NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING WEEK LONG COURSE VERSUS WEEK ENDS 2007 Northeast Region NYLT Conference, BSA October 27, 2007 Wayne Gross, Charles O’Connell.

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NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING WEEK LONG COURSE VERSUS WEEK ENDS 2007 Northeast Region NYLT Conference, BSA October 27, 2007 Wayne Gross, Charles OConnell Minsi Trails Council, BSA Slide 2 Week Long Course Keeps continuity to program Keeps group on track and focused Forms bonds within Patrol members Allows more down time for participants It is the tradition. The way it always has been done Slide 3 Weekend Course Keeps continuity to program Keeps group on track and focused Forms bonds within Patrol members Allows some down time for participants Increase participation Increases availability of volunteer staff Participants could absorb more of the materials Could be the new tradition Slide 4 Keeps continuity to program Week long Course . They start there and stay until finished No External distractions Are getting presentations back to back as they can understand connection Slide 5 Keeps continuity to program Weekends.. They go home, rest and come back ready to absorb more External opportunities Get a chance to try some skills before learning next steps Slide 6 Keeps them on track Week Long.. They stay with Patrol entire time Sessions build upon sessions Team forms through trial and error Slide 7 Keeps them on track Weekends.. They need to contact patrol members (done through text and IM) Time to digest sessions Team has true chance to plan Team works to success Slide 8 Forms bonds within Patrols members Week long Patrol members must work together to get the job done. More labor intensive camp tasks require more team effort by patrol Slide 9 Forms bonds within Patrols members Weekend Patrol members must work together to get the job done. Communications between weekends required Slide 10 Increase Availability of Volunteer Staff Weeklong Sometimes difficult to get sufficient qualified adult and youth staff for entire week in summer Weekends Easier to get sufficient qualified adult and youth staff for 2 weekends during the year Slide 11 Schedule The syllabus has schedule for Week long Staff guide The syllabus has schedule for Weekends Appendix 4 to10 They Both Work! Slide 12 Special Note Each of the core sessions outlined in the syllabus must be presented with no additional content sessions The core sessions must be taught in the order that is laid out in the syllabus and within the 6 day time frame Other than these 2 requirements, you are free to be creative as needed to make the experience fun and meaningful for participants Staff Guide page 4 Slide 13 Weekends Participants arrive enthused ! Participants are Starting to get tired, but are not hitting the wall. They leave still pumped up! Participants come back enthused and ready to absorb more!!! The wall, the slump, the dip, what ever you call it.. ARE GONE Slide 14 Weekends Day 1 (The Minsi Version) 6:30 p.m. Registration begins 7:00 p.m. Campsite Set Up 7:30 p.m. Opening Assembly 8:00 p.m. Communicating Well, Part One 8:45 p.m. Game-Building a woggle 9:15 p.m. Finding Your Vision 10:30 p.m. Campfire/ Quest 10:00p.m. Cracker barrel 11:30 p.m. Lights out Slide 15 Day 2 (part 1) 7:00 a.m. Breakfast 7:45 a.m. Troop Assembly 8:15 a.m. Setting Your Goals 9:00 a.m. Model Patrol Meeting 9:30 a.m. Preparing Your Plans 10:45 a.m. Getting to Know Me Game 11:45 a.m. Model Patrol Leader Council Meeting 12:30 p.m. Lunch Slide 16 Day 2 (Part 2) 1:25 p.m. Model Troop Meeting 2:35 p.m. Pioneer Projects or Activity 4:45 p.m. Developing Your team 5:30 p.m. Flag lowering 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. Movie Night (with Cracker-barrel) 11:00 p.m. Lights out Slide 17 Day3 (part 1) 7:00 a.m. Breakfast 7:45 a.m. Troop Assembly 8:20 a.m. Scouts own service 9:00 a.m. Solving Problems 10:00 a.m. Problem Solving Round Robin (Game) 11:30 a.m. Patrol Leaders Council Meeting 12:00 p.m. Lunch Slide 18 Day 3 (part 2) 1:00 p.m. Leading Yourself 2:00 p.m. Troop Meeting 3:40 p.m. Team Games - Initiative Games 4:30 p.m. Clean up for Departure 5:30 p.m. Flag lowering assembly Go Home Slide 19 Day 4 6:30 p.m. Arrive set up patrol sites 7.30 p.m. Troop Assembly 8:00 p.m. Resolving Conflict 9:00 p.m. Patrol Meeting 9:30 p.m. Making Ethical Decisions 10:30 p.m. Troop Cracker barrel by Patrol 11:30 p.m.. Lights out Slide 20 Day 5 (part 1) 6:00 a.m. Arise 7:00 a.m. Breakfast and cleanup 8:00 a.m. Troop Assembly 8:30 a.m. Teaching EDGE 9:30 a.m. Interpatrol Activity (Geo-Cache) 11:30 p.m. PLC MEETING/ Lunch Preparation 12:00 p.m. Lunch and Cleanup 1:00 p.m. Leading EDGE Slide 21 Day 5 (part 2) 2:00 p.m. Troop Meeting 3:45 p.m. Valuing People - A Key To Diversity 4:45 p.m. Flag Lowering 4:45 p.m. Dinner Preparation 6:00 p.m. Dinner and Cleanup 7:00 p.m. Finding Your Vision Part 2 9:00 p.m. Campfire and Cracker-barrel 10:30 p.m. Lights out Slide 22 Day 6 (part 1) 6:00 a.m. Arise 7:00 a.m. Breakfast and cleanup 8:00 a.m. Troop Assembly 8:30 a.m. Scouts own 9:15 p.m. Communicating Well Part 2 10:30 a.m. Break camp and Patrol Meeting 12:00 p.m. Feast Slide 23 Day 6 (part 2 Almost home.) 1:00 p.pm. Quest for the meaning of Leadership Presentations 2:30 p.m. Closing- Creating a Future Closing Troop Assembly Slide 24 RESULTS OF WEEKEND COURSES More participants More energized and attentive participants Larger pool of adults to select for staff Larger pool of Scouts to select for staff Lower Food budget Less conflict for camp use and opens up a week of camp for other programs Slide 25 Questions???

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