Category Archives: training

ILST.. what did we learn?

Introduction to Leadership Skills Training (ILST), for some of you it means JLT others remember TLT.. either way it amounts to training your youth leaders to make their troop better.  Each year we conduct our youth training with the goal … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Camping – Sleep System

Getting a good nights sleep is an important part of any camp out, and very important when camping in the cold.  Sleeping in the cold creates some anxiety in young Scouts.  While the Scout is up and moving he can … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Camping 2015

Camping in the cold is adventurous and fun.  It poses challenges and requires more training to ensure a safe, fun time spent in the winter camping. I love cold weather camping, it is perhaps some of my favorite camping.  Since … Continue reading

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Troop Leadership Corps

From 1972 to 1989 the Boy Scouts of America had a program called the Troop Leadership Corps.  This program was designed for Scouts 14-16 to serve their Troop in leadership roles.  They were not a member of a Patrol within … 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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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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