Tag Archives: Christian Alternatives to Boy Scouts

Duty to God, but Closet Your Faith?

A new push by BSA to increase the visibility and value of “duty to God” (http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/10/03/belief-in-god-scouting/) has inspired a lot of spirited discussion on various internet forums. One such discussion was titled; “Why is Duty to God such a weak program … 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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What Makes a Leader?

Repost from http://mensteppingupblog.com/2014/03/18/what-makes-a-leader/ Check out this video and remember there are a lot of young men who don’t have exposure to leadership development thru Scouting or other programs. Donovan Campbell, author of The Leader’s Code, offers the following quote from Characteristics … Continue reading

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Misaligned Objectives May Lead to Unintended Results

A colleague recently shared an article of interest titled “How to Raise a Pagan Kid in a Christian Home”.  That article, in full, can be reviewed by clicking HERE. The blog author interviewed Phil Vischer (the creator of “Veggie Tales”) … 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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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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