Category Archives: Journey to Excellence

Scouting… Cool?

First off.. if you are a Scout or Scouter read this post with caution.  You may not agree with some of what I am going to say.  Know that I love the Boy Scouts of America.  I am always trying … Continue reading

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YouTube Channel bump

Again with the reset subject. Yesterday, I did some major work on the YouTube channel.  I am phasing out the old channel, which became a real pain switching back and forth between accounts… so it’s all in one nice bundle … Continue reading

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Push and Pull

There are many styles of leadership.  There are those that insist that leaders must lead from the front.  There are is the camp that won’t have those they lead do anything that they would not themselves do.  There are screamers, … Continue reading

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Loyalty to the Movement

I have been in discussions lately.. yeah still talking about “The issue”.. the good news is simply this.  All of the discussions that I have been engaged in as of late are about where we go from here.  Moving on. … Continue reading

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Two Stars

Last night I had the pleasure of sitting down with a couple of Webleos Scouts that needed a Scoutmaster Conference to earn their Arrow of Light.  I love the opportunity to sit with these young guys, they always have an … Continue reading

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Passion

I just walked in the door from another fantastic Wood badge course.  W1-492-13 is now in its application phase and as the participants walked out of camp yesterday I could not help but think about the impact that was about … Continue reading

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Zapping the Fun out of it

We all get to a point when we hit the wall, reach the point of diminishing return, stop having fun.  Teen age boys seem to hit that point way before adults and that my friends seems to be normal.  So … Continue reading

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