Session Two: Lighting the Fire
Learning Your Knots
Patrol Relay Race
The Methods of Scouting
• Patrol method
• Association with adults
• Personal growth
• Leadership development
Outdoors: “The Sizzle”
• The allure
• The arena
• The classroom
• The adventure
Outdoors: A “Pop Quiz”
Outdoors: The Skills
Key Resources to Develop
• BSA training opportunities
• Supportive adults
• The boy-led troop using the patrol method
• BSA outdoor-related literature
BSA Outdoor Literature
• Scoutmaster Handbook
• Boy Scout Handbook
• Merit Badge Pamphlets
1. Scoutmaster’s Campsite Quick Checklist
2. Scout Outdoor Essentials
3. Personal Overnight Camping Gear
4. Troop Overnight Camping Gear
5. Outdoor Program Checklist
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.
Conservation Projects and the
• 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
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
Sweet Sixteen cont’d
8. Skill Level Limits
9. Weather Check
12. Permits and Notices
13. First Aid Resources
14. Applicable Laws
15. CPR Resource
Additional Safety Resources
• Safe Swim Defense
• Safety Afloat
• Climb On Safely
• Guide to Safe Scouting
• 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.
Outdoors: A Patrol Activity
• Winter climate
• Arid climate
• Rugged terrain
• Urban setting
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.
The Four Steps to Advancement
• A Scout learns.
• A Scout is tested.
• A Scout is reviewed.
• A Scout is recognized.
Video segment No. 7:
Teaching Scout Skills
Video segment No. 8:
The Scoutmaster Conference
The Board of Review
• Not a retest, but a discussion
• Atmosphere of trust and support
• Encouragement and praise
A Scout Is Recognized
• Immediately by the Scoutmaster
• Publicly in a court of honor
Strengths of the Advancement
• It’s fun.
• 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
You can deliver the promise of Scouting!
What will your action plan be?