Category Archives: Risk Management

Planning a Backpacking Trek pt. 3

The motto of the Boy Scouts of America is “Be Prepared”.  Prepared for what?  Well, any old thing said our founder.  Being prepared for your backpacking trek is an absolute must.  When planning your next trek you need to consider … Continue reading

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Planning a Backpacking Trek pt. 1

Whether it is for your Scout Troop or you are heading out into the wilderness by yourself or with buddies there are some things that need to be planned before you go.  To get the most of your backpacking experience … Continue reading

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Training, Nature or Nurture

The other day I posted my thoughts on training.  I received some great feedback and feel that I need to address a couple of the comments, specifically a question that came up about the leaders themselves in the unit and … Continue reading

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How do You fix Lazy?

Here is a question for you… How do you fix lazy? I do not intend this to be a rant, rather a real look into why are people.. in particular.. some of our Scouts so lazy.  Yes.. I said Lazy, … Continue reading

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Frost Bite and Hypothermia

Well, It snowed here in Oregon today.  The first real snow fall of the “Winter”.  And as much as we have already prepared for our winter camping experiences, the snow reminded me of the risk we accept when winter camping … Continue reading

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Training for the Parents

It is often said that “Every Scout deserves a Trained Leader”… well.. sure.. Every Scout certainly deserves a trained leader, but do you really think that the Scout cares? The saying should say, “Every Parent deserves a Trained Leader”.  Right? … Continue reading

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Leadership – The power of the mind

Mental toughness is a great leadership trait.  It allows the leader to think clear and make good decisions.  I recently ran into an article in Backpacker magazine that reinforced some of the leadership training that I learned early on in … Continue reading

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