activity l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Activity PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Activity

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 42

Activity - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 222 Views
  • Uploaded on

Activity. Form groups of two or three Write down as many words or phrases as you can that describe a good Eagle Service project. Module 2 – Characteristics of a Good Project. Eagle Project Coach. Your Name Here Northern Star Council Boy Scouts of America November 2, 2005.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Activity' - jacob


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
activity
Activity
  • Form groups of two or three
  • Write down as many words or phrases as you can that describe a good Eagle Service project

Module 2 – Characteristics of a Good Project

eagle project coach

Eagle Project Coach

Your Name Here

Northern Star Council

Boy Scouts of America

November 2, 2005

slide3

Along the Eagle Trail and throughout your life, the rewards from earning the Eagle Scout Award will be great. Fewer than 4 percent of all Scouts earn the Eagle rank - a testament to its high standards.

The Boy Scout Handbook, 11th ed.

by the end of today s session
By the end of today’s session
  • Understand the nature of an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project
  • Understand the role of the Eagle Project Coach
  • Understand the process by which Eagle Leadership Service Projects are approved
  • Be able to evaluate the appropriateness of projects
glossary
Glossary
  • EPC - Eagle Project Coach
  • SM - Scoutmaster
  • DAC - District Advancement Committee
your ideas eagle expo
Your ideas (Eagle Expo)…
  • Provide community service
  • Leadership
  • Well-planned and executed
  • Flexibility (Contingencies considered – can make changes
  • Stays true to scouting principles (Scout Oath/Law)
  • Well-written
  • Written so that someone can execute
  • Unique
your ideas eagle expo8
Your ideas (Eagle Expo)…
  • Challenging
  • Something for others to enjoy in the future
  • [Leaves] A legacy
  • Fun!
  • Scouts should walk away with a sense of accomplishment!
  • An opportunity to learn
  • [Asks a Scout to] Leave comfort zone
your ideas u of s session i
Your Ideas (U of S Session I)…
  • Contribution to community
  • Thoroughness
  • Provides for large variety of Scouts, parents to participate
  • Stretch – Scout learns something
  • Leadership
  • Positive reflection on BSA
  • Opportunity to learning
  • Anyone can take it over
  • Fulfills a purpose
  • Learning good project management skills
  • Well-defined –
  • Memorable
  • Networking, mentorship, seeking input from others
  • Test of the boy’s leadership skills
what is the purpose of the eagle scout leadership service project
What is the purpose of the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project?
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Appropriate challenge
  • Community service
  • Organization
  • Acceptance of responsibility
  • Planning
  • Stretch
  • Growth

Module 2 – Characteristics of a Good Project

key learning
Key Learning

“As an adult, you may not remember the particular experience or challenge of any merit badge,…

… but you will never forget your Eagle Leadership Service Project.”

Adult Eagle Scout

Module 2 – Characteristics of a Good Project

key learning12
Key Learning

We honor and help our Scouts when the Eagle Project provides enough

leadership challenge

&

growth potential

to stretch them.

Module 2 – Characteristics of a Good Project

the eagle project coach
The Eagle Project Coach
  • The Eagle Leadership Service Project will be challenging. The Scout will need an adult to coach and encourage him through the process.
  • The Scoutmaster (SM) appoints an Eagle Project Coach (EPC), who completes the Council’s Unit Eagle Coach Training.

Module 3 – EPC Role

the eagle project coach epc
The Eagle Project Coach (EPC)…
  • Is a role, not a position
  • Is an adult –registered and preferably basic trained – associated with a unit
  • Is often the Scoutmaster, but need not be
  • Is not self-appointed
  • Should not be the parent of the Eagle candidate
  • Should complete Eagle Project Coach Training
  • Is prepared to work with several Scouts

Module 3 – EPC Role

the responsibilities of the eagle project coach
The Responsibilities of the Eagle Project Coach. . .
  • Primary coach for the Scout throughout the Leadership Service project
  • Ensures that the project meets BSA’s requirements
  • Ensures that the project offers leadership and growth potential for the Scout
  • Encourages the Scout to do thorough and careful planning
  • A PUMP, NOT A FILTER

Module 3 – EPC Role

the eagle project coach must believe that young men
The Eagle Project Coach must believe that young men…

want a challenge

can meet and deal with it

and can succeed!

Module 3 – EPC Role

the process
The Process
  • Phase I - Project Concept Approval
  • Phase II - Project Planning
  • Phase III - Executing the Project Plan
  • Eagle Project Process Check Sheet
  • Eagle Project Planning Guide
  • northernstarbsa.org/Resources/Forms.asp#EagleProcess

Module 4 – The Process

tips for the epc
Tips for the EPC

For a typical youth, the journey from a first conversation to a completed project may take from 12 to 24 months.

A project with a strict deadline will be difficult to manage.

Module 4 – The Process

phase i concept approval
Phase I - Concept Approval

The Eagle Candidate chooses the Eagle Leadership Service Project and discusses his choice with the EPC.

Module 4 – The Process

phase i project concept approval

EPC completes

training on

Eagle Scout

Project Process

Concept

approved

by District

Yes

Scout discusses

project with

benefiting organization

Yes

Concept

approved

by EPC

No

No

Phase I - Project Concept Approval

Go to Phase II

Module 4 – The Process

restrictions
Restrictions
  • Cannot involve council property or any other BSA activity; the Boy Scouts cannot be the beneficiary in any way.
  • Cannot be shared with any other Eagle candidate.
  • Cannot be routine labor or service normally rendered.
  • Cannot be performed for a business or an individual.

Module 4 – The Process

restrictions22
Restrictions
  • Cannot be of commercial nature.
  • Cannot be a fundraiser.
  • Cannot be a solo project. The Eagle Candidate must lead a group of people, most of whom should be youth. Projects executed by the Eagle Candidate alone do not qualify.

Module 4 – The Process

criteria for an eagle scout leadership service project
Criteria for an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project
  • Significant contribution of benefit to the community
  • Sufficient magnitude to be special and challenging
  • Must require the Eagle Scout candidate to demonstrate significant leadership

Module 4 – The Process

the eagle candidate must
The Eagle candidate must…
  • Complete the Project Description Form in the Eagle Service Project Workbook
  • Describe
    • What will be done and why
    • Who will benefit and how
  • DO NOT describe HOW you will accomplish the project
  • Obtain approval of benefiting organization and unit

Module 4 – The Process

eagle project coach s form
Eagle Project Coach’s Form

The EPC will answer the following questions:

  • What significant opportunity for growth (stretch) does this project offer the Scout?
  • What significant opportunity for leadership does this project offer the Scout?
  • Are there any special circumstances of which the District Advancement Committee (DAC) should be aware when evaluating the appropriateness of this project?

Module 4 – The Process

phase ii project planning
Phase II - Project Planning

Scout plans project

and discusses

project details with

benefiting organization

EPC coaches Scout

Project plan

approved

by EPC, SM, and

unit committee

Project plan

reviewed &

approved

by DAC

Yes

Yes

Go to Phase III

No

No

EPC informs

scout of

needed

revisions

DAC, EPC, and

benefiting organization (if

appropriate) agree

to needed revisions

Scout revises

project plan;

EPC coaches

Module 4 – The Process

be prepared
“Be Prepared”
  • The plan describes how the project will be done and should be written with sufficient detail so that the plan can be given to another Scout to lead the project if you were absent.
  • The project will be performed by a group of youth under your direction. Remember that the “doers” know less about the project than the scout.

Module 4 – The Process

the project details
The Project Details
  • Present Condition
  • Method
  • Materials
  • Budget
  • Project Helpers
  • Schedule
  • Safety Hazards
  • Insure Safety
  • Conclusion

Module 4 – The Process

scout tests his understanding
Scout Tests His Understanding

Describe the details of your plan to a friend or relative, who is not familiar with your proposal. If you cannot explain the plan to them, you are not ready to proceed further. If your listener asks questions that you cannot answer, you are not ready.

Module 4 – The Process

scout tests his understanding30
Scout Tests His Understanding
  • Review your written proposal with your EPC. Can another Scout use your written plan to execute your proposed project in your absence?
  • Have you checked your spelling and grammar?
  • Ask people to read your proposal critically and suggest improvements. Listen to their suggestions.

Module 4 – The Process

tips for the epc31
Tips for the EPC
  • Keep previously approved plans to use as examples
  • Set the expectation:
    • Prepare the plan for approval
    • Most often a fresh look can uncover an oversight

Module 4 – The Process

role of the district advancement committee
Role of the District Advancement Committee
  • Quality Control
  • Ensures that the project plan complies with the criteria and restrictions of an Eagle Leadership Service Project.
  • Ensures that the plan is written with sufficient detail so that the plan can be given to another Scout to lead the project if the Eagle Candidate were absent.

Module 4 – The Process

what if the district advancement committee does not approve the plan
What if the District Advancement Committee does not approve the plan?
  • After the improvement opportunities have been addressed, the Scout and EPC will meet with the DAC.
  • Usually, only the improvement opportunities will be considered in subsequent reviews.

Module 4 – The Process

role of the epc
Role of the EPC
  • Attend meetings between the scout and the DAC
  • Let the Scout do the presentation; keep quiet
  • Take notes on comments and concerns of the DAC
  • Review the requested changes with the DAC and the Scout; ensure that there is understanding and agreement

Module 4 – The Process

examples
Examples
  • An Eagle candidate proposes to build a set of raised gardening beds at a church-sponsored senior housing facility. The beds will permit tenants with restricted movement to participate in the facility’s gardening program. The program is limited currently to planting in containers, and the staff would like permanent structures allowing residents to plant while seated or standing.

The Scout will design the beds, acquire funds, secure material, recruit workers and oversee construction and filling of the beds.

Module 5 – Developing a good concept

examples37
Examples
  • This Eagle candidate suffers from Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammation of the intestine. The candidate proposes to organize, plan, and staff a 4-day camp for youth, between the ages of 8 and 15, with Crohn’s and similar diseases. This will be the first camping experience for many of the youth.

The camp (named Camp Gotta-Go-Now) will be sponsored by the Minnesota-Dakota Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. The foundation will be responsible for food and medical services at the camp. Similar camps have been held by other chapters, but this is the first for the Minnesota-Dakota’s Chapter.

Module 5 – Developing a good concept

examples38
Examples
  • This Eagle candidate has a family interested in trapping. His father regularly visits elementary school classrooms to share his collection of furs and skulls of Minnesota mammals.

This Scout has talked to the Elementary Science Coordinator and proposes to assemble a kit with examples of skulls and furs of Minnesota mammals. The kit will be available to elementary school teachers throughout the district for science and environmental classes. He will also put together booklets with information about range, habitat, food, and other facts about the mammals.

The project will include seeking donations of skulls and furs from trappers and taxidermists. In many cases the skulls will have to be cleaned and bleached; the furs will need to be stretched and tanned.

Module 5 – Developing a good concept

examples39
Examples
  • This Eagle candidate’s church serves at Dorothy Day 8 times a year. The church has a standard menu and procedure for preparing and serving the meal.

This scout proposes to recruit the volunteers and collect the funds for one month’s serving.

Module 5 – Developing a good concept

examples40
Examples
  • This Eagle candidate’s troop conducts an annual Spring Clean-up, during which patrols gather roadside trash.

The Scout proposes to organize this year’s clean-up. The project is not approved by the District. It represented ordinary work.

The Scout really wants to do this project. What can you, as the EPC, suggest as modifications or additions to make this proposal acceptable?

Module 5 – Developing a good concept

summary of roles
Summary of Roles
  • The Eagle Candidate is the process owner of the Eagle Leadership Service Project
  • The Unit Eagle Coach guides, coaches, and encourages the Eagle Candidate through the process.
  • The District Eagle Committee ensures that the project concept and plan comply with the criteria and restrictions of an Eagle Leadership Service Project and that the scope of the project concept is appropriate for the Scout.
conclusion
Conclusion

Leaders are not born; they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price that you will have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.

Vince Lombardi

Leadership is a skill that you will never outgrow.

Anonymous