Today the Scouting Blogosphere has been pretty quiet, Been working on the next podcast. We are going to be talking about Den Chiefs, training Den Chiefs, and how Den Chiefs benefit your unit. Well we are talking about Den Chiefs anyway…
If you do have a good Den Chief program in your unit I would encourage you to check out the online Den Chief training at Scouting.org (http://www.scouting.org/Training/Youth/DenChefTraining.aspx)
We have used them in my Troop and it is important to make sure an get the right Scout in the position of Den Chief. Well, I won’t post to much about it.. you’ll have to listen to the show when it comes out Wednesday.
Having a weekend that was not really dedicated to Scouts was kind of nice this weekend, don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that in a bad way. It was nice to spend the weekend with my boys.
I went to breakfast with my youngest this morning, it was great to just sit and talk. He and his brother are getting close to earning their Eagle Award. They are good young men.
Monday we will have a Troop meeting, the focus will be on the upcoming camp out and preparation for the Cross over we are doing on Saturday. The guys in the Troop put together a team, mostly OA members and they always do a nice job. We ordered more troop hats to give to the new Scouts. The price went up this year, not sure what to think about that, it is still reasonable, I guess that is a sign of the times.
I have been having an ongoing discussion with a few parents of the Troop on attendance at Courts of Honor. The Courts of Honor are great events and yet there has been a trend in the last two years of declining attendance at the COHs. I am not sure why, even Scouts that are due to receive awards, merit badges and rank are failing to show up. Well, I am sure we will crack that nut. I’m not overly concerned about it, I just want the Scouts to participate and enjoy their time in Scouting.
OK, that’s enough rambling for now. #100daysofscouting continues to drive the focus!
Have a Great Scouting Day!