Scouting Varsity Venture Leader Specific Training

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  • Welcome toPosition-Specific Training for The Scouting Committee

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  • We Will Coverthe Committee Serving Boy Scouts *

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  • When itAlso Serves the Varsity Scouts*

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  • And How One Committee Can Also Serve the Venturing Crew*

  • Youth ProtectionFast Start - there is a separate video for each area; recommendedThis Is Scouting (Previously required, recommended)Troop Committee ChallengeEach of these are available online at myscouting.orgTo be followed up with monthly in-service at Roundtable

    Basic Training Overview*

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  • The Aims of ScoutingDo Not Change Across Differing Age Groups*

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  • The Aims of ScoutingDo Not Change Across Differing Age GroupsCharacter developmentCitizenship trainingMental and physical fitness

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  • What Scouting (All Three Phases) Can Provide a Young ManSense of belongingAchievement and recognitionSelf-esteemSelf-confidenceSelf-discipline

    Self-relianceHealthy interaction with othersLeadership developmentExperience of teamworkSignificant away-from-home experiences

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  • Adult LeadershipTroopScoutmasterAssistant Scoutmaster(s)

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  • Adult LeadershipTroopScoutmasterAssistant Scoutmaster(s)TeamCoachAssistant Coach(es)Program Advisors

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  • Adult LeadershipTroopScoutmasterAssistant Scoutmaster(s)TeamCoachAssistant Coach(es)Program AdvisorsCrewAdvisorAssociate Advisor(s)Consultants

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  • Adult Leadership*

  • Boy Scout Troop OrganizationPatrol Leaders Council*

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  • Varsity Scout Team Organization*

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  • Varsity Scout Team Organization - Small*

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  • Venturing Crew Organization*

  • Scouting Committee Positions* Must Have positions in Zion District*Committee Chair*Secretary/Treasurer - use as FOS Chair*Outdoor/Activities Chair*Advancement Chair*Scouting Trainer*Primary President (LDS Units)*Membership & Registration Chair - consider using the YM SecretaryScoutParents Scouting Coordinator *

  • Scouting Committee Positionsfor Small Unitsxx* * Must Have Must Have* Must Have positions in Zion DistrictNote the consolidation for small units*Committee Chair/Secretary/Treasurer*Outdoor/Activities & Trainer*Advancement/Membership Coord*Primary President (LDS Units)ScoutParents Scouting Coordinator *

  • Why So Many Positions?How can a committee of one or two be a committee?What are they supposed to do?Where do they find what they are supposed to do?How do we get them to do their jobs?What would several functioning committee members do for the morale of the typical leader?How could they help a struggling leader?

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  • *Fewer Committee Positions*Normally there is a separate committee required for each unit.*This means a minimum of 3 each for Scouts, Varsity, and Venturing.*Including Program Advisers for a full Varsity staff requires 5 additional positions.*By using the district-recommended consolidation of one committee, at least 11 positions are eliminated, but the needed tasks can still be accomplished.

  • Which Comes First?Many times we find the sponsoring organization fills the leader positions first, then starts looking for individuals to serve on the committee, almost as an afterthought.What is wrong with this approach?If one of the roles of the committee is to recommend personnel to the COR, then it stands to reason they ought to be the first to be called to serve, so they can fulfill this part of their task.

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  • Filling the PositionsA full organization chart would have each of these positions filled.

    *It is the committees job to recommend candidates for most of these positions to the COR, through the chair, when there are vacancies.

  • Duties (Job Descriptions)The district has detailed job descriptions available.We started with the basic job descriptions from National.From there we added items, based on our experience.We considered needs of the unit young men and their leaders.Needs of the district and council were also addressed. We included roles specific to LDS units. These job descriptions are available from our District Website.

    *UtahScouts.Org; Districts; Zion; Scouting

  • Some DetailsChairman - makes personnel recommendations to COR, conducts/directs monthly committee meeting, receives accountability reports, looks for needs, makes assignments, follows upSecretary/Treasurer - makes note of assignments, conducts annual surveys, works with youth historians, prepares budgets, unit FOS ChairOutdoor Coord - maintenance of equipment, Tour Plans, Special Programs/Events advisor to Varsity, Youth Coordinator for Venturing

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  • More DetailsAdvancement Coordinator - points out individual needs of advancement, arranges/coordinates/conducts boards of review, maintains records, obtains awards, is a resource person for Eagle procedures, recommends adults to receive appropriate awards and recognitionTrainer - to be an experienced Scouter, orients new leaders, presents short in-service at committee meetings, keeps track of leaders who have/need various types of training, promotes youth leader training programs - den chief, troop/team/crew leadership training, Timberline, and All-StarsMembership - registers young men and adults during the year, leads the rechartering process in September, inputs Troop/Team/Crew data for rechartering of the three units, secures Den Chiefs for Cub Dens

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  • Roles of the CommitteeServes as a Board of Directors for all three areasTo be a support to the Unit Leaders and DistrictFulfill many of the little but time-consuming needsPaperwork does it ever end?Boards of Review standing monthly assignmentAdvancement something for everyone every quarterOutings don't forget transportation and foodEach member should have specific responsibilities

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  • Additional Roles of the CommitteeEach unit to be under direction of the CommitteeAssure at least a one year outline for each units plans Provide a force of stability for the programsAccountability - see that the intended programs are deliveredTo have at least 7 members (4 if identified as a small unit, Zion District Requirement)Experience has shown that a larger committee generally ensures stronger, more stable units

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  • The Scouting Committee Is Supported byChartered organizationDistrict and Council, throughDistrict Roundtables/Huddles/ForumsDistrict CommitteeDistrict Training TeamCommissionersDistrict Executive

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  • *Resources Available To Help Committees

  • Where Can We Find Committee Members?Parents (Who doesn't have time for their son?)Sunday School TeachersHome Teachers & Visiting Teachers (LDS units)Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles, and other relativesNon-member family friendsOlder members of the sponsoring organizationPeople who love young men

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  • What Can Be Done If The Committee Isnt Functioning?Offer to help the Chair.Talk to the Chartered Organization Representative.Talk to the Unit Commissioner.Suggest additional names to the Chair.Lead out with personal service. Encourage others to do the same.Repeat the above.

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  • Points of a Good Committee AgendaConducted/directed by the Chair, using a printed agendaPrayer, Scout Oath, Scout LawVisual review of announcements and calendar, commented on only as neededTrainer presents a short in-service lessonLeaders outline successes and challengesEach committee member reports on their stewardshipProblems and needs are identifiedChair makes assignments

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  • A Recommended Committee AgendaDue to its importance, the Zion District has developed a recommended agenda, covering the three programs, expanded from the skeletal one from National intended for only one.It is intended as a Return and Report agenda with many intentional details to aid all in seeing one anothers responsibilities, allowing a strengthening of the committees ability to function as a team.When leaders realize they have a team behind them they are more likely to:Feel accountable.Deliver the intended program.Be strengthened as they sense this system of support.

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  • Early Warning Signals -Items Which Signify Unit NeedsIrregular meetingsNo written programLittle advancement, awards, or recognitionFew in uniformSeldom participate in district eventsInsufficient outdoor program

    Limited Roundtable/Huddle/Forum attendanceWeak Scouting committeeLimited parental involvementMinimal youth leadershipLack of disciplineLeaders not fully trained

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  • Signs of a Strong ProgramYouth-led programRegular advancement, awards, and recognitionLots of traditionsLeaders aware of, and following, safety guidelinesAnnual program planningYouth and leaders wearing uniformsLeaders who are Wood Badge trained - at least one additional in each unit each yearRegularly qualifies for Journey to Excellence award

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  • Committee SummaryLearn your dutyDo your dutyEncourage others to do the sameA need to have a full and functioning committeeMeet regularlyFollow a written agendaSupport the leadersSee that the intended program is delivered

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