Last week, I introduced a new series on Scouting Rediscovered called, "The Wilderness of Scouting." In this series, I want to explore what the wilderness is and what its role in Scouting is. I would also like to explore how technology fits into that picture. To start out with, it is very important to have… Keep Reading!
It was the last day of camp in the canyons of West Texas. The sun rose to illuminate the brilliant red and brown textures of the canyon walls that rose around our camp. Despite the wonderful scenery that surrounded us, it had been a fairly average camp. It was at a colder time of year,… Keep Reading!
When I was first learning my lashings, it always seemed that finishing them off gave me no end of trouble. It says in the book to secure with a Clove Hitch, but whenever I tried to tie a Clove Hitch the way the book described, it always ended up with too much slack and my… Keep Reading!
The End or the Beginning? Well, not too long ago, I turned 18. That means that I am 'officially' no longer a 'Boy Scout'. Wow! I can't believe how quickly time has flown! I joined when I was 13, and I still vividly remember so many of those early memories as if they were last… Keep Reading!
What were Merit Badges like in 1913? Today I'd like to present to you a great article I discovered from an 1913 edition of Boys' Life Magazine. The topic is on Merit Badges, specifically, an introduction to what Merit Badges are all about. What makes this article so valuable is that it gives us an… Keep Reading!
[N.B. This post, which is the last in the series on the "Older Scout Problem" in Scouting, is quite a lengthy one. However, I feel the importance of the subject matter justifies the length. Please read this when you have time to sit down and look at it thoroughly.] Introduction Welcome back to… Keep Reading!
Introduction In Part I of this series, I began the process of looking into the “older Scout problem”. This is where Scout Troops have trouble retaining and recruiting boys from the ages of 15-18. In the last post, I began the discussion by examining just why this is a very important issue and why… Keep Reading!
[Note: I originally planned on making this topic one single post. However, I feel it is important and complex enough to deserve a series of posts. So instead of one post, I will be covering this topic in three different posts. The first one is on the importance of older Scouts in a Troop. The… Keep Reading!
Introduction As a young man starting out and trying to get on in life, one of the biggest challenges I have to face is that of communicating with others. Communicating with others, by itself, is one of the most subtle and complex tasks we have to do on a day-to-day basis. Even for extroverts, it… Keep Reading!