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Impressive Chart of Scouting Knots From 1925

In 1925 the Columbian Rope Company published a brochure with images of impressive displays of Scouting knots to advertise their tape marked pure manilla rope. Two images feature a large knot board made by Troop 4 of Columbus Ohio. I wonder if that... 2 years ago

Scoutmaster Podcast 333 Scout Parents

Do you have quarterly Scout parent meetings? I'll answer an email question about parent's meetings in this podcast. On our quarterly Scout parent meetings that include a court of honor. Everyone arrives at about 7PM, the Scouts go outside to play a... 2 years ago

Scoutmaster Podcast 332 â€" Shared Expectations

It is our responsibility to assure there's a shared expectation… … and our Scouts understand them. Scout aged children are not going to interpret gentle reminders, they'd prefer to have to have things clearly spelled out. They are... 2 years ago

Rules and Scouting Ideals â€" Podcast 331

We aren't working to control the conduct of young people. We have a greater challenge; to form their character as defined in the Scout oath and law. Are the Scouting ideals in the Scout oath and law a code of conduct? Is it an ideology? Is it a... 2 years ago

Podcast 330 â€" a Scoutmaster Is Not…

A Scoutmaster is not… … the boss of a company and youth leadership are not employees we discipline or hire and fire. A Scoutmaster is not a commanding officer and Scouts are not soldiers who can be disciplined for "conduct unbecoming"... 2 years ago

Podcast 329 â€" Merit Badges

There's always more questions about merit badges… … then I have useful answers because the vast majority of problems with merit badges are structural rather than procedural. But I hate missing an opportunity for a good, old fashioned... 2 years ago

Scoutmaster Podcast 328 â€" Carts and Horses

If things aren't moving along the problem may be obvious… .. like our understanding of the relationship between the program, advancement, and positions of responsibility. The Scouting program is there, ready to go, but it can't go on it's own... 2 years ago

Scoutmaster Podcast 327- Scouts on Probation?

Thank you for your patience and support… … over the past several weeks I've been away. I'll explain the situation in the introduction to this week's podcast. In addition I'll spend some time addressing two major questions raised by a... 2 years ago

Charlie Green 1925-2016

We hadn't gone more than a hundred yards or so when an enemy rose up in front of us and started spraying us with a Schmeizer machine gun or ‘burp gun' as we called them. We hit the ground and I, for one, just tried to get closer to the earth... 2 years ago

Enjoy Labor Day!

I hope you are enjoying Labor Day! Podcast 327 will be published next week. The post Enjoy Labor Day! appeared first on ... 2 years ago

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