Tag Archives: Youth Group

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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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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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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Reaching the Modern-Day Fatherless

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children in America, one out of three children in America, now live in biological father-absent homes.  Boys with missing dads grow up with many obstacles in their way — this isn’t to … Continue reading

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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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Growing through “COPE”ing

On Saturday, November 9th, six youth members and two adults traveled to Camp Lewis in Rockaway Township, NJ. Setting up camp after sunset proved interesting with headlamps, flashlights and lanterns, but we soon had a fire going to cut the … Continue reading

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The Weight of Leadership (Responsibility)

One of the best scouting blog sites around is simply called “Scouting Rediscovered”  The site takes a step back in time to look at scouting before the great experiment of the 1970’s changed the program and curtailed much of what … Continue reading

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