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EDGE Method

To help boys learn these leadership skills and gain high moral standards, we use the Scouting EDGE method, which is a simple four step method.

EDGE is very basic, but it really does work!

Explain
Demonstrate
Guide
Enable

Explain

First explain what you will be doing. Tell them the steps involved. Visual aids might be helpful for this step. Use questions to gauge their understanding.

Demonstrate

Show them how to do the skill. Demonstrate the steps using the actual materials. Describe what you are doing.

Guide

Let them practice the skill. Guide and coach them as they try to do it themselves. This step will take the most time.

Enable

Enable them by letting them do the skill themselves without any intervention.

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