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					    Session Two: Lighting the Fire




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    Learning Your Knots
     Patrol Relay Race




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    The Methods of Scouting
       •   Ideals
       •   Patrol method
       •   Outdoors
       •   Advancement
       •   Association with adults
       •   Personal growth
       •   Leadership development
       •   Uniform
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    Outdoors: “The Sizzle”
        •   The allure
        •   The arena
        •   The classroom
        •   The adventure




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    Outdoors: A “Pop Quiz”




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    Outdoors: The Skills




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        Key Resources to Develop
              Your Skills
    •   BSA training opportunities
    •   Supportive adults
    •   The boy-led troop using the patrol method
    •   BSA outdoor-related literature




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         BSA Outdoor Literature
    •   Scoutmaster Handbook
    •   Boy Scout Handbook
    •   Fieldbook
    •   Merit Badge Pamphlets




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              Scoutmaster Handbook

    1.   Scoutmaster’s Campsite Quick Checklist
    2.   Scout Outdoor Essentials
    3.   Personal Overnight Camping Gear
    4.   Troop Overnight Camping Gear
    5.   Outdoor Program Checklist


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             Leave No Trace
     •   Plan ahead and prepare.
     •   Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
     •   Dispose of waste properly.
     •   Leave what you find.
     •   Minimize campfire impact.
     •   Respect wildlife.
     •   Be considerate of other visitors.

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            Conservation Projects and the
                 Outdoor Program
     • Feeling of giving something back to the land
     • Benefits environment and helps Scouts feel they
       can improve the world around them

     • Project Resources
        –   Camp Rangers
        –   Land Managers
        –   Property Owners
        –   Conservation Handbook No. 33570
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     Outdoors: Safety




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     Sweet Sixteen of BSA Safety
      1. Qualified Supervision
      2. Physical Fitness
      3. Buddy System
      4. Safe Area or Course
      5. Equipment Selection and Maintenance
      6. Personal Safety Equipment
      7. Safety Procedures and Policies

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            Sweet Sixteen cont’d
     8.    Skill Level Limits
     9.    Weather Check
     10.   Planning
     11.   Communications
     12.   Permits and Notices
     13.   First Aid Resources
     14.   Applicable Laws
     15.   CPR Resource
     16.   Discipline

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     Additional Safety Resources

        •   Safe Swim Defense
        •   Safety Afloat
        •   Climb On Safely
        •   Guide to Safe Scouting




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                               Driver’s Pledge
                                                        •   I will make trip preparations far
                                                            enough in advance so that last-minute
     •   I will not drive when I feel fatigued.             preparations don’t interfere with
         I realize that when I am fatigued, I               my rest.
         process information more slowly and            •   I will make travel plans that take into
         less accurately, and this impairs my               account my personal biological clock
         ability to react in time to avoid accidents.       and will drive only during the part of
     •   I will arrange my schedule so that for             the day when I know I will be alert.
         several days before a Boy Scout driving        •   I will be smart about engaging in
         trip, I will get a good night’s sleep every        physical activities during Scouting
         night to avoid the cumulative effects of           outings and will make sure that I will
         not getting enough sleep.                          be ready to drive alert.

                      Do all you can to keep Scouts safe.
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     Outdoors: A Patrol Activity
         •   Winter climate
         •   Arid climate
         •   Rugged terrain
         •   Urban setting




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     Start, stop, continue (SSC) is a form of
     careful listening and sharing that allows
         Scouts and leaders to assess an
      experience and get from it the greatest
                value it has to offer.



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     The Four Steps to Advancement

          •   A Scout learns.
          •   A Scout is tested.
          •   A Scout is reviewed.
          •   A Scout is recognized.




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     Video segment No. 7:
     Teaching Scout Skills




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        Video segment No. 8:
     The Scoutmaster Conference




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      The Board of Review
     • Not a retest, but a discussion
     • Atmosphere of trust and support
     • Encouragement and praise




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     A Scout Is Recognized

     • Immediately by the Scoutmaster
     • Publicly in a court of honor




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            Strengths of the Advancement
     •   It’s fun.
                       Program
     • It offers adventure.
     • It allows Scouts to measure their progress.
     • It provides recognition.
     • It promotes development of mental and physical
       fitness, character, and citizenship.
     • But it’s just one of the eight methods
       of Scouting!
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You can deliver the promise of Scouting!
    What will your action plan be?




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