Monthly Archives: November 2011

LNT v. The Outdoor Code

Last night I sat with a couple Scouts, they just crossed over on Friday and were having their Scoutmaster Conference for their Scout Badge.  I love this first conference, it is a great way to learn about the new Scout … Continue reading

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Test of Facebook

Sorry if this is post bugs you… but I have to test the settings for Facebook.  I have had multiple people ask if we could get this blog feed directly to the Scoutmasterminute Podcast page in facebook.. so I am test … Continue reading

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Skill and Gear

This last weekend our Scout Troop headed up to Trout Lake, Washington to venture into the longest Lave Tube cave in North America, called Dead Horse cave.  We tried to get up to the cave last year, but with record … Continue reading

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Knowing who you work with

It is not enough as a Scoutmaster these days to take boys camping, teach them a few skills, and hand out merit badges.  Kids today, like kids in the past, and certainly this will apply in the future as society changes, … Continue reading

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Make them Normal

I just spent the better part of the morning volunteering in my wifes classroom… well I shouldn’t say in the classroom.. in the swimming pool.  Each Friday during the fall and winter months the class, along with a number of … Continue reading

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Blog update

Well, it took a while to figure this computer stuff out… and really don’t think I have it down yet, BUT.. I did get an update in on the SMMPodcast tab (page). You can now listen to the last 10 … Continue reading

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SMMPodcast # 97

Shakedowns, Winter eats, and Service Howdy, welcome back.  This is show #97 and we are talking about conducting shakedowns for your next adventure, a great reciepe for filling up a cold belly, and providing service opportunities for our Scouts during … Continue reading

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