If the Scouts are leading themselves who is leading the Scout leaders?
This week I’ll field a couple of email questions that ask the question “who leads the Scout leaders?”
Scouting is a team sport, while we all work to build consensus it’s not a democracy. It is, as BP said, “a jolly game” that depends on families, scouts and Scouters working together in a collaborative process. When people understand their roles in the process, their positions on the team that plays this “jolly game”, things get energized.
A clear understanding of the dynamics of leadership amongst Scouters is important to good Scouting for our youth members. Scout leaders advise, mentor and council Scouts, but the adults involved need leadership too.
In This Podcast
[0:17] Tutankhamen Effect
[1:32] Mailbag, Intro
[6:50] Who decides who goes to NYLT?
[9:22] Assistant Scoutmaster wants to see some changes
[17:45] Should I send this email to our Scout’s parents?
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