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Sunday, September 1, 2013

SCOUT TRAINING

SCOUT TRAINING:

This is a link to a pdf document for Scouting training.

https://www.lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/english/pdf/callings/young-men/scout-leader-training-interactive.pdf?lang=eng


This is a link to the Scouting Church Handbook:

https://www.lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/english/pdf/scouting-handbook-2012.pdf?lang=eng

Saturday, March 30, 2013

BOY SCOUT HANDBOOK

My son has been working on his Star Rank.  We discovered that his Boy Scout Handbook which we got when he was 11 - is out of date for the requirements. (almost 5 years ago)  In researching they've added a requirement which I thought I would share.

While a Star Scout, use the EDGE method to teach a younger Scout the skills from ONE of the following six choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his unit leader’s satisfaction.
a. Second Class—7a and 7c (first aid)
b. Second Class—1a (outdoor skills)
c. Second Class—3c, 3d, 3e, and 3f (cooking/camping)
d. First Class—8a, 8b, 8c, and 8d (first aid)
e. First Class—1, 7a, and 7b (outdoor skills)
f. First Class—4a, 4b, and 4d (cooking/camping)



Also, the EDGE method of teaching is listed below

The latest Boy Scout requirements for Tenderfoot and Life ranks require the Scout to use the BSA EDGE method. This is a four step method for teaching a skill. It is sometimes called Scoutings Teaching EDGE.

EDGE is very basic, but it really does work. It will help Cub Scouts learn and retain skills also. So it is not only for Boy Scouts and Venturers, but for den leaders also.

The EDGE Method

The EDGE method is a four step method for teaching a skill:

· Explain
· Demonstrate
· Guide
· Enable

Explain

First explain what you will be doing. Tell them the steps involved. Visual aids might be helpful for this step. Use questions to gauge their understanding.

Demonstrate

Show them how to do the skill. Demonstrate the steps using the actual materials. Describe what you are doing.

Guide

Let them practice the skill. Guide and coach them as they try to do it themselves. This step will take the most time.

Enable

Enable them by letting them do the skill themselves without any intervention.



Click here to purchase the new updated edition of the boy scout handbook - from www.scoutstuff.org



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

NEW SCOUT LEADER TRAINING - YOUTH PROTECTION

NEW SCOUT LEADER - THE FIRST THING YOU DO BEFORE WORKING WITH YOUR CUB SCOUTS IS TAKE YOUTH PROTECTION! I can't emphasize that enough!!!

As a new leader, here are the steps you can take to complete the online version of the training. You do not have to be a registered member or have a member ID to take Youth Protection training, but you will need to set up a MyScouting account online:

To register for myscouting:

1. Go to the My Scouting tab at the top of the www.threefirescouncil.org website and click on the MyScouting tab.

2. Click on “Create an account.”

3. Enter a user name and then click “Check User Name Availability.” If the user name is available, click “Next” or enter a different user name.

4. Click “I am new and don’t know my member ID” and then click “Next.”

5. Complete the profile information screen and then click “Create User.”

6. Select your security questions, enter the answers, and then click OK.

7. To complete account activation, click the link in the e-mail response you will receive shortly. If you do not receive the e-mail, check your junk e-mail folder or any alternate inbox to which your Internet provider directs spam e-mail.

8. Click on the link in the e-mail and then enter and confirm your password.

9. Log on to MyScouting.org, and from the menu on the left, click “E-Learning.” From the “General” tab, scroll down to Youth Protection training and click “Take Course.”

10. Upon completion, print a certificate of completion to submit with your volunteer application or submit the completion certificate to the unit leader for processing at the local council.

When your volunteer application is approved, you will receive a BSA membership card which includes your member ID number. After you receive your membership card, log back into MyScouting, click on “My Profile,” and update the system by inputing your member ID number. This will link your Youth Protection training records, and any other training, in MyScouting to your BSA membership record.

Lastly, if you move up with your cub scouts to become a different titled leader there are different fast start training available on the E-Learning page under the Cub Scout Tab.  There is Den Leader Training, Webelos Training, Cubmaster Training and Pack Committee Training.  Also, there are Leader Specific Training too.  Please take these courses as they will be extremely helpful in making your job easier to understand.

Monday, March 25, 2013

SCOUT FLAG CEREMONY


ITEMS IN BOLD ARE WORDS FOR CUB SCOUT TO SAY
(you can print this out, cut in half and laminate each for use over and over again)

FLAG CEREMONY:

Will the audience please rise for the presentation of the colors?


Color Guard Advance (Color guard begins walking in from opposite doors)

Scout Salute (as the color guard walks in with pack flag and American flag)  

TWO (once color guard arrives near flag stands)

Color Guard please post the colors

Please join with me in the Pledge of Allegiance - Scout Salute

(recite Pledge of Allegiance)

TWO

The audience may be seated

Cub Scouts please rise and join me in the Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack (make sure they Show the Cub Scout Sign)

Color Guard Dismissed




RETIRING THE COLORS (make sure color guard is ready in the wings to walk in):

Will the audience please rise for the retiring of the colors?

Color guard advance

Color guard, retrieve the colors

Scout Salute (as the flags are leaving)

TWO (Once color guard has arrived at doors to drop off the flags)

Thank you - Color guard dismissed (they may return to their seats)



Monday, March 18, 2013

Early Rank Requirements for Boy Scouts - Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, 1st Class

Great Idea to work on these with you 11-year old scouts


Tenderfoot Rank Requirements (synopsis)

1.  Overnight camping gear
2.  Help pitch a tent
3.  Help cook a meal
4a.  Whip a rope
4b.  Knots
5.   Safe hiking
6.  American flag
7.  Scout Oath, Law, motto, and slogan
8.  Patrol name, flag, and yell
9.  Buddy system
10a. Fitness
10b. Fitness improvements
11.  Poisonous plants
12a.  Abdominal thrusts
12b. First aid
13.  Scout spirit
14.  Scoutmaster conference
15.  Board of review


SECOND CLASS RANK REQUIREMENTS (synopsis)

1a. Compass
1b.  Five-mile hike
2a. Five activities
2b. Pitch a tent
2c. Knife, saw, and ax
2d. Prepare a fire
2e.  Fires and stoves
2f. Light a fire and stove
2g. Cook a meal
3. Flag ceremony
4. Service project
5. Ten animals
6a. "Hurry" cases
6b. First-aid kit
6c. First-aid techniques
7a. Safe swim
7b. Swim test
7c. Water rescue methods
8a. Drug abuse program
8b. The three R's
9. Scout spirit
10. Scoutmaster conference
11. Board of review


FIRST CLASS RANK REQUIREMENTS (synopsis)

1.  Find directions
2.Orienteering course
3.Troop/patrol activities
4a.Patrol menu planning
4b.Obtaining ingredients
4c.Cooking gear
4d.Safe handling and disposal
4e.Patrol cooking
5.Constitutional rights
6.Native plants
7a.Use of lashings
7b.Timber hitch and clove hitch
7c.Camp gadget
8a.Bowline knot
8b.Bandages
8c.Transporting the injured
8d.Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
9a.Safety afloat
9b.BSA swimmer test
9c.Line rescue
10.Scout spirit
11.Invite a friend
12.Internet Safety
13.Scoutmaster conference
14.Board of review

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Merit Badge List - 11 year old scouts

11-year old scouts is for boys graduating into the boy scout program in the LDS pack.  There should be two deep leadership and the scouts should start learning and reciting the Scout Oath and Law each week and learn to live by them.  The program should be based around this AND I highly recommend the scouts give service on a monthly basis.  This is one of the fundamental characteristics of a scout.

The first rank all Scouts should start working on are their Scout level requirements.  Next is their Tenderfoot requirements.  Then there is their 2nd Class requirements, 1st class requirements, Star Rank , Life Rank, then finally Eagle Rank

Alternative requirements are also available for some of these ranks for boys who have a disability.

There are alternative requirements for Eagle for boys who find this difficult or challenging because of a disability as well.

Boy Scouts of America have  updated their merit badges.  Find out what's new and what's upcoming!  My son is so excited for animation!!  :-)  Upcoming merit badges and Newest Merit Badges

Here's also a list of all the current merit badges:


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cub Scout Letter for INACTIVES

I have recently been called into the Primary as Second Counselor.  We are trying very hard to keep up with our less active families.  One way is we are sending a letter to the children who are coming up to their 8th birthday with information about the program and cub scouts so they know it is an option to still come and join up even if they do not want to make the Sunday meetings.

Here is an example of the first paragraph:


Dear ______ Family,                                                                                                          2013

            Hello!  According to our records, your child is coming up to their 8th birthday and we would like to ask if he’d like to join our cub scout pack in the Howell Ward.  If you are interested, please contact me at the phone number or email below so I can come meet with you and your 8 year old boy.  If he has already joined up a pack within his school please still keep our contact information in case he would like to switch packs.  Below is an overview of the cub scout program.

Here is the whole letter in google docs.

Please change all names and dates to your specific group.