Monthly Archives: May 2012

Methods – Uniform

“Putting on the uniform does not make a fellow a Scout, but putting on the uniform is a sign to the world that one has taken the Scout obligation and folk expect Scout like acts from one wearing it” – … Continue reading

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Methods- Leadership Development

Besides backpacking and teaching skills for the outdoors, my favorite subject in Scouting is leadership.  I know that leadership is but a small part of Scouting, but leadership when done correctly requires the leader to be of good character.  Leadership … Continue reading

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Methods- Personal Growth

Now don’t let the word personal get you.  Yes we want each and every Scout to grow, but we want them to find this growth within the context of Scouting’s values (found in the Oath and Law).  Personal growth is … Continue reading

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Backpack cooking – Follow up

I received an email the other day asking some questions about the backpacking video that I recently put up on the blog.  They are great questions and so I thought I’d share the email and answers here. Question:  What sort … Continue reading

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Methods- Adults Association

This method is somewhat confusing, especially at the troop level for parents coming from the Cub Scout program.  I say this because it is different. I’ll explain as we go.  First and foremost, no matter what level of Scouting you … Continue reading

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who’s it gonna be?

First of all, thank you all for the congratulations and nice comments about my oldest son earning his Eagle Award.  On behalf of John and the rest of the family, we are thankful and appreciate the comments.  It’s been a … Continue reading

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