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  1. Values, Mission, and Vision Jerry Ceres Director Americas Professional Services

  2. Values, Mission, and vision Jerry Ceres Scoutmaster

  3. LearningObjectives As a result of this session you will be able to: • Understand what is meant by values, mission, and vision. • Review the values, mission, and vision of Scouting. • Consider values, mission, and vision, in the context of leadership. • Learn about the Wood Badge ticket. • Begin writing your own Wood Badge tickets based on your personal values and vision. N5-347-14

  4. A Story of Vision N5-347-14

  5. Vision How do you define vision? “Vision is a picture of future success.” N5-347-14

  6. Vision Statement –Boy Scouts of America The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Scout Law. N5-347-14

  7. Values What are values? Core beliefs or desires that guide or motivate our attitudes and actions. N5-347-14

  8. Values Values can take a variety of forms. For example: • Principles or standards • “Service Above Self” (Rotary Club International) • “Be Prepared” • “Do A Good Turn Daily” • Personal Qualities • Honesty • Loyalty • Ability to listen N5-347-14

  9. Values • Character Traits • Being organized • Enthusiasm • Openness to others • Codes of Ethics • Hippocratic Oath • Ten Commandments • BSA’s Outdoor Code N5-347-14

  10. Values Statements of Scouting’s Values • Scout Oath • Scout Law N5-347-14

  11. Values “Acting in accord with our beliefs and values is one of the greatest challenges each of us faces every day. It’s true for individuals in all aspects of life … and equally true for organizations of every kind and size.” - Eric Harvey and Alexander Lucia N5-347-14

  12. Mission What is a Mission? N5-347-14

  13. Mission A mission • reflects the core values of an organization. • communicates an organization’s long-term objectives. • is a calling to pursue long-term objectives that typically reflect or support the core values of an individual or organization. **Why an organization exists** N5-347-14

  14. Mission A organization’s mission is often formalized into a mission statement. A mission statement is often confused with a vision statement. VERY CONFUSING! N5-347-14

  15. Mission, Values, Vision For this course, we will use the following simple definitions. • Values • Mission • Vision What we believe in and how we will behave Why we exist What success looks like N5-347-14

  16. Mission Statement –Boy Scouts of America The mission statement of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. N5-347-14

  17. Vision What is a Vision? N5-347-14

  18. Vision A vision is a picture of future success. A vision forms when we think far enough ahead to realize there will be important challenges that we can prepare for now. “Nothing happens unless first a dream.” – Carl Sandburg N5-347-14

  19. Vision Developing YOUR vision • Precourse assignment planted a seed. • Earlier today’s Aims of Scouting assignment – what can YOU offer young people today through Scouting that will have a positive impact on their lives in 10, 20, 30 years. • Your vision challenges you to do something of value for the future. • Your vision should be … your dream! N5-347-14

  20. Vision Consider these Visions. N5-347-14

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  22. Vision “We choose to go to the moon.” President John F. Kennedy: September 12, 1962 N5-347-14

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  24. Vision “I have a dream.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1963 N5-347-14

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  26. Vision “It is my unique responsibility as the leader to shine a spotlight on the future….” Margaret Thatcher Former Prime Minister of Great Britain N5-347-14

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  28. Vision … a world brotherhood of Scouts living in peace. Lord Baden-Powell N5-347-14

  29. Vision Criteria for a Meaningful Vision A vision • engages the heart and spirit. • leads toward a worthwhile goal. • gives meaning to an effort. • is simple. • is attainable. • can change over time. Effective leaders have the capability to create compelling vision, but they must also be able to translate that vision into reality. N5-347-14

  30. Vision Statement –Boy Scouts of America The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Scout Law. N5-347-14

  31. Expressing Values and Visions Articulating personal values and visions is not easy. It takes • Thought • Personal examination • Feedback form others N5-347-14

  32. BP’s Scout’s Oath 1908 “On my honour I promise that – • I will do my duty to God and King. • I will do my best to help others, whatever it costs me. • I know the Scout Law, and will obey it.” N5-347-14

  33. BP’s Scout Law 1908 • A Scout’s honour is to be trusted. • A Scout is loyal to the King, and to his officers, and to his country, and to his employers. • A Scout’s duty is to be useful and to help others. • A scout is a friend to all, a brother to every other Scout, no matter to what social class the other belongs. N5-347-14

  34. BP’s Scout Law 1908 • A Scout is courteous. • A Scout is a friend to animals. • A Scout obeys orders of his patrol leader or Scoutmaster without question. • A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances. • A Scout is thrifty. N5-347-14

  35. How it Began… In describing the process of formulating these guidelines, Baden-Powell explained: “Now I know that a real red-blooded boy is all for action, ready for adventure. He just hates to be nagged and told ‘You must not do this – you must not do that.’ He wants to know what he can do. So I thought why should we not have our own Law for Scouts, and I jotted down ten things that a fellow needs to do as his regular habit if he is going to be a man.” Lord Baden-Powell N5-347-14

  36. Values, Mission, Vision For this course, we will use the following simple definitions. • Values • Mission • Vision What we believe in and how we will behave Why we exist What success looks like N5-347-14

  37. Values, Mission, and Vision • “A vision without a mission is just a dream … • “A mission without a vision just passes the time … • “A vision with action can change the world.” – Joel Barker N5-347-14

  38. TheWood Badge Ticket N5-347-14

  39. Wood Badge Ticket Overview • Create personal vision based on your values (20 questions) • Envision an end result • Build a plan to attain your vision • Writing it out and “working your ticket” provides practice in the leadership skills learned • Transfer those skills to your home unit and make your vision a reality N5-347-14

  40. Wood Badge vs. Your Ticket A primary purpose of the Wood Badge experience is to provide leadership for Scouting and leadership for America. Your ticketprovides an opportunity for you topracticeleadershipskills that will be of value in many areas of your life, both within and beyond Scouting. N5-347-14

  41. The Wood Badge Ticket A Wood Badge Ticket is: • A commitment • A vision of personal improvement • A vision of how you will lead • A series of goals Your ticket is guided by • Your personal values • The Mission of the BSA • Your vision of success in your role N5-347-14

  42. Writing Your Ticket Start with your vision • What does success look like? • Formulate goals • Develop a plan to reach this success Hint: Keep your vision simple, don’t wordsmith! If your vision can’t be remembered, then it is probably not your driving principle. N5-347-14

  43. Writing Your Ticket Your ticket will: • Be written to support your current Scouting responsibilities • Include five significant goals • Provide maximum positive impact for your youth membership • Incorporate some aspect of diversity in at least one of the five goals N5-347-14

  44. Writing Your Ticket The goals written for your ticket should be SMART: • S • M • A • R • T pecific easurable ttainable elevant ime-Based N5-347-14

  45. Writing Your Ticket For each goal, you will also describe: • Who • What • Where • When • Why • How • How you will determine the task is complete N5-347-14

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  48. A Well Formed Ticket • Your Troop Guide will assist you during the course weekends. • You need to vet your ticket with your stakeholders during the interim. • Write your ticket and obtain approval from your Troop Guide during the second course weekend, but no later than noon on Monday, October 31. N5-347-14

  49. Approval of Your Ticket • A Ticket Counselor will be assigned to you and will work with you after the course weekends. • You will meet with your Ticket Counselor to finalize your ticket and establish a review plan. • Your ticket is final when you and your Ticket Counselor agree that it is. • When it’s approved, you “work your ticket.” N5-347-14

  50. Working Your Ticket • All five goals must be completed within 18 months of the end of this course – December 15th, 2015 • When you and your counselor agree that you have completed all the goals on your ticket, you may apply for your Wood Badge certificate, beads, neckerchief, and woggle. N5-347-14