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T RAINING F OR C REW L EADERS. OBJECTIVES. M ENTAL T OUGHNESS O N T HE T RAIL I N C AMP C REW L EADER’S R OLE. M ENTAL T OUGHNESS. Be Thorough Stick with every task until it’s done Be Confident Practice your backcountry skills until they become second nature Be Assertive

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TRAINING FOR CREW LEADERS


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OBJECTIVES

  • MENTAL TOUGHNESS

  • ON THE TRAIL

  • IN CAMP

  • CREW LEADER’S ROLE


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MENTAL TOUGHNESS

  • Be Thorough

    • Stick with every task until it’s done

  • Be Confident

    • Practice your backcountry skills until they become second nature

  • Be Assertive

    • Take the lead to get things accomplished

    • Step in when the crew is off the mark


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MENTALTOUGHNESS

  • Learn From Successes and Failures

    • Good hikers don’t make the same mistakes twice in the backcountry

    • If things are going great, figure out why and keep doing it

  • Be Conscientious

    • Practice “Leave No Trace” ethics at both staffed and unstaffed camps


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MENTALTOUGHNESS

Evaluating and Reflection


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EVALUATING

  • Measures performance

  • Balance the needs of the job and of the group

  • Helps the group work together

  • Look for ways to improve performance

  • Don’t Criticize!


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REFLECTION

  • Learning from experiences by talking about them

  • Helps build trust and confidence

  • Criticism and judgment are not part of the process


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ON THE TRAIL

  • Maintain a Positive Attitude

    • Your approach to the trek and attitude on the trail will establish how well the crew performs

  • Set Daily Goals

    • When to get up

    • What trails to be taken

    • How often to stop

    • What order of meals to be eaten

    • What program activities to be undertaken


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ON THE TRAIL

  • Delegate Responsibility

    • You can’t do everything

    • Assign an assistant crew leader and quartermaster

  • Monitor Crew Performance

    • Always check to see who is hurting

    • Always check to see how is strong


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ON THE TRAIL

  • Live and die by the duty roster: cooks, cleanup and water

    • No tent mates doing the same job together

  • Assign crew gear for the entire hike

    • Gear does not get lost, crew members know how gear fits in their packs


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ON THE TRAIL

  • Stop and smell the roses

    • It’s not a race

    • You are only going to get one chance to see Philmont

  • Work with your crew advisors


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IN CAMP

  • When coming into a new camp, perform crew tasks first

    • Crew leader finds the new site

    • Crew tarp goes up first

    • All crew gear comes out of packs and is placed under tarp

    • Bear bags go up

    • Water gets purified

    • Personal tents go up


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IN CAMP

  • Get out of camp early

    • Get bear bags down

    • Personal gear and tents packed

    • Crew gear packed away

    • Tarp taken down

    • Hike 1 or 2 miles, then have breakfast at a scenic spot along the trail.

    • Practice getting out of camp early during your shakedowns


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CREW LEADER OBJECTIVE

Keep the Group Together

Get the Job Done


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SIX SIMPLE QUESTIONS

  • Did the job get done ?

  • Was it done right ?

  • Was it done on time ?

  • Did everybody take part ?

  • Did they enjoy themselves ?

  • Do they want more ?


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IN THE END

  • Be a leader, not a bystander

  • Be a friend

  • Have fun

  • We are in this together and we are going to finish together

  • Remember the crew always comes first


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THANK YOU

THE ADVENTURE BEGINS!


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