time: teaching scouts how to make better use of it

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Time: teaching scouts how to make better use of it Jim Latimer – Pacific Skyline Council (CA)‏ Jose Lepervanche – North Florida Council (FL)‏ Matt Rosing – Longs Peak Council (CO, WY, NE)‏ Jim Schuster – Northern Star Council (WI, MN)‏ 2009 National Distinguished Scoutmasters - Focus Group

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TIME Teaching scouts how to make better use of it Jim Latimer – Pacific Skyline Council (CA)‏ Jose Lepervanche – North Florida Council (FL)‏ Matt Rosing – Longs Peak Council (CO, WY, NE)‏ Jim Schuster – Northern Star Council (WI, MN)‏ 2009 National Distinguished Scoutmasters

Motivation : 

Motivation At National meeting 45 scoutmasters asked to tackle six problems, ours was “Time” Scouts have poor time management skills Competing activities are pulling scouts away Scouting is a low priority for older scouts

This is bigger than scouting : 

This is bigger than scouting 44% of undergraduate students fail to graduate They lack motivation and time management skills Lower socio-economic families ⇒ Lower rates Ref: William Bowen, Princeton Univ Press This can be very expensive We can help our sons do better The Boy Scouts is uniquely set up to teach these skills

Goal : 

Goal Teach scouts the skills they need to make their time more rewarding Set and meet their own goals Plan and do an Eagle project without guidance Organize a week long campout Be the Troop's boating expert Find a skill that gives them great pride Create their own opportunity

Outline : 

Outline Wing and a prayer In the usual Scouting Tradition, we're making it up as we go This is an iterative process Some troops already do parts of this This is where we found these ideas First: Skills to Learn Next: Method of Teaching

Skills to learn : 

Skills to learn Time Management Keep track of commitments, do them Goal Setting Setting simple goals Setting goals as a patrol Planning More complex goals – events, PORs For older scouts

Time Management : 

Time Management Scouts keep track of all commitments This runs three months out Mom is not the calendar (but mom can help)‏ Updated constantly They need to look ahead and plan accordingly Will take months to make it habit The reward: less panic and missed opportunity

Goal Setting : 

Goal Setting Individual and by patrol Set quarterly, coincide with COH, PL tenure Goals are SMART Simple planning: Ask questions: Where, When, What resources, Who will help. Discipline: The goal is set, now do it Approved by PL, SPL, Mentor

Planning Skills : 

Planning Skills Breaking down complex tasks Creating schedules Presenting plans for approval Managing others to stay on task Fixing problems Some of this falls under leadership skills

These Skills Complement the Methods of Scouting : 

These Skills Complement the Methods of Scouting Patrols – Teamwork, patrol goals Personal Growth - Leadership Development – More skills to lead Outdoor Program – More adventure Association with adults – Mentor/Coach

Method of Teaching : 

Method of Teaching Mentoring/Coaching EDGE - Or maybe EDGGGGEEEEEEEEE Part of the culture You keep doing it, this is not a one time deal Stages of change: anger, denial, forgetfulness, grudge, acceptance Introducing this to a troop Younger Scouts Patrols Older Scouts

For Younger Scouts : 

For Younger Scouts Their objective is to set and achieve goals quarterly Time Management The calendar is the focal point Requires a lot of one on one mentoring Parents? How to train them? Quarterly goals By patrol? SM Conf? Use older scouts? All adults must buy in and help

For Patrols : 

For Patrols Goals Set quarterly, or tenure of PL Nontrivial - Patrol outings, service projects, skills Accommodate patrol members – Advancement, fun Simple planning: Who, what, where, when, ... Assign responsibilities Create a calendar Execution: Keep focused, communicate

For Older Scouts : 

For Older Scouts All older scouts are expected to help out Evens the load Builds comaradarie Keeps older scouts engaged Younger scouts look up to them Scouts do tasks that serve scouting Scouts might not like this, at first

Planning : 

Planning Tasks should start out simple Examples include teaching skills, organizing campouts, setting up demos for webelos, projects at camporees or OA Eventually as open as an Eagle project Scouts are encouraged to find their own Help them out Be flexible on what is acceptable Match tasks to personalities Account for busy schedules

Where we're at : 

Where we're at A few troops are starting to try this out We need a few more We will have either a website at National or a Google site to share ideas We are using “Best Practice” ideas, so we welcome yours

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