Tag Archives: Association of Baptists for Scouting

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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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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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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Servant Leadership in the 21st Century: Waxing or Waning?

A recent Forbes article (click here) asked the question “Why Isn’t Servant Leadership More Prevalent?” After providing a brief definition for context, the author points out many positive benefits for both the team of followers and the leader who chooses … 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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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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