During an evening with my little scouts, I put the question to find out what they think and how they think.
The evening’s theme was “dare to take a stand,” Autumn consistent theme has been “dare …”. It’s been really fun to see how they have evolved during the fall.
Before the evening I had written down 14 pieces of statements that we would discuss and form opinions about. I had been careful to make a slight increase in severity, until a few easy for them to understand the principle itself. To then move on to more challenging claims.
Would say that my preparation was very well planned and prepared.
I even had teams down papers in a plastic sleeve to protect them from the snow … well if you’re wondering, we all have meetings outdoors. My starting point is that we will be outdoors.
Well-prepared these papers, I left home: (
So when I came to the scout hut was to get down to the evening.
I lit the lamp and picked up the flag and so on.
My scouts showed up one by one, most people were well dressed, but some were just regular pants and it was -2.
I realized that we had put a lot of movement in this for everyone to stay warm.
Before we started it was time to choose new patrol leader, unveiled the “old” and welcome the “new”.
Their first task was to put out their lights in a square.
It went well.
I told the lamp representerarde yes, no, do not know or other / own proposal.
Then I started with my questions, I had a help leaders whom I asked to think out some good statements while I talked. He was a little shiny eyes, and “disappeared” for a while. I thought that this may be I’ll fix itself.
It is relatively easy since I already had written down some questions, it was just to remember them …
After a while both I and the scouts know what’s required and then I found a new issue that I have never written down.
I asked, “Imagine that we must go to our scout hut (in the middle of the forest) and then we issue a new scout who wants to come along. This scout is sitting in a wheelchair, we will let the scout go with you?”
The most interesting was when I asked those who responded “no”, they replied, “it might be muddy and far too difficult to drive there” and “it’s probably too difficult to drive over all the roots.”
I was pleasantly surprised, I was to not put any values in what they thought, because they would feel exactly as they wanted.
This time, I was impressed.
These small scouts took responsibility for how it would feel for a new Scout in a new place.
No one said “no” to scout sat in a wheelchair.
It is this kind of thing that makes me really warm your heart.
Hope you meet some wonderful scouts today.