Monthly Archives: November 2012

One Word

You know, some times things happen and then you look back at it and have an “Ah Ha” moment. In my last post I put in a Rockwell print to illustrate “Scouting”… Today as I looked at it again, I … Continue reading

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Expect more

It is amazing how themes run together and I think I have said it before on the blog about how a subject seems to maintain a solid thread in life for a time.  This week it seems that the subject … Continue reading

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Band-aids

The other night we had a spirited conversation with our Troop committee about, among other things, youth leadership and keeping older Scouts engaged. One of the main ingredients of the Patrol method and effective youth leadership at the Troop level … Continue reading

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Posted in Character, comments, Ideals, Journey to Excellence, Leadership, Methods, Patrol Method, Scoutmaster minute, Skills, teamwork, training, Values | 3 Comments

Sunday Morning Coffee

Had an opportunity to get some gear hung out today, thought, I’d just get lazy and hang around in the hammock. Yep, this is my Sunday… Talking about gear and enjoying a good cup o’ joe. Hey… I’m looking for some … Continue reading

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The BSA’s National Executive Board recently approved a recommendation to use the Scout Oath and Scout Law across all Scouting programs. While the changes will be phased in over the next several years, it’s important that you understand the reasoning…

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Tweekin’ Gear

Been looking at ways to reduce weight and tweek gear to make it easier to set up and take down.  One of my favorite sites is http://www.hammockforums.net.  Hammock campers are by nature seeking lighter alternatives to common camping gear and … Continue reading

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Thank you

I wanted to take a minute and thank all of you before we get to far away from the Thanksgiving Holiday. I want to sincerely give thanks to all of the great readers of this blog.  Thanks to the 557 … Continue reading

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