Category Archives: teamwork

Leadership – Teaching Opportunity

One of the main functions of the Scoutmaster is to train the Junior Leaders, in particular, the Senior Patrol Leader.  I take this responsibility serious and am in a constant mode of looking for opportunities to train the Scouts to … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution

So who here has a perfect Troop?  A group of Scouts that get along with no issues?  A unit that has a culture of absolute peace and harmony? Yeah?  If you have that Troop, please let me know what side … Continue reading

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Thermometer or Thermostat?

Thermometer or Thermostat which are you? I had a lengthy discussion the other day with a hand full of Scouts.  We were talking about the way that if you want to, you can set the conditions in your life that … Continue reading

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Camporee

Well, Camporee is over once again for another year. Here are some thoughts on the weekend… First and foremost I need to tell you that pride is just one word that comes to mind when it comes to how I … 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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Draft Boards

Tomorrow starts the National Football League Draft.  With much anticipation I’ll be watching to see where the best college players will end up.  Now, I know you are like me and these last couple weeks have been a fever pitch … 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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