Category Archives: Advancement

The Standard

According to the BSA you may not add to nor take away from the requirements when it comes to advancing a Scout.  That would include merit badge work, rank advancement and other skills that require the Scout to show, demonstrate, … Continue reading

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Just do something…

It has been an interesting week or so and the blog once again, while always on my mind took a back seat to the daily working of being a Scoutmaster.  As we prepared for the camp out and then went … Continue reading

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Bad Week as a Scouter

I should start by saying no one got hurt, no one died, and no one is going to jail… It was August and we were heading home from Philmont Scout Ranch.  Our two crews from the Troop stopped in Grand … Continue reading

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The Promise Continued

It is the Scoutmasters obligation to work to achieve the Aims of Scouting… that’s pretty much it.  To do that it should be every Scoutmasters goal to get every Scout to the rank of First Class not Eagle Scout. If … Continue reading

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Modeling Expected Behavior

I often preach about how I expect more out of our young men, that nothing in life will be easy, and that there are no participation ribbons just for showing up in life.  When it comes to leadership, the Scouts … Continue reading

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Times Up

On one hand it breaks my heart when a Scout creeps up to his 18th birthday and has not completed the requirements for Eagle Scout.  It reminds me of my biggest regret in not finishing my Eagle and I can … Continue reading

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The Dance of the Blue Card

The application for Merit Badge AKA the “Blue Card, is a little piece of paper that will get even the most level-headed Scouts doing the dance of the blue card. Just sit back and watch as a Scout realizes that … Continue reading

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