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!
My name is Enoch Heise. I am an 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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