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Baloo's Bugle

February Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 7

Man's Best Friend
Webelos Athlete & Engineer
Tiger Big Ideas 12 & 13


R ecently I read some reminders about behavior management and wanted to share them. Listening is an important technique. That means giving the boy the opportunity to express himself, whether as part of the group or alone in private conversation. Be patient. It may take a number of listening sessions. Praise and encouragement are indispensable; even when a youth does not succeed; he should be really praised for trying. Rewarding proper behavior will likely cause that behavior to occur again. Reward can be in the form of a 'thank you' or recognition made by the group for helping perform at a higher level. It can also take a material form such as a badge, a prize, or a chance to go on a trip or to camp. Focus reward on proper behavior. As a leader, you are to be a number of persons all at once to the Scouts in your unit. The are times when for any one boy you are a friend, an authority, a rewarder, a disciplinarian, a source of order, a resource person, and a teacher.


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