Category Archives: Methods

Living or Dying

A Scout Troop is a family.. and it’s either living or dying.  It’s either growing or shrinking, viable or withering on the vine.  There are many reasons for this, but the point of the matter is that if we are … Continue reading

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Gear Alternatives

As you know by reading the blog, I am a fan of gear.  I like to play around with gear, test it, try it, and change it often.  There are pieces of gear that I love and pieces of gear … Continue reading

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The Membership Discussion

Lets talk about membership. We all know that we need members to keep Scouting alive.  There are many different angles and directions to answer the membership question.  I am not going to solve this issue in this post, rather, I … Continue reading

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Discuss, Demonstrate, Show

When it comes to advancement in the Boy Scouts, it’s not really rocket science.  First, the Scout needs to want to advance.  Second the Scout needs to do the work.  And finally, the Scout needs to be tested. This process … Continue reading

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What Pleases Jerry

It is interesting to hear what our Scouts think and say.  At most of their ages, they have not yet learned to filter their conversations based on who they are around or what the circumstances may be.  On the way … Continue reading

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Setting your bar higher

I always tell the Scouts of my Troop that mediocre is never good enough.  Expect more of yourself and always do your best.  Don’t just do good… Good may not be good enough and if you start early in life … Continue reading

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Delivering the scolding… or promise?

“The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself.” “The Scoutmaster guides the boy in the spirit of another brother.” “The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.” “There … Continue reading

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