Good instructional methods for Scouts are based on where the instructor stands, and what the Scouts are doing.
Neither the Scouts nor the instructor should be seated unless absolutely necessary.Keeping everyone on their feet in a circle, has several important advantages
- Standing requires more alertness than sitting.
- Scouts all have the same perspective when they are standing in a circle.
- Instructors can see all the Scouts faces, and the Scouts can see the instructor.
- Distractions are limited and easily dealt with if they arise.
- Long-winded instructors are less likely to be long-winded if they have to stand.
Once a Troop gets into the habit of instruction in a standing circle Scouts will automatically understand that the call to ‘circle up!’ means it is time to pay attention and, more importantly, actively participate in what is going on.
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