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By Darryl Alder
Mar 03, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 11: Understand Safe Scouting

The Task: Make Scouting safe and sound by learn more safety procedures in Scouting and committing to a culture of safety in your team. When you make safety part of your Team’s culture by your example, safety awareness will be part of every thing you do; decisions of your Scouts, as well as, your decisions as Coach will influence safety. Rules […]

By Darryl Alder
Feb 04, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 10: Boy and Home

  The Task: Get to know your boys’ support systems; their friends, their parents and school mates. Get to Know Your Varsity Scouts  … You’ll be spending lots of time with them, so find out where they go to school, what they like and dislike, and how you can best contact them (phone, email, Facebook, etc.). Everything you […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 28, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 9: The Coach’s Corner

The Task: Prepare and give a good Coach’s Corner At the close of every meeting you should give a Coach’s Corner.  This is the heart of the closing. It is an opportunity for the Coach to share a story based on Scouting’s values. For example Ken Cluff shared this one with us last February: In The Law […]

By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 8: Rest and Think

The Task: Take a break to ponder how you are doing. Ask what should I stop doing, start doing and continue doing—this is Scouting’s three part evaluation technique. You’ve been busy trying to get up to speed. This might be a good day to relax, step back, and think about how you are doing. There is a lot of new information for […]

By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 7: Think Safety

 The Task: Get familiar with basic safety guidelines.   You would be very unhappy if one of your Varsity Scouts was hurt during an activity. You would be especially sick at heart if that happened because of your neglect or failure to plan for safety. You can reduce the possibility of this possibility by following the guidelines prepared by the Boy Scouts of America based on the experiences […]

By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 6: The Meeting

The Task: Start to plan for the first team meeting. If the next team meeting hasn’t already been planned, then it would be a good idea to look ahead now and plan. The team meeting outline and checklist below will make the planning job easier. Remember to rely on the judgment and choices of the young men as much as possible. A good Coach does not try […]

By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 5: Adult Support

The Task:  Learn about your adult support system. You are not alone in this important Coaching task you have accepted. You are joined by other adults who will help you carry out the work. This should be good news. You also have the boys themselves who will be taking a lot of responsibility for leading. Thismeans that you do not do everything yourself. Coaches who try, fail […]

By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 4: Your Goal

The Task: Understand what you are trying to accomplish. Early in your career as a Varsity leader you need to understand what the program is all about. You may be thinking “advancement” or “high adventure” or even “special programs and events.” But these are just ways to reach the real goal. The real goal is the personal development of each individual boy in in three areas: CHARACTER Values Honor […]

By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 3: Youth Leaders

The Task: Get to know your Team leaders and their jobs. Your job is to train leadership in young men, because your Captain is the team’s leader; he calls the shots, while the coach is on the sidelines. Since we all learn things by doing them, your training program begins with giving leadership responsibilities to the boys. While the Team […]

By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 2: The Boys

The Task: Collect the basic information on the boys in your Team. If you do not already have a list of the boys and their contact information, now is the time to get it. While you are a Coach, you will continue to learn more about each boy. This information will help you choose the jobs right for them. For now, collect […]

By Andy Gibbons
Jan 21, 2016

Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book Day 1: Get Oriented

The Task: Collect the basic information you need to get to work. A new Varsity Coach needs a lot of information. Today’s task is to gather some of that information. Make this book your own by filling in your own information. Record information about your team, your sponsor (your Chartered Organization Representative), and your Scout district. List both the Troop Committee Chair and the Varsity Scout Committee Chair. Don’t wait another […]