Troop Leader Training -- 25-26 Jan 2014

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1.0 Overview

Troop 45 Scouts will hold an Introduction to Leadership Skills course at Nunnemacher Cabin on the weekend of 25-26 January. The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops course is to teach Scouts who have or who will seek leadership positions about their roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Boy Scouts in leadership positions within their troop understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Boy Scouts. Completion of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops is a prerequisite for Boy Scouts to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). It is also required to participate in a Kodiak Challenge Trek.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

The course consists of three interactive sessions of about 90 minutes in length:
  • Module One—Troop Organization includes a description of each leadership position in the troop, including roles and responsibilities, troop organization, and introductions to vision and servant leadership.
  • Module Two—Tools of the Trade covers some core skill sets to help the Scout lead, including communicating, planning, and teaching.
  • Module Three—Leadership and Teamwork incorporates additional leadership tools for the Scout, including discussions of teams and team characteristics, the stages of team development and leadership, inclusion/using your team, ethics and values of a leader, and a more in-depth review of vision.

    The first two modules will occur on Saturday afternoon after we arrive from hiking up from the parking area. After the ski area closes, we will hike up to Holts Ledge. The dinner meal will be a patrol meal.

    On Sunday we will have breakfast, a brief non-denomiational service, finish up the course, pack up and hike down.

    Nunnemacher Cabin is located between Papoose and Lyme Drop ski trails on the Holt's Ledge side of the Skiway. Our meeting place for drop off and pickup will be at western end of the Skiway parking lot (closet to the Appalacian Trail head.. Once we arrive at the cabin we will organize duty rosters for cooking, cleanup, water supply, fire tending, etc.

    2.2 Schedule of Events

    Saturday 25 January

    1100 -- Meet at the Skiway parking lot near the lodge. Distribute food and troop equipment if needed and hike to the cabin via the Applalacian Trail.
    1200 -- Flag Ceremony.
    1215 -- Course Module One (Scout can eat their lunch/snack during the module).
    1345 -- Settle in and unpack.
    1400 -- Course Module Two at the cabin.Holts Ledge hike.
    1600 -- Holts Ledge hike.
    1750 -- Dinner.
    1900 -- Course Module Three.
    2200 -- Lights out.

    Sunday 26 January

    0700 -- Reveille.
    0730 -- Prepare and eat breakfast, cleanup dishes and cabin area. Pack up all gear; be prepared to depart.
    0900 -- Non-denoninational service
    0915 -- Module Three
    10:45 -- Closing flag ceremony.
    11:00 -- Depart for the lodge.
    11:45 -- Pickup by parents.

    2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

    Nummemacher Cabin is rustic, but safe and comfortable. There is no electricity at the cabin, but it is equipped with wood heat and a gas stove. Sleeping accommodations include thin mattresses and lots of floor space. Check the weather and plan appropriately.

    2.4 Special Requirements

    Open to all Scouts who have completed First Class.

    3.0 Administration and Logistics

    3.1 Announcement Date: 18 December 13

    3.2 Roster Closing Date: 21 January 14

    3.3 Costs

    $20 per person for use of cabin and for food.

    3.4 Equipment

    3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class A uniform for travel and flags. Class B uniform for some activities. You are expected to be in proper uniform at all times during this activity.
  • Standard winter hiking and camping equipment. See the Personal Equipment handout for a checklist. With the following notes:
    • Tent, stoves, cook pots, ground insulation not required
    • Winter appropriate clothing
    • Snowshoes or foot traction for snow travel
  • Personal eating equipment.
  • Lunch for Saturday.
  • At least 3 liters of water.
  • Headlamp or other personal light source.
  • Pen and paper for taking notes.
  • Do not bring any electronic entertainment equipment.

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

  • None.

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • Map of Skiway area (Smarts Mt Quad).
  • Tools.
  • Course materials.
  • Dinner for Saturday evening. Menu TBD.
  • Breakfast for Sunday morning. Menu TBD.

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Dartmouth Skiway parking lot - west end, furthest from lodge
    Drop-off Time: 1100 Sat 25Jan14
    Pickup Point: Same place
    Pickup Time: 1145 Sun 26Jan14
    Driving Directions: NH 10 north to Lyme. Bear right just past the green, following signs to Dartmouth Skiway.

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • Glen
  • Nathan

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Mendelsohn
  • Mr. O'Toole.
  • Mr. Passow.
  • Mr. Perron

    Approved: DLM 19Jan14

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