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ERIC Number: ED444105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Pages: 12
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Leadership Skills Training for Youths through the Exploring Program of Boy Scouts of America.
Geiger, Brian F.; Willis, A. Sandra
This paper describes the Leadership Opportunity Forums for high school students sponsored by the Explorer's Post of the Birmingham Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The goal of the forum was to increase student leadership behaviors through informational sessions, needs assessment, informal discussions, shared meals, outdoor physical activities, and cooperative social/recreation time. Students greatly enjoyed the opportunities to learn more about themselves and receive peer support and guidance from interested adult facilitators. The combination of instruction about leadership characteristics with individual assessment group exercises was effective in promoting the development of leadership skills in youth. As a result of the forum, each student drafted a personal plan to continue self-exploration and growth as community leaders. Figure 1 is "Sample Agenda for First Day of Leadership Opportunity Forum"; Figure 2 is "Questions for Small Group Discussions"; Figure 3 is "Student Worksheets for Leadership Development." (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama (Birmingham)