Scouting Program Archives: Methods and Aims of Scouting
Inactive Scouts in Patrols A reader is involved in a large troop, but due to low participation from scouts it is difficult to have patrol leader elections and a youth led program.
Introduction to Youth Leadership Skills (ILSC or ILST) This weekend our Venturing Crew did the Introduction to Youth Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC). This course teaches Crew members basic leadership skills. There is a corresponding course for Boy Scout troops (ILST).
BSA Methods - The Outdoors One of the methods for Boy Scouts is “the outdoors”. Being outdoors presents Boy Scouts with challenges and adventures. Boys enjoy the independence of getting away from home and taking care of themselves.
BSA Insignia Guide We often get questions about Cub Scout and Boy Scout uniforms. "Where do I put ....?" Fortunately, BSA provides an online insignia guide. This online resource has all of the information parents and scouts need to figure out where all of the various emblems are worn.
Boy Scouts and Uniforms Beth asked, "I realized once again that, as proud as he is to wear the uniform at a Scout function, he still feels uncomfortable wearing it in public. I have seen this with many other boys as well. Has anyone else noticed this trend, and what can be done? These guys are the future of our country and doing great things everyday, and yet the cool factor is just not there."
BSA Methods - Teaching Others The methods of Scouting are the ways that Scouting's aims of developing character, citizenship, and fitness in youth are achieved. One of the methods for Venturers is “teaching others”. Teaching others is the best way to really acquire deep knowledge of an area. By sharing their skills with others, Venturers retain their knowledge better and provide service to others
BSA Methods - The Patrol Method A patrol is a small group of Boy Scouts within a troop. They elect a patrol leader and function almost like a family within the troop. They divide up the chores to be done and work together as a group to meet their goals. They develop a patrol spirit and take pride in their accomplishments as a team.
BSA Methods - Leadership Development I think that being elected by their peers is meaningful to many of our youth. The role of adults in these units is to train the youth leaders.
BSA Methods - Group Activities "Group Activities" is one of the BSA methods for Venturers.
BSA Methods - Uniform Wearing a uniform identifies youth as Boy Scouts. It give them a sense of belonging to a group. The Boy Scout uniform is associated with the ideals of Scouting.
BSA Methods - Advancement Advancement is one of the "Methods of Scouting" used in Boy Scouts. I am the Advancement Chair for our troop, so I am always interested in other Scouters' thoughts on advancement.
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.
Aims of Scouting – Citizenship The three aims of Scouting are Character Development, Citizenship Training, and Mental and Physical Fitness. So how is citizenship incorporated into the Scouting programs offered by BSA?
Aims of Scouting – Character The three aims of Scouting are Character Development, Citizenship Training, and Mental and Physical Fitness. Today we look at how character development is incorporated into the Scouting programs offered by BSA.
Aims of Scouting - Fitness The three aims of Scouting are Character Development, Citizenship Training, and Mental and Physical Fitness. So how are physical and mental fitness is incorporated into the Scouting programs offered by BSA?
BSA Methods for Boy Scouts vs Venturers Some people wonder about what the main differences between the Boy Scout and Venturing programs. Aside from the obvious differences – the age difference and boys only vs. coed – looking at the methods used in the two programs offers some insights into the main differences between the program.
The Aims of Scouting The Boy Scouts of America enumerates three aims of Scouting – Character, Citizenship, and Fitness.