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Review: A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training I recently started reading a book called A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training: Working the Patrol Method. I am really impressed by this book.
Sweet 16 of BSA Safety | Personal Safety Equipment Some participants in an activity might resist wearing the helmet or PFD, but it really doesn't matter if they want to wear the equipment or not. Either they comply or they don't participate.
What Does the Pack Committee Chair Do? A strong, involved Committee Chair really makes a difference to the Pack leaders and to the Pack program.
Sweet 16 of BSA Safety | Equipment Selection and Maintenance Equipment selection and maintenance covers a lot of different things - intended use, fit, checking operation regularly ...
What Does the Scoutmaster Do? Boy Scout troops are "boy run", so what is the role of the Scoutmaster?
BSA Methods - Association with Adults Association with adults is one of the methods used in both Boy Scouts and Venturing. While these programs are youth-led, there are still adults present to mentor and help the youth leaders.
Sweet 16 of BSA Safety | Safe Area or Course Of course, if an area looks unsafe, we wouldn't let them go there. But we also need to actively look for hazards
Cub Scout Pack Committee A well organized Pack Committee makes the Cubmaster's job much easier and ensures that a quality program is delivered to the youth.
Scouting’s Teaching EDGE (BSA Edge Method) The latest Boy Scout requirements for Tenderfoot and Life ranks require the Scout to use the EDGE method. This is a four step method for teaching a skill. It is sometimes called Scouting’s Teaching EDGE.
Welcome New Den Leaders Whatever your story, I want to welcome you to the world of Scouting. If you haven't been offered a mentor by your Pack, find one! Hopefully there is an experienced Den Leader there who will take you under his or her wing and show you the ropes.
Annual Troop Parent Meeting Every year we try to get as many parents, whether Committee members or not, together in a room to try to figure out how we can help our youth carry out their ideas.
Nap on Safely Training I hope all of you Scouters out there will be able to complete your Nap on Safely training before or during summer camp. The guidelines are listed in this article. (Spoof!)
Sweet 16 of BSA Safety | Buddy System I always tell my Scouts that of all of the things they can do to keep themselves safe, none is more important than the buddy system.
What Does the Cubmaster Do? In Cub Scouting, adults work together to deliver program to the youth members. One of the adult positions is the Cubmaster.
Sweet 16 of BSA Safety | Physical Fitness Anyone who has ever been to camp with a bunch of Scouts knows that safety needs to be our first priority. The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety describe the measures we should use at all Scouting activities. The second point of the Sweet 16 is Physical Fitness.
Sweet 16 of BSA Safety | Qualified Supervision Keeping our Scouts safe is our number one priority as Scouters. The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety describe the measures we should use at all Scouting activities. The first point of the Sweet 16 is Qualified Supervision.
New Parent Liaison The New Parent Liaison would look at the information the troop sends out and, if there might be something which would be confusing or unfamiliar to the new parents, would send out a clarification to the new families.