Tag Archives: Devotional

On this day (Feb 4), 139 years ago…

…Frances Havergal Wrote “Take My Life and Let it Be“ According to an article at Christianity.com, “Frances had begun reading and memorizing the Bible at the age of four (eventually memorizing The Psalms, Isaiah and most of the New Testament). … Continue reading

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Troop Meeting Recap (01/14/2013)

We had a very busy meeting last night, but sometimes busy is what we need to get a lot accomplished. One of our scouts provided a talk on “avoiding the dangers of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco and other practices … Continue reading

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Devotional – Be Prepared, but Duty to God Comes First: Lessons from Asa of Judah for Scouts & Scouters

[This devotional/scoutmaster minute was delivered at our Court of Honor program last night] Asa was the third king of the Kingdom of Judah and the fifth king of the House of David (great-grandson of Solomon)1.  Asa started his reign by … Continue reading

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Devotional – Be Prepared

The scout motto is “Be Prepared”.  What do you think this means in practical day to day terms? The 1911 BSA Handbook offers this guidance on the motto: “The motto, ‘Be Prepared,’ means that the scout is always in a … Continue reading

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Devotional – Scouting as a Mechanism for Personal Growth

(NOTE:  our troop pursues it’s scoutmaster minute time as a discussion to engage the scouts — in our devotional articles, we ask the same questions of the reader – enjoy!) Scouting has three objectives: Character development, Participating citizenship, and Personal … Continue reading

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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

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Devotional – Summing Up the Attributes of Godly Men

Over the past several months, we’ve examined a list of attributes taken from the Bible to describe a godly man. We’ve examined several of these qualities in detail: the need to be well rounded (growing in maturity); above reproach, morally … Continue reading

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