Pandemic Scouting

COVID-19 has been quite challenging this past year. Scouting has met the pandemic head-on worldwide. Scout leaders have had to adapt to a virtual environment to keep Scouts involved. Often the adult leadership has difficulties keeping up with the youth in this regard. For many years to come, we will need to work on safety elements in regards to infectious disease. The β€œHeinz 57” series Is designed to help you get all caught up (ketchup) with critical subjects in scout leadership.

πŸ”—LINKS:
🎬 Special Report on Pandemic Scouting https://youtu.be/5FBp-RT27wc
🎬 Scouting’s New Path… Post-Pandemic? https://youtu.be/VLeNVIfaGog
🌐 Old Fashion Handshake? http://www.scouterstan.com/?p=291
🎬 BSA Scouting At Home: https://youtu.be/chnOUp2QzLY
🎬 Scouts get creative during a pandemic: https://youtu.be/I4wWXrZ3EIM
🎬 Boy Scout troops stay connected amid pandemic: https://youtu.be/p_DVxN5qkFE
🎬 Post-Pandemic Summer Camp? https://youtu.be/UPV72SgbrXg
🌐 Guide to Safe Scouting: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/
🌐 Camp Director Resource Page: https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/cd-resources/
🌐 Scouts BSA National Statement on COVID-19: https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/
πŸ“„ Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-057.pdf
πŸ“„ A-B-C Medical Forms PDF: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf
πŸ“„ Annual Health and Medical Record FAQ – PDF: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_instruction.pdf

⚠️ Important: ScouterStan makes no medical claims in any of these videos. It is recommended that you follow your local health guidelines to determine appropriate safety actions. 

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Camping

Camping is one of the most rewarding of all Scouting activities. It can also be challenging in many ways. The next three videos are concentrated around summer & winter camping, and the inevitable homesickness that leaders must deal with. The β€œHeinz 57” series Is designed to help you get all caught up (ketchup) with critical subjects in Scout leadership.

πŸ”—LINKS:
🎬 Summer Camp for Scout Leaders: https://youtu.be/x4es0Tvadww
🎬 Discovering Winter Camping: https://youtu.be/597tcmoVl-g
🌐 Humiture Definition: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humiture
🌐 Cold Weather Winter Camping: https://www.scouting.org/cubhub/winter-camping-fun/
🌐 BSA Winter Activities: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss12/
🎬 How to Deal With Homesickness: https://youtu.be/fYxk7vE6UAQ
🌐 Scouting Safely & Homesickness: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safety-moments/homesickness/
πŸ“„ Scouting Safely & Homesickness PDF: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-055(18)_Homesickness_WEB.pdf
🎬 Camping Mode on Your Smartphone? Scouting and your Mobile or Cell Phone: https://youtu.be/-t6_6TEfWM8

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Get Training

Every Scout deserves a trained leader. Often we joined scouts as adults to help out. The best way to do that is to become a trained leader. We also have to consider that we as adults would need to train the youth to take on responsibilities of leadership. Here are three videos to get you going. The first is about your training as an adult leader.
🎬 Training for ALL: https://youtu.be/CxMmurNp2iI
🌎 My.Scouting.Org: https://my.scouting.org/

OK, now you’ve set up your my.scouting.com account and have taken a few courses, and got your YPT up to date. Now here’s some information about Den Chief training and how important it is to scouting.
🎬 What’s a Den Chief?: https://youtu.be/6wPXj12rsQc
🌎 Den Chief Website: https://www.scouting.org/training/youth/den-chief-training
πŸ“„ Instructors Syllabus PDF: https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Den-Chief-Syllabus-v4.pdf
πŸŽ“ Online Den Chief Training: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/training/den-chief-training

Youth leadership in a troop is trained by the Scoutmaster and their assistants. Here is a video on how that works.
🎬 What is ITLS?: https://youtu.be/761ntvsOI9E
🌎 Training for Youth: https://www.scouting.org/training/youth/
πŸ“„ Adult Leader Syllabus for ILST: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/ILST_IntroSyllabus_9_11.pdf
🎬 Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops: https://youtu.be/sdnZMGypZiY
🎬 NYLT Promo: https://youtu.be/BFUdFQGRJe0

Every scout deserves a trained leader, and also to be trained on leadership. There are many other videos about this subject but this should get you started.

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What is OA? (Compilation of videos.)

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is not a secret society. It is the honor society of the Boy Scouts of America or today’s Scouts BSA. These three videos explain a lot of the mystery without revealing or spoiling the traditions. It observes and preserves the tradition of the order. This video series of β€œHeinz 57” is intended to help you β€œCatch-up”. Many new adult leaders are unaware of the organization and traditions within scouting.

🌎 Order of the Arrow Website: https://oa-bsa.org

β–Ά OA YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/oabsa

🌐 Wiki Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Arrow

🎬 What’s the Order of the Arrow about? https://youtu.be/rK3dULQ-vFM

🎬 I’ve Been Elected to the Order of the Arrow… Now What? Ordeal? https://youtu.be/U1SEax7-51k

🎬 I’m an Ordeal Member… Now What? https://youtu.be/v9w0Dn2Cl_I

What is Wood Badge? (Compilation of videos.)

Wood Badge is the premier training for all adult leaders in Scouting. Understanding the basics will help any adult leader appreciate this training. Here are two critical videos about Wood Badge that explains the basics and how after training beads are earned. This is your chance to pull a β€œHeinz 57” and β€œCatch-Up” too us.

🎬 Wood Badge is the Highest Level of Adult Scout Leader Training: https://youtu.be/P9OUM97ux4s

🎬 Working Your Ticket If You Can? – Finishing Up Wood Badge: https://youtu.be/4Nxf5C6xyLM

🎬 Wood Bage Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9OUM97ux4s&list=PLlP1tCTA5P8w9QFlFbRYrnJaF0mcXyvfw

What is Scouting? (Compilation of videos.)

Scouting is the world’s best hope for training youth to become productive leaders. For such an important organization it’s not understood widely. ScouterStan Has put together 3 videos that explain the origins and history of scouting. This is a good place to start finding out more information about scouting. This video is the first in a compilation series called β€œHeinz 57”… so you can β€œCatch-Up”.

🎬 How Did Scouting Start in America? https://youtu.be/mpyqSZFA8Hs

🎬 Who Was Baden-Powell? & How B-P Changed the World! https://youtu.be/OY9pv8iF4wg

🎬 Who Created The Scout Law? – Ernest Seton or Robert Baden-Powell? https://youtu.be/dqaKrXDnXSo