在盐湖寺 4 日特别会议 9, 1972, 主席哈罗德 B. 李强调青年的病房是第一"和"最重要的所有责任的主教 (维克托湖. 布朗, “斯密的管理,” 海军少尉, 5 月 74).
因为侦察是男青年计划的重要组成部分, 主教应该有个人的证词的侦察和知道为什么它是斯密活动臂. 希望, 他看到启发的斯密的目的和如何活动和价值观的球探，有助于达到这些目的之间的连接. 主教应该用于侦察和斯密首席有远见的人 在他的病房.
主教的辅导员帮助主教直接在病房里的侦查程序. 主教监督 Venturing 程序和他的辅导员监督进入校队, 童子军, 和童子军程序. 主教还"将分配给他的辅导员监督病房在他领导下的青年男子组织之一. 这位顾问讨论青年问题 定期 同病房的青年担任主席. 他报告这些主教会议的讨论" (8.3.1, 着重线后加). 这 辅导员作为特许的组织代表 (哥林多前书). 肺心病的主要职责是帮助单位要取得成功，并提供特许的组织和美国童子军之间的协调. 肺心病应 attend district committee meetings and roundtables. Other duties are outlined in the LDS 童子军手册, 4.2.
To ensure the success of the Scouting programs in a ward there needs to be a strong support system of constant communication, 鼓励, coaching, and reinforcement through regular meetings between Young Men leaders and the bishop or his counselors. Too often men are called to Young Men leadership positions and then just turned loose. As a result there is no orientation to Scouting, no shared vision, no setting of expectations, 没有问责制, 没有采取后续行动, 和没有既定的进程返回并报告对一个人的管理. 可悲的是, 个人的祭司访谈 (生产者价格指数) 有时是少之又少, 特别是与童军领袖.
这些主教区的成员和 YM 领导人之间需要讨论比走廊里讨论更多. 他们应当是正式的, 结构化的质子泵抑制剂，专注于侦察和斯密的重要问题. 这些接触应该是一个人的管理会计和大多数在处理主的年轻男子的事情真诚对话. 最重要, the PPI should provide a motivational spiritual boost to the Young Men leader that inspires him to further magnify his calling.
Perhaps the best improvement the bishopric can do to strengthen a newly called adult Young Men leader is to thoroughly interview the prospective leader when issuing the call to serve. During the interview he should meticulously orient the individual on what his Aaronic Priesthood and Scouting responsibilities entail. In the November 2014 issue of the LDS-BSA Relationships newsletter, 球探桥, 我提到我创建的文档"面向新的年轻男人/童军领袖主教清单."清单提供面试的时候调用应讨论的东西很容易遵循大纲. 它总结了二十世纪的重要职责，将帮助新的领导者的责任在右脚上开始. 它帮助撞到地面，在他的电话中运行新领袖. 由于通讯篇文章发表在 130 LDS Scouting leaders have requested a copy of the checklist. You can receive a copy by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once these men have been properly called into their Scouting positions, I encourage the bishopric to leave these individuals in their calling long enough to build strong relationships with the boys and to thoroughly immerse themselves in the Scouting and Aaronic Priesthood programs. 如我所述 Mac ’ s 消息 #6, Young Men leaders, and those who call them, should view their YM calling as a long-term commitment. It takes time to learn about Scouting and the priesthood. And it takes time to build meaningful relationships with the boys. Too often Young Men leaders are released just when they are becoming the most effective.
Even though members of the bishopric are extremely busy, I urge them to learn more about Scouting by getting trained. 我的 blog message #7 explains why proper training is so important. The members of the bishopric should attend committee member training (部队, 团队, or Crew Committee Challenge) for the age group for which they have stewardship. The live course “Training the COR” is also required by the BSA for the COR. 最重要, although it requires a commitment of several days, Wood Badge is the best training available to help bishopric members fully grasp the tremendous power Scouting has to turn boys into strong men of character. Wood Badge will help priesthood leaders gain a vision of why their Scouting programs should be conducted as designed by the Boy Scouts of America. Wood Badge training will also help bishops and bishopric counselors to be better stewards over the other areas of their ward responsibilities, not just Scouting.
最后, members of the bishopric need to be involved with the boys outside of normal Church meetings. As often as possible they should attend outings, 天长, 法院的荣誉, and other activities where they can rub shoulders with the boys in a casual setting. Mutual night should be a time for the bishopric to be with the youth, rather than focused on other administrative or ministerial duties. 主教, 尤其是, need to free up their time so they can focus on the priest-age boys.
I am convinced that the most important determiner of the success of the Young Men program in a ward is the extent to which the bishopric is actively involved as leaders over the Aaronic Priesthood and Scouting programs. I believe more can be done to strengthen new Young Men leaders. The bishop and his councilors cannot abdicate their responsibility to ensure the Lord’s purposes are fulfilled through His inspired Aaronic Priesthood and Scouting programs. Calling Scouting leaders properly, following up regularly in PPIs, leaving YM leaders in place, getting properly trained, and spending time with the boys are just some of the ways the bishop and his counselors can fulfill their stewardship over the Lord’s young men.
- Are the bishop and his counselors effectively focusing on the young men and women of the ward? Have they made the youth their priority?
- Is the bishopric appropriately directing and involved in the Scouting programs in the ward?
- Is the COR fulfilling his duties within the ward, 该学区, 和BSA地方议会?
- Are Young Men leaders being properly called with a thorough explanation of their duties, responsibilities, and training requirements?
- Are the Young Men leaders being left in their callings long enough to have an effectual impact on the boys?
- Has the bishopric been trained in Scouting? Have they completed basic training and been to Wood Badge?
- Do members of the bishopric participate in Scouting outings and Mutual activities?
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“Bishopric and other priesthood leadership involvement at every level of Scouting helps mentor a boy in the priesthood and offers more opportunities for spiritual experiences. Bishoprics and other leaders should sit around the campfire with the young men to bear testimony and share mission experiences. Our young men’s camp experiences need not be any less spiritual than our young women’s” (保罗季卡尔斯基, "准备好要正直 — — 为我们的年轻人提供一个质量程序的男人,” 童子军, 5 月 28, 2015).
-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.