Tag Archives: Scouting Ideals

Advancement Done Right

Although the various methods of scouting are equally important and equally vital to a balanced and well run program, some capture more attention than others. The Patrol Leadership Council has an opportunity to work with the adult leaders and the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Belief in God…

Scouting Magazine publishes many interesting articles throughout the year, and the accompanying blog “Bryan on Scouting” is equally interesting.  Sometimes they cover issues that arise from controversial decisions or program elements. At the blog site they’ve published an article titled “About … 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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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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