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Scouting 101: Methods of World Scouting in Management Education

Contribution of World Scouting methods to the education of potential managers or leaders outside Scouting.
by Jose Lepervanche on 18 April 2011

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Transcript of Scouting 101: Methods of World Scouting in Management Education

Scouting 101: Methods of World Scouting in Management Education
Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche
Professor of Supervision and Management
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Scoutmaster BSA Troop 182
Director NFC National Youth Leadership Training
2009 National Distinguished Scoutmaster
The BAS in Supervision and Management program has incorporated innovative learning strategies and contents from different industries and organizations. They include corporations, government, academia, nonprofits, churches, and youth groups.
Managing people requires values and methods that could come from other areas beyond the workplace and traditional content developed for management education.
This study takes the risk of exploring outside-academia learning strategies and the essential characteristics of the World Scouting Movement and its contribution, not only to the education of young people, but also to the education of potential managers or leaders outside Scouting, with emphasis in the workplace
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

The Vision

The Vision for Scouting is:
As a global Movement, making a real contribution to creating a better world.

We see Scouting entering its second century as an influential, value-based educational Movement focussed on achieving its mission, involving young people working together to develop their full potential, supported by adults who are willing and able to carry out their educational role.

We see Scouting world-wide as attracting and retaining more and more young people (especially adolescents) of both genders and coming from broader segments of society.

We see Scouting as attractive to adults, women and men, in all cultures - a Movement through which they can make a significant contribution to society by working with young people.

We see Scouting as a dynamic, innovative Movement with adequate resources, simple structures and democratic decision making processes where organisation, management and communication are effective at all levels.
The Mission of Scouting

The mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.
Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
Scout Law

A Scout is:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,
Brave, Clean, Reverent
Educational Method

An educational Movement for young people

As an educational movement for young people, Scouting's purpose is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

* It includes all four pillars of education: learning to know, learning to do, learning to live together and learning to be, the last two requiring a particular emphasis.
* It belongs to the category of non-formal education since, while it takes place outside the formal educational system, it is an organized institution with an educational aim and is addressed to a specific clientele.

The Aims of Scouting

The aim of the Scouting movement is to build youth into quality citizens by:

* Building Character
* Fostering Citizenship
* Promoting Fitness
The Methods of Scouting

The methods of the Scouting movement are the means through which the aims are achieved:

* Scouting Ideals
* Patrols
* Outdoors
* Advancement
* Personal Growth
* Adult Association
* Leadership Development
* Uniform
A “Toolbox of Leadership Skills’, including:

Vision – Goals – Planning – Creating a positive future
SMART Goals – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely
Planning and Problem – Solving Tool – What, How, When, Who
Assessment Tool – SSC – Start, Stop, Continue
Teaching EDGE – Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable

Stages of a Team – Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing
Leading EDGE– Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable
Conflict Resolution Tool-EAR- Express, Address, Resolve
Ethical Decisions – Right vs. Wrong,
Right vs. Right, Trivial
Communication - MaSeR – Message, Sender, Receiver
ROPE – Reach, Organize, Practice, Experience

DrJose@lepervanche.net
www.lepervanche.net
@DrLepervanche
22nd International Conference on College Teaching and Learning
April 2011
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