Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Shape of Things To Come in BSA?

Acclaimed science fiction writer, HG Wells, published a book called “The Shape of Things to Come” way back in 1933.  The book is written from the perspective of a history book that was (would be) published in the year 2106. … Continue reading

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Cooking MB – New Requirements

Bryan on Scouting’s blog has a timely update on Cooking Merit Badge (http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2013/12/18/feast-your-eyes-on-the-new-requirements-for-cooking-merit-badge/) Here are some of the highlights: This is important: there are two big, separate changes to Cooking merit badge as you know it. The first is that Cooking … Continue reading

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Last Troop Meeting Tonight!

Troop 113 families, come celebrate with us tonight.  We’ll have popcorn, games, activities. This is our last troop meeting as BSA Troop 113. You see, after three years of operating a Faith-Based Troop, the families have decided that they can’t … Continue reading

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20,000+ Views Since “day one”

Hooray,  today (12/13/13) represents a milestone for our blog — we topped 20,000 distinct views!  Woo-Hoo! You can see that the blog got launched at the tail end of October, 2010, and steadily grew its readership until January 2013 — … Continue reading

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Is the purpose of scouting to build membership at a church?

I attended a free, public webinar the other day.  It was titled “Baptist Scouting Ministry: Growing & Retaining Membership in Baptist Churches“. It was hosted by PRAY Publications, the people who provide various workbook programs for scouts (and other youth … Continue reading

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Is Leadership (Good or Bad) Contagious?

A recent Forbes article on leadership (December 5, 2013 – click here for full article) suggests that bad leadership begets bad leadership in those people who are direct reports to that affected leader. The good news was that great (positive) … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Meeting is ON

I think that the weather conditions for this evening should be safe and OK for a meeting at our normal time (it is forecast that temps through midnight will be well above freezing) However, if you’re not comfortable driving, or are concerned … Continue reading

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