侦察员领导的部队博客 #16: 什么LDS Scouters可以从变化的年轻女性Camp学习指南

比尔 · 查普曼

Less than three-weeks ago the Church announced changes to the Young Women Camp Guide. 这些变化中所强调的是“取消认证,并强调青年领袖。”似乎有一个趋势,在教会与青年领袖工作. 训练他们年轻,给他们更多的责任,真正发挥领导作用. Not just talk about it but actually give the youth leaders a “major” role. That takes some courage and discipline on the part of the adults.

“What we hope will be one of the 主要 changes with using the Young Women Camp Guide is the involvement of the youth camp leaders,” Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, told the 教会新闻. “We want to see them take a 主要 role in both determining what needs to happen at camp and in leading camp activities.” (着重线后加)

Sister Neill F. 万豪酒店, Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, added, “Because the new guide is principle based, it allows the youth camp leaders space to receive personal revelation for their own camp. They aren’t just told what to do. They are practicing the leadership principle of counseling together and learning to seek direction from the Spirit to meet their needs. These skills will bless the young women, 他们的家庭, and the Church for years to come.” Ibid. (着重线后加)

The Lord is teaching us the direction of His Church in these latter-days through his living apostles and prophets and auxiliary leaders. Times are going to get tougher for our youth. The scriptures warn us about the challenges we will face in the latter days. Paul saw the apostasy and perilous times of the last days. (2 蒂莫西 · 3 & 4) Great calamities shall precede the Second Coming. (Matthew 24; Joseph Smith Translation, Matthew 1) Our youth will need to be stronger than any other generation to lead their families, 教会, and the world through these challenging times. They will not be prepared to do so if they are timid and unprepared. (D&C 38:9) Our calling is to prepare them to lead now!

It is time for our youth, both young men and young women, to step up and lead now. 教会的 Aaronic Priesthood Leader Training website emphasizes three principles “to help all our young men become converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ and live by its teachings, including preparing to fulfill their divine roles. “ Those three principles are as follows:

  1. 与他们同在.
  2. 用天上它们连接起来.
  3. 让他们引.

最近, the General Young Men Presidency observed that “[一个]s we visit quorums all over the Church, we see that the success of actually having the young men lead has proven to be much more difficult and less commonly practiced.” “Do You Want to Make a Difference? Let Youth Lead,” (教会新闻, 21 6 月, 2017) How can we make the change to helping our Scouts have a “major” role in the leadership of their troop?

The Young Men General Presidency has answered this question, 以及. 在侦查中, we call it the EDGE method. (See graphic below) In the mission field it is called the “training model.” Yes, this is the model for all young men leaders in the Church and hence all LDS Scouters. In the mission field, the “lead trainer” is the mission president. In a Scout troop, that could be the Scoutmaster, an Assistant Scoutmaster, 讲师, 或, even the senior patrol leader or other Scout qualified in the skill being taught.

The model is as follows: the lead trainer “teaches verbally a doctrine or skill he wants the (侦察兵) to learn. He then demonstrates the skill in a role-play experience. He will invite the (侦察兵) to practice what he demonstrated and then provide evaluation. 的 (侦察兵) will continue to practice the skill until they become proficient at it (请参见 谚语 22:6).”

One of the hardest parts of implementing this model is for the “lead trainer” to let the Scouts practice until they become proficient at the skill. Mark Pendleton, a member of the Young Men general board, observed how the transition from adult-led to (侦察兵)-led can take place. After witnessing a first assistant in a priest quorum leading his quorum in planning and training, Brother Pendleton asked the bishop to explain how this came about.

The bishop explained that “each of the quorums in the ward were holding regular presidency meetings, and similar training was provided weekly for these presidencies. The young men were being well trained in their responsibilities and the sacredness of their callings. What was even more interesting to me was that just six months earlier the adult leaders were taking the lead and planning everything for the young men.”

The Lord is speaking through His servants in many ways about the importance of training our youth to lead. If you have not already done so, now is the time to convert your troop to a Scout-led troop.

 

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  1. Michael 说:

    条例草案,
    伟大的职位! Thanks for providing the link to the article on the YW camp guide. Allows for more in-depth understanding. I particularly liked this paragraph from that news article:
    Rather than a checklist of topics to cover, the new guide offers suggestions of activities—including many of the activities from the former guide—that focus on spiritual, social, physical, and intellectual activities. Youth leaders should be involved in all aspects of camp, working with their adult leaders to decide what is important for their group.

    It is wonderful that the Lord knows each of us individually and loves us enough to inspire and reveal those changes necessary to support and guide the youth back to Him in the manner that is best suited to their generation!

    It is a fantastic change for our youth to be moving away from thechecklistsof the pasteven those checklists that we as adults used in our youth. Checklists can be so confining and limiting to personal growth! Times-a-changing, that’s for sure!

    1. Michael, great observation! Like you, I see a lot of valuable parallels between these instructions for the young women and training for our young men. While checklist may be helpful to make sure we do not miss important things such as a backpacking checklist, when used as a target for the end result, they are often misleading.

      Hearts are not often changed by checklists but they are by allowing the young men/young women to pursue the kind of activities listed in the article and encouraging young men/young women to seek personal revelation and lead each other. That is how we develop character.

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