Making Scouting Unforgettably FUN!
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- one 20-foot 1/2-inch nylon or polyester rope
- two sturdy 6-inch platforms
- two 8-foot x 4-inch spars per every seven to eight conference participants
- one 6-foot x 3-inch spar per every seven to eight conference participants
- three 15-foot manila lashing ropes (properly whipped) per every seven to eight conference participants
- six 20-foot manila lashing ropes (properly whipped) per every seven to eight conference participants
- one printed copy of guided-discovery.pdf for each participant
- one printed copy of Troop Games – Small Space for each participant
- one printed copy of Openings an Closings for each participant
- one printed copy of Minutes for each participant
- One printed cop of Troop Meeting Planning Sheet
- ready for projection: Crossing the Alligator Pit
8:20-8:30 — Gathering Period: Hunker Down
8:30-9:00 — Presentation and Discussion: Go online and project http://programresources.org. Proceed to Activities, view Troop Meeting Fun, and take a tour of the Activities section. Open the floor to comments and questions.
9:00-9:05 — Presentation: View: Crossing the Alligator Pit Video
9:05-9:30 — Activity: Crossing the Alligator Pit
9:30-10:00 — Discussion: How does planning a program that rocks hinge on providing the grounds for establishing a Scout run unit? Pass out copies of guided-discovery.pdf. and have attendees take turns reading sections aloud. Open floor to discussion.
10:00-10:30 — Presentation and Discussion: Go online and project http://programresources.org. Proceed to Ceremonies Index and use it as a point of reference to take a tour of the Ceremonies section. What advantage do you see in presenting different versions of opening and closing ceremonies chosen by the youth leaders? Distribute printouts for activities, ceremonies, and leaders’ minutes, along with blank troop meeting planning sheets.
10:30-11:00 — Activity: Using the planning sheets and printouts as a resource, participants assume the role of their unit’s planning team and fill in the content for each section of their troop meeting agenda.
11:00-11:20 — Discussion: Participants share their plans.
- one printed copy of 10-dutch-oven-recipes for each participant
- three bandanas
- an array of items that make a recognizable sound
- ready for projection: Putting Skills Into Action / We Are Scouts
1:30-2:00 — Presentation and Discussion: Go online and project http://troopleader.org/program-features/. View the Program Features video, and take a tour of the program features section of the Troop Leader Resources website with the main focus on the meeting plans for the monthly themes. Open the floor to comments and questions.
2:00-2:30 — Activity: Play Blindfolded Steal the Bacon
2:30-2:45 — Activity: Play Identifying Sounds
2:45-2:55 — Presentation: Teach “Ging Gang Goolie” prefaced with story of how and why B.-P. wrote it. Teach Class-A Clap.
2:55-3:00 — Presentation: View: Putting Skills Into Action and We Are Scouts and pass out 10-dutch-oven-recipes