Apply instructional methods for Scouts to create small groups, 10-15 minutes of instruction at each station, lots of activity. Example – Instructing Tote’n Chip (axe, knife, saw) skills. Three stations are set up, one each for knife, saw and axe. Three groups of five rotate through the stations at ten or fifteen minute intervals where […]
All About Advancement
Real learning happens when we connect the unknown to the known, the theoretical to the practical. This “eureka moment” isn’t accidental, it is a result of applying effective instructional methods for Scouts. Scouting is a unique instructional situation. We can adapt methods from other disciplines like teaching and coaching but they should serve the goals of instruction […]
The court of honor is a ceremony for recognizing achievements. Don’t underestimate their importance – a formal public presentation and recognition of a Scout’s achievement demonstrates Scouting’s aim, don’t make them slapdash or off the cuff or too constrained. Courts of honor must speak to Scouts, not just their leaders or parents. The tone is formal without florid, overblown […]
A simple, meaningful presentation is more poignant than a elaborate pageant of florid theatrics.
Some of the most satisfying projects I have seen had little to do with the outcome. These were projects were the scout encountered and overcame significant difficulties in the process.