Posts in category Scoutcraft

Traditional Scouting 101 – Camp Programs

Camps must have a purpose and a plan.

When election time comes around, I sometimes find it frustrating watching different politicians debate. Many of them have great things to say about what they want to accomplish if they’re elected, but I often want more details. I want to know how the results they describe will actually be accomplished step-by-step. I like plans, not […]

Traditional Scouting 101 – The Challenge of the Wilderness

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[N.B. This is the third post in a series on this blog called “Traditional Scouting 101”. It builds logically on the previous articles. If you haven’t read them yet, you can do so here: Part 1, Part 2. Thank you for reading! Please take a moment afterward to leave a short comment with your thoughts […]

Traditional Scouting 101 – The Vision of the Scout

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The term “Scout” or “Boy Scout” will bring many immediate associations to our minds. This is true for the rest of society as well. I believe what people think of when they think of the term “Scout” is very different from what it was upon Scouting’s genesis. Rediscovering how the founders originally envisaged the term […]

Traditional Scouting 101 – Introduction

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Now was my big moment. Here I was, a new Senior Patrol Leader, formally opening my first Troop meeting. I had everything prepared – I was going to lead the opening recitation of the Scout Law and Oath; I would then make announcements; finally, I was going to give a rousing pep-talk. My inspirational mini-speech […]

Big Update!

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  Thank you for visiting ScoutingRediscovered.com! This website is dedicated to spreading information and awareness about the framework of traditional Scouting. The big idea behind this site is that Scouting is a set of timeless principles and techniques – a framework – that can be applied to many different situations.

Scouting Has Odd Laws

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When you’ve been in Scouting for a while, it’s easy to recite the Scout Law and not think twice about the way it is worded. When you examine it closer, you see that when Baden-Powell first drafted the Scout Laws he made them quite different from what most people commonly think of as ‘laws’. This […]

The Art of Story-Telling

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Once Upon a Campfire One of the first Scout camping trips that sticks out in mind was not noteworthy because of where we went or what we did. As a matter of fact, I can’t even remember where it was. What sticks out in my head was what took place around the campfire one night. […]

The Scout’s Guide to Naming Your Patrol

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While working on an article that will be published this weekend on GreenBar Life, I found some really cool quotes from John Thruman, William Hillcourt, and others talking about the importance of the Patrol Name. This is a topic which I didn’t think much about when I first joined Scouting. To me, a Patrol name […]

Best Online Resources for Learning Morse Code

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Ham Radio and Scouting have had a long and solid relationship. Back in 2012, I wrote an article of the Top 10 Reasons You Should Get a Ham Radio License. I also wrote a couple of articles (here and here) about Jamboree On The Air – the annual Ham Radio event just for Scouts. One […]

Searching for Heroes

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The Influence of Heroes One of my first childhood heroes was a man named George Washington Carver. He was born into slavery in 1864. Despite having to grow up during the tremendously difficult reconstruction era, he became one of the leading botanists and educators of the South. He had a genius for science and a […]