There was a great article on Leadership in our Buffalo News Parade magaine on Sunday, June 16. I will be working over the next few weeks to transcribe some key points as well as feature some new photos from our most recent Junior Leader Training weekend which was a huge success on June 7, 8 and 9m 2002. Be on the look out for those additions coming soon. March 3, 2004
In the titles as you navigate the site I've added photos from our most recent campout in Feb. of 2004. Learning more about digital photography got me back into updating material that isn't all JLT stuff. I hope you enjoy it. Look for Camp Stonehaven, 2004.
May 7, 2002
6/29/02 - finally got around to adding new photos of our JLT Camp 2002. Thanks for viewing and enjoy!
July 3, 2002-added a class about using people as resouces. Also a class called "The Characteristics of being a good leader"-you'll find it on the "More Training Tips" page
July 2, 2002-Added a class called "What is Expected of me as a Leader" with material from the New Patrol Leader Handbook-you'll find it on the "More Training Tips" page
Also on June 29, 2002-added class material on something called "Emotional Intelligence". You'll find it on JLT Course Pg. 2 Added class material on 'Counseling'...pretty good stuff here. You'll find it on JLT Class Page Four
April 23, 2002 - Added the "Cooking Turkeys in Barrels" page showing step-by-step instructions on the whole process.
April 3, 2002 - added 2 new class texts. Challenging your authority is found on Course Pg. 2 & Patrol Method found on Pg. 4
Mar. 17, 2002 - added an illustration & description of a team-building exercise called the "Norwegian Waddle Race"...you'' find it on the More Training tips page
HERE'S AN OVERVIEW OF THE SITE SO YOU CAN GO TO A SPECIFIC AREA IF YOU LIKE:
"Home Page"- Introduction / About me / Purpose of the site / Inspirational Thought / How a Scout qualifies for our course / JLT Overview / Inspired by Wood Badge / Personal Observation / Why Scoutmasters need Scouting
"Contact Page"- Sample reading "Days of Brownsea Island" / Scout'S Own Wood Badge prayer
"JLT Course Pg. 1"- Getting Started / Patrol Resource Sheet / Why special rules? / Before you start the course / What you will learn / Retention is everything /A personally written commentary on teaching JLT / In conclusion / Typical lesson plan / Leading the Reflection / Colin Powell's Rules
"JLT Course Pg. 2"- 10 Qualities of Leadership / What is leadership? / 10 tips for being a good Patrol Leader / Answers to 3 major questions / Leaders deal with just 2 things (the job & the group) / Be prepared / Helping others succeed / seeing the need / Challenging Your Authority
"JLT Course Pg. 3"- Jr. Leader handbook Chapter 1 / G.E.A.R. / Peer pressure / Power of persuasion / Tips on JLT Camp Patrol Cooking / Teaching the Troop Guide Position / Keeping your eye on the prize (staying focused on advancement
"JLT Course Pg. 4"- Qualities of followership / Values & Ethics / Model of our Troop JLT Weekend Camp Schedule / The Par Eighteen Evaluation / Patrol Method / Counseling & Counseling Techniques
JLT Course Pg. 5"- How to talk to adults / An Idea About Teaching Styles of Leadership & a "Styles of Leadership" Class / Art of listening / Stick to your values /Usung the movie "PAY IT FORWARD" in the course.
"Links Page"- Leadership in Scouting (great article updated Oct. 2000)
"Team Building Photo Page"- Where did the Scout badge come from?
--Klondike Photo Page--Utilizing PATIENCE & COMPASSION as Leader's Tools.
"Cooking Turkeys in Barrels" page. An instructional page with photos to show you how it's done.
"More Training Tips" page - The Norwegian Waddle race / What's Expected of me as a new Leader" with material adapted from the new Patrol Leader's Handbook / Using PEOPLE as a resouce / Characteristics of Being a Good Leader
SOME THOUGHTS ON THE PATROL LEADER'S COUNCIL
PLC's ARE DIFFERENT THAN THEY USED TO BE
We're very 'pro-PLC' in our Troop but gone are the days, I think, of when Scouts would just walk to a separate meeting like a Patrol meeting or PLC. Here's what we do. At the end of every Thursday night meeting, our Staff & PL's meet to critique the meeting and they utilize that time to exchange ideas and the SPL may assign future duties (like who's running a game next week etc). Since we camp once a month, we also have PLC's at every campout, both nights. Most of the Staff & PL's attend camp so it makes it convenient since we're all together anyway. During out Junior Leader Training campout, we hold several PLC's throughout that weekend not only to keep them up to speed on changes from moment-to-moment, but to also give them the idea that we meet in a PLC format as leaders all the time.
I'd like to know what you do in your Troop with regard to the PLC. Email me if you get the chance and let me know.
THE PHOTO BELOW IS FROM THE 1965 PRINTING OF THE "HANDBOOK FOR PATROL LEADERS"