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Nav and Adv - Training - 2019-08-03 (redirected from Training - 2019-08-03)

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Saturday 8:30 - 1:00 pm (4.5 hrs) - Focused on the Navigator and Adventurer Trail Guides, but any parent interested in learning more about how the Troop functions is welcome.

 

Dan Leads:

  • 20 min - Welcome and Program leadership structure for 2019-2020 year
    • Trail Master (Wolthuis) - develop overall monthly schedule, attend PLC with JPLs, fill in for TGs as needed, coordinate with troop leadership and other Trail Masters on cross program training
    • Trail Guides (Bryant, Rosser, Cooksey, Randolph) - develop weekly agenda for trail badge work, lead patrol time each week, capture patrol attendance and requirement completion (signoff in books and Trail Life Connect or coordinate with TM to do so)
      • Randolph/Cooksey - primary TGs for 6th grade patrol
      • Bryant/Rosser - primary TGs for 7th & 8th grade patrols (combined for meetings) 
  • 10 min - Review of planned Trail Badge work by month for 2019-2020 year Meeting and Trail Badge Agendas 
  • 10 min - What does a Tuesday meeting look like.
    • 7:00-7:20 - Meeting opening and WFTW
    • 7:20-8:15 - NAVs meet in patrols for: free time/game (10 min), WFTW discussion (5 min), Trail Badge work (40 min)
    • 8:15-8:20 - return to uptown auditorium
    • 8:20-8:30 - WFTW debrief and meeting closing
  • 10 min - Enforcing Trailman Discipline
    • Engaged (ideal), Disengaged (tolerate), Disruptive or Disrespectful (won't be tolerated)
    • Overview of TL Guidelines for dealing with behavior issues - please read pages 194-208 in the NAV & ADV Leaders Guide 

 

Jason Leads;

  • 60 min - Troop philosophy and lessons learned leading Nav/Adv patrols.
    • Thank you and get ready - you have a lot to learn! 
    • Nav & Adv. Leaders handbook.    
    • What's the difference leading WT vs. Navigators vs. Adventurers.  Similarities?  Frontiers for ex.
      • The days of simple Woodlands Trail advancement are no more  
      • Navigators is where they start discovering and answering how to's for themselves 
      • To give them space for experimental learning, adults more and more step back and allow failure to happen for the Trailman's benefit 
        • It's not total freedom from adult oversight :-)
        • Failure can sometimes be the best way to connect.  First time backpacking stories. 
      • Adventurers hopefully can be treated more like adults 
    • Navs and Advs, separate but related programs.  Why? 
      • Big maturity differences.  Different life interests
      • 13 yr. old Eagle Scouts 
      • Navigators will develop outdoor skills.  Adventurers use those skills to execute on more High Adventure, Service, and Leadership 
    • Patrols and how we haven't had them ideally for awhile.   Establish your Patrol's standards from day 1.  Establish an identity.  Get that Junior Patrol Leader
      • Trail Guides: Make a big deal out of the JPL and let them know they are expected to provide info back to the patrol.   Servant leaders
        •  Give everyone a term as JPL.  Try not to allow two terms in a row unless no one steps up. 
      • Voting ideas for patrol leader, avoiding tenting cliques, gear issues (people will have better and worse stuff - learning how to handle that is important), grubmaster how often. 
    • Mentoring, guiding
      • You're enforcing Safety
      • Be approachable for when things go sideways 
      • Always step in when safety is on the line 
      • Know your Bible and theology - You will likely mentor adults and be mentored too
      • Be humble
      • Apologize right away
      • Remember that everyone is volunteering
    • Campouts, grubmasters, campfires
      • $12 rule, learn how to plan a meal, how to reign in ideas for whole pig underground roasts (maybe not!) or sloppy joe's every campout. 
      • Communicate with parents in the patrol.  Planning meals leads to a lot of how to communication.   Help parents know they should let their son try managing everything before helping.  
    • Working with the 1st Officer - what's that right balance of boy led vs. stepping in to help lead during campouts?  Depends on the 1st Officer.
      • It's OK to leave stuff, while also not dropping everything  
    • Patrol Leaders Council.  The inside scoop on what actually happens... 
    • End of Rank Advancement Conferences and Boards of Review
      • Horizon we handle differently.  
      • Freedom BORs are conducted with adult leaders outside Troop 
  • 45 min - Advancement overview for Navs and Advs. - Similar, but the new 2019 requirements are different, so the wiki will need a reasonable overhaul. 
    • Periodic Table of Advancement
      • Goal: Cover each badge twice over 18 months in program 
    • Ranks have four components:
      • Trail Badges
      • Service, Leadership
      • Troop Involvement
      • Faith Based
      • Joining Leader Conference - How To Doc.  Know the safety info.  Be sure you have completed your youth protection.  
    • 2013 vs. 2019 Requirements and how we're going to handle the changes this year? 
    • Why the wiki? 
      • How is it structured? 
      • What about 2019 requirements? 
    • Sign offs 
      • Use the wiki. 
      • Follow the letter of the requirement. 
    • Trailmen manage their handbook.  
      • Trailmen should always have their handbook.   
      • What if a Trailman loses his handbook?  Recommend parents take pictures/copies. 
    • How do we expect to use the upcoming new Field Guides?  First Aid, Camping, Outdoor Skills   
    • Service Stars - Service hours. 
      • What qualifies? A sign off letter from recipient is ideal. 
      • How to best track?  
      • How many stars are required per program?
        • What if you are a year + 1 day 
      • Straight hours are sort of difficult to handle!  
    • Electives and Design Your Own Badge
    • Freedom Award Questions?  Major and Minors? 
  • 10 min - Worthy Life Award Changes for 2019 Based Advancement
  • 5 min - Shooting Sports. 
  • 10 min - Online Resources review - .com, .net, dropbox, TroopTrack, Trail Life Connect, jointhetrail.com (wiki handled earlier)
  • 60 min - Get signed in and learn how to use Trail Life Connect.  This will be replacing Troop Track.
    • Documents!  A good resource, but pain in the tail to find anything.   Electives
    • The status of Trail Life's migration and how to migrate partials from TroopTrack. 
  • 15 min - How to Work with the Advancement Chair Towards Court of Honor? 
  • Remaining - Q & A

 

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