Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops Troop XXX Spring 2018 Scouting BSA Boy Scouting Youth Leadership Training 1 Confidential |

Copyright 2009 The TriZetto Group, Inc. Todays Agenda MODULE ONETROOP ORGANIZATION includes of each leadership position in the troop and their responsibilities, troop organization chart, and introductions to vision and servant leadership. MODULE TWOTOOLS OF LEADERSHIP covers some core skill sets to help the Scout lead, including communicating, planning, and teaching. MODULE THREELEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK incorporates additional leadership tools for the Scout, including discussions of teams and team characteristics, the stages of team development and leadership, inclusion/using your team, a more in-depth review of vision, and ethics and values of a leader. 2

Purpose of ILST Course You have been selected to be leaders in your troop. This is both an honor and a responsibility. Being a leader is not about being the person in front, or wearing the patch, or being the boss. Good leaders are not all about themselves. You will learn that the reason to lead is because you can make a difference in your troop and help make those you lead successful. The purpose of Introduction to Leadership Skills Training is to provide tools you will need for fulfilling your role as a leader in the troop. 3 Youth Training Continuum Taught at the Unit Level(One or

Two Days) Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops 4 Taught at the Council Level (Week Long Course at a Council Camp) National Youth Leader Training

Taught at the Regional/National Level (Week Long @ Philmont / Sea Base/ Northern Tier/ Summit Bechtel) National Advanced Youth Leadership Education Introduction to Vision WHAT IS A VISION? It is a short clear statement that describes the changes that should result from what you want to do A picture of where you want to be

Share the BSA Vision Statement and discuss it briefly: The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law. Discussion: What is a possible vision for the Troop? 5 Troop Organization Organization (chart) Note youth alignment to adult positions Note the youth positions have responsibilities to one another Youth positions are both elected and appointed

6 Charter Org, Rep Troop XXX Organization Chart Spring xxxx Troop Committee Adv. Chair . Treasurer . Comm. Chair Scoutmaster

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8 Order of the Arrow Representative Den Chief Instructor Historian Librarian Chaplains Aide Webmaster LNT Trainer Youth Leadership Positions Roles & Responsibilities Leadership Position Pocket Cards Review for a few minutes the role & responsibilities listed for your leadership position

What responsibilities are the same for all youth leaders . SPL -- List on white board What responsibilities are different . SPL -- List on white board 9 Adult Troop Positions Adults in the troop are responsible for providing training to troop leadership and enabling them to carry out their duties. They also provide resources for the troop leaders and serve as mentors to all Scouts in the troop. The number of adult leaders and committee members needed is dependent on the size and needs of the troop.

10 THE TEAM-BASED TROOP For any troop to work effectively, cooperation and teamwork are essential. Activities that help build cooperation and teamwork are used throughout this training. Lets get started. Game Role Balancing / Balloon Toss 11 Role Balancing Balloon Toss Reflection: How well could the leader juggle all those balloons, and why? Why is it important to get everyone involved so that everyone has one role to fill?

12 Key Teaching Points - Delegation Spreading the work helps ensure that no one will get burned out. Spreading the work helps ensure that no balls are dropped. Giving all the youth leaders a meaningful role makes them feel respected. 13 Patrol Leaders Council Green Bar Group Discussion: What is the PLC/ Green Bar & how does it operate? Participants in the Patrol Leaders Council plan and run the troops program and activities. This group of youth leaders meets routinely

(usually monthly) to fine-tune upcoming troop meetings and outings. The Senior Patrol Leader runs the Patrol Leaders Council meeting, and the Scoutmaster and other adult leaders attend as coaches, mentors, and information resources. GAME Helium Stick 14 Reflection on Teamwork Reflection: Working together as a team Discuss Purpose and value of having the Scouts as the leaders of the Troop Discuss How is the Patrol Leaders Council implemented in your Troop Discuss Key points: Collective effort

Cooperation, Teamwork, & Coaching each other How can we improve the PLC? SPLList on white board 15 Leadership Principals Group Discussion: Traits of an effective leader (Refer to Position Cards) SPL List on white board 16 Leadership Traits Teamwork Being responsible Using each others strengths Caring for each other

Not trying to do it all yourself Delegating Doing what you said youd do Setting the example Being reliable Praising in public, criticizing in private Keeping each other informed 17 Effective Leadership KEEP YOUR WORD. Dont make promises you cant keep. BE FAIR TO ALL. A good leader shows no favorites. Dont allow friendships to keep you from being fair to all members of your troop or patrol. BE A GOOD COMMUNICATOR. You dont need a commanding voice to be a good leader, but you must be willing to step out front with an effective Lets go. A good leader knows how to get and give information so that everyone understands

whats happening. BE WILLING TO ACCEPT IDEAS FROM OTHER PEOPLE. It encourages other youth leaders to offer suggestions and ideas you may not have thought of. Their ideas may help deliver a better program for the troop. When you are open to their ideas and willing to adopt good ones, the other youth leaders will have more ownership of the final plan than if you (or an adult) simply dictate to them what the troop is going to do. BE FLEXIBLE. Not everything goes as planned. Be prepared to shift to Plan B when Plan A doesnt work. Think about Plan C. BE ORGANIZED. The time you spend planning will be repaid many times over. DELEGATE. Dont assume that the task will not get done unless they do it themselves. Most people like to be challenged with a task. Empower your team members to do things they have never tried, because they want to be trusted to perform their duties. 18

Effective Leadership (Continued) FOLLOW UP. When people are given assignments, follow up at appropriate times to make sure they havent forgotten what they are supposed to do and when. This can avoid problems when a critical aspect of an outing hasnt been planned or supplies werent obtained. However, be careful not to micromanage others to the point that they stop doing things on their own and simply wait for your instructions. SET AN EXAMPLE. The most important thing you can do is lead by example. Whatever you do, your troop members are likely to do the same. A cheerful attitude can keep everyones spirits up. BE CONSISTENT. Nothing is more confusing than a leader who acts one way one moment and another way a short time later. If your troop knows what to expect from you, they will more likely respond positively to your leadership. If you need to change the plan or change your instructions in light of things you didnt consider earlier, explain this to the troop so they will see the need to follow you.

GIVE PRAISE. The best way to get credit is to give it away. Often a nice job is all the praise necessary to make a Scout feel he is contributing to the efforts of the troop. ASK FOR HELP. Dont be embarrassed to ask for help. You have many resources at your disposal. When confronted with a situation you dont know how to handle, ask someone with more experience for some advice and direction. 19 Effective Leadership (Continued) CRITICIZE IN PRIVATE. There will be times when you must provide a Scout with critical feedback. Pull the Scout aside and quietly explain what he is doing wrong. Add a suggestion on how it should be done correctly. Criticizing in public will undermine the Scouts self-esteem and may cause him to quit trying. Never criticize a patrol leader in front of his patrol. Doing so will undermine his authority and make it more difficult than ever to carry out his role. ACCEPT CRITICISM AS A GIFT. You may get criticism from other Scouts and

possibly from the adult leaders. If someone tells you that you arent doing a good job, ask them what they mean and how you might improve. Criticism, when offered and received properly, can give you ideas for performing your role better. Being open to suggestions and adopting those that will benefit your troop are signs of a good leader. HAVE FUN. Most of all, have fun learning to be a leader. Your joy and enthusiasm will spread to other Scouts and will help energize the activities of the troop. Game: Willow in the Wind 20 Introduction to Servant Leadership Group Discussion: Why Should Scouts Choose to Be Leaders? What is the relationship between a leader and the team? Does the team work for the leader, performing tasks for one person? Most Scouts will very quickly tell you that they would rather

tell people what to do than be told what to do. That is human nature. When this happens, the leader isnt simply a leader; hes acting more like a boss or an owner, and most people dont like being part of such a team. Leadership in the troop is not about the title or even about being the person doing the telling. It is about a choice to lead. It is about a choice to GIVE rather than to RECEIVE. 21 Servant Leadership What we need to build into the makeup of our Scout leaders is the concept of Servant Leadership. In a team led by a Servant Leader, the leader is one part of the team, and his role isnt necessarily more important than the role of any other member. Being a Servant Leader means: Accepting responsibility for the teamits members,

objectives, reputation, morale, and more. Recognizes responsibility to the team, not the other way around, and he acts accordingly. Servant leaders lead teams that people want to join. Understanding what success looks like, not just for the team as a whole but also for each member. Enabling the success of those he leads, removing barriers and creating an environment for the team to succeed. For a high-performing team, they need to listen carefully, be attuned to the people around you, and empathically understand what theyre thinking. 22 Servant Leadership (Continued) Being a Servant Leader means: Knowing their teams capabilities and desires. Is more than just doing what the others want. Leaders need to lead- To set direction and lead team members in that direction.

Sometimes they need to hold team members accountable, to make tough decisions that some wont always like, and to encourage (push) people to excel. Sometimes, this is uncomfortablefor the leader and for team members. If leaders dont do this, however, teams may become too cozy; they may lose their edge and start to fail their members. Effective Servant Leaders care about others and about helping them succeed as individuals and as a group. Group members can see when a leader cares about their needs and is focused on their success. That service earns him the groups respect. When a Scout has that respect, he has earned the title and role of leader. 23 Servant Leadership Summary In your lives today and in the future, you will have many opportunities to lead. If you accept the role of a Servant

Leader, youll find that teams will seek you out to lead them, your advice and opinion will be sought, and your team members will also grow and succeed. Servant Leaders: Need to listen and know when the time for discussion is over. Achieve consensus, but know when to preserve things that are good without floundering in a constant storm of question and reinvention. Set/maintain standards and know when to reject what does not maintain those standards or the team vision. Serve their customers and know how to make a difference with the team. Please think about how you can be a Servant Leader in your current leadership role in the Troop. 24 Servant Leadership Discussion Why do you think Scouting encourages us to be servant leaders?

What does that mean to you? How can you be an effective servant leader in your role? Is servant leadership focused on the team, the individuals, or both/all? What do you think other members of the team think of a good servant leader? How can a Scout serve as a servant leader? What are some examples? Other examples of Leadership Style? 25 Take 10 minutes BREAK! 26 Module Two The Tools of Leadership

Module Overview 3 Core Topics: COMMUNICATIONSThe skills of being an effective listener and an effective communicator are valuable tools for any leader. PLANNINGProper planning makes the difference in almost all Scouting activities. TEACHING EDGEThe Teaching EDGE method can be used any time a leader is helping others learn. 27 Communications Basic Parts of ANY communication: A sender A message A receiver This is still a valid model today. It applies to all forms of communication: verbal, written, music, film, signaling, pantomime, teaching, etc.

Listening Good communication starts with listening!! Game: The Telephone Game 28 The Telephone Game Reflection Whats the difference between hearing and listening? What is active listening? Is active listening a helpful/useful skill? Why do leaders need to be good listeners? What would have happened in the game if someone hadnt passed the message on? What happens in the troop when someone doesnt pass the message on? In the game, did you check for cues that the listener understood your message? How?

How would it have helped if you could have asked questions? 29 Keys to Effective Communication Communication does not take place unless the message is received and understood. Active listening is focusing on the person who is speaking and on what is being said, and making sure you understand what people are trying to say to you. Active listening can involve repeating or reiterating what youve heard back to the speaker, confirming the message has been received. If you are the receiver, ask questions. If you are the sender, encourage the receivers to ask questions until they are clear. Pass the word to the leadership team. Dont break the

communications chain. 30 Key Listening Tips Listen with your eyes as well as with your ears. Watch for nonverbal cues. Avoid distractions, both physical and mental. Give the speaker your full attention. Try to see things from the speakers point of view. In other words, try to put yourself in the speakers shoes. Apply the ideas to yourself. Think about how the speakers message relates to you and your experiences. Ask questions if you are unclear

about anything. 31 Review the speakers points and think what logically might come next in the message. Curb your desire to talk until the speaker has finished. Respond nonverbally (nod your head or smile) to the speaker. Practice listening with respect for the speaker. Work hard not to interrupt even when you have a burning desire to make a point.

Effective Messages Game: The Whole Picture (If Limited space) Game: Night Crossing (If large open space/ Outdoors available) Tips Take the time to organize your thoughts before starting Minimize distractions Get the audiences attention first Speak clearly and make eye contact Ask if there are any questions Repeat facts such as dates, times, and places. Distribute notes of discussion 32 Planning

DISCUSSION: Troop meetings and outings should be fun with positive outcomes Successful Scouting activities dont just happen. The most important key to ensuring the success of any Scouting activity is planning! At its core, planning is just thinking ahead and being prepared. The Scout motto Be Prepared comes into play when planning. Planning requires asking questions: What do we want the Scouts to do? In order for them to do it, what do we need and what has to be prepared? Whos going to do the preparing and whos going to lead? Weekly Troop Meetings are the glue that holds the troop together. They need to be informative, meaningful, and fun. This requires planning. 33

Planning Second only to communicating, good planning is an essential skill for every effective leader. At its core, planning is really just thinking ahead Ask questions develop answers After initial planning start asking what if questions Adjust your plan to accommodate the unexpected Next add the who the resources to make it happen 34 Troop Meeting Planning Exercise Using the Meeting Plan Worksheet create a detailed plan for a successful Troop meeting including:

Pre-Opening Activity An activity that can be joined as Scouts arrive. Opening Ceremony Communicate Necessary Troop Calendar Information Patrol Breakouts Group Instruction -- Or -- Patrol Scout Skill Instruction Group Activity for the meeting Game Closing Ceremony Green Bar After Meeting Critique 35 Troop Meeting Planning Exercise Reflection: When and how are the troop meeting plans made? Where can we get ideas for planning segments of the agenda?

How can we decide who plans what? 36 Troop Annual Planning Process The Patrol Leaders Council/ Green Bar meets monthly to fine-tune the plans for the next months Troop meetings as reflected on the Troops Annual Planning Calendar. During the Troops Annual Planning session: Who comes up with ideas? What roles does each leader play in the planning process? How would a troop choose which theme to include? How would following a monthly theme make meetings more interesting? How could planning a variety of monthly themes help make meetings more fun?

37 Project Planning Exercise Group Exercise: Plan on a Page Using the Scout Planning Worksheet develop a successful Project Plan that includes: The Goal The Purpose or Need Who When Where Required Resources How Assessment 38 Project Planning Exercise

Reflection: When planning an activity, it helps if you dont presume Dont presume that something needed will be there or that it will just happen; Dont presume that someone will take care of something because it seems obvious or because he usually does it. Include that responsibility in your plans and assign an owner. Check on it - then youll know its taken care of. 39 Key Teaching Point Participation!!! As a Senior Patrol Leader or other key member of the Troop leadership team, you can often tell how well people think you are planning by how many of them keep attending your activities - meetings, outings, etc.

If the number of faces looking back at you in formation each week starts to dwindle, it may be due to many factors, but consider that it may be that youre not planning enough entertaining and engaging activities for the Scoutsand they are spending their time elsewhere. If this starts happening, actively - and quickly - make changes in your planning efforts. When you DO put in the proper planning time, the Scouts will see that you care enough about them to put your energy into planning the best possible experience for the troop they will see you as a leader. 40 Teaching EDGE The EDGE method (Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable) is the primary training method to teach skills in the troop. EDGE should be used for all teaching

opportunities. Make it a habit. It can be used anytime a leader is helping others learn. 41 The Four-Step EDGE Process 1. Explain -The trainer explains how something is done. 2. Demonstrate - After the trainer explains, the trainer demonstrates while explaining again. This gives the learner a clear understanding of what success looks like. 3. Guide - The learner tries the skill while the trainer guides him through it. The trainer gives instant feedback as the learner practices the skill.

4. Enable - The learner works independently under the watchful eye of the trainer. The trainer helps remove any obstacles to success, thus enabling the learner to succeed. 42 Using EDGE to Teach a Simple Skill Senior Patrol Leader -- Briefly teach the Scouts a simple skill using all four steps of the EDGE method. Set a good example by distinctly using all four steps of the process so the Scouts can clearly differentiate. Some possible sample skills to teach: How to fold a paper airplane How to properly fold the U.S. flag How to tie a knot How to perform a basic first-aid activity How to toss a small object into a coffee can from a

short distance How to properly lace up a hiking boot (or tie a shoe) 43 EDGE The goal of this part of the training is to teach about teaching, not necessarily to teach a new skill. Improving your TEACHING SKILLS!! 44 EDGE Reflection: What happened during the Explain step?

What happened during the Demonstrate step? What happened during the Guide step? What happened during the Enable step? Did parts of the training go too fast or too slow for you? What could the trainer do to address that? Did the learners ask questions? Did the trainer answer them? Did the trainer ask questions of the learners to ensure they were following? How did the trainer know the learners had learned the skill? What other skills could we teach using this method? How could you as a leader use the EDGE method with your troop or patrol?

45 Key Teaching Points Think about the outcome you want before you teach a skill. For some skills, the Explain & Demonstrate steps can be combined. For some skills, the Guide & Enable steps might be merged. Watch your learners and ensure your pace matches their rate of learning. Trainers should ask questions or use other methods to ensure their learners are learning. The Teaching EDGE can be used in a variety of teaching situations in the troop.

Leaders in the troop can use the Teaching EDGE method in many different ways - in more ways than just teaching simple skills. 46 Wrap Up The Tools of the Trade Communication, planning, and teaching The core skills leaders can use any time they are working with their team. The links between the three skills are clear. Good planning is foundational to everything. The Teaching EDGE allows you to pass on your knowledge to others. As you grow in Scouting & take on more leadership roles, your leadership skills

& strengths will continue to grow over time. 47 Take 10 minutes BREAK! 48 Module Three Leadership & Teamwork Learning Objectives of Module Three Understanding the dynamics of team building The stages of team development The relationship of team development to team vision and goals Valuing every team members contributions and development Understanding how their behavior as leaders

affects the Troops performance 49 Introduction to Leadership & Teamwork Discussion: What do we mean by team? In Sports? In the work environment? In the class room? In the Scout Troop? Characteristics of effective teams & ineffective teams?

SPL - List on white board 50 Characteristics of Effective Teams Common Purpose A team is a group of interdependent people who cooperate to achieve exceptional results. They have common purpose for which they are all accountable. The goal must be clear to all. Members feel a common purpose; their personal goals are linked to the team goals. Its a win/win. Interdependence A team cannot be successful unless all members of the team are truly successful in their roles.

Appropriate Roles, Structure, and Process 51 People know their roles and boundariesand their value to the team. Decisions are agreed upon and supported. Feedback is timely and useful. Communications channels are open. Characteristics of Effective Teams(Cont.) Leadership and Competence Members have the necessary technical & interpersonal skills to accomplish their tasks & work together. The team has the leadership & support it needs to be successful.

Team Climate The team environment is open & collaborative. People show respect & trust for one another, & value different opinions. There is a genuine interest in gaining agreement. Performance Standards Team sets high standards & monitors itself for continuous improvement. Team members critique their own performance & decisions against a high standard. Clarity and Understanding of Boundaries Team has a clear understanding of its task and the limits of scope for accomplishing the task. The vision for accomplishing the goals of the team and the methods to be used are understood by all. 52 Stages of Team Development

Team Skill Level and Enthusiasm SKILL LEVEL - Generally, the skill level of the team starts low and increases as the team grows together and gets better at working as a team. ENTHUSIASM - Enthusiasm usually starts out high but can then take a sudden dip. Then, as the team members explore their differences and align their expectations with reality, the team begins to achieve results and enthusiasm begins to rise again. Ultimately, both enthusiasm and skill level are high as the team becomes a high performing team 53 Stages of Team Development Discussion: Stages of development as they apply to a team.

Compare the Group Enthusiasm and Skill Stages to the Individual Leaders Stages. The stages are the same. When coming together, a team will go through the same stages as a Scout will experience in their new position 54 STAGES OF TEAM DEVELOPMENT FORMING: Starting out Skills are low; Enthusiasm is high STORMING: Becoming discouraged Skills and Enthusiasm are low NORMING: Making progress Skills and Enthusiasm are rising

PERFORMING: Finding success!! Skills and Enthusiasm are high 55 The Leading EDGE in Leadership How can a leader help the team? The Leading EDGE enables a leader to help team members learn and grow as they strive toward a goal. The four stages are the same as the Teaching EDGE the Scouts already use: Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, and Enable. Discussion: How does the Leading EDGE apply to leading a team?

56 The Leading EDGE Method When the team or person is just starting out, what leadership method would help the team best? Why? Once the team or person starts becoming discouraged (skills and enthusiasm are low), how can the leader change styles to help? What style would work in this stage? Then the team starts to gel, working hard together and getting a sense of accomplishment. What style can a leader use in this stage? In the final stage (skills and enthusiasm are high), as the team becomes a highperforming team and finds success together, what style can the leader use? 57

Key Teaching Points Forming (1st Stage of Team) - Explaining Starting out (skills are low; enthusiasm is high), Use the Explain method to assist the team. True for an individual being taught a new skill. Best way to help the team through 1st stage is Explaining What the group needs to get done Every team member on the same page. Storming (2nd Stage of Team) - Demonstrating 2nd Stage - productivity is still low but, hopefully, on the rise Morale can also drop as team members realize what must be done Possible tension, conflict, and power struggles. Team starts to come together but may get discouraged as they understand the needed tasks Shift into Demonstrating - How to do the needed tasks & where the team is headed. Demonstrating can help team move forward more quickly with less

distress. Team-building skills can have great impact . 58 Key Teaching Points (Cont.) NormingGuiding (Coaching) In the next stage good progress is made upswing of both attitude and accomplishment. Everyone moving in the right direction Can still be some challenges among the team members. With upswing in skills and enthusiasm leader shifts into Guiding mode, coaching the team members in taking charge of the effort. PerformingEnabling In the last stage team finds success together. Leader shifts to Enable style Smooth-flowing efforts team is achieving its goals.

Time for leader to let go Enable team to function on its own Make it a smooth transition Help team see their success 59 The Leading EDGE - Summary Recognizing stages of Team Development enables the leader to use appropriate leader styles to smooth the progress of a team as it evolves. With a greater understanding of both individual & team development, Scout leaders can apply the best Leading EDGE skills at the right time to help their teams. We can modify how we lead the team based on the stage of development its in. Different teams may proceed through different stages at different speeds. A stage can last for a moment or a month, or it can be skipped instantaneously forward or backward. A team can go backward if members quit and/or new members join, or if takes on new tasks with which the members are not familiar. Teams dont start as effective high-performance teams; They grow as they come together as a team.

A new team leader changes the dynamics of a pre-existing team, such as when a new group of troop leaders steps in. The new leadership team, as it ramps up, will want to pay close attention to what stages the troop is in. 60 Including the Whole Team As a leader, learning to effectively include, engage, and use each member of your team is an important skill. Leaders want to look at their team and see how best to involve and use the skills of every person, not just a few friends or the strongest individuals. Leaders also want to understand the needs and goals of each individual person and how all the members of the team can help each team member achieve their individual goals. In Module 1, we learned that a good leader Shows no favorites, and that a team works best when everyone shares tasks.

In this module, we have learned that team members are interdependent, and that teams succeed when they have a good team climatewhich is like good patrol spirit. Now we will learn how to involve the whole team, by valuing each persons talents and abilities and using them fully. Game The Rock Game 61 Appreciating Characteristics & Abilities Reflection: What do you think this activity was all about? What happened in the game? Every rock was alike in some ways. In what ways are we like each other? How do these similarities help us get things done? How could they get in the way? Every rock was different in some ways. What about differences? How are we different from one another?

How can differences strengthen the group as a whole? When can differences prevent a group from reaching its goal? If a leader keeps going to the same people (friends or experienced Scouts) to get things done, what can be lost? How could we find out about the special qualities and abilities of each member of our troop? 62 Key Teaching Points As people, we have many similarities. These similarities can help us get many things done in the troop. Like your rocks, each person also has unique traits. These unique differences can be useful assets to the team and to the leader when youre trying to get things done. Everyone has strengths of some sortleaders seek out ways to find them. Leaders need to find out about and use these unique strengths and

differences for the good of the group. If a leader keeps going to the same people repeatedly, then the talents of others may be missed. Also, those who are able but less experienced may not get a chance to grow and get enough experience to fully contributeand may quit because they dont feel valued. Good leaders dont always go to the same person to get things done. They vary the participants and give multiple people chances to learn, grow, and contribute. 63 Different Values What rock is best for 64 Vision Revisited In Module One we discussed the concept of a vision a picture of where you want to be.

We discussed the senior patrol leaders vision for the troop. Discussion: Now that you have nearly completed this course, how will each of you use the leadership skills learned to achieve the vision to make it a reality? 65 Leadership Ethics and Values In Module One, we learned good leadership techniques and tips. Discussion: How does the Scout Oath and Scout Law apply to you as Scout leaders? Scout Oath

66 On my honor As a Leader I will do my best As a Leader to do my duty As a Leader to God and my country As a Leader and to obey the Scout Law As a Leader to help other people at all times As a Leader to keep myself physically strong As a Leader mentally awake As a Leader

and morally straight. As a Leader Leadership Ethics and Values When Scouts are out in the community, each Scout is representing all of Scouting at that time and place. Each Scout is representing every Scout whos ever joined and helping parents decide (positively or negatively) whether they should encourage their child to join Scouting. Whether in a public campsite, hiking in the woods, at a rest stop, or stopped at a gas station or restaurant, each of us represents all of Scouting to the people who see us. To the public, we are Scouting. As leaders, we can - and should - ensure that the Scouts around us are showing the best side of Scouting at all times 67

Wrap Up Did you know youve been playing the Integrity Game? Leader comments True values are those that we practice when no one is looking 68 Summary Servant Leaders: Need to listen and know when the time for discussion is over. Achieve consensus and know when to preserve things that are good without foundering in a constant storm of question and reinvention. Set/maintain standards and know when to reject

what does not maintain those standards or the team vision. Serve their customers and know how to make a difference with the team. 69 Vision Discussion: What is YOUR Vision of Success for Troop XXX? How will we use our leadership skills to reach this success? How can we support our new Scout leaders to achieve their goals and be successful? 70 Wrap-Up to the Course

Thanks for attending! Bring this new enthusiasm and training to your roles and your patrols Work with the other leaders around you Make a difference! 71 QUESTIONS? Boy Scouting Youth Leadership Training 72 Confidential

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