Monthly Archives: April 2012

My Son, the Eagle Scout

Tonight my son was presented his Eagle Scout Award. I can not express in words how very proud I am of him.  Over the past 11 years him and I have been on a great adventure.  At times the trail … Continue reading

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Posted in Advancement, Character, Citizenship, Ideals, Leadership, Oath and Law, Scouting, Scoutmaster minute, Service, stories, Values | 5 Comments

Backpack Cooking

As most of you know I am Troop Guide for Wood Badge Course W1-492-11.  One of my Might Buffalo patrol members needed some help with his ticket.  One of his items is to introduce his Troop to the many different … Continue reading

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Posted in Backpacking, blog, camp skills, Camping, Cooking, gear, High Adventure, Just fun, planning, Skills | 1 Comment

Cause I’m Shameless

Hey all… this may put you over the edge with my blog.. but I refuse to keep asking till I get what Scouting needs.. Money! A few weeks back I asked for donations for our Council’s fundraiser “OVER THE EDGE”.  … Continue reading

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Captain Obvious

Earlier today I received an email from a “fan of the blog and podcast”.. his email is certainly appreciated and I am glad that he took the time to express his thoughts, but… I will not post the email here, … Continue reading

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Posted in Advancement, blog, Camping, comments, Ideals, Journey to Excellence, Leadership, Methods, Patrol Method, training, Values, Webelos to Scout Transition | 6 Comments

Methods – Outdoor Program

A long time ago a Scouting mentor of mine told me that the secret to success in a Troop is PROGRAM, PROGRAM, PROGRAM.  When you have a strong program you have Scouts that stay in Scouting, you have good advancement, … Continue reading

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From the Founder

Just a little follow up on the Patrol Method..  It serves us all well to know what, why, and how we are deliver the promise of Scouting. “[F]irst and foremost: The Patrol is the character school for the individual.  To … Continue reading

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Methods- Patrols

The Patrol is, like the ideals, the foundation of the Troop.  The Patrol is where the Scout learns citizenship, it is where they practice democracy, leadership,  and teamwork.  It is where they find companionship, life long friendships, and a place … Continue reading

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