ScouterStan First Season of Commission’s Weekly Review

ScouterStan reviews the first session of the Commission’s Weekly show. ScouterStan has been inspired to continue with a second season, but he needs help knowing what he should cover. Please let him know in the comments of this channel and he will see them, read them and will reply. If the first season was helpful in any way, please let others know about the channel. ScouterStan is planning on improving the video and gets more fun over time. Maybe a real-time chat in the future? 😎


📣 Season 2 starts back up on November 27, 2019


First Session of the Commission’s Weekly:

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🎃 The Most Frightening 👻Tale of… 💀Scary RECHARTERING! 🦇

Every year all scouting units recharter. 😬 The recharter packet should contain the following:
✔ Step-by-Step Instructions
✔ Printout of Units Current Membership
✔ Unit & Membership Fees
✔ Journey to Excellence
✔ Annual Charter Agreement
✔ Contact Help and Resources Information
✔ Other Stuff from Council/District

Recharter packets are picked up at the October Roundtable. Recharter starts online with instructions contained in the packet. Print out the forms specified in the instructions. Get the signature that is required. Make financial arrangements to cover your fees. Complete the rechartering at the November Roundtable. Remember that you are not alone. Use your resources if you have questions.

🌎 https://www.scouting.org/commissioners/internet-rechartering

🍬 Trick-or-Treat!?! Okay here is your candy… https://youtu.be/zlQNdGdl8Rc 

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What Is The Charter System? Understanding The Century-old Charter System

On June 15, 1916 the US Congress first issued a charter (Title 36 congressional charter) to the Boy Scouts of America signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson. Scouting in the USA has been charged to help make American youth into outstanding citizens. Since that time Scouting has evolved slowly into the program it is today. Each scouting unit is chartered and owned by organizations threw out our community. Membership in Scouts BSA is required from National before joining a scout unit. That’s the form you filled out when you first joined. Every year after your membership fees are paid threw recharted. Each Council in the United States is financially independent of the National Office. Your local council is funded by local donations and threw Friends of Scouting (FOS).

🌐 https://www.scouting.org/commissioners/internet-rechartering/
🌐 https://www.cflscouting.org/unit-recharters/

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Burnout Prevention and ScouterStan’s Rule of Five

Scout leaders are notorious for volunteering and over-committing. We like to say and hear the word YES! Leaders often get burnout when they over-commit to anything. ScouterStan explains how to help prevent burnout by keeping the “Rule of Five” in balance.

The Rule of Five 🖐

(1) Family – That’s your family and friends you would consider family.
(2) Faith – Putting God in your life will help give it purpose and meaning.
(3) Career – Using your skills to pay the bills.
(4) Self – Taking time for your self, downtime is important.
(5) Others – Helping others become better people and doing good turns for them.

It’s natural for each person to rearrange their own Rule of Five. However, the list is the same and no one of the five is more important than any other. The perception of burnout happens quickly when there is an imbalance of one or more of these. Balancing these five priorities and helping others balance their commitments, makes everyone happier people. Always remember you can say NO (politely) and still help find someone who is able to say yes. Just think about the Rule of Five before committing yourself or others to anything.

The Body Mind Zone Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BodyMindZone

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What’s a Den Chief? The Most Important Youth Leadership Position!

A Den Chief is a youth position in a Troop that is helping the Den Leader in a Cub Scout Pack. Often this position is dismissed as unimportant and trivial. However, it’s one of the most important in the life of a Scout Troop and a Cub Scout Den. ScouterStan explores this little know youth position and how important it is. The new Den Chief training is outlined in 3 modules;

  1. The Den Chief’s role and understanding Cub Scouts
  2. The Den Meeting
  3. How to lead activities

The Den Leader and the Den Chief Scout should attend this training together. Techanaly, the Den Chief can be of any rank, but only First Class Scout or higher can count their service for rank advancement. Scoutmasters should only select responsible scouts for this position. As the Den Leader doesn’t need an older Cub Scout… They need a real youth leader. Scoutmasters should also consider the many commitments on this youth leader. Troop meetings ever week, Den meeting 3 times a month and Pack meeting or Pack activity once a month. Plus Troop camping and OA commitments and more… A Den Chief is a natural recruiter for your Troop. Encourage the Den Chief to work in the older Den’s and have them cross over into the Troop. Then the former Den Chief can become a Troop Guide to the first year patrol.

🌎 Den Chief Website: https://www.scouting.org/training/youth/den-chief-training
📄 Instructors Syllabus PDF: https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Den-Chief-Syllabus-v4.pdf
🎓 Online Den Cheif Training: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/training/den-chief-training

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