It is not enough as a Scoutmaster these days to take boys camping, teach them a few skills, and hand out merit badges. Kids today, like kids in the past, and certainly this will apply in the future as society changes, kids grow up differently, and attitudes and norms change, are different.
I think that it is important to know why are the way they are to best be of service to them. Is this above and beyond? I don’t think so, I think that we need to do our best to know who we work with. How else can we be of service.
We are experts at backpacking, or knot tying, or model rockets, but what are we doing to become experts at understanding young men.
I found this set of 5 videos that will help. I am going to post the first one here.. then just follow the links to the other 4. Or you can find all 5 video’s at the BSA Internal Communication You Tube Channel. It is worth your time to watch these two ladies tell the Scout executives about young people. I learned a lot, I am sure this will help you to.
Be sure to watch the other 4.. I promise there is interesting information that will make you (and me) better Scout Leaders.
BSA Internal Communication You Tube Channel
Have a Great Scouting Day!