A calling to serve in the Young Women, Young Men, Scouting or the single adults organization can be daunting. Some youth don’t pay attention, a few might act irresponsibly and sometimes you may wonder if anyone is listening to a heartfelt lesson. Now that’s a conundrum.
1. Build trust
“First thing, build trust with them. Let them know you care and you are there to help,” said Mark Grant, who has been a Scoutmaster for 20 years, currently with the Cedar Hills 3rd Ward. Building trust helps youth feel as though they can come to leaders for help. Plus, in a trusting relationship, the youth respect adult leaders and don’t want to disappoint them.