Primary and Scouting for the Eleven-year-old boy Welcome!

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Primary and Scouting for the Eleven-year-old boy Welcome!. Running an Effective Eleven-year-old Scouting Program . Purpose of Scouting in the Church Effective Adult Leaders Principles and Policies Running the program Resources. Why do we use Scouting in the Church?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>Job Description</p> <p>Primary and Scouting for the Eleven-year-old boy</p> <p>Welcome!</p> <p>Pre-Opening</p> <p>Find people who are/have.1 Running an Effective Eleven-year-old Scouting Program </p> <p>Purpose of Scouting in the ChurchEffective Adult LeadersPrinciples and PoliciesRunning the programResourcesIntroduce ourselves</p> <p>Carolyn</p> <p>These are the points we are going to hit today.</p> <p>2Help young men and boys enhance relationships with their families and the ChurchDevelop strong and desirable traits of character, citizenship, and physical and mental fitness. Build testimonies in young men and boys. An extension of the home, Primary classes, and Aaronic Priesthood quorumsThe Churchs activity program for boys and young men. Scouting Handbook 1.1</p> <p>Why do we use Scouting in the Church?Rich</p> <p>Why Scouting? </p> <p>Several things we want to accomplish.</p> <p>Outlined in Scouting Handbook you should all have one.</p> <p>See page 13Why have we adopted Scouting? Someone has said that it isn't mentioned in the revelations given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, and of course that is true. Neither is the Primary nor the Sunday School, but one of our Articles of Faith clearly indicates that if there is anything virtuous, lovely or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these thingsScouting is a help. It is a tool in achieving the objective of the building of real men. -- Ezra Taft BensonScouting is a Tool</p> <p>4Rich</p> <p>Have someone read.</p> <p>Its not either/or . . . The two programs complement each other.We dont have to choose. The church has adopted scouting to help us prepare boys to receive the Aaronic Priesthood and young men to receive the Melch priesthood.</p> <p>Scouting Prepares Young MenI feel that there has never been a greater need for youth to acquire the timeless values espoused and taught by Scouting than now. The war between good and evil is raging now as never before. But it is not a war of tanks and guns but of words, of media, of thoughts and feelings, of Internet, cell phones and earphones of drugs and drinks that dull the mind and the soul of our youth. And if we as leaders are not valiant, our youth will not be prepared for the challenges that await them.</p> <p>-- Charles W. Dahlquist, II</p> <p>CarolynHave someone read.</p> <p>Think about the youth you know and love. Scouting can help young men develop the strength of mind and character they need to fight the battles they face today.Our chosen generation needs chosen leaders to help them grow.</p> <p>See:</p> <p> 1Peter 2:9 But yeareaachosengeneration, abroyalcpriesthood, andholyenation, afpeculiarpeople; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out ofgdarknessinto his marvelloushlight:</p> <p> Matthew 22:14 For many areacalled, but fewarebchosen.</p> <p>5The Power of ScoutingImpossible to measure is the great good which has come from this organization during the past century. . . . I believe in Scouting. I believe in the goals of the organization. I believe in the power of Scouting to bless and enrich lives for good. -- President Thomas S. Monson </p> <p>CarolynHave someone read. </p> <p>Testimony</p> <p>6In ShortScouting is a tool that helps young men develop the character and qualities needed to be effective instruments in the hands of the Lord in moving His work forward in the home, the Church, and the world.</p> <p>Rich</p> <p>So, the brethren have spoken.</p> <p>Scouting is a tool to help us prepare boys to become young men, and young men to become husbands, fathers and leaders.</p> <p>Throughout all the ruckus earlier this year about membership standards, the church remains firmly committed to Scouting.7Effective Adult leaders8Registers with BSA and receive BSA training Coordinates support for Primary-aged Scouting programs in each ward.Encourages ward Primary Scout leaders to participate in basic and other approved trainingHelps plan day camps for Cub Scouts and 11 year old Scouts in conjunction with the local BSA Council.-- LDS Scouting Handbook 3.4</p> <p>Can also serve as unit commissioners.Stake Primary PresidencyCarolyn</p> <p>Training Everyone needs to be registered, which means everyone needs YPT. If you have a question about the training you or other leaders need go to lds.org. Click resouses, primary, scouting in primary. Look at the interactive chart on the right hand side of the page. (show example of chart)</p> <p>Commissioner!A commissioner is one who helps coordinate support for Scouting programs. In our Stake this is a separate calling. In others, it falls under the Stake Primary. Much of your responsibilities as a Stake Primary are the same as a commissioner anyway. Ask your Stake leaders if you arent sure how it works in your Stake.</p> <p> You should be training new Ward Primary leaders/counselors over Scouting, making sure they understand how the program runs and what training they need. </p> <p>Day CampWe will talk more about this later, but Day Camp can be such a great tool to bring boys together to grow and support one another.9Provide general direction for Scouting and ensure that it is properly organized and functioning.Under the Bishops direction, counselors see that the various Scouting programs are organized and that adult leaders are called and trained.The bishopric organizes a ward Scout committee to ensure that Scouting functions properly-- LDS Scouting Handbook 4.2BishopricsRich</p> <p>Again, from the handbook</p> <p>Bishops have a lot to do. They are responsible for the Scouting program in their ward but they typically delegate the work to others.</p> <p>They are still responsible and need to have a working understanding of the program.Bishops are encouraged to attend Wood Badge.</p> <p>I found it helpful to attend Pack meetings and Courts of Honors, plus an occasional committee meeting and Scout Campout.Participated in all Priest/Venturing outings.</p> <p>Its about relationships. Need to be there.10Registers with BSA and receive BSA training Serves on the appropriate ward Scouting committee(s)Coordinates Scouting with the Faith in God programProvides support to Scouting leaders and encourages them to attend Scout trainingVisits Scout meetings and activitiesReviews each boys progress and participationHelps plan and ensures that boys have an opportunity to participate in day camps-- LDS Scouting Handbook 6.5Ward Primary PresidencyCarolyn</p> <p>Please make sure 11 Year Olds are represented at Scout Committee meeting. It is easy for the older Scouts to forget about them.</p> <p>Cub Committee and Scout Committee meetings should be held monthly great places to review the boys progress.</p> <p>11Ward OrganizationCounselorBishopCounselorCounselorCounselorCounselorCounselorAaronic Priesthood(Ages 12-18)Primary(Ages 3-11)Young Men PresidentPrimary PresidentPriests(Ages 16-18)Teachers(Ages 14-15)Deacons(Ages 12-13)12Carolyn</p> <p>Ward Scouting OrganizationCounselorBishopCounselorCounselorCounselorCounselorCounselorAaronic Priesthood(Ages 12-18)Primary(Ages 3-11)Young Men PresidentPrimary PresidentPriests(Ages 16-18)Teachers(Ages 14-15)Deacons(Ages 12-13)CubmasterScoutmaster11 yr-olds(Ages 8-10)Den LeadersCoachAdvisorASM 11 yr-olds</p> <p>13Carolyn</p> <p>Notice the 11 Year olds are under Primary, but they are Boy Scouts. This can create a break down in communication, if you arent careful. The 11 year olds need to coordinate Board of Reviews with the Scout Master. They need to attend Courts of Honor with the rest of the Scouts and receive their awards there.So how does Scouting fit into this structure?Each Ward charters a Pack, Troop Team and Crew. Scout leaders are more draftees than volunteers. People are asked or called to serve in various positions. You dont volunteer in the typical sense.</p> <p>At least thats how it supposed to work.</p> <p>Either the Primary teacher of eleven-year-old boys or another capable adult may serve as the groups Scout leader. This leader should:Work under the direction of a member of the Primary presidency, meeting regularly to discuss the Scouting program and each boys progress.Register as the eleven-year-old Scout leader and attend the Boy Scout troop committee meetingsAttend Scout training as applicableAttend other Primary meetings as invitedEncourage and help each boy achieve the Faith in God for Boys award and advance in ScoutingSee that the boys participate in a day camp and help plan it if requested-- lds.orgTrainingEleven-Year-Old Scout Leader </p> <p>14Rich</p> <p>Show of hands 11-yr-old leaders?</p> <p>What is your role?</p> <p>You are the one in the trenches working directly with the boys.Yes, it takes time, but its fun and rewarding. My favorite calling.</p> <p>#1 responsibility: Be there with the boys Both on Sunday and during weekly meetings + campouts.</p> <p>Talk more about specifics later.Selecting Adult leadersTestimonyTrainedTimeTenureTemperament15Rich</p> <p>OK Bishoprics and Primary Presidents where are you?</p> <p>What are you looking for in an 11-yr-old leader?</p> <p>Not everyone is cut out to be a Scout leader</p> <p>You need someone who can set an example</p> <p>Discuss each item (come back to training)</p> <p>What is not on this list?</p> <p>No particular skills listed. You dont have to be great outdoorsman or expert camper.This is not a place for a reactivation project. You need someone who can be an example.</p> <p>A word or two about trainingJust because this is Gods work, why do we think that we do not need to be trained . . . . by and large, we do a very poor job in training the leaders we call and yet expect them to work miracles in the live of their young men. -- Charles W. Dahlquist, II TrainingTraining16Carolyn</p> <p>- Read quote - </p> <p>Inspiration alone is not enough.</p> <p>We need trained leaders </p> <p>New church Scouting handbook outlines basic training requirements Other resources for training are lds.org and Round Table.TrainingAssistant Scout Master (11 year old Scout Leader)Youth Protection Training (YPT) onlineScoutmaster Specific TrainingIntroduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)</p> <p>For online courses go to myscouting.org</p> <p>CarolynYPT needs to be done before you start working with the boysScout Master Specific ASAP, with in the first yearOutdoor with in the first year You can find times for leader specific training at Round Table or from your Stake Scouting rep17Wood BadgeWood Badge is leadership training for all Scouting volunteers</p> <p>If you havent already, we encourage you to sign up now for the next Wood Badge course in your council. -- Charles W. Dahlquist, II</p> <p>RichYou need to go to Wood Badge!</p> <p>What is wood badge?6 full days.Individual vision of success in you calling/positionGoals to achieve that successBeads once complete.</p> <p>Best Leadership training you will find anywhere.Plus its cheaper and more fun.18Monthly RoundtableUniversity of ScoutingAdditional Online TrainingSafe Swim DefenseSafety AfloatWeather HazardsClimb on SafelyAdditional TrainingRich</p> <p>Monthly roundtable gives you a change to share ideas and learn from other Scout leaders in your area.We miss out on this great resource. No need to reinvent the wheel.</p> <p>UoS One day training on everything you can imagine.</p> <p>1000 people, 138 different classes last year several in SpanishTake over McCarthur HS.</p> <p>Not a commandment, but very helpful if you are going to be an effective leader.</p> <p>OK weve talked about supporting roles and who needs to do what.Weve talked about what it takes to be a great 11-yr-old leader19Principles and PoliciesRich - Lets review some basic BSA and church policies..Carolyn</p> <p>20Eleven-year-old Scouts meet separately from 12-13 year old Boy Scouts (Deacons)Only three one-night campouts for eleven-year-olds -- LDS Scouting Handbook 6.2 </p> <p>Age based program - boys advance on their birthday, not all together in the springEleven-year-olds are not DeaconsCarolyn</p> <p>Age appropriate, age appropriate, age appropriate.</p> <p>There are different programs for a reason beyond matching up with the quorum structure.</p> <p>Think about the 11 year olds you know. Then think of the 13 year olds you know. An 11 year old does not need to hang out with a 13 year old. There is a huge difference in growth, development and exposure on many levels.</p> <p>21Weekly Meetings" Eleven-year-old boys meet separately from the Aaronic Priesthood age Scouts because they are not yet part of the quorum. Occasionally, special day time activities for Aaronic Priesthood age Scouts may include the patrol for eleven-year-old Scouts. Eleven-year-old Scouts preferably meet in the daytime, but if evening meetings are necessary, arrangements should be made to ensure that these boys are not away from their homes late at night and that they are carefully supervised until they arrive home." -- LDS Scouting Handbook 6.2Carolyn</p> <p>Have someone read22Weekly MeetingsIf possible, avoid meeting at the same time/place as the older (or younger) boys.Have your own meeting place suitable for Scouting activities.Eleven-year-olds should participate in Boards of Review and Courts of Honor with the older YM.Carolyn</p> <p>Read 23CampingEleven-year-old Scouts may participate in a one-night camp three times each year. No other Scout-sponsored overnight camping should be planned for the eleven-year-old Scouts. Fathers are invited and encouraged to participate in the overnight camping experiences with their sons and with boys whose fathers cannot attend. -- LDS Scouting Handbook 6.2</p> <p>Rich</p> <p>Have someone read.</p> <p>24CampingNo more than three one-night campouts for each eleven-year-oldFathers are not required to accompany their sons in order for them to attend an overnight campout.11-yr old (or younger) boys do not go on campouts with their fathers serving in YM callings with older boys.Rich</p> <p>Each boy only gets three campouts. Dont waste them.Avoid the summer heat. Go when its cooler and you can all sleep.Plan for advancement requirements like cooking that has to be done on a campout.</p> <p>Depending on boys birthdays and availability you may need to schedule 4-5 campouts to get each boy 3 campouts.</p> <p>Siblings dont tag along. Not even if mom insists.</p> <p>This is what they have been waiting forBe sure they are prepared for the campout. You want them to have a good experience the first time out.</p> <p>25Two-Deep LeadershipTwo registered adult leaders or one registered adultleader and a parent of a participant (one of whom mustbe 21 years of age or older) are required on all Scoutingtrips, outings, classes, and meetings. -- LDS Scouting Handbook 8.7This includes campouts</p> <p>The bishopric adviser to the Primary or another qualified male adult should be invited to supervise the overnight camping experience when the leader of the eleven-year-old scouts is a woman. Women leaders do not participate in overnight camping with the boys. -- LDS Scouting Handbook 6.2Rich</p> <p>Two-deep, two deep, two deep.</p> <p>Safety comes first. No compromises here.If you have to cancel an activity cancel it.</p> <p>Women dont camp with the boys. Period.</p> <p>Camporees, Training, etc. We use separate facilities.</p> <p>26Youth ProtectionOn...</p>

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