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Paradoxical MB Development?

There is nothing wrong with enabling boys to learn relevant skills to explore potential hobbies or occupations so long as we don’t lose sight of the core mission. Continue reading

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Who or what is your rock?

The Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America posted this picture to Facebook and asked the question; “What do you think? Do you agree with this statement?” Matthew 7:24-27 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I … Continue reading

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First Class in First Year?

Recently, a boy scout forum participant asked the following question; “Where do you stand on “first class first year”?” Over the years that my boys were involved in Scouting (2008-2013), I’ve been told that First Class First Year (FCFY) came … 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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When scouting is in the blood, under the skin and hardwired

Scouting has always been a prominent part of my life experience.  My father was a Life Scout prior to shipping off to Germany at the close of World War II, and he served as ASM for our local troop.  My … Continue reading

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Evolving Perspectives on Leadership

Leadership for start ups versus established organizations often looks a bit distinctive from each other, and for good reason.  The leader of a start-up has to have single minded focus while (almost) single-handedly dealing with a hailstorm of obstacles and … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts’ Compromise Happened Long Ago

Boy Scouts’ Compromise Happened Long Ago. (LINK) Repost of an article (from a year ago) by another thoughtful blogger that was pivotal in changing the way I looked at BSA.  It’s not about membership issues for me — now or … Continue reading

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