Provide an emotionally and physically safe wilderness based expedition
Build character and citizenship
Teach outdoor survival skills
Build self-esteem and self-efficacy
Group and individual goal setting
Build care for others
Safety of youth
Knowing, understanding & following BCM policies and procedures
Support youth on their journey
Celebrate youth success
Help youth transfer their learning to the real world
Be a positive role model
Be a coach and lead by example
Share your knowledge
Confront negative behaviors and attitudes
Be an active part of the adult leader team
Do not step over or reach across stoves
Pass pots using pot grabbers only
Do not serve from pots while they are on the stove: put them on the ground first
Have youth hold their mugs securely while pouring hot water
A student gets a small splinter that is easily removed.
Because of un-motivated teens your team decides to leave the expedition on day 5.
Your students don't sleep well because of a rainy night so you decide to hike 2 miles and spend the afternoon fishing and journaling.
Two students go down to the lake alone and are approached by a bear.
You are walking to find a private tree and notice a student smoking a cigarette in the woods.
Any issues between the adults before you discuss teen issues
How many mosquito bites you have
Anything outstanding; positive or negative
Things that are going well and things that are not going well
What your fantasy meal is for your return home
Touch on each teen and how they are doing
Which of you smells the worst
Strategies for improving and moving the expedition forward
Nuts and bolts for tomorrow and beyond
Do most things for the teens as a role model.
Doing nothing but kicking back and enjoying the sunshine.
Allowing the teens to lead and do things for themselves with patience and encouragement.