Mac ’ s 消息 #79: 为善的影响

Mac 麦金太尔

Mac 麦金太尔

这是无法衡量的影响,一个忠实的侦察领导人能够对一个年轻人的生活. 你可以是一个决定性的影响力,帮助建立精神和道德品质的坚定基础,他准备在他的未来的机遇和挑战.

Association with adults is one of the eight methods of Scouting. “Boys learn a great deal by watching how adults conduct themselves. Scout leaders can be positive role models for the members of their troops. In many cases a Scoutmaster who is willing to listen to boys, encourage them, and take a sincere interest in them can make a profound difference in their lives” (National Eagle Scout Association).

在摩门经 》, Helaman had a relationship with his “stripling warriors” that went beyond being their military commander. He understood his personal responsibility for the spiritual and temporal safety of these young men. He reinforced and strengthened the faith that their mothers had instilled within them. He loved them. He prayed with them. He worried about them. He stood beside them in difficult times. And he did everything he could to keep his young men safe in a troubled world. He viewed them as his sons; and they called him their father.

To have a close relationship with your young men you have to be deeply engaged in their lives. Boys require not only your physical presence, but also your mental, 情感, social, and psychological investment in them. Boys become strong men of character by interacting with strong men and women of character. They gain experience by watching others. They learn from mentors and role models who take seriously their responsibility to set a righteous example. The experiences your youth have interacting with you can become deeply implanted life lessons and resources that they can draw upon throughout their lives. The love, 温暖, and caring they feel now in your presence, may someday sooth them in future moments of despair or grief.

You can create an eternal bond with your young men the same way the Savior did with his disciples. Have unconditional love for them. Talk with them. Walk with them. Eat with them. Share personal stories that inspire, uplift, and teach. Counsel with compassion. Correct with kindness. And you always, 总是, always seek after the lost sheep, “that one soul shall not be lost” (Moses 4:1).

I encourage you to get close to your boys. 与他们同在. Share your insights around the campfire, in teaching moments, in reflection exercises after Scouting activities, and in Scoutmaster Minutes. Use the scriptures as your field manual. Have meaningful, morning and evening prayer with your boys at campouts. Read the scriptures together. Hold devotionals. Invite the Spirit to be the constant companion of your youth. Do all that you can to teach your boys to love God with all of their heart, 灵魂, 头脑, and strength. Teach them to serve their fellow man, to do a good turn daily, and to be prepared for all that life holds in store for them.

Good leaders don’t see their boys as they are, but rather as they can be. Good leaders project themselves into the future, see the end from the beginning, and they then take the vital steps necessary to achieve their desired outcome. As a Scouting and Aaronic Priesthood leader, you are in the business of growing and saving boys. I encourage you to see every interaction you have with your youth as an opportunity to teach, mold, 鼓励, and influence a boy for good. I pray the Lord will bless you with the vision, desire, and capacity to magnify your stewardship at this vital stage in the lives of your young men.

 

花一点时间来反映

  • Do you love those under your stewardship, and do they love you in return?
  • Do you recognize and accept the powerful influence for good you can have on a young man’s life?
  • Do you spend the individual time necessary with your young men to have an influential relationship with them?
  • Do you actively seek every opportunity to teach, guide and inspire your young men to become better priesthood holders?
  • Do you see your young men as God sees them? Do you act toward them as God would have you act?

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?

 

 

“我实在告诉, 男子焦急地从事公益事业, 做很多事情他们自己的自由意志, 并使之成真多义; 权力是在他们, 其中,他们是代理人本身. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward” (D&C 58:27-28).

 

-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. 埃德莫罗 说:

    I am so happy you shared this information. I just an Email to local Stake leaders encouraging them to fulfill their Stake Leadership responsibilities to Thier Ward Scouting units. I am confident that most Priesthood leaders want to do a good job, but they don’t know the “为什么” behind their roles as Commissioners and friends to their Scout units. Their ministering opportunities are so awesomely Important. Their efforts would help Ward leaders get the training and Continuing Education they need. Then the Aaronic Priesthood could receive the benefits of a properly implemented Scouting program. Thanks again for your inspiring BLOG messages.

  2. Mark Collett 说:

    This is an answer to prayer. I have an ASM that wants to bring his little boys on our outings so they can get some father/son time while he serves the scouts. This blog is the best response I’ve come across.

    If we are honest with ourselves as leaders, it will be clear that there is a time and a place for giving our own children our best time and giving our scouts our best time. Chasing small children at a camp doesn’t magnify our calling as fathers or our calling as priesthood leaders.

  3. MARLA THOMAS 说:

    -Have you ever heard of the 40 Developmental Assets?

    -This blog fits right in line with the concepts of the 40 Developmental Assets.

    -Need a copy of the 40 Developmental Assets?

    -These documents are provided, compliments of the Search Institute. Go to the website: http://www.greatkidsallencounty.org/resources/need-a-copy-of-the-40-developmental-assets/.

    -Click on the links to download PDF copies of 40 Developmental Assets lists for different developmental stages and in different languages.

    -These pages may be reproduced for educational, noncommercial uses only. Copyright © 1997, 2006 by Search Institute, 615 First Avenue N.E.,Suite 125, Minneapolis, 锰 55413; 800-888-7828; search-institute.org. 版权所有.

    The following are registered trademarks of Search Institute: Search Institute®, Developmental Assets® and Healthy Communities • Healthy Youth®.

    Asset Checklist

    Assets for Different Developmental Stages

    40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents – what we term the “original” research
    40 Developmental Assets for Early Childhood (年龄 3-5)
    40 Developmental Assets for Kindergarten Through Third Grade (年龄 5-9)
    40 Developmental Assets for Middle Childhood (年龄 8-12)

  4. MARLA THOMAS 说:

    我, 个人, believe that if children & youth do not experience these developmental concepts while they are growing up; 然后, they will, most probably, have a difficult time adjusting to adulthood. They will be spending their adulthood trying to work through these development traits.

    This is one of the reasons that it is not so positive for the various age groups tohang outwhen it ispeer timebecause they are all experiencing development assets at different ages.

    Usually the interaction with others in a family situation helps to teach youth how to deal with various ages from babies to older teenagers. There is usually a parent monitor such activities (if not too much responsibility is given to the older youth).

    1. Mac 麦金太尔 说:

      玛拉,

      I am just now getting around to reading your comments on this blog message. Thank you for the very interesting resources that you’ve provided on the developmental stages of youth. I have made copies and added them to my personal resource file so I can take time to read and ponder them later.

      一如往常, thanks for your contributions to my blog messages.

      Mac

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