Monthly Archives: October 2020

Park Commission Offers Scout Programs

The Morris County Park Commission is offering a variety of programs to Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA, including merit badge offerings.

All the programs are offered at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, located at 247 Southern Boulevard in Chatham Township.

Click here for more details and registration information.

Training Offered for Youth Leaders

In response to the needs of youth leaders in troops and crews, Scouting U has released two new virtual training programs for Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST), and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC).

These new temporary instructional training programs are available by logging onto https://my.scouting.org and launching the BSA Learn Center.

When the Learn Center opens you can select the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) or Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC) from Programs, as applicable to you. In the programs are two learning plans – Introduction and Tools of Leadership – you will need to complete both. When selecting a learning plan, it will open with a description and course listing – click the Enroll button to record your completion progress. For courses within the learning plan, simply click the Start button and take the course until you complete it. Both the learning plans and course will show your percentage of completion.

Module 1 is a brief five-minute introduction to the organizational structure of the unit. In Module 2, participants will spend approximately 36 minutes learning about the Tools of Leadership, designed to help Scouts and crew members develop their leadership, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Specific topics include Creating a Vision, Goal Setting, Communication, Planning and Delegation, and the Stages of Team Development.

Upon completion of these two modules, a certificate of completion will be available, and should be printed for their unit leader. The completion certificate allows Scouts an opportunity to complete the third and final module in a virtual online environment.

Using a Zoom or similar online video conferencing program, Module 3 provides Scouts an opportunity to virtually interact with their fellow Scouts and leaders to expand and integrate their leadership expertise. Topics covered in the final one-hour module, include Team Development and Characteristics, Group Decisions, Leadership Styles and Tools, Ethics and Values and the EDGE method.

Unit leaders interested in offering this new Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops and Crews can contact [email protected] to request the directions, PowerPoint, and script for Module 3.

Invite New Members to Your Unit Via Virtual Recruitment

A step-by-step plan is now available to guide unit leaders through running a recruitment event virtually.

For more information, click here.

 

Eagle Scout Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The Patriots’ Path Council is proud and excited to announce the 2021 Eagle Scout Hall of Fame inductees! Congratulations to:

Laurence T. Cleveland, Eagle Class 1984

Alvin and Andy Dietz, Eagle Class 1969

Joseph M. Fucito, Eagle Class 1974

David E. Setzer, Eagle Class 1950

Ernesto Soler, Eagle Class 1979

These six Eagle Scouts will be inducted into the hall of fame during the annual Eagle Scout Recognition and Reunion Dinner, which will be held in the spring of 2021.

Thank you Laurence, Alvin, Andy, Joseph, David, and Ernesto for your years of service to Scouting and to the community!