ScouterStan - Scout Leader Podcast

ScouterStan - Scout Leader Podcast

Online Scouting Commissioner Podcast - Scouting needs good and informed leaders like YOU to succeed. Join the ScouterStan community in sending a positive message to our youth. Thank you for taking the time today to check out the @ScouterStan podcast. I hope to cover the topics you need to become a great Scout leader. The ScouterStan community is governed by the Scout Oath & Law. Feel free to add your comments and question. If you need any immediate help or advice, please contact your local Commissioner staff. Support ScouterStan on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/scouterstan

Episodes

April 19, 2024 5 mins

Join us on an inspiring journey of fellowship and service in the Order of the Arrow! Discover the Arroman Award, a unique opportunity designed to guide Ordeal members towards Brotherhood membership. In this captivating video, we share valuable insights and suggestions to empower Ordeal members on their path to personal growth and fulfillment within the OA. From active participation in service projects to embracing leadership roles ...

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Embark on an epic journey into the heart of Scouting excellence with our inspiring podcast tribute to the Paul Bunyan award from Scouts BSA. Delve into the legendary tales of Paul Bunyan, the iconic lumberjack whose spirit of adventure and mastery of the wilderness continue to inspire generations. Discover the rigorous outdoor challenges and leadership milestones that define this prestigious award, showcasing Scouts' dedication to ...
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Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our comprehensive guide to overnight BSA camping safety. Delve into the heart of wilderness preparedness as we equip you with essential knowledge and practical tips for a secure and enjoyable experience. From meticulous campsite planning to mastering fire safety and wildlife awareness, we cover every aspect of preparation. Learn the art of proper equipment selection, food handling, and hydr...

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Discover the telltale signs of trouble within scout units. From dwindling membership to leadership challenges, financial strains, and safety concerns, learn how to identify warning signs before it's too late. Explore the importance of communication, program variety, and community perception in fostering a thriving scouting community. Join us as we delve into the keys to success, addressing conflicts, fostering advancement, and ...

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Join us on an enlightening journey as we delve into the intricate world of mosquito and insect management during scout camping adventures. In this comprehensive podcast, we unravel the secrets behind effectively warding off these pesky creatures, ensuring a bug-free and enjoyable outdoor experience. From understanding the risks associated with insect bites to implementing personal protection measures using DEET, picaridin, or natur...
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Welcome to ‘The Recruiter Strip for the Youth’ a dynamic exploration of youth-led recruitment within the scouting community. Dive deep into the heart of empowerment and leadership as we unravel the secrets behind successful recruitment strategies driven by our young scouts. Through insightful analysis, engaging anecdotes, and practical advice, this lecture series unveils the transformative potential of youth ambassadors in expandin...
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Explore the rich history and mission of the Order of the Arrow (OA) in our latest podcast. Founded within the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the OA promotes leadership, service, and fellowship among its members. Join us as we delve into the traditions, and eligibility requirements of this esteemed organization. Discover how the OA fosters personal growth through its diverse activities and programs, offering invaluable opportunities f...

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Join us for an insightful exploration of the BSA Annual Medical Form, crucial for scouting safety. Discover the significance of Parts A, B, and C, along with special considerations for high adventure trips. Learn about HIPAA compliance and the importance of safeguarding medical information. Explore how scout leaders ensure emergency preparedness with these forms. This informative presentation delves into the essential aspects of m...

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Explore the vital roles of BSA Councils, Districts, and the Commissioner Corps, the backbone of Scouting's structure. Many volunteers overlook the Commissioner Corps' purpose, designed to offer crucial support. Join us as we unveil its strategic framework, empowering volunteers to enhance program quality and community engagement. Discover the keys to maximizing Scouting's impact and ensure every volunteer is equipped fo...

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In this insightful podcast, we delve into the dynamic relationship between adult leaders and youth members within Scouts BSA meetings. Exploring the delicate balance between guidance and empowerment, we discuss the importance of fostering youth leadership while providing support and mentorship. Join us as we uncover the challenges, solutions, and profound impact of empowering youth to take the lead in Scouts BSA activities and deci...

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February 11, 2024 3 mins

Season 10 starts soon with the ScouterStan podcast. The small break between episodes has been kind of confusing for some. We are now introducing a new series for season 10. Most subjects this coming season will also be covered on the YouTube channel. Podcast listeners will enjoy new content that's exclusive to podcast audiences.

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Discover the religious emblem coordinator position within your area. There are three major positions concerning religious emblems. The council should have a coordinator that works with each district. Every unit should have a contact for all of the different faiths that this covers. Scouting has always been faith-based. The first promise in the scout oath is to God. This award recognizes individuals who have dedicated time to enrich...

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There's a lot more that scouts can get out of the order of the arrow. Leadership training is a skill that needs to be developed with young people. National Leadership Seminars and Developing Youth Leadership Conferences are ways that Arrowmen can increase their leadership skills. 🌐 National Leadership Seminar Website: https://oa-bsa.org/training/national-leadership-seminar-nls 🌐 Developing Youth Leadership Conference Websit...

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We dive into the urban legend of Scouting only taking one hour a week. Where did this crazy idea come from? We debunk a lot of the misconceptions that arise from recruiting claims. Leaders know that this is not the case. We discuss in detail where this may have come from and how people misunderstood this claim. Many leaders know that a quality program requires training and dedication. Not all meetings are just an hour. Excellence i...

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James E. West Fellowship Award recognizes the financial contribution to the Boy Scouts of America. It would seem that this is kind of straightforward however it's not. There are many ways to contribute and there are different levels of recognition. This is recognized by a colorful green and yellow square knot with a red border. Many recipients receive this recognition when a contribution is made in their honor.

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Many scout leaders are frustrated with life scouts procrastinating towards their goal of becoming an Eagle Scout. Many factors affect young people's choices regarding time management. Scout leaders and mentors need to teach basic time management skills toward the youth's achievement of their goals. Young people need to have the basic skills to manage their time with short-range goals to achieve larger long-range goals. The ...

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November 3, 2023 5 mins

The Historic Trails Award is achieved by scouting units in recognition of historic activity on a historic trail. Hiking metals on specific trails can qualify for this group award. Typically Scout Troops can hike and camp along the trail to give service back to the historic society. There are only three requirements for the Historic Trails Award. There is a link to the national list here in the description.

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The transition of youth leadership to adult leadership within a Troop is critical to the survival of the unit. Scout leaders spend an incredible amount of time training youth to pick up management skills. All too often they leave the Troop without ever being asked if they could step up as an adult leader. Developing a 3 step plan for the Troop to actively recruit youth for adult leadership positions. Mentoring and coaching the yout...

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The meritorious action award is often referred to as the heroism award and lifesaving award. This rare and unique award is given to individuals who have gone above and beyond to help others. Many scout skills or life-saving such as first aid, emergency preparedness, and water safety. Nominations for the award must be made within three years of the incident.

🌐 Lifesaving and Meritorious Action Award: https://www.scouting.org/award...

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This is the follow-up video from the advancement team video from a few years back. From this, we dive into some of the new changes that have happened to advancement. Scoutbook is the preferred reporting method for unit advancement. There are other third-party software that units may prefer to use but eventually, it all needs to be integrated into Scoutbook. The unit advancement team which is a critical part of the unit committee ne...

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