Category Archives: Character

Your Vision

Ok.. you have had a few days to look over and answer your 20 Questions.  I honestly hope that you took some time to answer the questions for yourself.  It is said that the average New Years resolution lasts 9 … Continue reading

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Guilt by association

“You can judge a man by the company he keeps”-Euripides Guilty as charged.  The company we keep, tan shirts, dedicated to being good Citizens, men of Character, and Fit. I have heard this saying all my life.  You are judged, … Continue reading

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To do my Duty…

During Scoutmaster conferences I often ask the Scout what the Scout Oath and Law mean to them.  In their own words what do the values and the promises found in the Oath and Law mean. It seems that, by and … Continue reading

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The Great Knife Debate

You can always tell when we have officially run out of real problems.  We make some. In a recent discussion with a group of Scouters the issue of knives came up.  What is the “Official Policy” on what a Scout … Continue reading

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Map and Compass

Here is the Scoutmaster Minute that I gave to our Troop the other night… Hope you find it useful. As you travel on the trail to First Class Scout you find that there are many skills that you develop.  You … Continue reading

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Troop Leadership Corps

From 1972 to 1989 the Boy Scouts of America had a program called the Troop Leadership Corps.  This program was designed for Scouts 14-16 to serve their Troop in leadership roles.  They were not a member of a Patrol within … Continue reading

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13 year old Eagle.

I thought I would let it simmer for a bit before I weighed in.. and now I just can’t keep my blog silent on this. So, at a risk of pissing a bunch of folks off.. here it goes. By … Continue reading

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