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Title: Chaplain Aide Training October 23, 2010


1
Chaplain Aide Training October 23, 2010
  • Rich Marano
  • Religious Emblems Chairman
  • Archdiocese of Hartford CCS

2
Where To Begin?
3
PART I Opening Prayer
  • Invite the CCS Chaplain or CCS Chairman
  • to lead the prayer and say a few words.

4
PART II Welcome
  • A Scout is Reverent
  • Baden-Powells Duty To God
  • Religion is essential to happiness
  • Do Ones Best
  • Do A Good Turn Daily

5
Threefold Purpose of the Chaplain Aide
6
Chaplain Aide
  • Make the 12th point of the Scout Law more
    meaningful in life
  • Promote a greater understanding of and
    appreciation for all religions
  • Provide Scouts with the opportunity to work with
    an ordained member of the clergy, thereby gaining
    insight into the religious professional life

7
Why me?
  • You have the potential to do well
  • You probably have expressed some interest
  • You have exhibited leadership skills
  • You probably have many questions about your new
    troop leadership position

8
BSA qualifications
  • Mature, sensitive, and have earned the respect
    and trust of your fellow scouts
  • At least a First Class scout
  • Received or are working on the religious emblem
    of your Faith

9
What is expected of me?
  • EACH TROOP HAS ITS OWN NEEDS, FAITH TRADITIONS,
    AND FAITH EXPERIENCE
  • Compile and keep an up-to-date list of counselors
  • Prepare a troop prayer
  • Prepare prayers for meals
  • Plan religious services for troop campouts
  • Encourage troop members to strengthen their own
    relationship with God through personal prayer,
    devotions, and participation in religious
    activities

10
What is expected of me?
  • Participate in PLC planning to ensure that a
    spiritual emphasis is included
  • Maintain the troops religious emblems award
    progress chart
  • Annually present an overview of the various
    religious emblems programs to your unit and area
    Cub Scout Dens and Packs
  • Assist troop Chaplain in planning and conducting
    a religious emblems recognition ceremony
  • Serve as youth coordinator of annual Scout
    Sunday/Sabbath services
  • Work with troop Chaplain to create an appropriate
    service during campouts

11
Being a good leader
  • BASICS OF LEADERSHIP
  • Have a good attitude
  • Act with maturity
  • Be organized
  • Look the part

12
Have a good attitude
  • Optimistic outlook
  • Positive can-do attitude

13
Act with maturity
  • Earn respect by being fair to everyone and by
    being consistent in your actions

14
Be organized
  • Carefully prepare for meetings and events

15
Look the part
  • Set a good example by wearing a full uniform
  • The uniform commands respect, provides identity
    for troop members, strengthens a sense of
    belonging, and builds troop spirit

16
Key leadership skills
  • Effective communication
  • Effective listening
  • Reflection
  • Conflict resolution

17
Effective communication
  • GIVING INFORMATION
  • Organize your thoughts write a few notes to
    remind yourself on the points you want to cover
  • Make sure you have everyones attention
  • Speak clearly make eye contact ask if there are
    any questions
  • Write the most important points on a flip chart
    or whiteboard
  • Repeat facts such as dates, times, places,
    individuals and materials needed
  • Ask Scribe to make notes of the discussion,
    distribute copies of schedules, activity plans,
    and duty rosters

18
Effective communication
  • RECEIVING INFORMATION
  • Give the speaker your full attention
  • Write down points of information dates times
    locations participants
  • Ask questions

19
Effective listening
  • Essential to good communication
  • Can be a learned skill and constantly improved
  • Practice good listening by paying attention to
    what others are saying, and leaving unsaid
  • Notice tone of voice and body language
  • Be aware of how you feel while you listen
  • Take care of distracting matters
  • Let emotions cool down
  • Powerful tool for solving problems, settling
    disputes, and building troop spirit

20
Follow-up
  • Contact troop members and relay information when
    necessary
  • Give advance notice of activities
  • Provide written copies of information
  • Remind scouts of specific duties they have
    accepted
  • Maintain a calendar
  • Plan, plan, plan

21
Reflection
  • Sharing ideas that encourage everyone to assess
    an event or activity that has just occurred
  • Explore some of the values it offers
  • What did you like, dislike, or would do
    differently?

22
Reflection Ground rules
  • Have everyone seated dont force anyone to talk
    no one may interrupt the person speaking no
    place for put-downs or making fun of one another
  • Keep the discussion going
  • Dont dominate the conversation
  • Summarize the most important points
  • Be positive

23
Conflict resolution
  • Conflicts can occur when people disagree or are
    unable to find a reasonable compromise
  • Differences in personalities
  • Different values
  • Misperceptions
  • Misunderstandings

24
Conflict resolution
  • Responses to conflict
  • Avoiding
  • Compromising
  • Problem Solving

25
PART III Duty to GOD in Scouting
  • Scout Oath On my honor I will do my best
  • to do my duty to GOD and my country

26
What is an oath?
  • A solemn appeal upon GOD
  • to witness the truth of the promise

27
The Twelfth Point of the Scout Law
  • A Scout is REVERENT
  • To be deeply respectful, to treat with reverence
    or honor, to venerate or worship, to regard
    highly with a great and unquestioning love

28
A Scout is Reverent
  • Reverent toward GOD
  • Faithful in his religious duties
  • Respects the beliefs of others
  • Lives his life according to the ideals of his
    beliefs

29
Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting
movement
  • Duty to GOD through doing our duty to our
    neighbor
  • In helping others and in doing good turns, part
    of a Scouts character gets formed
  • Character and nature study bring the Scout in
    closer touch spiritually with GOD

30
According to Lord Baden-Powell
  • NATURE STUDY offers important experiences for
    Scouts to learn a deeper reverence toward GOD

31
Scouting
  • Belief in a divine presence, a creator of all
    things

32
Duty to GOD is tied directly to Duty to Country
  • Celebrate our nation in ceremonies at the
    beginning and end of meetings
  • Join together in prayer, thanking GOD in praise
    for all that we have to celebrate

33
What does Scouting teach?
  • A gift is not the Scouts until he has expressed
    gratitude for it
  • Scouts show thankfulness for gifts received
    through service, in behalf of GOD, to his fellow
    men
  • The question for the Scout becomes, not what he
    can get, but what he can GIVE in life
  • From this service should the ensue the reign of
    peace upon earth
  • ---Lord Robert Baden-Powell

34
Scouting
  • Duty to GOD
  • Scouting experiences strengthen ones Faith
  • The best kind of citizen recognizes his
    obligation to GOD

35
Scout training requires
  • A religious element as part of the Scouting
    experience
  • Training must be nonsectarian (inclusive and
    considerate of all religions)

36
PART IV The Units Chaplain
  • What are his duties?

37
Duties of the Unit Chaplain
  • Spiritual leader for the troop
  • Along with the Chaplain Aide, sets a spiritual
    tone for meetings and activities
  • Encourages time for spiritual reflection
  • Promotes prayer as well as Grace

38
Chaplain guides the Chaplain Aide
  • Assists with planning and types of events
  • Provides guidance to Scouts
  • Encourages service projects

39
Chaplain
  • Promotes regular participation in the activities
    of the Scouts religious community
  • Assists the spiritual growth of ALL Faiths
  • Inspires Scouts to attend services of their Faith
  • Includes Scouts of all Faiths NEVER excludes
  • We are ALL children of the one FATHER
  • Respects and defends others rights to their
    religious beliefs
  • NEVER requires a Scout to attend a religious
    service of another Faith if he does not want to
    attend
  • NEVER penalizes a Scout who does not attend a
    religious service/event
  • Does NOT impose mandatory religious requirements
    on Scouts

40
Home Visits
  • In time of sickness or need

41
Chaplain
  • Gives spiritual counseling services when needed
    or requested
  • Is kept informed of any problems that may arise
  • Encourages Scouts to participate in the funeral
    or memorial service when there is a loss
  • Reports to the Troop Committee and meets with
    them quarterly

42
Chaplain
  • Encourages Scouts to earn religious emblems
  • Provides motivation and inspiration to Scouts and
    Scouters
  • Gives special recognition to Scouts when
    warranted
  • Encourages the unit to earn Unit Awards

43
PART V Chaplain Aide
  • Works with the troop Chaplain to meet the
    religious needs of Scouts in the unit
  • Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
    (ASPL)
  • Venturings Spiritual Guide

44
Duties
  • Assist Chaplain with religious services
  • Educates Scouts about the religious emblems
    programs
  • Makes sure religious holidays are properly
    observed
  • Plans for religious observance in the troops
    activities

45
Duties
  • Sets a good example
  • Wears his uniform correctly
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law
  • Shows Scout spirit

46
Assisting the Chaplain
  • Meet with the Chaplain and SPL, ASPL and remember
    2-deep leadership
  • Acts a host and introduces Chaplain when Chaplain
    attends a troop function
  • Transports and prepares items for the ceremonies
  • Assists during the service and afterward

47
Planning Religious Events
  • Include the Chaplains input
  • Provide service projects and other needs of your
    Faith community
  • Ask what Scouts can do for the Chaplain

48
Tell Scouts about the religious emblems program
for their Faith
  • Include ALL Faiths of your units members
  • Encourage unit awards
  • Remember the 2-deep rule

49
Recognize Scouts at your units next Court of
Honor
  • Present a uniform knot
  • Recognize ALL Scouts who have received religious
    emblems during the past year

50
Boards of Review
  • Should include questions regarding the Scouts
    commitment to Duty to GOD
  • How is the Scout following the Twelfth point of
    the Scout Law?

51
Religious Holidays
  • Make sure religious holidays are considered
    during troop program planning
  • Know the religious holidays of various Faiths
  • NEVER penalize a Scout for missing a Scouting
    event when it falls on a holy day

52
Prayers
  • Prayers during the opening of a meeting should be
    routine
  • Closing prayers are optional
  • Use materials appropriate to ALL Faiths

53
Guidelines for Prayers
  • Use nonsectarian/Interfaith words that everyone
    can share and feel comfortable about
  • Ecumenical wording is appropriate
  • If all Scouts are of the same Faith, the services
    of that Faith are, of course, appropriate

54
Council and District Events
  • Are almost ALWAYS considered Interfaith events

55
Troop Campouts and Dinners
  • Grace said at meals

56
Scout Sunday and Sabbath
  • On the closest dates to February 8th
  • Plan ahead for a service
  • Recognize religious emblem recipients
  • Invite other units to attend or participate

57
Set an example
  • Opportunity for personal growth
  • Conducts himself in a moral way
  • Get closer to GOD
  • Wears uniform correctly and with pride
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law
  • Shows reverence toward GOD faithful in his
    religious duties respects beliefs of others
    lives his life by ideals

58
Show Scout Spirit
  • Have fun and help others to have fun
  • Be mature and sensitive
  • Achieved the rank of First Class
  • Working on or received his religious emblem

59
PART VI Promoting the religious
emblems programs
  • My troop progress chart
  • Contains name, contact information, religious
    preference, emblem, status, date

60
Religious emblems
  • Programs that are created by the religious groups
  • Encourage Scouts to grow stronger in their Faith
  • BSA approves the programs and allows recognition
    to be worn on the official uniform

61
Each religious group
  • Develops, and administers its own program

62
Catholic emblem programs
  • First developed in 1926
  • Opportunity to fulfill the Twelfth point of the
    Scout Law and Duty to GOD

63
Getting started on an emblem
  • Obtain the appropriate manual which is sold at
    most Scout shops
  • Speak with a trained and approved counselor

64
Catholic awards
  • Light of Christ
  • Parvuli Dei
  • Ad Altare Dei
  • Pope Pius XII

65
Light of Christ
  • Help the Cub Scout become aware of the value of
    having a personal relationship with Jesus
  • To better understand and appreciate Christs love
    and concern for him
  • Tigers or Wolf cubs
  • Completed prior to third grade

66
Parvuli Dei
  • Little ones of God
  • Parish and family-oriented program
  • Completed second grade
  • Develop an awareness of Gods love for each of us
  • Identifies him as an important member of his
    family, community, and parish
  • Taught responsibilities that grow out of Gods
    love for us

67
Ad Altare Dei
  • toward the altar of God
  • Completed the sixth grade
  • Purpose is to assist the Scout in developing a
    fully Christian way of life in his faith
    community
  • Based on the seven sacraments
  • Sacraments are a primary means to growth in our
    spiritual life
  • Work with an approved and trained counselor

68
Pope Pius XII
  • High school age scouts and venturers
  • Ad Altare Dei is NOT a prerequisite
  • Facilitated by a trained counselor
  • Opportunity to share and practice their faith
  • To become more active and discover their role in
    the Catholic faith community

69
Promotion presentations
  • Be Prepared
  • Keep them short and meaningful
  • Identify the various programs
  • Provide motivation
  • Obtain promotional materials
  • Have a speaker who has earned the emblem
  • Identify whom to contact

70
Recognition ceremonies
  • Simple but impressive
  • Purpose is to recognize the individual and his
    achievement

71
Support network
  • List of counselors and area committees

72
PART VII Available Resources
  • From the National Catholic Committee on Scouting
  • www.nccs-bsa.org
  • From the Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting
  • From the District (or Area) Catholic Committee on
    Scouting

73
Web sites
  • www.liturgyofthehours.org
  • www.praypub.org
  • usscouts.org/scoutduty/index.html
  • www.scouter.com/compass/leadersresource/
  • chaplainresources/

74
Available resources from the BSA
  • www.scouting.org/relationships

75
PART VIII Interfaith Prayers
  • Calls to worship
  • Boy Scout Law
  • Prayers of thanks
  • Philmont Grace
  • Prayer in camp
  • Boy Scouts prayer

76
Interfaith Prayers
  • Prayer for the troops chaplain
  • Native American prayers
  • Prayers for Scouts
  • Blessings for Scouts
  • An Eagles prayer (for an Eagle Court of Honor)

77
Hymns and Songs
  • Scout Vespers
  • God Bless America
  • On My Honor
  • Taps
  • Amazing Grace

78
Hymns and Songs
  • Kum Ba Yah with the Scout Law
  • Hes got the Whole World in His Hands
  • On Eagles Wings (Psalm 91) (for an Eagle Court
    of Honor)

79
PART IX Religious observance in
unit activities
  • Opening prayers
  • Camporees
  • Meals
  • Scout Sunday
  • Funerals
  • Prayer Services

80
Large Assemblies / Camporees
  • Require pre-planning and coordination
  • Program booklets, handouts

81
Sample Service
  • 1. Opening Prayer
  • 2. Opening Song
  • 3. Reading
  • 4. Reflection or discussion
  • 5. Prayer for our Country
  • 6. Thoughts from Lord Baden-Powell
  • 7. A Scouters Prayer
  • 8. Closing Prayer
  • 9. Closing Song

82
Scout Sunday / Sabbath
  • National Scout Week / February 8
  • Coordination between Chaplain Aide and Unit
    Chaplain
  • Include the Cub Pack and other Scout units

83
Service
  • Announce weeks in advance
  • Bulletins, posters, announcements
  • Reserve front rows for Scouts
  • Hold a reception afterwards
  • Full uniform, flag ceremony, Scout hymns
  • Acknowledge religious emblems earned
  • Award square knots
  • Recognize service projects
  • Include Scouts where possible

84
Summer Camp
  • Should provide church services
  • Should have a camp chaplain
  • Duty to GOD should be a part of the program
  • Daily services
  • Invite local clergy to assist, and invite them
    for dinner
  • Scouters in camp may be deacons/clergy
  • Mix different Faiths do NOT offend others

85
My Troop Prayer
  • Does your unit have one? Why not?

86
Meal Prayers
  • Morning Graces
  • Noon Graces
  • Evening Graces
  • Scouting Graces

87
Prayer Services (for Catholics)
  • To pray is to seek union with GOD
  • Time to meditate during sunset, sunrise,
    climbing, hiking, or star gazing
  • Mass chief among all prayers
  • Set a good mood and create an inspired atmosphere
    using signs, symbols, and visuals
  • Candles, a cross, vesture, altar covering, Scout
    emblem, programs, songbooks, banners, music, etc.

88
Unit Camping
  • Be sure to include a troop worship service

89
Funerals
  • Scout or Scouter
  • Permission of the family
  • Attend in uniform
  • Sit together as a unit
  • Serve as Honorary Pallbearers or Ushers
  • Participate in the service, if possible

90
Expressions of Comfort
  • Being present at the Memorial/Funeral
  • Words of support, condolences
  • Share happy or humorous memories
  • Buy flowers contribute to the local Council ---
    James E. West
  • Prepare meals assist with housework or yard work

91
PART X Recognition of participants
  • trained patch
  • Chaplain Aide Handbook
  • Certificate

92
PART XI
  • Closing prayer

93
Thank you and good Scouting
  • Rich Marano
  • Religious Emblems Chairman
  • Archdiocese of Hartford CCS

94
Chaplain Aide Training
  • Opening Prayer
  • Welcome
  • Duty to God in Scouting
  • Unit Chaplain
  • Duties, Qualifications, and Objectives of the
    Chaplain Aide
  • Promoting Religious Emblems
  • Available Resources
  • Interfaith Prayers, Hymns, and Songs
  • Religious Observance in Unit Activities Opening
    Prayers Camporees Meals Scout Sunday
    Funerals and Prayer Services
  • Recognition of Participants Scouts receive a
    trained patch Chaplain Aide Handbook and
    Certificate
  • Closing Prayer
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