Re: Explorers/Gold Award
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 3 Dec 1995 00:37:13 -0500
A little while back George Crowl sent out some useful information on
Exploring including the Gold Award. With all the new folks on the list,
I thought it might be worthwhile to repost the information:
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 07:59:41 -0600
From: George Crowl <WILLIAMM@ZIAVMS.ENMU.EDU>
Subject: Re: New Explorer Gold Award
Andrew Heath and others: Request for Explorer Gold Award and
Exploring Leadership Award requirements:
GOLD AWARD REQUIREMENTS
A. The candidate must have been an active, registered Explorer
for at least 12 months tenure before final qualification.
B. The candidate must have been an active member of the Explorer
post, and served in one or a combination of leadership roles
within the past 12 months (roles may be concurrent as follows:
(paraphrased) Post officer, EPA member, post activities chairman;
church or school elected youth officer, elected or appointed team
C. The candidate must have participated in a district/Exploring
division, council, area, region, or national Explorer event.
D. The candidate must, in consultation with the post Advisor or
a member of the post committee, set one personal growth goal
related to each of the six experience areas of Exploring, in
which the Explorer certifies completion of the goals. (See
previous EAA examples)
E. The candidate must plan, prepare for, and lead to completion
two or more post activity projects that relate to at least two of
the six experience areas; suggested post activity projects are
listed separately below. The action should involve at least five
Explorers, and it should require a minimum of 4 to 6 months from
inception to completion; the project should be approved and the
goals of the project set by the post Advisor and/or a member of
the post committee and the Explorer candidate. Both parties
should certify the completion of the projects(s). Activities
should be arranged to fit into normal post programming.
Qualifying activities . . . (see previous EAA examples).
F. The candidate must be able to recite the Explorer Code.
G. The candidate must submit three letters of recommendation to
the post Advisor that confirms he or she lives in accordance with
the principles of the Explorer Code. The letters should come
from adults outside the post, such as school or church leaders,
employers, or community leaders.
H. After completing all other requirements, the candidate should
prepare evidence of completion of the work and submit it to the
post Advisor. The post president, in conjunction with the post
Advisor, should then appoint a review committee of four to six
people including Explorers and adults. The committee should
interview the candidate to determine whether that person grew as
a result of the pursuit of the Gold Award.
I. Finally, the candidate must have qualified for the Gold Award
before his or her 21st birthday.
Significant differences from the Explorer Achievement Award to
the Gold Award: Tenure now 12 months, vice 18. Personal growth
goals in all six experience areas, vice two. Must recite the
Explorer Code. Review committee is youth and adult, can be from
the post, vice district/council Exploring committee.
EXPLORING LEADERSHIP AWARD
Presented by councils, areas/regions, and national to Explorers
and adults who have made exceptional contributions to Exploring
and who exemplify the Explorer Code.
a. Be registered and involved in Exploring as an Explorer or an
adult for at least one year.
b. Hold a leadership position or office on the unit, district,
council, area, regional or national level (as appropriate for the
level of award presented).
c. Show exceptional dedication and give outstanding leadership
and service to Exploring and to Explorers on the level
approprint to my district training chairmen:
The "Explorer Leader Handbook," #34637, is the basic Exploring
document for both adult leaders and youth leaders. All Advisors
(or posts), Explorer Service Team and Explorer training team
members should have one.
As of 1 Sep 95, the following seems to be the current Explorer
training literature. This information can be used by Explorer
training teams and experienced Explorer leaders to train
new leaders and Explorer officers.
CAT# DATE TITLE
23-254 1995 Exploring's Leadership Training Plan
23-878 4/95 New Posts Start-Up Orientation
34633 10/93 Adult Explorer Leader Basic Training
23-314 1995 Adult Explorer Leader Basic Training-Self Study
AV-03G006 1993 Exploring Advanced Leadership Development
Workshop - Leader Guide
23-268 1995 Exploring Service Team Training Conference -
23-876 1994 Council and District Exploring Committee
Workshop - Instructor's Guide, Exploring
S-210 1995 Training Team Workshop - Instructor's Guide
S-210 1995 Exploring Styles of Training Profile (w/above)
S-210 1995 Council Exploring Sales Team Marketing Workshop
- Instructor's Guide
23-277 1995 Post Leader Workshop - Instructor Guide
23-273 8/94 Explorer Officers' Association - Training Guide
There is an "Exploring Council/District Operations Manual,"
#33630. This has sections on delivery/structure, sales, service,
training, program, public relations/finance, the Explorer
Officers' Association, and an appendix. It is designed for
regular updating of individual pieces of literature.
The following additional information (flyers) may be useful:
23-200 1995 Exploring Literature and Resources
23-884 1995 National Exploring Awards and Recognition
23-877 1995 Gold Award (Eagle equivalent for Explorers)
23-203 1995 Exploring Leadership Award (for youth and
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
DDC-Training, GW Dist. Nat Capital Area Council mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG
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