Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Ethics for Camp

No description

Darryl Alder

on 28 March 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Ethics for Camp

A Moral Compass
Teaching as a Tool of Leadership

Session Objectives

Describe Ethics in Action as it relates to the BSA.
Understand the stages of ethical behavior.
Be aware of ways that stages can and do influence ethical behavior.

Recite the values that the BS A strives to instill in youth.
Explain the Core Values of Cub Scouting.

List Character Connections with outdoor activities and Core Values.

Review situations in camp where ethics come into play and become teachable moments where values can be reinforced.

• The Values of Men and Boys in America, No. 02-121 (See NCS kit.)

• Cub Scout Character Development: Ideas for Connecting Core
Values With Outdoor Activities, No. 510-097 (See appendix.)

• Moral Compass puzzle (See appendix.)

• Teachable Moments and Values Reinforcement (See appendix.)
Materials for Distribution
Compass Game
What was the purpose of the game?
Compass Game - Debriefing
Ethics in Action

What problems did you encounter?
How can we apply this experience to lessons that life might teach us?
Action is the crucial term as we consider how Scouting seeks to engage in the ethical development of youth
Grounded in experiential education
Focus – systematic change in youth— the change in how youth think about ethics and values.
Serves as a method, a set of processes based on what we understand about youth, but grounded in the content of Scouting.
Values of Men and Boys in America – documents that the earlier values are taught, they better youth respond
Ethics in Action

Where do ethics and values come to play in scout camp?
Among the camp staff?
Among the campers?
What consequences might lapses in values and ethics generate?
Since values and ethics are learned behaviors, how should we proceed?

Instilling Ethics in Action

Ethics in Action is about helping youth master the skills they need to figure out what they believe and then to act responsibly—to keep their moral compass pointing north.

Ethics in Action

Ethics in Action builds on and extends four core Scouting values:
Personal honesty
Respect for others
Maintenance of a healthy self.
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 Scout Law.

What are the functional differences between Stages 1-4 and Stages 5-6?

Kohlberg’s Stages of Ethical Development

Stages 1-4: We do what is right to protect ourselves.

Stages 5-6: we do what is right to help and protect others. We start doing things for the benefit of others. We begin to look outward.
Morality: right, wrong, character, ethics

Learning values and ethics
Taught explicitly and implicitly
What sources do you identify
from your life?

Embraces a code of values
and ethics
Provides opportunities to
model ethics that inform our morality
Introduction to the Moral Compass
The “moral compass” –
direction in life

You teach informally through your actions as a camp leader

Kohlberg’s Stages of Ethical Development

Lawrence Kohlberg led a study that documented the following:
Six stages of ethical development.
Time/stage varies
Rapid movement is possible and can be situation-specific
As youth move through the six stages, the influence becomes cumulative in nature

Scouting: Stages 5 and 6
“To help other people at all times.”
“Do a Good Turn Daily.”
“Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind”
“Do your Best” to “Be Prepared” to “Look Wide” and render “Service”

Kohlberg’s Stages of Ethical Development –
Scouting Connections

Ethical Development in Scouting
This helps to further emphasize the “other-directedness” of Scouting’s values.
Although we may not state this as explicitly in the Boy Scouts of America, the movement toward helping others is embedded in our values and hopefully, in our actions.
Our role as camp leadership is to help those who are not in Stage Five or Stage Six to get there.
So how do we do that?
Kohlberg’s Stages of Ethical Development

Important points
Adults play a significant role by teaching youth the kinds of behavior we desire
As youth learn to live moral values, they begin to see and feel the benefits o f each value.
During late childhood and early adolescence, youth begin deciding the kind of people they want to become and be.
Role models remain important
Instilling this responsibility in decision making, camp staff roles and expectations, will encourages them to live and practice desired values.

Ethical Development in Scouting

Important points (continued)
As a camp manager, as you exhibit Stage Five and Stage Six ethical behavior, you will influence the members of the camp staff to exhibit that behavior.
Consider the difference between the following statements:
“We don’t do that because it is council policy”
“We don’t do that because it will cause the Scout to not learn an important skill that will help him in Scouting and possibly for the rest of his life.”
Obviously there are some things that we must do simply because of law, standards, or policy.
It is important that we teach these skills deliberately and model these values consistently.

Ethical Development in Scouting

How are these “traditional” camp activities poorly aligned with the values we want to inculcate?
Establishing a pirate theme at Cub Scout day camp
Staff members aiding and abetting other Scouts who have sent a first-year Scout on a search for a “sky hook” o r a “smoke shifter”
Ignoring a troop that sends first-year campers on a “snipe hunt”
Allowing staff to bend the rules in their favor during a camper-staff member game

Ethical Development in Scouting

Refer to handouts as resources
Goal: to create a comprehensive “moral compass"

Moral Compass Exercise

Have you visited your moral compass recently?

Remember that scouts are watching us more than we watch ourselves
An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual
Full transcript