What Is S.E.A.L.S. and What Will My Scout learn?
It’s a Friday night to Sunday morning adventure at Belk Scout Camp, where the course participants become members of new S.E.A.L.S. patrols. The S.E.A.L.S. patrols come together Friday night and spend the weekend camping, eating, and working together as a unit to complete tasks such as campsite sanitation. In addition, the members of the S.E.A.L.S. patrols attend presentations, where they are introduced to useful leadership skills including ‘How to Take Notes’, ‘Communications Skills’, ‘Planning Effective Meetings’, and the how and why of having an ‘Interfaith Worship Service’. After the S.E.A.L.S. participants are introduced to the leadership skills, they are given opportunities to practice these skills using games and activities, always following each activity with a ‘Start, Stop, Continue’ session. S.E.A.L.S. participants also learn about the importance of Scout Spirit, which is reinforced with opportunities to sing songs and perform skits appropriate for troop events.
At the conclusion of the course, each S.E.A.L.S. participant comes away with a “contract,” which consists of a SMART goal that provides the S.E.A.L.S. participant with an opportunity to practice his newly-learned leadership skills to improve his home patrol or troop.
As one previous S.E.A.L.S. graduate said: “…never a dull moment as we laughed and sang and learned all throughout the day…capped off by the best ever campfire Saturday night, and receiving my S.E.A.L.S. strip Sunday….”
Are YOU ready for a S.E.A.L.S. adventure?