Monday, July 13, 2009

Scouts get the EDGE

The new BSA rank requirements will have the Scouts using EDGE to train less experienced Scouts.

EDGE is taught in the National Youth Leadership Training course. This is offered in councils all across the country.

EDGE stands for: Explain, Demonstrate, Guide and Enable

Explain--tell the Scout what you are going to do, how you will do it, and why you are doing it. Good time to discuss safety.

Demonstrate--do it! Show the Scout how to do it.

Guide--help them do it. Encourage, coach, lend a hand.

Enable--have them do it on their own. Make sure you tell them that they have the skill now and that they should use it.

And in keeping with the new rank requirements, EDGE another Scout.

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