Welcome to the Scoutmaster Minute Blog. The blog started back in 2007, an experiment to document my Scouting life as well as practice (or at least stay sharp) with my writing.
The blog’s tag line “Helping to Deliver the Promise of Scouting” is important to me. I believe that every Scout deserves the very best in adult leadership that will provide opportunities and adventures. The promise of Scouting keeps them coming back for more.
I love to teach and coach our young men as they move through Scouting. Seeing them develop leadership and sharpen skills keeps me coming back for more.
The Scout leaders of today have a challenging task. I want to help them be successful, in turn, our Scouts will see success and grow to great men.
A little about me.
I have been in Scouting all my life. I started as a Cub Scout in the National Capitol Area Council in Virginia. From there we moved to Holland where I moved up to Boy Scouts. Scouting in the Transatlantic Council was a blessing and full of great adventures. We move to Louisiana and I continued my Scouting Adventures in the Calcasieu Area Council. It was there that I learned backpacking and really developed leadership.
Flash forward… many years. My oldest son brought home a flyer, like most “Scout join night” flyers, but this one invited MY son to join Scouting. And we did. A few years later, his younger brother joined Scouting.. and the rest, as they say is history.
On the shirt resume`
I have been awarded the Silver Beaver(2010), the District Award of Merit (2007), the Scoutmaster Key (2007), the Scoutmaster training award, the NESA Scoutmaster Award of Merit (2006), the Cubmaster Award, Cub Scouter Award, Webelos Den Leader award, Community Organization Award, William D. Boyce Award, Jame E. West Fellowship, and I still wear (in the form of a knot) my Arrow of Light.
I have been elected to the Vigil Honor in the Order of the Arrow and am in my 10th year as a Scoutmaster.
I am a collector of Scouting memoriablia.
I am married with three great kids.
Have a Great Scouting Day!