November Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 3
Turn On The Power (Webelos Craftsman & Scientist)
Cub Scouts is more than having a group of boys at your den meeting to say the Pledge of Allegiance, or playing games with their friends. Getting Cub Scout Leader Training will allow you to understand, then meet the aims of the Boy Scouts of America's program through Cub Scouting.
The Boy Scouts of America's program has three overall aims:
To build character:
To foster citizenship:
To develop fitness:
These aims are met through the purposes of the Cub Scouting which are:
These are the purposes of Cub Scouting. Activities planned by leaders and enjoyed by boys relate to one or more of these purposes. These purposes help us achieve the overall aims of the Boy Scouts of America.
More information on "What is Cub Scouting?" can be found in Chapter 1 of the Cub Scout Leader Book available from your Scout Shop.
Knowing the purposes of Cub Scouting and reading the CS Leader Book will not make you a trained CS Leader.
Cub Scout Leader Basic Training is a training course for Cubmasters, Cub Scout den leaders, Webelos den leaders, Tiger Cub coaches, den leader coaches, their assistants, pack committee members, and all other Cub Scout leaders.
Trained Cub Scout leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for boys. When leaders understand the whys and hows of Cub Scouting, they are more effective in their roles. Trained leaders know how to use the available resources to provide an exciting and worthwhile program for the boys. Trained leaders also have confidence in carrying out their roles and responsibilities. As a result, Cub Scouts receive a program designed to achieve Scouting's aims of citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness.
Remember your Cub Scouts deserve Trained Leaders. Contact your local council office to find out when training dates are for adult leaders in Cub Scouts.
We (I) always have the TV going at home, I just need the noise. Recently a very old Full House was on, and one of the characters was a substitute teacher in an elementary classroom. To get the students attention he said he would show them how to suck an egg in a bottle. I thought, "I HAVE DONE THIS!" Or at least I think I have done this twice, once for my Webelos working on the Scientist Activity Badge, and maybe once during a presentation of "What Is Cub Scouting" as a trainer. And it is so cool, no matter how you use it. You will find all the details for sucking an egg into a bottle under this month's Webelos Section. For those of you that train and do "What is Cub Scouting?, you could have a jar sitting on the table with the egg on top next to you during your short presentation. At the end remind trainees, that Cub Scouting is fun, then light your piece of paper, drop it in the jar and let everyone watch as the egg gets sucked into the jar. Most trainees will like seeing something like this, and it is a special way to end your presentation.
Lydia P. suggested this month that there be a Words of Wisdom Column, which is a great idea along with the suggestions of reminding leaders to get trained.
Sometimes "Words of Wisdom" will help a leader to realize the importance of being trained. In this section you found the aims and now some quotes provided by Britt B, an online scouting friend that are about training and leadership.
The moment you stop learning, you stop leading. Rick Warren
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be. Rosalynn Carter
Sermons we see, you might use parts of this without taking to much away from the true message.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day;
True leaders are not those who strive to be first but those who are first to strive and who give their all for the success of the team. True leaders are first to see the need, envision the plan, and empower the team for action. By the strength of the leader's commitment, the power of the team is unleashed.
Leadership is action, not position. Donald H. McGannon
Of those whom much is given, much is required. John F. Kennedy
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what you want to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Chinese Proverb
A leader is anyone who has two characteristics; first, he is going someplace; second, he is able to persuade other people to go with him. W.H. Cowley
Leadership in the 90's is the productive integration of diversity.
If we take people as we find them, we make them worse, but if we treat them as though they are what they should be, we help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. Andrew Carnegie
You manage things; you lead people. Grace Murray Hopper
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. John Maxwell
Strong people don't need strong leaders. Ella Baker
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