Friday, February 21, 2014

Leadership Opportunities

"...serve actively in your unit for a period of six months in one or more ... positions of responsibility."

One of the most underutilized leadership positions (at least, I'm assuming, in LDS Scout organizations) is that of Den Chief. Chalk it up to our Mormon tendency to compartmentalize everything (YM never, ever interact with Primary boys, etc.). This is an older Scout who interacts with and teaches Cub Scouts, assisting the Cubmaster as needed.

Imagine the effect on Primary-age boys if they're mentored by a Young Man who is fulfilling his Duty to God, actively participating in Scouting (including advancement), who proudly and properly wears his uniform, and is overall just a good example and friend; imagine the effect on a Young Man as he strives to live up to the ideals of Scouting, teach correct principles and provide a good example for the next group of Scouts/AP "trainees".

(see MeritBadge.org, US Scouting Service Project)

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