In business numbers are everything.. in Scouting… well not so much, but when it comes to impact… I guess a number can demonstrate that you are in fact making a small impact and spreading the word, helping others to deliver the promise of Scouting.
I started podcasting sometime last year, I was asked and joined the PTC media network. PTC media is made up of three Scouters that just really love Scouting. Chris has a Cub Scout background, he is in Texas. Steve is a Scoutmaster in Minnesota, he has many years of experience and brings a twist to the network with a cool puppet named Buttons the Radical Boy Scout. And then there is me. I have had my share of Cub Scouting and am well versed in the Boy Scout program. Together we have 4 podcasts that we produce independently. The result is a fan base of Scouts and Scouters and those that maintain relationships in the Scouting movement. The result is that there are people out there that love to listen to our Shows.. and for that we are truly thankful. We do not make money doing this.. we do it because we love it.
I rarely keep up with the numbers of the show. I know that I have done 35 shows to date and have received mountains of emails about them. But tonight I was chatting with a fellow Scouting podcaster and blogger Shawn from Wisconsin, we were talking about the numbers and so I looked it up and got shocked to learn that the Scoutmaster minute is actually making an impact.. or at least people are listening.
Over the 35 shows I have received 68,689 downloads of the shows. To me that is exciting and amazing!
I just want to thank everyone that downloads and listens to the show. I appreciate it and it makes me want to do more to help deliver the promise of Scouting!
Thanks again everyone!!
Have a Great Scouting Day!