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Annual Program Planning

A Commissioner Overview

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Why is Program Planning important?

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Unit Annual Program Planning
Cub Packs ADULTS Cubmaster Pack Committee Den Leaders Patrol Leaders Other Jr. Leaders Scoutmaster

Scout Troops

PATROL LEADERS COUNCIL

Venture Crews

VENTURE CREW YOUTH LEADERSHIP

Key Crew Leaders Crew Adviser

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Pack Program Planning (4 Levels)
1. Annual Program Planning

Conference (12 months) 2. Monthly Pack Leader Meeting 3. Den meetings 4. Pack meetings
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Pack - Key Elements 
CM, CC, MC¶s Plan  Monthly themes  Excitement at

meetings  Outdoor activities  Use of Program Helps, Leaders and How-To books
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Troop Program Planning 
Patrol Leader Council responsibility  5-Key elements in effective Annual

Program Planning  7-Step Process used for effective Annual Program Planning  Program Planning Conference
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Troop - 5 Key Elements 
Homework  Patrol Input
PATROL INPUT 

Annual Troop

Program Planning Conference  Troop Committee Support  Inform Everyone
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Troop Program Planning Conference 
Annual Program Planning ³Kit´  Program Helps from Scouting magazine  Troop Program Features and Resource  Annual Program Planning worksheet  Calendars for school(s), CP, social, etc.  Resource material on Program ideas
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Troop 7-Step Process 
Gather district, council,  Review the program

community, and chartered organization dates for events that will affect the troop  Review the resources needed to plan the annual program  Review the advancement status of each Scout  List some goals for the Troop
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features available to the troop  Meet with the troop committee to review the calendar and potential troop goals  Meet with senior patrol leader to review this information and to plan the next steps leading to the annual troop program planning 9 conference

Venture Program Planning (8 ± Steps)
Before the Annual Planning Retreat 1. Program capability inventory ± adult 2. Venturing activity interest survey 3. Brainstorming ± creative ideas
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Venture Program Planning (8 ± Steps) ± cont.
Annual Planning Retreat 4. Match venturing interests with resources 1. 5. Fill the gaps - balance the program 6. Schedule the activities ± annual plan - 5-month plan
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Venture Program Planning (8 ± Steps) ± cont.
After the Annual Planning Retreat 7. Select venturing chairpersons and adult consultants 8. Follow up is vital - assume nothing

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Venture - Key Elements 
Resources    

capabilities Crew members interests Matching Assign responsibility Follow up

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Questions ?

Thank You
Tom Welna and Paul Bartyzal

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