SHOW 100

Print these glasses.. you will be needing them for the SMMPodcast SHOW 100!  IN 3D.  Listen in as I am interviewed or at least have a great discussion with Scouting Friend and District Commissioner Gary.
We talk about the 1st 99 shows and the future of the SMMPodcast, Journey to Excellence, and more.
Its been a great journey to thru the first 100 shows!
Thank you to all that listen in, give feedback, and keep me going.  I appreciate it!
I hope you enjoy the show.
Have a Great Scouting Day!



SMMPodcast #99

Welcome Back, In this show we talk about a new Charter, My Son’s Eagle Award, and Christmas.
The music at the end of the show is provided by the Reynolds High School Symphony and Winds Ensemble playing “What Child is this”.  It is recorded live from their Winter concert.  My daughter plays Clarinet in the band and they are very good. 
Enjoy the Show and the music.
Please leave feedback, drop us an email or shoot a tweet.. let us know what you think and how we are doing.
This show is sponsored by Badge Magic, without their help.. merit badges would not have been on John’s sash for the BOR.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Great Scouting Day

SMMPodcast #98 Gear Q&A

Welcome back, in this show we answer a listeners email on gear.  It is a peek into some of the gear I take and why.
Hope you enjoy the show.
I am looking for help with the 100th Show.. drop a voice mail to the SMMVoicemail Box by calling 503.308.8297 or you can email me a recorded voice message.  I really want you to be a part my 100th Show.. so get your voice message in.
Thank you all for your continued support and listening.
This show is sponsored by the Boy Scout Store
Have a Great Scouting Day!

Blog update

Well, it took a while to figure this computer stuff out… and really don’t think I have it down yet, BUT.. I did get an update in on the SMMPodcast tab (page).
You can now listen to the last 10 or so show right here on the blog.  You can also access all the SMMPodcast shows at the PTCMedia archive.
Hope this helps you easily find shows that you are looking for.
Thanks for visiting the Blog and listening in on my little show.

Have a Great Scouting Day!

SMMPodcast # 97

Shakedowns, Winter eats, and Service

Howdy, welcome back.  This is show #97 and we are talking about conducting shakedowns for your next adventure, a great reciepe for filling up a cold belly, and providing service opportunities for our Scouts during this season of giving thanks.
The show is sponsored by ClassB.com
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Here is the recipe from the podcast:
Sanna’s Mashed Potato Dinner
Pack – 1 1/2 cups of instant mashed potatoes
1 tablespoon of butter or butter powder
3 to 4 scallions or 1/4 green pepper (I did both) (Cut and sliced)
1 small carrot (sliced)
1 ounce or one 1 inch cube of cheddar cheese
1 1/3 inch of pepperoni (thats about 1 ounce)(cut and sliced)
Cut up all of that and pack in zip lock bag.
Boil 1 1/2 cups of water…
Add your potatoes to the water and let stand.
After the potatoes are done add the ingredients folding them into the potatoes.

This makes about one serving of 2 1/4 cups.

Hope you enjoy the show.

Thanks for listening and Have a Great Scouting Day!

Money for Nothin’

This post is all about curiosity…  and I should say right up front that I am calling no one out, nor am I saying this is right or wrong.
I have noticed a lot of blogs out there and other web sites, both Scout related and non Scout related that seem to be making an attempt at monetizing their sites.  Again, I suppose I don’t have a problem with this, I don’t do it and won’t do my blog for money, but it seems that there are folks out there making money for nothing.
Now you may say.. “Well Scoutmaster Jerry, you make money from the podcast.. right?”  No, I do not make a penny from the podcast.  The relationships that we (PTCMedia) have with our sponsors are such that it pays for the website domain and the bandwidth.  We get nothing… not even promotional material.
On one web site that I follow the individual that hosts actually even put a Amazon.com wish list on his blog.  I have never asked if he has received anything from it, but thought to myself on a couple of occasions that this would be a great way to get me some more gear.  But I have not been able to get myself to beg.
So I am curious… is there money to be made?  Do you think it’s a good idea?  Bad idea?  Would you ever fulfill someones Amazon wish list? note:  If so… let it be me!!! Joking… kinda. 
There is a guy that I follow on Hammockforums.net and Youtube.  He is a backpacker and hammock camper and has some real entertaining videos out there.  I don’t think he monetizes his Youtube stuff, but man oh man he gets lots of stuff to test and show from the followers of his media.  This I could get into.

So let me know what you think, like I said, I can’t bring myself to doing this.. but want to know how you all feel.

Have a Great Scouting Day!

SMMPodcast # 96 The Scoutmaster Conference Live!

Welcome Back!  In this show you will listen in on a class I taught at our Councils Program and Training Conference.  This class is on the Scoutmaster Conference.  I used the National Supplemental training on the subject and if you would like to follow along with the slides from the class you can download them HERE.
The Program and Training Conference in our Council is a great event to improve your leadership skills, find new ways to provide a Quality program and learn more about our Scouting world.
I was asked to teach this year, as were most of the folks on Wood Badge Staff.  It was a great experience and I hope to be asked again next year.  It was a great opportunity to meet more Scouters from within our Council and expand our network.
Thanks for all the feedback and comments lately!  I really appreciate it.  As we get closer to show #100 I can feel the excitement growing in me to get more out and keep up the work of both the blog and the podcast!

Thanks for listening.  Leave us some feedback and enjoy the show.
Have a Great Scouting Day!

SMMPodcast # 96 Download

Scoutmaster Conference PowerPoint Download