Mac ’ s 消息 #38: 童军运动委员会的作用

Mac 麦金太尔

Mac 麦金太尔

还有一个强有力的支持结构提供给你在你的童子军, 童子军, 校队和冒险在教会里的领导,如果一切都按它的设计运行. 您希望使用这些支持角色正确用于帮助您运行质量侦察计划. 也许是你最重要, 和通常最充分的利用, resource for your unit support is the Scouting committee.

侦查委员会的目的是要减轻负担的单位领导的 — — 孩子和成人的领导人 — — 通过提供必要的资金, 设备, 资源, 人力, 运输, 和其他需要确保质量的侦查程序. 侦察委员会应处理所有单位行政职能,因此成人组领导人可以专注于对物流的侦察程序而不是男孩.

如果"的精神和身体是人的灵魂" (D&C 88:15), 我可能会提交,精神和身体也是童军运动的灵魂吗. 单位领导人应该专注童军运动的精神 — — 男孩. 侦察委员会应专注于侦察的身体 — — 肉体 (节目), 骨头 (资源), 和血 (财政) 侦察单位. Both are necessary for a thriving Scouting program.

可悲的是, 往往在教会童军委员会是功能失调性. 它有没有明确的用途. 它的成员有没有定义的角色和职责. 在许多病房,很少为委员会来做,因为大部分的工作通过成人青年男女童军领袖. 有时侦察程序正在运行中的计划外, 杂乱无章, 特设的方式--周所以没什么为委员会支持. 委员会成员可包括活动较少或新成员教会,被安置在其作为手段的找到呼吁教会的每个成员的作用. 委员会会议出席情况感兴趣很快衰减时正确的人在正确的地方不是在正确的时间做正确的事情,病房的侦查程序.

侦察委员会失败的主要原因是因为委员会进程的第一步是弱或根本不存在. 在中 Mac ’ s 消息 #21 我解释了拥有你的童军活动年度或季度计划的重要性. 每年或每季度计划是童军委员会的路线图. 委员会使用计划来确定哪些资源以支持单位的活动,他们必须提供. 可以看到在下面的图形, without a calendar of activities the members of the Scouting committee don’t know what support they can provide to the Scouting unit. (请单击要放大的图形)

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侦察委员会各成员的角色变得清晰,当男孩领导人向委员会提供一个季度或年度计划. 举个例子, 每个计划的活动可能有一个金融的组成部分. 委员会可能需要为事件提供人力, 等优点徽章辅导员, 指导员, 认证的范围人员, 两深领导人, 或其他专家. 交通可能需要安排. 营地的保留可能需要作出. 可能需要获得设备和用品. 可能嵌入在每个活动的优点徽章或晋升机会. 法院的荣誉或其他仪式或庆典可能遵循的活动. 这个事件可能是完美的招募新青年成员到侦察单位. 每个这些后勤需求可以通过侦察委员会指定的协调员.

活动在预知, 主教区可以有适当的技能,以支持侦察单位的人参团. 然后,童军委员会主席可以运行作为委员会 委员会, 成员有分配的职责和责任挂钩计划开展的活动. 成员可以给任务, 完成他们的任务, 和回报,他们在处理下次委员会会议的进度报告. 委员会然后会提供所需的资源为活动显示,所以男孩领导人实际上可以计划并进行事件. 一旦活动结束, 男孩领导人应该向委员会提供反馈,使委员会能够更好地支持侦察单位今后的活动.

运行良好, 有效侦察委员会是一个质量侦查程序的关键. 它允许在明确界定之间分配给成人组领导人和那些分配给童军委员会在图形下面所述的职责分离. (请单击要放大的图形)

 

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我再次敦促你从事男孩发展你的侦察单位活动年度计划. 你的计划将给侦查委员会的目的. 这将便于您委员会定期举行, 有意义的会议,使他们能够为您提供充分的程序支持你需要. 使用的程序从你的肩膀上,你可以专注于你的男孩,并帮助他们成为强壮的男人的性格侦查程序中删除的负担被旨在创造.

 

花一点时间来反映

  • 你有每年或每季度的计划吗? 你还坚持你的计划吗?
  • 你有童军委员会适当配备正确的人在正确的位置与正确的技能吗?
  • 你的青年和成人的领导人会见童军委员会寻求你需要为你计划的活动的资源吗?
  • 你的童军委员会定期会面,讨论即将开展的活动, 做作业, 报告作业, 并为您提供的资源和你需要的支持?
  • 你凌驾于一切之上的委员会主席关于侦察程序吗?

 

打开你的倒影变成行动

  • 你会开始做什么, 停止做, 或做得更好,因为你的倒影?

“这应是您的业务和特派团在你的生活, 在理事会主持, 和所有顺序设置 [侦察] affairs of this church and kingdom” (D&C 90:16).

 

-Mac 麦金太尔是专用的童军称颂许多人的生命,通过他的服务和急性对侦查程序的理解. 他目前住在拉斯维加斯, 内华达州. 此消息中表示的意见只是那些作者.

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  1. Eagle Trainer 说:

    I appreciate your comments about the dysfunctional scout committees! I have found it true for but not necessarily because of the Scout Committee Chair- for they are not a part of ward council, and the frustration to get another meeting scheduled is difficult.
    I have been CC for 3 plus years, and had to have 1 on 1 meetings more so then ever wished.
    I believe as a ward council meeting is set, that the counselor over the scout committee should have a Scout committee meeting at the same time, with a counselor from YM and Primary also present with the scoutmaster and senior patrol leadership! 但是, this is my suggestion, 所以!

    1. MarlaThomas 说:

      Scout committee meeting should probably be a week or two after BYC (Bishop’s Youth Committee) Meeting so that the newest calendars (created in BYC and at patrol, 团队 & crew meetings) can be presented to the scout committee. If no current calendars or calendars will be changed then the scout committee may be doing work in vain. Just sayin’. Things constantly change.

  2. It’s always important to stand strong and see what new doors will open up for you. And seek new opportunities to keep moving forward. And see what’s important for you to you can do in the future.

  3. James Francisco 说:

    The way that the scouting committee is set up in the church is a prescription for failure because the committee has responsibility, but no authority. All that would need to be done to mitigate that would be to actually organize scouting the way that the BSA has designed it. In the Troop Committee Guidebook, on p. 13 it states thatThe troop committee is the troop’s board of directors and supports the troop
    program.The organizational charts in that manual clearly show the committee in a position of authority with respect to the troop. 在教会里, the scouting committee exists out to the side and has no real line responsibility for the scouting unit. On p. 21, the Troop Committee Guidebook states that
    a key function of your troop committee is assisting in the selection of the best possible
    person to be your Scoutmaster.and thatthe troop committee has the responsibility to make leadership changes when it is in the best interest of the troop.While in the Church, the scoutmaster is, 通常, the 2nd Counselor in the YM presidency and the Scouting Committee Chair is as surprised as everyone else in the ward when that new individual is sustained without having been previously registered and approved by BSA, as is the usual practice in the wards that I have been in, despite Church statements to the contrary. From that point, the committee has no authority to guide, 直接, counsel, or correct the scoutmaster since they have no authority over him. This is a significant cause of the poor performance if LDS units.

    1. JD 说:

      James

      The Unit Key 3 (Chartered Org RepBishopric Member, the Committee Chair, and the Unit Leader) are key to the success of the Unit.

      As for: “the committee has no authority to guide, 直接, counsel, or correct the scoutmaster since they have no authority over him
      The Committee Chair and COR always have the ability to advise and guide. If the Scoutmaster is not up for feedback and council from the COR and Committee Chair, then get with the Bishop and express your concerns. In most Community Units, the COR and CEO (^ h – 机构负责人 – 主教 – almost never get involved). In LDS Units, we have a great resource that calls new leaders and takes a more active role than the Community Units. Thus Committees play a higher role in selecting leaders.

      Annual Plans, 巡逻方法, Journey to Excellence, 对上帝的责任, 安全侦察指南, Training Materials, and BSA + LDS Handbooks, should be enough so there doesn’t need to be any major corrections toward a Scoutmaster. He is there for the boys and the Committee is there to support him and the program. Scoutmasters, like Bishops, can get busy and need help.

      No one wants to be controlled or told what to do, but rather encouraged, and guided to know what to do.

      The Scout Committee in the Church, when implemented correctly, works great. Having a Bishop to choose leaders is awesome. Having a Bishopric Member and several parents on the Committee to break of various duties works great. Having the Chair help coordinate all of this and suggest names for the Bishop is great. Then again, I have a super Committee Chair and a great committee, so I know it can be donebecause I have seen it.

      1. James Francisco 说:

        JD,

        Let me share some of my experience with your suggestions over the last 23 years as a scouting volunteer.
        The Unit Key 3are key to the success of the Unit.
        Suggested to the COR that he hold Key 3 会议. Gave up after suggesting it every month for one year.

        If the Scoutmaster is not up for feedback and council from the COR and Committee Chair, then get with the Bishop and express your concerns.
        Shared my concerns with the COR and Bishop, they blew me off.

        Thus Committees play a higher role in selecting leaders.
        I’ve never seen an LDS unit committee that was allowed to do it’s BSA defined responsibility to evaluate and select leaders. Unit leaders are always selected by the bishopric with no input or advice from the scouting committee. This is the exact reverse of the proven BSA model.

        Annual PlansSuggested this and got told by YM presidency, “we’ve never done that, quarterly is good enough.

        巡逻方法 – average time to get a new patrol leader approved by the bishopric, 60 天. Could have been done in a week if the boys were allowed to actually vote on troop youth leaders.

        Journey to ExcellenceGot told by YM presidency, “we’ve never done that, it’s too hard to track all that stuff.Went to bishopric, got blown off.

        对上帝的责任 – I have to admit that I hate what this has become. An excuse to say that it is so much more important to have Aaronic Priesthood bottoms in seats getting lectured about something vaguely related to a gospel topic than be actively engaged in scouting activities that will prepare them for the temporal and spiritual challenges of missions and life.

        安全侦察指南 – Ignored at best. LDS units have the highest injury accident rate in the BSA. In one small council that I served in, all of the injury accidents for the year came from one LDS ward, In another ward we had a leader and youth hospitalized for dehydration while on a summersuper-activityand a youth admit in fast and testimony meeting that while on their event, his quorum violated the buddy system and did not stay together on a trail.

        Training MaterialsGetting LDS leaders trained is like pulling teeth on a live predator. I was told by the recently released COR of my ward that BSA training was not important and he would not lead his unit leaders to get trained. I am personally in favor of councils implementing a 100% trained top leader rule for units to be permitted to recharter. It would be a little difficult in the first year as 50-75% of the LDS units in my council would lose their charters for a time, 但是, after the first shock, they would learn.

        牛血清白蛋白 + LDS HandbooksIgnored. While the LDS Scouting Handbook mandates that registration be completed before a leader is sustained, that has not happened in my ward since it was formed two years ago.

        The Scout Committee in the Church, when implemented correctly, works great.
        THe only way that it could ever really work is to strictly follow the guidance in the Troop Committee Guidebook. The way outlined in the LDS Handbook on Scouting is a failed model that leaves LDS units at the bottom of the performance curve.

        1. JD 说:

          James –

          I am sorry to hear about your experiences. I usually see this from leaders who didn’t have a quality Scouting program themselves, while they were a youth. 作为一个结果, they don’t put a lot of emphasis on the program, because they didn’t see it done properly and theyturned out just fine”. 不幸的是, the boys that need the program the most are the ones who don’t always get the program. I know a quality program can change the course and lives of these young men, thus the push to make change happen. I went through a model Cub Scout and Boy Scout Program, so I have experienced what a wonderful program taste like and looks likeso I wouldn’t judge the entire LDS Church by the actions of a few. The Mesa District, 举个例子, is doing some wonderful things with the Varsity Program.

          Good newsBishops usually change every 5 years or less. This means an opportunity to start over every 5 years and change the culture and create lasting traditions within the Unit. Like each Mission President, each Bishop has a unique set of talents that they can use to bless the lives on those whom he serves. Sometime priorities may be different.

          When I have run into Bishoprics with a poor tradition of Scouting, I have tried what you did. Next we share Trails to Testimony and have as many Leaders read it as possible. I then look for another Bishop in the Stake who has a wonderful view or a better view of Scouting andas a Commissioner” (ask the District Commissioner have you assigned to the specific Ward/Unit), begin to help make their program the model program for the Stake. Help find experiences that can be shared with other leaders who may not see the program for what it is.

          The other good news is that you have identified a huge opportunity to make a difference in Scouting. While it may be frustrating to be part of something broken, it is also a great experience to be part of something that begins to work. There is a lot of opportunity to serve in this capacity. It takes patience, 爱, 奉献精神, persistence, and hard work. It will be challenging and rewarding. The process, 当运用得当, will not only bless and change you as a person, but also change the lives of all of those who participate.

          James – you can be a light and encourage those around you, showing them a better way and spread hope and love OR you can be darkness and suck all of the light out of others around you.

        2. Mac 麦金太尔 说:

          是的, I’ve seen all of these problems in my experiences with LDS Scouting.

          After writing these blog messages for almost two years, I’ve come to realize that we don’t have Scouting problems in the Church as much as we have PRIESTHOOD problems. We have a culture in the Church where many priesthood holders at the ward level (and also at the stake level) fail to fulfill their sacred priesthood responsibilities as the Lord wishes they would. I’m sure the Elders Quorum President and High Priest Group Leader have similar laments as yours outlined above regarding their own stewardship areas. If the priesthood brethren were truly obedient andtrue and faithful,” they would be magnifying their priesthood calling at a much higher level, whether it be in the Aaronic or Melchizedek priesthood.

          在我看来, Scouting in the Church will never be stronger than the priesthood brethren who lead it at the local level. I’ve heard many brethren yearn for the Church to do away with Scouting and create its own program for the young men. What most of these brethren seem to fail to realize is that many ward leaders have already created their own program for the young menand it usually entails merely occupying the time of the boys with classroom instruction and fun-focused activities. I would love to believe a non-BSA, Church-designed program would be fully carried out by the priesthood leaders at the ward level, 但, unless we change the current culture of the priesthood, I’m not sure it would be any more successful than Scouting. Where there is faithful priesthood leadership, Scouting works in the Church. Where there is not faithful priesthood leadership, Scouting does not work.

          1. 詹姆斯·沃尔特·泰勒 说:

            阿门.

            I would add that after moving from an area with a great Scouting tradition to an area with multi-generationalfailure to launch”. I struggle with those thoughts and how to move forward.

            One large part of Scouting is that it is a community. I suggest that to make a positive change you need to be in a place to affect change. Be involved in District and Council. Find positive rolesyou will find like minded Church members. Start to build a trained group trying to make change. Involve the Church and the Scouts in the community through Scouting.

    2. Lance Proffit 说:

      As the counselor in the stake presidency responsible for Scouting in our stake, I recommend that a member of the bishopric chair the Scout committee(s) and a member of the Primary presidency chair the Cub committee. They can call an assistant to take care of some of thebusy work,” but it is more in harmony with the BSA definition of committee chair.

      1. Mac 麦金太尔 说:

        Great suggestion!

        1. 菲尔DeHahn 说:

          The Troop is only as strong as the weakest link. If the Scout Committee, YM Pres., Scoutmaster or any others cannot understand and train the Scouts to Train the younger scouts all could be lost.
          I am the HP Group Ldr., Scout Committee Chair and Advancement Chair. I pray with the Bishopric at times for more inspired leadership. And without this program direction could be lost at the local level even more so.

  4. David Ripplinger 说:

    Great post again, Mac, 谢谢! So many of these posts remind me the importance of having well trained bishoprics in scouting, since it’s always up to them to issue callings for scouting positions, even for the boys. This is different from non-LDS units, and it makes it so that it’s difficult for an LDS unit to do well without the bishopric being properly trained.

    1. Mac 麦金太尔 说:

      The bishop’s role is critical to the success of the Scouting efforts within a ward. Blog message #39 will discuss the role of the bishop, 主教, and chartered organization representative (哥林多前书).

  5. 马拉 Thomas 说:

    One thing to remember is that since the charter organization determines specific policies and guidelines of how to apply BSA Scouting in their units that there is some diversity between various scouting units in a district and council. Diversity is encouraged in the BSA. Some charter organizations have more defined policies and guidelines than others. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the green scouting handbook on-line for the purpose of explaining the LDS unit’s policies and guidelines.) 事实上, charter organizations that are churches tend to have the more defined policies and guidelines; whereas, other than church charter organizations tend to just be happy with the scout policies and guidelines with no tweeks for their organization’s purposes. An interesting read might be: http://www.scouting,org/About/FactSheets/operating_orgs.aspx

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