Category Archives: Competition

The Little Stuff

One of the big misconceptions in leadership is that the leader needs to worry about the big stuff.  Yes, the leader has to know or have vision and that requires a look from the 1000 foot view, but when it … 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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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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Effort

The other day I went to the high school to pick up my youngest son from Football practice.  Practice was running late, so I hung out and watched as the players ran sprints and did up downs.  Now, for those … Continue reading

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NOS

NOS means “Not otherwise specified” in Military lingo.  It essentially means that we can’t find a category for it.. and so it is with this post. It has been a while since I posted last, so here is some catching … Continue reading

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1 extra Degree

I always talk with the Scouts about Good not being good enough. There are many examples of how good will only get you good.. and on the other hand.. there are great examples of how doing your absolute best will … Continue reading

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Fat or Fit

There is a big push in the BSA, and our Country right now to get fit.  Why?  Because it makes sense.  Fitness leads to longer, happier lives.  This has been at the fore front of our Troop now for a … Continue reading

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