Category Archives: training

Your Ticket

When I went to Wood Badge in 2005 I was introduced to a goal setting and achieving process called “The Ticket”.  The term comes from an old British Army practice of earning a ticket home.  British soldiers that were assigned … Continue reading

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Three Promises

Last night at our Troop meeting I had the pleasure of meeting with a group of super enthusiastic Webelos.  They came to the meeting to wrap up their Arrow of Light requirement of participating in a Scoutmaster Conference. During the … 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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YouTube Channel bump

Again with the reset subject. Yesterday, I did some major work on the YouTube channel.  I am phasing out the old channel, which became a real pain switching back and forth between accounts… so it’s all in one nice bundle … 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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Winter camping and the backpack

We often talk about the general rule of thumb that the pack weight should not exceed 25% of the person’s body weight.  This is a nice rule, but not stead fast in its application.  A 90 lb Scout is limited … Continue reading

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Re Launch

Well, as promised.. there are going to be changes coming to the blog and the You Tube channel.  Yes, I am going to fully launch the You Tube channel as an extension of the blog.  Sort of like the podcast … Continue reading

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