Monthly Archives: August 2012

Leadership – Knowing and Acting

Last week we examined a couple of leadership models to introduce a central leadership concept: While we can become capable of doing great things early in life, we should never stop working on our leadership skills by building trust, developing … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional, Leadership, Troop Meeting | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cub Scout Pack 113 Organizational Meeting – 9/18/2012

We’ve had several families ask about whether we’d offer faith-based Cub Scouts for ages 7-10 as an extension of our current Boy Scout Troop in Hackensack (which is tailored for boys ages 11 thru 17). We will be hosting an … Continue reading

Posted in News Item | 1 Comment

Leadership – A Progressive Journey

Our character starts to form during childhood.  Ideally, we learn to obey our parents without question or delay, and we learn to work and play well with other children.  Later, we increase our associations with adults and steadily accept responsibility … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional, Leadership, Troop Meeting | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Four Percent: 100 Years of Eagle Scouts

A new e-book has been released by Michael S. Malone called Four Percent – The Story of Uncommon Youth in a Century of American Life.  This book provides an very good review of Eagle Scout history.  The author has been … Continue reading

Posted in News Item | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Troop Meeting Recap (8/13/2012)

Last night, the troop accomplished a lot for a mid-summer meeting.  We even had a visiting father and son participate in our meeting! During our opening ceremony, our SPL challenged the patrols to give off-the-cuff responses to questions asked about … Continue reading

Posted in Troop Meeting | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Leadership – Character Provides a Solid Foundation

Background: In our past two discussions about leadership, we asked the question “what does a leader look like and how would you describe him or her?” We got a long list of people we identify as leaders and we got … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional, Leadership, Troop Meeting | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What is STEM and what are the NOVA / SUPERNOVA Awards?

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  These are vital fields of study that help our economy grow and function smoothly.  Unfortunately, the USA hasn’t been doing a consistely good job of promoting STEM studies, teachers skilled … Continue reading

Posted in News Item | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment