Ward New Scout Leader (11 yr. old scouts)


Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence.
D&C 107:99

The Purpose of Your Calling:
Through your ward outlined Scouting Program, help the assigned young men in your ward, age 11, to build desirable qualities of character, learn leadership skills, be aware of the responsibilities of citizenship, develop personal fitness, and help these young men honor their priesthood.To support the mission of the local BSA Council: It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people, and other ways to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on the Scout Oath and Law. The aims of Scouting are to develop in youth (1) a strong ethical character, (2) an active, participating citizenship, including leadership ability, and (3) personal fitness: physical, mental, emotional and moral.

Guidelines of Your Stewardship:

  1. Register with the Boy Scouts of America and wear a full Scout uniform
  2. Become trained with New Scout Fast Start, Basic Training.
  3. Get to know and become closely aware of all New Scouts in your ward.
  4. Conduct weekly scout meetings.
  5. Work with and report to the ward Primary President.
  6. Develop and have at least one campout during the year.
  7. Supervise a working advancement program with the goal being the Eagle award.
  8. Encourage the importance of earning the First Class Award by the time each New Scout is 12 years old.
  9. With the boys develop a tentative troop activities plan for the entire year; then plan and carry out a definite calendar for at least three months in advance.
  10. Implement the outlined Scouting program.
  11. Read and follow the manuals fully.
  12. Maintain the standards of a chartered organization and BSA.
  13. Ensure that the New Scout patrol functions properly regarding coordinated camping and hiking.
  14. Continuously train scouts to plan and operate a Quality Award program and to wear the full scout uniform..
  15. Secure adult assistance and resources as needed through your adult/parent Committee.
  16. Become proficient at being a good leader developer, through study, awareness and application.
  17. Through the adult Troop Committee, provide trip permits for all outside the ward activities involving travel.
  18. Encourage parent involvement.
  19. Encourage Boys Life subscription coming into the home
  20. Maintain two-deep leadership in all activities
  21. Rule One: Make it fun!

Qualifications You Should Develop
1. Ability to work closely with your young men.
2. Ability to organize time effectively.
3. Ability to develop leadership and team spirit and follow the Scouting Program as outlined.
4. A testimony and good relationship with the Lord

Meetings/Activities to attend
1. Weekly Troop meetings.
2. District Round Table each month at                                                                       .
3. District and Council activities support.            (schedule and location)
4. General church meetings.

Average amount of time spent in your calling per week: 4-6 hours

Handbooks or supplemental materials available:
Scouting Handbook (LDS), Boy Scouting Handbook (BSA), Handbook (BSA), Woods Wisdom (BSA), Merit Badge Manual (BSA) Merit Badge manuals (BSA) at Public Library. These materials should be turned over to your successor or Bishop.

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