What is a Program Leader?
How to Be a Mentor
How and When to Set Goals
Ways to Be in the Cabin
Skits and Cabin Calls
Being a Guest at Meals
Times to Check In with your SLs
Feedback—What to Look For
Ways to Help Returnees Grow
How to Teach an SL to Be a Mentor
Nice Things to Do for Your SLs
Games for Cabin Time
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WAYS TO HELP RETURNEES GROW
— Teach them to be a mentor for other SLs (see other page).
— Ask them for something new that they’d like to do.
— Provide new resources / information (bits of the Love and Logic packet are great for this).
— Ask their opinions.
— Work to set more challenging and in depth goals
(you can let them check out the eval rubric for ideas).
— Encourage them to take initiative.
— Discuss the way they always do things and new stuff they could try –
branching out even if the way they do it already is wonderful.
— Teach songs and activities to new folks (for campfire, during PL/SL meeting if there’s time, etc).
— Have them occasionally help present things in PL/SL meetings.
— Let them do / help with a DH announcement (maybe Z’s if they helped with
fire watch the night before).
— Have them lead the cabin’s duty (table toppers etc).
— Let them lead a rec. (if the want -it is their break time) with you supporting them,
or leading something else in the area.
— Have them dismiss the cabin area for field study (if there is a cabin area at your site).
— Have them model leading a cabin time activity for another SL (they can actually go into a
different cabin and do this while their cabin partner or you hangs with their cabin.