Church, the bishopric selects unit leaders who meet the organization’s leadership standards as well as the BSA’s standards. Provide facilities for units to meet on a regular schedule Provide facilities for units to meet on a regular schedule Encourage each unit to participate in outdoor experiences Encourage each unit to participate in outdoor experiences

12 Local Council Responsibilities to Chartered Organization Offer resources to support the aims and objectives of the organization (LDS Church) Offer resources to support the aims and objectives of the organization (LDS Church) Provide training, service, and support Provide training, service, and support Provide training for the chartered organization representative (COR) as the primary contact point Provide training for the chartered organization representative (COR) as the primary contact point Provide techniques for selecting quality unit leaders and ensure those selected meet BSA guidelines Provide techniques for selecting quality unit leaders and ensure those selected meet BSA guidelines

13 Local Council Responsibilities to Chartered Organization (cont) Provide primary general liability insurance to cover the chartered organization (LDS Church) and it’s leaders against all personal liability judgments Provide primary general liability insurance to cover the chartered organization (LDS Church) and it’s leaders against all personal liability judgments Provide camping facilities, service centers, and a full-time professional staff to assist the organization (LDS Church) in every possible way Provide camping facilities, service centers, and a full-time professional staff to assist the organization (LDS Church) in every possible way

14 Share Information You are the essential communication link between your organization, unit leaders, and the council Maintain close relationship with your unit committee chairs Maintain close relationship with your unit committee chairs Report status of the units’ Scouting program to the organization (ward) Report status of the units’ Scouting program to the organization (ward) Share with the unit leaders, the desires and needs of the chartering organization (ward) Share with the unit leaders, the desires and needs of the chartering organization (ward) Represent your organization to the district and council (You are an automatic voting member of the council and member of the District Committee) Represent your organization to the district and council (You are an automatic voting member of the council and member of the District Committee)

15 You are the Vital Link! Unit CharteredOrganization Council / District COR

16 Promote Well-Planned Programs Encourage unit leaders to get trained Encourage unit leaders to get trained Help each unit become a quality unit Help each unit become a quality unit Encourage transition of youth from one program to the next Encourage transition of youth from one program to the next Suggest and promote Good Turn projects Suggest and promote Good Turn projects Help organize healthy committees within the organization Help organize healthy committees within the organization Encourage active outdoor unit programs Encourage active outdoor unit programs Promote advancement, including religious awards, and recognition of leaders Promote advancement, including religious awards, and recognition of leaders Promote recruiting new youth Promote recruiting new youth

17 Encourage Training Why is training important? Why is training important? What training does a leader need? What training does a leader need? Fast Start (within 48 hours) Fast Start (within 48 hours) New Leaders Essentials (usually at Roundtable) New Leaders Essentials (usually at Roundtable) Leader Specific (Basic Training) Leader Specific (Basic Training) North Star (11-year-old leaders and up) North Star (11-year-old leaders and up) Ongoing Training Ongoing Training Roundtable Roundtable Advanced Training Advanced Training Wood Badge Wood Badge Philmont Philmont Akela’s Council Akela’s Council

18 Help Each Unit be a Quality Unit Trained leadership is ESSENTIAL Trained leadership is ESSENTIAL Two-deep leadership Two-deep leadership On-Time Charter Renewal (by December) On-Time Charter Renewal (by December) Outdoor Activities for Cubs, Scouts and Varsity Scouts Outdoor Activities for Cubs, Scouts and Varsity Scouts For Venturing- Elected officers complete seminar within 90 days of their election For Venturing- Elected officers complete seminar within 90 days of their election At least two other items are required At least two other items are required

19 Smooth Transitions Help boys transition smoothly and successfully from one program to the next Help boys transition smoothly and successfully from one program to the next Cubs to Webelos Cubs to Webelos Webelos to 11-year-olds Webelos to 11-year-olds 11-year-olds to Scouting (Deacons) 11-year-olds to Scouting (Deacons) Scouting to Varsity (Teachers) Scouting to Varsity (Teachers) Varsity to Venturing (Priests) Varsity to Venturing (Priests) Priests to Elders Priests to Elders

20 Good Turn for America Suggest and promote Good Turn projects Suggest and promote Good Turn projects We need to be sure we are serving our communities We need to be sure we are serving our communities Baden Powell did not go to bed without doing his good turn each day Baden Powell did not go to bed without doing his good turn each day

21 Organize and ensure successful committees Organize enough units to meet the needs Organize enough units to meet the needs Meet as needed to discuss Scouting in the ward and to receive assignments from the committee chair/s. (Key Scout Leader Meetings) Meet as needed to discuss Scouting in the ward and to receive assignments from the committee chair/s. (Key Scout Leader Meetings) Each Scouting committee should: Each Scouting committee should: support and assist Scouting activities by providing needed services support and assist Scouting activities by providing needed services See that the units operate in accordance with church policies and the BSA Standards See that the units operate in accordance with church policies and the BSA Standards Encourage boys and young men to earn the religious awards Encourage boys and young men to earn the religious awards

22 Encourage Camping and Outdoors “Without the ‘outing’ in scouting, scouting is just schuh! “Without the ‘outing’ in scouting, scouting is just schuh! Leaders who attend a week of summer camp with their boys double the amount of time they spend with them in a whole year’s time Leaders who attend a week of summer camp with their boys double the amount of time they spend with them in a whole year’s time The outdoors promote spiritual experiences The outdoors promote spiritual experiences

23 Promote Advancement and Recognize Leaders Know the relationship between the BSA advancement programs and the religious programs (Faith in God, Duty to God) Know the relationship between the BSA advancement programs and the religious programs (Faith in God, Duty to God) Use your committees to ensure advancement! Use your committees to ensure advancement! Leaders work hard- make sure they know they are appreciated! Leaders work hard- make sure they know they are appreciated!

24 Promote Recruiting New Youth Quotes from President Hinckley on reaching out Quotes from President Hinckley on reaching out Each quorum bring in one new boy Each quorum bring in one new boy Every boy deserves an opportunity to be involved in scouting Every boy deserves an opportunity to be involved in scouting

25 Leadership is Key to Success Call your best leaders to work with the young men Call your best leaders to work with the young men Call leaders with strong testimonies and a love of the young men Call leaders with strong testimonies and a love of the young men Once they are called, leave them in long enough to: Once they are called, leave them in long enough to: Become trained properly Become trained properly Understand their sacred duties and responsiblities Understand their sacred duties and responsiblities Develop a relationship of trust with the young men Develop a relationship of trust with the young men

26 Calling Unit Leaders Step 1 – List the qualifications Step 1 – List the qualifications Step 2 – List the candidates Step 2 – List the candidates Step 3 – Prayerfully consider candidates Step 3 – Prayerfully consider candidates Step 4 – Extend the call to the candidate Step 4 – Extend the call to the candidate Step 5 – Register the candidate Step 5 – Register the candidate Step 6 – Sustain the candidate Sacrament meeting Step 6 – Sustain the candidate Sacrament meeting

27 Extending the Call Define prospect’s responsibilities – Be honest! Define prospect’s responsibilities – Be honest! Teach the prospect how he can help accomplish the mission and purposes of the organization (LDS Church) Teach the prospect how he can help accomplish the mission and purposes of the organization (LDS Church) Provide each leader with the handbooks needed to fulfill their responsibilities Provide each leader with the handbooks needed to fulfill their responsibilities

28 The Prospect Says Yes – Now What? Complete an application of registration Complete an application of registration Upon approval of BSA Council, sustain leader in Sacrament meeting Upon approval of BSA Council, sustain leader in Sacrament meeting Provide necessary resource materials Provide necessary resource materials Provide Immediate training– within 48 hours if possible Provide Immediate training– within 48 hours if possible Fast Start Fast Start Personal coaching Personal coaching Ensure that the leader receives prompt in-depth training Ensure that the leader receives prompt in-depth training

29 Represent your organization to the district and council You are an automatic member of the District Committee You are an automatic member of the District Committee Attend monthly Committee Meetings- 1 st Thursday @ 7pm Attend monthly Committee Meetings- 1 st Thursday @ 7pm Choose which committee you would like to serve on: Finance, Camping and Outdoors, Activities and Civic Service, Membership, Public Relations, Health and Safety, or Advancement and Recognition Choose which committee you would like to serve on: Finance, Camping and Outdoors, Activities and Civic Service, Membership, Public Relations, Health and Safety, or Advancement and Recognition You are the only voting member of your organization You are the only voting member of your organization Council Annual Meeting- Vote on the budget and new members of the Executive Board Council Annual Meeting- Vote on the budget and new members of the Executive Board District Elections- Vote on key district positions District Elections- Vote on key district positions

30 Assist in the Annual Charter Renewal You are the Charter Renewal Processor unless you appoint someone in your place. You are the Charter Renewal Processor unless you appoint someone in your place. Duties of the Charter Renewal Processor Duties of the Charter Renewal Processor Attend training on the Charter Renewal Process- usually in October Attend training on the Charter Renewal Process- usually in October Complete the re-chartering process for your units Complete the re-chartering process for your units Turn in all unit charters by the appointed deadline Turn in all unit charters by the appointed deadline Turn in all Quality Unit Applications (completed) Turn in all Quality Unit Applications (completed)

31 Assist in Friends of Scouting

32 Resources for Help District commissioner staff District commissioner staff Unit Commissioners Unit Commissioners District Committee District Committee Council professionals Council professionals Literature from National Council Literature from National Council Books Books Pamphlets Pamphlets Audiovisuals Audiovisuals

33 Organization of the BSA Boy Adults CharteredOrganization DistrictCouncil NationalOrganization


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