Tag Archives: Eagle Scout

Younger Eagle Scouts

Periodically, there is a news story about a 12 or 13 year old Scout who completes the requirements for their Eagle Scout Award.  Typically, this news item is followed by a brief period of passionate discussion on various Scouting forums … Continue reading

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Eagle Scout Heritage Celebration

Michael S. Malone, author of “Four Percent: The Story of Uncommon Youth in a Century of American Life” recently spoke at the National Scout Museum during Eagle Scout Heritage Week.  His presentation was captured in a video available at the … 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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Grit, Determination and the Courage to Fail

As I was receiving feedback on my recent article about servant leadership in the 21st century (Click Here), I was reminded of a recent Forbes article on “5 Characteristics of Grit – How Many Do You Have?” The article sums … Continue reading

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Considering a Transition to Trail Life?

I know a fair number of fellow scouters who are considering a transition to Trail Life USA, sooner or later.  However, I need to offer this disclaimer….This is NOT an article about why they’re considering the move, or why anyone … Continue reading

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“Walk Worthy!” (Part Two)

In a previous article, we looked at how the phrase “Walk Worthy” applied to living out one’s ideals.  I think that the phrase also applies in a very meaningful way to our interpersonal relationships — not just how we behave … Continue reading

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Citizenship in the Community!

Two of our scouts, Isaac and Jacob W. (brothers) recently attended their local Secaucus, NJ council meeting (even though our troop is domiciled in Hackensack, the county seat of Bergen County, our boys come from many different neighboring communities). Attendance … Continue reading

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