Tag Archives: Scouts

Personal Management MB+

When I took Personal Management merit badge, I wish they had spent more time in the book promoting the value of planning for retirement from your first paycheck. Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s lots of great information to learn … 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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Are You Ready for Natural Disasters?

The 1911 BSA Handbook states …The motto, “Be Prepared,” means that the scout is always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do his duty. To be prepared in mind, by having disciplined himself to be obedient, … Continue reading

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Try this: Identify potential Scout leaders with the Oreo Test

Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting:
Wondering whether that parent on the other side of the meeting room would make a good Cub Scout, Boy Scout or Venturing leader? Try the Oreo Test. Don Lauer of Troop and Pack 9212…

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Kind-hearted Leadership: Oxymoron or Better Together?

A recent Forbes article titled “Kindness Does Not Equate To Weakness in Leadership” (Click Here) got me thinking about the Scout Law — A Scout is Kind. Being kind is typically defined as being generous, friendly, agreeable, tolerant, humane, considerate, charitable … Continue reading

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Three Rivers District Fall Camporee (10/12/2013-10/13/2013)

A small group of our scouts and leaders attended our BSA district Fall camporee this weekend. Titled the “Discovery Camporee” the program included many options and activities for Webelos thru Older Scouts.   Examples included: Geocaching Orienteering Map and Compass … Continue reading

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Final attendance numbers from the 2013 jamboree

Final attendance numbers from the 2013 jamboree. The link, above goes to the full story at “bryan on scouting’s” blog. Here are the raw numbers: 30,037 youth and adult participants. That breaks down as 2,782 Scouting adult leaders, 2,118 Venturing … Continue reading

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