Month: December 2009

The Challenge of Telling our Story

Mike Walton  from the US Scouting Service Project issued a challenge for 2010 for all of us in the Scouting world.  Check it out here.
A week or so ago.. I issued the same challenge of the Scoutmaster Minute Facebook site.
I encourage all of you to take this challenge.
Tell our story.. It is a story that is rich and full of timeless values, adventures and excitement.
Take a few moments as we wrap up 2009 and think about your Scouting experiences, write them down, and share them.
Like I posted on facebook, tell me your story.. I want to use Scoutmaster Minute Podcast forum to get our story.. the Scouting Story out and into the Podisphere.  It is a story worth telling, and surely worth hearing.

Have a Great Scouting Day!

Show #45 Cold Weather Injuries and First Aid

In this show we talk about Cold Weather First Aid/Injuries.
Jerry discusses the major cold weather injuries, prevention, symptoms and treatment, that you may run into during your Cold weather camping adventures.
Topics include; Dehydration, Hypothermia, and Frost Bite.
To learn more about Cold Weather First Aid and Cold Weather Injuries check out these sites:

Get out and Camp in the Winter.. You will love it!
Click on the link on the left to listen to the Scoutmaster Minute Podcast… or use the PTC Media tool further down on the left to listen to my show and other great Scouting Podcasts from

Have a Great Scouting Day!

Three Keys for Success in life…

I heard an inspirational message from Lou Holtz, former great Football Coach.
He took great pride in teaching young men to be outstanding athletes, citizens, and gentlemen.
He shares three keys to success in life.. this is time tested and true.

1.  Always do the right thing.  Know what right looks like and always do the right thing.  In Scouting, we have the Scout Oath and Law to guide us down the right path of life.

2.  Always do your best.. Good is not Good enough.. DO YOUR BEST always.  You should always give your BEST effort.  Anything in life that is worth doing is worth 100% of your effort.  Never be afraid of hard work.  It pays in the end… but you must always DO YOUR BEST.

3.  Treat others as you would like to be treated.  The golden rule.  Just think of how the peaceful the world would be if people just acted according to this simple rule.  Being unselfish, kind, respectful, Helpful, and courteous.  I can imagine a world community that would be without wars, hunger, pain and suffering.. but it all starts with people treating people right.

With those three keys you are guaranteed to be a success in life.  Your relationships, business dealings, Adventures, and Personal life will be full of enjoyment, success and happiness.

Try it.. it works.

Have a Great Scouting Day!

Link to the Audio Cast!

I should have put the link in for the audio cast of the Boy Scouts of America’s Celebration Kick Off.
If you missed it on the 10th.. you can hear the entire program at AUDIO CAST!
Bravo to Bob Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive
Tico Perez, National Commissioner
John Gottschalk, BSA National President
Jack Furst, National Executive Board
and Randall Stephenson, AT&T CEO

It was a great show, I wish the BSA would do more of this kind of stuff!!

Have a Great Scouting Day!

Centennial Kick Off

Well last night was, I guess, the “Official Kick off” of the Centennial celebration of the Boy Scouts of America!!
Extremely exciting I kept thinking to myself as I listened in on to the online rally last night.  Listening to the vision and excitement of the presenters.  It occurred to me that we have so much to do to prepare for our troops celebration in February and throughout the year, to include Jamboree 2010!
Then I got a call last night from a great Scouting friend, he had something for me!  More books for my collection.
I collect Scout books, all kinds of Scouting literature.  I will write more about that later.  But as I looked through the box of books he gave me, I could not help but take a little mental trip down memory lane.  A Wolf Handbook, the same that I had when I was a Cub Scout.  The pictures in the 10th Edition of the Boy Scout Handbook brought back many, many memories.
Looking to the future and all of the exciting things that are going to happen in Scouting moving into the next 100 years I am thrilled and ready for the challenges that are ahead.
So what are some of your memories?  What are some of the things that you all are doing to celebrate the BSA’s 100th Anniversary?  Share your thoughts and Ideas with me.. I would love to hear it.
Have a Great Scouting Day!