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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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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America Needs Scouting Values Now More Than Ever Before

Today we recognize all of Americas who willingly sacrificed their lives, to save others. Firemen & First Responders, who bravely climbed up to save lives in doomed burning buildings. Police & Security, who gave themselves willing to evacuate survivors. Passengers on United Airlines flight 93 who fought the terrorists when they found out what was going on.

All of the selfless acts of theses honored Americas can never go without remembrance on this day. We all know that among them were many Scouters. The Scout Motto – “Be Prepared”. In Scouting we prepare our youth to do things we hope, they never need to do. We teach young scouts First Aid. Recognizing victims and what to do about it. We teach Youth Protection to Scouts and Scouters. Safety for ourselves and others. We teach about Emergency Preparedness. Disasters, fires, even water safety.

In the Scout Oath, we promise to use our scout skills “to help other people at all times”. In the Scout Law, we uphold that a scout is Helpful, Friendly and Brave. Pray today for the heroic Americans and their families. Please include our future Americans (our scouts) who are taking on tomorrow’s challenges. Let us pray that they may never need to use the skills we teach them. Let them be prepared to help other people at all times. God bless America.

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District Roundtable, a Meeting You Need to Attend

This is your monthly district roundtable meeting that ALL Scout leaders should plane to attend. The structure of this meeting has three parts. First, the opening, greeting, and announcements. Second, the breakout sessions for all divisions of Scouts (Cubs, Troops, Ventures, and Sea Scouts). In the last part, everyone reconvenes for the closing. This structure will be different from time to time and in many areas. Scout leaders who don’t attend are often left out of the loop of information.

Roundtable Link: https://www.scouting.org/commissioners/roundtable-support/

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Training for ALL – Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leaders

Now that we have lost of new families joining our Pack or Troops, existing leadership needs to have a discussion about training. Every adult (moms, dads, uncles, and ants) should set up a free my.scouting.org account and take YPTASAP! Later, if they chose to join the leadership of the unit they can attach the membership to the account. Additional training is encouraged to all, not restricted to members only.

My.Scouting.Org: https://my.scouting.org/

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Recruiting Scouts is Year-round – School Night Signup

Scouts recruitment is year-round. When school starts back up in the fall, its often referred to as the start of the recruiting season. Many districts have a “School Signup Night” organized by the professional staff. This is a signup night only, not a “Back to the Pack”. Packs & Troops need to promote year-round with service opportunities. School orientation day (“Meet the Teacher”), meetings, gatherings or assemblies. There are many recruitment opportunities throughout the year.

Be-A-Scout Link: https://beascout.scouting.org/

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Scout Service to Your Charter Organization?

Charter Organization Representative (COR’s) is your units connection to the community. Many units don’t even consider a service project for their own. If you’re with a faith organization, think about all of the holidays when they need service. Schools need flag presentations at the PTA meeting. Other community service organizations have many needs. Units will have problems if they’re invisible to there organization that charters them. Talk with your COR and get thinking about all the service opportunities.

About the BSA: https://www.scouting.org/about/

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Crossover for Adult Leaders?

The natural tendency of adult leaders to cross from a pack to a troop is not the only option. Seriously consider joining the commissioner core of your district. ScouterStan explores this and many other options. Making the most of your service and experience will help more youth become better leaders.

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Excuse me… When will the 7 o’clock meeting start?

Setting an example is often harder than just doing it. Consistent start times are critical to establishing respect for leadership and the audience. Remember that to be early, is to be on time. On-time is to be late. To be late is unacceptable.

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