Presentation on theme: "An Introduction to Scouting"— Presentation transcript:
1 An Introduction to Scouting &(Leadership 1)“An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.”Robert Baden-PowellSeptember 2013The Introduction to Scouting process is as follows:Powerpoint presentationCompletion of Membership Application, (A1) and Blue Card formsThe e-Learning can be done when a registration number is issued.
2 IntroductionThank you for your interest in Scouting. Do you know much about Scouting? Have you or your family been involved in Scouting before? Scouting is an organisation that focuses on the development of young people. This meeting is to introduce Scouting and complete the initial administration, that leads up to Membership of The Association. This is the commencement of your training opportunities in Scouting.
3 Introduction to Scouting The support and training of Leaders and Adult Support Members is now available through e-Learning and practical application.The following modules will be undertaken through thee-Learning process as part of Leadership Training 2.The Story of ScoutingThe Fundamentals of ScoutingMission of ScoutingThe Aim and PrinciplesMethod of ScoutingThe Scout Promise and Scout LawScouting FamilyGroup Council and Group Committees or other Councils or Committee meetings
4 We are going to cover… Aim Principles and Methods Religious Obligation & Religious PolicyPolicy and Rules (P&R)Queensland Branch Scouting Instructions (QBSI)Code of ConductPersonal SafetyScout SafeInsuranceAdults in ScoutingAdult Development PlanPersonal Leader AdvisorLeader CommitmentTime, Money, TrainingCommunity involvementThe Training programAim Principles and Methods slide 5 & 6Religious Obligation & Religious Policy slides 7 & 8Policy and Rules (P&R) slide 9Queensland Branch Scouting Instructions (QBSI) slide 10Code of Conduct slides 11Personal Safety slide 12Scout Safe slides 13Insurance slide 14Adult Development Plan slide 15Personal Leader Advisor slide 16Leader Commitment, Time, Money slide 17 & 18Community involvement slides 19The Training program slides
5 Aim and Principles … AIM PRINCIPLES The Aim of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as a member of their local, national and international community.PRINCIPLESThe Principles of Scouting, as identified by the founder, Lord Baden-Powell, are that Scouts serve their God, act in consideration of the needs of others and develop and use their abilities to the betterment of themselves, their families and the community in which they live.MISSIONTo contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Promise and Law, to help build a better world, where people are self fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.We achieve this by:Involving young people through their formative years in a non-formal education process.Using a specific method that makes each individual the principal agent in his or her development as a self-reliant, supportive and committed person.Assisting them to establish a value system based upon spiritual, social and personal principles as expressed in the Promise and Law.AIMThe Aim of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as a member of their local, national and international community.PRINCIPLESThe Principles of Scouting, as identified by the founder, Lord Baden-Powell, are that Scouts serve their God, act in consideration of the needs of others and develop and use their abilities to the betterment of themselves, their families and the community in which they live.
6 Aim and Principles …METHODS - The principal methods used by the Association:Voluntary membership, of a uniformed group, guided by adults, is increasingly self-governing in its successive age groups;Commitment to a code of living as expressed in the Promise and Law, the meaning of which is expanded as the member grows towards maturity;The provision of a wide range of attractive, constructive and challenging activities, including opportunities for adventure and exploration, both indoors and outdoors;The provision of opportunities for leadership and responsibility;Learning by doing;Encouragement of activities in small groups;Award schemes which encourages participation in a full range of activities and provides recognition of an individual achievements.METHODSThe principal methods used by the Association to achieve its aims are:Voluntary membership of a uniformed group which, guided by adults, is increasingly self-governing in its successive age groups;Commitment to a code of living as expressed in the Promise and Law, the meaning of which is expanded as the member grows towards maturity;The provision of a wide range of attractive, constructive and challenging activities, including opportunities for adventure and exploration, both indoors and outdoors;The provision of opportunities for leadership and responsibility;Learning by doing;Encouragement of activities in small groups;An award scheme that encourages participation in the full range of activities and provides recognition of individual achievements.
7 Religious ObligationThe Association expects its members to have a conviction to the existence of a GodThe privilege of Adult Leadership carries with it the obligation of encouraging spiritual development of ScoutsEach Leader is expected to promote and encourage each member to actively seek a spiritual relationship with their GodA growing spiritual relationship is to be encouraged
8 Religious ObligationAll members of the Association have a clear obligation, as expressed in the Promise, “To do my duty to my God”.Examples of how Scouting undertakes this obligation:Prayers on paradeGrace before mealsScouts’ OwnInformal yarns and stories with a spiritual natureAward SchemeRole modelingRespect for individuals and their beliefs
9 Policy and RulesThe Scout Association of Australia has a set of Policy and Rules (P&R) which as Leaders we are required to adhere to.Policy and Rules includes:Mission of ScoutingAim, Principles and Method of ScoutingSets down procedures for the AssociationThe Structure of ScoutingDuty of CareSectional StructuresP & R is a National publication. A copy of P&R may be available in the Group library or can be purchased through the Queensland Scout Supply Centre.
10 Queensland Branch Scouting Instructions Q.B.S.IProvided to all Leaders in an electronic version and available on the Scouts Queensland web site.It is the application of P & R within Queensland Branch.Reference guide and information source on most aspects for everyday Scouting as applicable within the Queensland Branch.Reflects the practices that Leaders and support members must adopt when undertaking any Scouting in QueenslandSets out interpretations of any variation of the Rules adopted by Queensland from the Policy and Rules set down by the National Association
11 Code of Conduct for Adults in Scouting in Queensland Code of Conduct, (as stated on the Leader application form, A1), is expected of all adults, uniformed and non uniformed, who work within The Scout Association, recognising that at all times they should act responsibly and exercise duty of care to the youth members.Adults in Scouting:respect the dignity of themselves and others.demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility, recognising that at all times their words and actions are an example to other Members of the Movement.act at all times in accordance with Scouting Principles, thereby setting a suitable example for all. do not use the Movement to promote their own beliefs, behaviours or practices where these are not compatible with Scouting Principles. act with consideration and good judgement in all interpersonal relationships both inside and outside Scouting.respect everyone’s right to personal privacy at all times. They take special care where sleeping, changing of clothing, bathing and ablutions are associated with any Scouting activity.avoid unaccompanied and unobserved activities with Youth Members where possible.for their own protection, should avoid potentially compromising situations by ensuring, where reasonably possible, that at least two adults are in attendance whilst supervising and/or accompanying Youth Members. It is recognised that, in certain circumstances, it may be necessary for a Leader or adult, whilst acting responsibly and exercising their duty of care, to be alone with a Youth Member. Adults in Scouting realise bullying, physical or verbal abuse, neglect or any other type of abuse, is unacceptable conduct by any Member of the Movement. Adults in Scouting must report any conduct seen or heard that does not comply with this Code of Conduct.
12 Personal SafetyPersonal Safety is about ensuring that all members of Scouting, be they young people or Adults, feel safe when participating in activities. Feeling safe is about being physically, emotionally and spiritually safe, and very much depends on personal feelings.As a Leader you have:A specific role which carries with it special responsibilitiesA right to enjoy a safe Scouting environment and an obligation to ensure others do too! By acting in consideration of others And through your ‘Duty of Care’An obligation to abide by the Association’s Code of ConductRefer to Personal Safety Guidelines & Procedures .Personal Safety will be expanded in future training.
13 ScoutSafe We each have a responsibility and Duty of Care to others. ScoutSafe processes ensure we provide the safest possible environment for all involved in day-to-day, adventurous and extended Scouting activities.Risk Management processes enable us to identify possible risks and how we might manage them.Risk Management processes will beexpanded in future training courses.Our roles as Leaders of Youth, Leaders of Adults or an Adult supporting Scouting, carry a responsibility and a Duty of Care to those in our care and around us.Duty of Care and the ScoutSafe Management process ensures that we provide the safest possible environment for our Members.It enables the identification of the possible risks that may be encountered in our program and how we manage these risks at all activities, as well as in the management of our facilities and property.For example: Swimming – ensuring parent/carer permission, the ability to swim, using a buddy system, observation of swimmers, rescue techniques and first-aid skills.The ScoutSafe Management process will be expanded in future training Courses.
14 InsuranceThe Scout Association of Australia Queensland Branch Inc. has in place a number of insurance policies to cover liability, property loss and personal injury.For personal injuries, insurance has been taken out with the aim of providing an amount of coverage and support for Youth Members, Adult Support Members, Leaders and Parents supporting Scouting activities.There are limits on the amount of financial support.An “excess” is required if a claim is made against an injury (Refer to Q.B.S.I.).Leaders should consider any additional personal insurance coverage that they may consider necessary e.g. Travel Insurance and loss of wages.The Scout Association of Australia Queensland Branch, publishes, (from time to time), in the Encompass and on the Scout Web site information in relation to the policies that affect the Members and property. As at March 2012 the personal injury excess, (contribution), is $500.00
15 Adult Development Plan The Adult Development Plan (ADP) has been designed to help you and your Team Leader to set goals and objectives for your role in Scouting, as well as provide opportunities for personal development.This ensures that you know what is expected of you and that you receive support and encouragement from other Leaders.The ADP assists the Movement by ensuring that individual goals and objectives are met.Examples of Your Team Leader may be; Group Leader, District Commissioner, Region Commissioner or Deputy Chief Commissioner or Chief Commissioner.A group section Leader would have a Group Leader as the Team Leader.District staff would report to the District Commissioner.
16 Personal Leader Advisor (PLA) A Personal Leader Advisor (PLA) will be appointed when you become a member and their role is to:MentorAssist with trainingGive you supportAnd assist you with resourcesThe Leader signing up the new Adult Member should have discussed the person to be nominated as PLA with the District Commissioner or Region Commissioner prior to this event. If this is not done then the name of the District or Regional Commissioner should be given.
17 Leader Commitment - TIME The time that a Leader commits to Scouting needs to be balanced. Generally we could consider:Family first, then job and then ScoutingTime required for Section meetingsTime is required for preparation of activitiesOutdoor activitiesWeekend activitiesLeader’s meetingsCompletion of TrainingTalk about balance – Ask question about available timeA major commitment is your Time.Remind the new Leader that Scouting is not just 2 hours a week.Time required for –weekly Section meetings. [Discuss times of Sectional meetings]preparation for Section meetingsoutdoor activitiesweek-end activitiesvisiting parentspersonal development trainingGroup Council and DTM (District Training Meeting) / RTM (Regional Training Meeting)Attendance and completion of training obligations
18 Leader Commitment - MONEY The Association’s policy is there should be no financial incentive to become a Leader.Expenses which are met by the Leader include: uniform, travelling costs to meetings and activity fees (e.g. Jamboree).Expenses met by the Group are training course fees.Talk about Branch policy and what may happen in the group.
19 Community Involvement It is important that Leaders have wide contact with the community in which they are involved, with other Leaders within the Association and withyouth members from a variety of Sections.This can be achieved by using the following methods:contact your local Service Clubs such as Rotary, Lions etc.get to know your local health service staff, police, ambulance - they can assist with programs and be good resource people.We need to build up wide contacts so that our programs and our youth members can benefit from the community.The Community is a wonderful resource for Adult support and other resources. They should be treated well and liaisons formed with them.
20 Leader Commitment – Basic Training Introduction to Scouting (Leadership 1) – (Sign up)Leadership Training 2 (e-Learning) – completed online via e-Learning and covers – The Story of Scouting , Mission, Aim, Principles, Method, Promise and Law, Scouts Own, Adults in Scouting and The Scout Group Family.Leadership Training 2 – In-Service Activities, visits etc. Personal Leader Adviser (PLA) support, technical training tasks and workbook completed as part of e-learningLeadership Training 3 / Skills 1, e- learning Practical WeekendIs a residential training and assesment weekend commencing on a Saturday morning.You may complete the e-learning modules in any order but all relevant modules must be completed prior to your attendance at the Leadership Training 3 / Skills 1 e-Learning practical weekend.Leadership 1 note;(BHQ issues “Letter of Authority” or Letter of Acknowledgement direct to applicant, on receipt of the completed A1)Wood Badge Resource Folder (Basic) issued, includes relevant Sectional Handbooks, etc and access to e-learning site issued.e- Learning Modules include Basic Common Core and Basic Sectional Specific Modules
21 Leader Commitment Training (cont) The process will include a “Certificate of Membership” on issue of Positive Notice, from Commission for Children & Young People [Blue Card] & and an assessment of satisfactory Leadership performance.A “Certificate of Adult Leadership” will be issued on successful completion of the Leadership 3 / Skills 1, e-Learning Practical weekend.A Leader will receive the accreditations of:A “Certificate III in Business” ora “Certificate III in Leadership Support”, (if current First Aid qualification held).If they submit the complete Certificate 3 Work Book.This enables a Leader to run Sectional meetings..Note if you do not have children in the formation you are joining, you may not commence working with the Section until your Blue card is issued.Refer to a participation matrix, available from the Scout website.Leaders will be issued with a Gilwell woggle on the Leadership 3 / Skills 1,e-Learning Practical weekend.
22 Leader Commitment(cont) For Joey Scout & Cub Scout Leaders & Leader of Adults. Advanced Training consists of :e-Learning advanced common and sectional specific Modules and e-Learning attachments.Combined Skills 2/3 e-learning practical weekendCertificate of Appointment issued – able to run overnight activitiesWood Badge 1 Training WeekendWood Badge 2 Project (completed on Wood Badge course).Wood Badge 3 EvaluationWood Badge Parchment & Badge (beads) issued, Gilwell Scarf also presented)Certificate IV in Frontline Management or a Certificate IV in Leadership if current First Aid qualification held.
23 Leader Commitment Training (cont) For Scout Leaders, Venturer Scout Leaders, Rover Advisers and Rovers. Advanced Training consists of:e-Learning advanced common and sectional specific Modules and e-Learning attachments.Skills 2 e-learning practical weekendSkills 3 e-learning practical weekend self catered and includes an overnight hikeCertificate of Appointment issued – able to run overnight activitiesWood Badge 1 Training WeekendWood Badge 2 Project, (completed on course).Wood Badge 3 EvaluationWood Badge Parchment & Badge (beads) issued, Gilwell Scarf also presented)Certificate IV in Frontline Management or a Certificate IV in Leadership if current First Aid qualification held.
24 Complete e-Learning advanced units Sign Up (Form A1). Blue Card Application/ Leadership Training 1 (LT1)Adult Resources Committee - Reference CheckComplete Application and Fees sent to BranchWithin 12 monthsBranch Headquarters willSend a Letter of Acknowledgement (non-parent) or Letter of Authority (Parent) IssuedProcess Blue Card through Commission for Children & Young People receipt of positive noticeReceive by post and commence non youth related Leadership Training 2Verify PerformanceAccess to e-learning complete e-learning units basic core and basic sectionalCertificate of Adult Membership issuedCommence youth related Leadership Training 2Enrol and attend Leadership 3 and Skills 1 courseInvest new leaderBasic Training Complete - Certificate of Adult Leadership issued and Certificate III Business and Leadership Support (if First Aid qualification held)All verified attachments sent to Branch Support Office, if not handed in at a Leadership 3 / Skills 1 course, if a Certificate 3 is required.Complete e-Learning advanced units
25 Complete e-Learning advanced units Within 24 monthsS, VS RS Leaders & Rovers - enrol and attend Advance Skills Training 2 weekend courseJS/CS and LOA Leaders –enrol and attend combined Advance Skills Training 2/3 courseS, VS ,RS Leader & Rovers - enrol and attend Advance Skills Training 3 weekend courseVerify PerformanceCertificate of Appointment IssuedComplete advanced e-Learning attachments. Enrol and attend Wood Badge 1Complete Wood Badge 2 - Project (completed on course), Wood Badge 3 Evaluation, (16 weeks after the course).Wood Badge parchment, beads and scarf issued and Certificate IV in Frontline Management and Leadership(if First Aid qualification held)
26 Do you have any questions? It is important to remember that; Leadership is a privilege, and good Scouting takes time, effort and perseverance.Leaders can gain a great deal of personal satisfaction and a sense of achievement, whilst having fun at the same time.Do you have any questions?You may need to reiterate that the process is that the referees will be checked and paperwork is submitted to the Branch office. A Membership number will be issued and when this is available, we will need to meet again to run through the Leadership 1 modules.
27 “Scouting is a game for Young People Lord Baden Powellsaid“Scouting is a game for Young PeopleBut a Job of Work for Leaders”