Monthly Archives: March 2012

…And Conservation Minded

Last weekend I sat down with a rather large group of brand new Scouts.  Most of them came from the ranks of Cub Scouts, but some had not and so getting into the habit of saying oaths and pledges for … Continue reading

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Going over the Edge!!

I NEED YOUR HELP!! I do not want a penny from you for personal use.  I have never used this blog as a fundraising tool.. but the time is NOW to help Scouts and help me do something real cool. … Continue reading

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Posted in blog, fitness, gear, High Adventure, Ideals, Just fun, Leadership, podcast, Scouting, Values | 1 Comment

C.O.P.E and Scouting

Spending time with your Scouts on C.O.P.E courses is a wonderful experience.  Scouts are challenged to step away from what they know is comfortable.  The team building exercises and challenging tasks push Scouts to push themselves, not only for the sake of … Continue reading

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Posted in Advancement, blog, camp skills, High Adventure, Ideals, Just fun, Methods, Skills, stories, Summer Camp, teamwork, Values | 1 Comment

Trust and Confidence

Man oh man, its been a while since I was on the blog posting.  Sorry about that, no excuses, just lots going on especially with all the new scouts that we have in the troop. This post I want to … Continue reading

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“Do unto others…”

Bare with me as I rant on humanity. I have been around the world and seen a lot of things… some good, some bad.  Today I had a day which caused me to ask What the hell is wrong with … Continue reading

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Posted in blog, Character, Citizenship, Good Turn Daily, Ideals, Oath and Law, respect, Scout Law, Values | 5 Comments

Test of Three

In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day the great philosopher  came upon an acquaintance, who ran up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, I need to tell you what I just heard … Continue reading

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SMMPodcast # 103 – Talking with Bob

In this show I have a lengthy chat with a fellow Scoutmaster and great Friend Bob Pierce.    Join us as we talk a little bit about everything.  Jamboree, Dutch oven cooking, Troop Guides, JLT, Anuual planning, Parents and Philmont just to cover … Continue reading

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Posted in camp skills, Character, Cooking, gear, High Adventure, Jamboree, Journey to Excellence, Leadership, Order of the Arrow, Patrol Method, planning, podcast, stories, training, Webelos to Scout Transition | 2 Comments