Tag Archives: Faith Based Boys

The Day Everything Changed

One year ago, I had been contacted by colleagues that a board meeting would be held in the following week to change membership policy at BSA with no discussion among, input from or consent of thousands of Chartering Organizations.  The … Continue reading

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Acting on our duty to God as Scouters

Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven.” Many have argued that at 103 years, Boy Scouts of America has lost its moral compass and has died (or is … Continue reading

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“Holy Huddles, Batman!”

About two weeks ago, I heard the phrase “Holy Huddle” for the first time in my life. It was described in a blog article as a group of Christians who band together in order to isolate themselves from the day-to-day … Continue reading

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Considering a Transition to Trail Life?

I know a fair number of fellow scouters who are considering a transition to Trail Life USA, sooner or later.  However, I need to offer this disclaimer….This is NOT an article about why they’re considering the move, or why anyone … Continue reading

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Troop Meeting (9/23/2013)

At tonight’s troop meeting, scouts will continue to plan out the upcoming invitational Winter Outdoor Challenge.  Each scout who volunteered to prepare a draft of one of the challenge events will come ready to discuss his plan and work on … Continue reading

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USMA Scout Day Football 9-14-2013

Annually, our unit visits the US Military Academy at West Point, NY in order to participate in a specially hosted “Scout Day” prior to the kick off of an Army Black Knights home game. Scout days happen throughout the year … Continue reading

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Christian Youth Ministry “Versus” Interfaith Camping Programs?

When I first approached our current Chartering Organization about a scout troop, one of the issues I had to overcome was their position that “they already had a youth group serviced by a full time Youth Pastor” — so what … Continue reading

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Eagle Service Project Update – Jason A.

Yesterday (08/10/2013), several scouts from our troop helped our friend and fellow scout, Jason A. with his Eagle Scout Service Project.   Jason, a member of Troop 777, is helping bible camp Shiloh by constructing a prayer and meditation area. … Continue reading

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(Re)Discovering Your Duty to God

At scout meetings across the USA, youth and adults typically recite the Scout Oath (and Law) during the opening ceremony. It’s a reminder of a deeply held belief that, as scouts, we are continually committing ourselves to live out specific … Continue reading

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Engaging Conversations at Summer Camp

We tried an experiment with our summer camp program this year.  It worked well. The Scout Reservation had selected a theme of “Pirates” for camp.  I thought it strange to match up scouting with “lawless criminals of the sea”, but … Continue reading

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