Ethics in Scouting: Resources
Much of the following information was provided by USSSP's Bill Nelson to Scouts-L on January 12, 1998. It is such a good listing of resources that I thought you would like to have it here as a ready reference. My thanks to Bill for putting the list together and to Lew Orans for providing additional references.
Resources and references
that discuss BSA values and ethics.
Maintaining BSA Standards The Scout Oath and Law are not up for negotiation.
Our values are not for sale. -- from an article in Scouting Magazine, September 1992. (No longer available on the web)
The Meaning of the Boy Scout Oath
Excerpted: page 550-551, "The Boy Scout Handbook",
can be found at:
Resources for instilling values in young
More info can be found at:
Ages and Stages videocassette -- explains the changes that take
place is boys grow, the typical patterns of physical, mental,
social, and moral growth during childhood and adolescence.
Helps you to understand age-appropriate behavior and
developmentally appropriate activities.
BSA Family Book -- an easy to follow guide to developing
"family talks" on such matters as becoming responsible, learning
to trust, communicating, and developing belief in self, family,
God, and country. B.S.A. No. 33012
Developing Ethical Leaders Through Action (DELTA) Handbook This is a wonderful sourcebook for all leaders. For the full text of the DELTA Handbook see http://www.netwoods.com/d-leadership.html or http://www.pinetreeweb.com/delta-hb.htm
Ethical Controversies, B.S.A. No. 23-823, combines with the
Explorer Leaders Handbook, to provide the outline for Ethics in
Action in Exploring.
Ethics in Action for Cub Scouts -- Contains 14 activity
modules each with a theme targeted for Cub Scout age boys. B.S.A.
Ethics in Action modules may be found in the Cub Scout
Leader How-to Book, No. 33831, also.
Ethics in Action videocassette -- explains the Cub Scout ethics
program and how to guide a reflection.
Guide to Safe Scouting: A Unit Leaders Guide for Current
Policies and Procedures to Safe Activities -- When planning any
Scouting activity, safety is a primary concern. B.S.A. No. 10-212.
Learning for Life -- a BSA subsidiary providing school systems
with action-learning lesson plans to enhance and
supplement core curricula. The kindergarten through sixth grade
lesson plans include moral and character development themes.
Moments in Common, AV-03V005, is a twenty four minute film for
post Advisors and other adults involved in Exploring. It
shows how caring adults can make a difference in the lives of
young people. The training outline that comes with the video
structures a one and a half hour workshop for adult leaders.
On My Honor videocassette with President Ford - view and share
information with your Scouts.
The Values of Men and Boys in America...A Call to Action
for Parents - A pamphlet to give to current and
prospective Scouting parents. B.S.A. No. 2-121.
Scouting is a Game with a Purpose -- A series of web pages on Scouting's
approach to developing ethical leaders. The pages include material on the
Reflection process used in most of today's Scout leader training and a
Listing of useful resources outside of Scouting literature. See:
Youth's Frontier -- Making Ethical Decisions - A Manual for
Parents and Youth Leaders -- A Guide to Help Youth Meet
Today's Challenges . B.S.A. No. 33620.