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From Inside Boys' Life 2 hours ago

Podcast 245 – the Emperor Has No Clothes

When the Emperor has no new clothes… it's sort of embarrassing for everyone isn't it? Listen to my response to those (thankfully few) troops who decide to create their own requirements. Adding to the requirements is as misguided as... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 2 days ago

Patience Is a Virtue

Scouters sometimes get impatient with the way things are working. We're frustrated that committee members aren't getting things done. Youth leaders are clumsy and inept and we don't fully grasp that this is the process of leadership in the learning... From Bobwhite's Blather 3 hours ago

A New Scoutmaster – Chapter Seven

This is the seventh of twelve installments in a story that follows a new Scoutmaster, Chuck Grant, attempting to use the patrol method in a troop that has forgotten how. I've based this work of fiction on the stories shared by readers and... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 day ago

The Villa Philmonte

When you participate in a program at Philmont Scout Ranch, whether a 12 day trek or a training session, you should try to schedule a tour of the summer home of Waite Phillips, known as the Villa Philmonte. The home now serves as the anchor of the... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 2 days ago

It's Waaay Different!

It's been said that change is inevitable, and that nothing worthwhile is accomplished without change. We cannot start to change until we move out of our comfort zone. Cub Scout leaders, prepare to be uncomfortable! We're a little under a year away... From Bobwhite's Blather 2 days ago

B.P.'s Blog – Shorts

During his lifetime Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide Scouting movement, wrote many books and articles directed to Scouters. Each Sunday I'll publish a selection from his writings in the hope that you'll draw inspiration and... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 3 days ago

A New Scouting Role, for One Year!

Tis the season for all units… in the Central Minnesota Council to complete their recharters. Begin the caroling and pass the eggnog. The new committee of Cub Scout Pack 68 is about to learn how it is done. The recharter was one of the things... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 3 days ago

The Meet and Greet: Committee & Charter Organization

It has been an interesting fall as we work to reorganize the leadership of Cub Scout Pack 68 and carry out the new program. It has also been fun and rewarding. The boys have been telling their parents they are having fun. The parents are commenting... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 4 days ago

Cub Scouts Help Paralyzed Dog Get Moving Again

Cub Scouts Help Paralyzed Dog Get Moving Noah, a 1-year-old Beagle/Dachshund mix, had just hours to live. The poor guy had likely been hit by a car and had lost the use of his back legs. Animal Control workers in Atlanta say he was dragging his... From Inside Boys' Life 5 days ago

Don't Stress Out!

Adult Scout leaders sometimes try to take on too much, try too hard to be perfect or try to out-do one another. Usually, these actions are because we are focusing on our own needs or want others to see what great things we are doing. This kind of... From Bobwhite's Blather 5 days ago

Build a Rustic Clothes Rack

Build a Rustic Clothes Rack #boyslife #diy #diyprojects Gather some branches, make a simple frame and create this handy clothes rack. Safety First: Ask an adult to help with tools you haven't used before. Respect private property:  Make sure you... From Inside Boys' Life 6 days ago

A New Scoutmaster – Chapter Six

This is the sixth of twelve installments in a story that follows a new Scoutmaster, Chuck Grant, attempting to use the patrol method in a troop that has forgotten how. I've based this work of fiction on the stories shared by readers and listeners,... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 6 days ago

Kansas Scouts Drive in, Camp Out

A  long time ago, these things called drive-in movie theaters  were super popular. They're still around , but they aren't nearly as common as they used to be. Stick with us, kids. It goes like this: You drive your car into a giant parking lot and... From Inside Boys' Life 6 days ago

New Leader Orientation

Tom sent in this question: The New Leader Meeting for our Pack was basically, read the hand book and ask us any questions. As an Eagle Scout I was able to figure a bunch out on my own and our Den is running strong. However, I see other new leaders... From Scouter Mom 1 week ago

Scouting and Money

A reader asks: I would really like to hear how various troops handle money. While I am certain there is no "one" right way  to handle Scouting and money, I feel we can learn from sharing each other's methods. How is the money collected, who... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

Scout's Project Honors Fallen Police Officer

Scout's Project Honors Fallen Police Officer One day, Boy Scout Clark Jividen from Woodville, Ohio, was speaking with a police officer who was visiting his school. A week later, Clark received some heart-breaking news: the officer had been shot and... From Inside Boys' Life 1 week ago

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Review: Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham http://ow.ly/Exeij #legobatman #lego #videogame #boyslife #gamereviews Batman in space? It's not as weird as it sounds. Comicbook creators have been placing superheroes in unusual environments since Batman and... From Inside Boys' Life 1 week ago

A New Scoutmaster – Chapter FIve

This is the fifth of twelve installments in a story that follows a new Scoutmaster, Chuck Grant, attempting to use the patrol method in a troop that has forgotten how. I've based this work of fiction on the stories shared by readers and listeners,... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

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