If you have been following my channel on YouTube, you know I’ve been talking about doing more live shows. In the midst of all this, a young man from England contacted me. Mark from the “Big Man In The Woods” channel asked if I would be available for a live chat on his channel. Well, one thing led to another and we set the date for this coming Saturday, July 31st, at 3 PM (EST) this is 8 PM in London. If you have enjoyed Mark’s channel as I have then you know he is passionate about Scouting. I am looking forward to our discussion. Even if you are not going to join in the chat you should at least subscribe to Mark’schannel and check out some of his videos.
I have done a lot of Internet zoom meetings especially the past year with all the lockdown stuff going on. I have become very comfortable with live video. In June I hosted the BSA’s first International Virtual Cub Scout Day Camp. This was about 9 hours a day for two weeks of live video. I was so glad that Mark asked me to just sit and talk about Scouting in the United States. If you’re familiar with Mark’s channel you know that he is based in London England and the Scouting program was founded there before it immigrated to America. There are major differences between the two Scouting programs although the core values are the same.
I encourage you to set a reminderNOW to join us this coming Saturday. I will try to ask Mark some questions about living so close to Gilwell Park for us Wood Badgers. YIS⚜
Advancement is one of the eight methods used by Scout leaders to help youth fulfill the aims of the BSA. A new or small unit could use the committee secretary as an advancement person temporarily. Eventually, the advancement team is developed by the parent leaders of the unit.
Additional advancement team members will give more opportunities for proper interactions.
Scheduling boards of review for rank advancement.
Delegation of record-keeping and leader interactions.
Most Packs rely on parents to submit advancement records to a designated leader. This changes to youth submitting records directly to a Troop or Crew advancement team of adult leaders. Cross over parents (Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA) needs to understand this advancement system.
The troop committee can vote in an Eagle Project subcommittee. This subcommittee should have tradesmen experience and organization skills. This will help determine the project’s feasibility and scope. The troop committee chairmen oversee all subcommittees and still signs off on approved projects.
With the introduction of Scoutbook, everyone is involved with the process. Advancement people can run reports, submit records, and acquirer badges from Scoutbook data. Leaders can check records and work with the scout on advancement needs. Parents can work with the Den Leaders on advancement.