Resources for Exploring Leaders
Helpful tools for youth and adult leaders
- Exploring for People with Disabilities
- Exploring can offer a great and worthwhile service to people with
disabilities, both by involving young adults with disabilities in
posts, and by giving service to people in the community who are
- Developing a Community of Youth Leaders
- An important part of your mission is developing young people into leaders.
How do you do this? What kinds of insights, skills, and experiences do
young people need to become leaders, and how do you facilitate that
- Leadership Reflection
- This reflection exercise gives you a chance to stop and think about how
you are doing in terms of carrying out responsibilities as an Advisor.
Its goal is to show you what you have accomplished and what still must
be done to achieve the goals of Exploring in your post.
- Program Support for Explorer Posts
- Becoming and Being a Leader
- Your understanding of leadership will shape how you approach your
officer responsibilities, how you interact with one another, how
you make decisions, and the kinds of activities and special
projects you choose to engage in as a post.
- Leadership Checkup
- Because one of the responsibilities of the post president is to
"assess on an ongoing basis whether the responsibilities of the
officers are being carried out effectively," the president should
ensure that this checkup becomes an integral part of officer
- How to Brainstorm
- Brainstorming is an essential part of good thinking, and it is
also an essential part of coming to good decisions.
- How to Conduct a Post Parents' Night
- One of the most successful programs developed by posts in many
locations is an annual post parents' night held in February or
March. This is a good opportunity to "show off" posts to the
parents of Explorers, many of whom might not know much about
- How to Develop Service Projects
- This resource on service is to give you some ideas on developing
your service projects. In particular, it describes one method that
will help you first identify needs for service, and then identify
projects that address those needs.
- How to Earn Money
- Many posts decide to purchase equipment, take a trip, or plan
a special project that requires additional funds. All
the participants should participate in a money-earning
- How to Generate Publicity
- Publicity can be in the form of a talk, special event, dinner,
demonstration, exhibit, interview, conference, news story,
feature story, or photo essay. The list is limited only by
each post's imagination and industriousness.
- How to Introduce a Speaker
- The proper introduction of people presenting programs to the
post is important. Explorers expect qualified speakers, and
a proper introduction lends prestige and sets the tone of the
- How to Lead a Discussion
- A group discussion is a planned conversation on a selected topic
with a trained discussion leader. The purpose is to express
opinions and gain information on the topic and learn from the
other group participants.
- How to Make a Speech or Presentation
- When called upon to make a speech, consider these suggestions
to help make your speech more interesting, worthwhile, and fun
for both you and your audience.
- How to Plan Your Superactivity
- The highlight of your post's program should be its superactivity -
a major project, activity, trip, or other event that piques the
interest of your post's participants and serves as a long-range
goal around which to rally your post's program.
- How to Recruit New Participants
- Some posts have waiting lists and don't have to worry about
recruiting new participants. However, the majority of posts
must make regular efforts to find and recruit new participants.
These methods may help.
- How to Teach a Skill
- This how-to section addresses two important issues: how to teach
and how to teach a skill in particular. An effective approach to
teaching is based on discovery and learning through
- How to Use Charts and Posters
- A guide to developing effectively charts and posters.
- How to Use Parliamentary Procedure
- A brief introduction to parliamentary procedure, an effective method
for conducing orderly meetings, including some of the points most
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