Monthly Archives: April 2013

Uniforms? Why Bother?

[NOTE:  this is part two of a mini-series on the “methods of scouting” — the introduction can be found by clicking HERE.] Of the eight methods of scouting, none generate as much negative discussion as “uniforms”.  The boys say they’re … Continue reading

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No Scout Troop Meeting Tonight! (04/29/2013)

See you next week! PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON YOUR JOCKEY HOLLOW ESSAY and bring it to the next meeting with your $8. Thanks! Scoutmaster Farrell

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Honoring Veterans thru David T’s Eagle Project

Yesterday, Life Scout David T. led scouts and veterans in a ceremony designed to fulfill two important purposes: honor the invaluable contributions that veterans from all branches of service have made in protecting us and preserving our way of life, and celebrate … Continue reading

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Methods of Scouting: Introduction

What is Scouting?  As a noun, it describes a youth-focused leadership curriculum designed to accomplish specific aims or goals through various methods.   As a verb, it could be a generic descriptor of actions or tactics employed to achieve the … Continue reading

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Devotional – A Scout is Helpful

You’ve heard that “a scout is helpful”, but have you considered how many times this concept of helping others is woven throughout our scouting ideals? Care to guess? We already mentioned that helpful is the third point of the Scout Law. … Continue reading

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The most- and least-popular merit badges of 2012, and what that info tells us

To see the full article, click on this link — From the source article: From 1 (First Aid) to 130 (Bugling), look at every merit badge ranked by its popularity in 2012. What surprises you most about the list? As … Continue reading

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Great Leadership Lessons from Observations on “Followership” This morning I found an interesting, if brief, article on leadership that asked the question: Great leaders naturally attract great followers; therefore, who do we follow and why? The article offers three observations about why we typically choose … Continue reading

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