Category Archives: Citizenship

The Worthy Cause

As I was driving home from work I was listening to a local Classical Music station.. it sooths me.  What I like about the Classical station and most talk radio stations is that they do not play a lot of … Continue reading

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Reflection

If you play a game that has a desired outcome or purpose it is important that you first know what that purpose is and then have some way of knowing if you achieved the results you were looking for. By … Continue reading

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Giving Up

This post is not going to sit well with some folks, but be that as it may, it is a message that I feel is an important part of the Character, Citizenship, and Overall fitness of the Scouts that we … 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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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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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Scouts that join our units begin their walk on the Eagle Trail through our program forest.  This forest of Scouting has much to offer the passer-by.  When you enter the forest the trail is clearly marked and a guide is … Continue reading

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8 months… Where are you?

It’s August, 8 months into the year 2014, 8 months into “The POLICY” Change that sent Scouters into a tail spin running for the hills and screaming that our values suddenly changed.  8 months since the “End of Scouting” as … Continue reading

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