Monthly Archives: October 2012

And the beat goes on…

Today I received a comment on the blog about my last post.  It seems that an Irish Scouter is a bit unclear as to my position and/or does not see consistency in my opinion.  He asked 4 questions and I thought.. … Continue reading

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Posted in blog, Character, comments, Ideals, Risk Management | Tagged | 4 Comments


OK.  Everyone take a deep breath and step away from the ledge.  There is way to much chatter about files being released and who is going to have to answer questions in the media etc.  Relax. Once again, I have … Continue reading

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Posted in Character, Values | Tagged | 5 Comments

Learning by listening

One of my favorite things to do as a Scoutmaster is sit with a Scout and have a Scoutmaster Conference.  It is not only a requirement for the Scout to advance, but a great opportunity to learn. I learn so … Continue reading

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Posted in Advancement, blog, Character, Journey to Excellence, Leadership, Methods, Scoutmaster conference, Scoutmaster minute | 2 Comments

From the edge of space

While I thought it was very cool to rappel from the 2nd tallest building in Portland this takes the cake. There has not been a lot of chatter about this incredible stunt in the Scouting world… but I think this … Continue reading

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SMMPodcast – Recruiting and Retention

Welcome back to the SMMPodcast, after a long break in the podcast we are back at it and talking Scouting. In this episode, we talk about Recruiting and Retention.  It’s about that time of the year to start thinking recharter … Continue reading

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Lighten up

As we get into the colder weather of fall and then winter our packs will start to get a bit heavier.  At least that is the norm.  Winter gear is a little heavier and you tend to carry more.  That … Continue reading

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Posted in Backpacking, camp skills, Camping, gear, Winter Camping | 2 Comments


I suppose it is time to poke at the hive again.  I reposted an article by Doug Metz the other day called Honoring the Scout Law.  Now I did not write one word of the original post, but I thought it … Continue reading

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Posted in Character, Ideals, Oath and Law | 3 Comments