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Sometimes you learn something so cool you just want to share it with everyone.

This was me a few years ago. I was 15, a new Patrol Leader, and wanted to learn as much as I could about Scouting and leadership. It wasn’t long before I started to uncover the history of the Scouting movement and learn about the big ideas and principles it was founded on. One internet link led to another; book after book was read. I wasn’t just learning about history, I was finding techniques and principles that really worked when I applied them in my own Troop and Patrol.

I couldn’t quite define it, but I felt something was lacking in my own Troop and other Scout groups around me. When I dug into Scouting’s history, I discovered they faced similar challenges. Scouting was built to provide solutions to some of society’s problems, many of which we are facing right now. The ideas on leadership, education, and character development were revolutionary at the time. Now, 100 years later, they still are revolutionary. But they have been too often forgotten or hidden in familiarity. Scouting needs to be Rediscovered!

The blog started out as a place for me to simply share the exciting stuff I was learning about Scouting. Since then, it has grown to much more than that. I believe we have reached the time of the next big idea in Scouting.

Scouting is a set of timeless principles and techniques – a framework – that can be applied to many different situations.

Over time, this set of core ideas has been layered with so much extra build-up that it is easy to lose sight of what it really is. Scouting is not simply an organization; it’s not simply a recreation; it’s not simply a leadership school; it’s not simply a uniform.

Now, this blog is dedicated to spreading this big idea far and wide. Let’s dust off traditional Scouting and put the spotlight back on Scouting’s idea and method. Together, we can reboot the Scouting Movement and change the world!

About Me

5aMy name is Enoch Heise. I am a 19 year old Eagle Scout, writer, tradesman, entrepreneur, and outdoor enthusiast from North Texas.

My Mission: To help the world rediscover Scouting in its timeless principles, values, and adventures.

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8 Comments

  1. bob's Gravatar bob
    October 29, 2012    

    Great job!

  2. Mirigung's Gravatar Mirigung
    May 13, 2013    

    Congratulations on a much needed site
    I am a 51 year old ex scout from Australia. I have just re-joined as a senior scout leader because of the degradation of traditional scouting seen when my sons started scouts recently. I want my boys to learn the same values from scouting as I did.
    Today’s society needs traditional scouters like Medieval England needed the Knights. Your site provides much information to re-educate the “modern” scouters as to what being a scout is REALLY about.
    Thanks heaps.
    Y.I.S.
    Mirigung (Aboriginal for Dingo)

    • DiscoverScouts's Gravatar DiscoverScouts
      May 14, 2013    

      Thank you so much for your comment, Mirigung!

      I feel that I resonate in much the same way you do about the principles of Scouting. I think that so much of the richness and depth of Scouting has been forgotten by many. The discovery of those principles greatly enriched my own Scouting experience, and I hope it can do the same for many more.

      Thank you for reading this blog! I look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments on future posts!

  3. Meritbadgemonster's Gravatar Meritbadgemonster
    October 19, 2013    

    Hey there it’s Stephen we talked today at JOTA just wanted to say great job and keep it up.

    • DiscoverScouts's Gravatar DiscoverScouts
      October 21, 2013    

      Hey Stephen!

      It was great meeting you at JOTA. I hope to see you there next year. (I guess we’ll see if you make General Class before I make Extra… lol!)

      I hope you find the site a great resource. There are so many great ideas and principles from Scouting’s past that need to be rediscovered! I try to make 1-2 posts a week (that varies a bit depending upon my schedule). You can email subscribe using the little box on the right or ‘like’ the page on Facebook to keep up with new posts I make. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the different things I blog about!

      73’s!

  4. Steve Zimmerman's Gravatar Steve Zimmerman
    November 27, 2013    

    Nice website. Please take a look at our troop website scouts238.com We have been a “traditional” troop within BSA for 7 years. It works. The Scouts love it. We are retaining our older boys because they LOVE the wilderness and camping in the traditional way, and the pictures on your site look exactly like our troop! Take a look at the Galleries! Steve Zimmerman Scoutmaster Troop 238, South Florida Council

    • DiscoverScouts's Gravatar DiscoverScouts
      November 27, 2013    

      Thank you for the comment, Mr. Zimmerman!
      It looks like you’ve got a really awesome Troop! I’d love to talk with you more about how the Scouting Program is implemented in your Troop. If you’re interested, please send me your contact info via the contact form: http://scoutingrediscovered.com/contact-me/
      Thanks!

  5. Debra's Gravatar Debra
    June 7, 2014    

    I am very new to the Boy Scouting movement. My husband is the Troop committee chairman, and I am a new committee member. My specific responsibility is over the Court of Honor ceremony within our troop, our team and our crew.
    I am working on my Woodbadge ticket, and one of my goals is to understand the history of this ceremony. After extensive research online, as well as speaking with various people at our Council,and looking though various BSA books, your site is the only one that has this information!
    Thank you for your work and your love for the Scouting movement!

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