Category Archives: Devotional

Devotional: Simple Truths Shine Through

“No man is much good unless he believes in God and obeys His laws. So every Scout should have a religion. Religion seems a very simple thing: First, Love and serve God. Second, love and serve your neighbor.” — Baden-Powell from … Continue reading

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Belief in God…

Scouting Magazine publishes many interesting articles throughout the year, and the accompanying blog “Bryan on Scouting” is equally interesting.  Sometimes they cover issues that arise from controversial decisions or program elements. At the blog site they’ve published an article titled “About … Continue reading

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Letter to Yourself

Originally posted on Trail Life Troop 113:
Trailmen, I read a blog post today that was very interesting and might prove to be a good personal growth exercise. The original blog post is titled “A letter to my 22 year old…

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What’s Your Vision?

Originally posted on Trail Life Troop 113:
Robert Lewis, author of “Quest for Authentic Manhood” and “Raising a Modern-Day Knight: A Father’s Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood” has been quoted as saying: “What hurts men the most is…

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Transitioning from Boyhood to Manhood

Originally posted on Trail Life Troop 113:
Recently a post on facebook asked “When (how) does a boy become a man?”  Additionally, the poster asked men to contribute their recollections of their transition — key moments when they “put away childhood”…

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When Weakness = Strength

Originally posted on Trail Life Troop 113:
I read a great blog article today titled “Learning to Be a Weak Leader” (Click HERE to see article).  It was a strange title, but the article was “spot on” at reminding me of…

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Oath: “Do my best” (even in adversity)

The BSA Scout Oath begins with these words “On my honor, I will do my best”. Our honor is largely based on whether we are consistent in our actions and can be depended upon to keep our commitments. If I break … Continue reading

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