In the old Scoutmaster Handbooks, there was always at least a chapter on what makes up a boy and how that boy grows, learns, and develops. I think it is important to know these things as a Scoutmaster. We work with boys becoming young men and each is different. They all have needs and wants and are motivated in their own unique way. To train a young man to lead other young men it is important that we understand them in order to set them up for success.
I stumbled on this video taken from the 2010 BSA National Youth Forum. This video is Don Elium, author and Family Therapist. He talks about the three things that Boys need to know.
There are a lot of resources out there for us to better understand and support our Scouts. Take the time and learn more. It will make for more effective leadership development, and stronger troop, and life long learning for both the youth of our organization and us.
Have a Great Scouting Day!