Scouts all over the country naturally want to do something to help. As adult leaders, we have the opportunity to both help hurricane victims and teach our Scouts the right and wrong ways to be of service.This week, the United Methodist Church reposted a great article on what to do–and what not to do–to help after a natural disaster. I encourage you to read it and share it with your patrol leaders’ council, but the bottom line is simple: don’t go without an invitation (and training) and don’t send supplies that haven’t been requested.
Source: Helping Your Scouts Help Houston
Scouting is more than meetings and camping. It is the best value-based outdoors, experiential educational method for youth leadership learning and for being prepared for life decision-making (@ScoutmasterJose). #bepreparedforlife.
Resources to Help You Prove the Value of Scouting
Check out this one-page Does Scouting Work? infographic for a quick look at how Scouting builds positive character. This infographic pinpoints the four key take-aways from the study and its statistical findings. (Ref: Resources to Help You Prove the Value of Scouting)
Why is Scouting important? was an open question to capture instant answers in a few sentences during 2016 Interamerican Scout Conference in Houston, Texas, USA. These are the Scout leaders who took this challenge. In another video the answers in Spanish. Video uploaded during the week of #ScoutConference in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Video link: https://youtu.be/C7VrM9htZbU
Making Scouting Accessible for Families
As an organization dedicated to serving youth, we’ve always aimed to bring Scouting to as many youth and families as possible. Now, as life get busier and busier, we hear from families and Scouting leaders that there is also a need to help make Scouting more accessible.
For many families, accessibility means finding a way to serve the entire family – including the girls whose brothers and cousins we have sought to serve for years.
As an organization, we have conducted some research on this topic and have started elevating this conversation so we can determine the best path forward, including a recent focus on the topic at the 2017 National Annual Meeting, when Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh outlined what we know so far.
To move the conversation forward, it is important that we hear feedback from you and those that bring Scouting to life in communities. Please watch the video below and then request a survey. Thank you in advance for your input!
via Making Scouting Accessible for Families | Greater Los Angeles Area Council
#ScoutsVenezuela ==> Diego, un Scout que defendió sus principios hasta la muerte. El pasado 16 de mayo, en San Antonio de los Altos, Estado Miranda, Venezuela, Diego Fernando Arellano Figueredo, quien a sus 31 años de edad fue Scouter del Grupo Scout Cayaurima, murió durante una protesta contra el gobierno venezolano de un impacto de bala en el pecho. #MasScouts #CeroViolencia
#ScoutsVenezuela ==> Diego, a Scout who defended his principles to the death. On May 16, in San Antonio de los Altos, Miranda State, Venezuela, Diego Fernando Arellano Figueredo, who at 31 years of age was Scouter of the Scout Group Cayaurima, died during a protest against the Venezuelan government of a bullet on the chest. #MoreScouts #ZeroViolence
Source – Fogon Virtual Scout – http://fogonvirtualscout.com/venezuela-diego-un-scout-que-defendio-sus-principios-hasta-la-muerte/
Outdoor adventure is a key element of youth development in the Boy Scouts of America programs. Just as young people grow, learn and mature in a continuing progression of experience so, too, do the camping and outdoor programs of the BSA. The BSA offers a continuum of experiences based on the age, interest and ability level of youth and BSA offers recognition awards for all levels of Scouting outdoor Adventures.
Source: BSA TAP | The Outdoor Adventure Planning Guide