I once knew a Patrol that was pretty good at camping in the summer time. But how that gang could shy away from camping when cold weather set in! We called it the “Ground-hog Patrol.” It hibernated every winter. Around Groundhog Day in February it stuck its nose out of the ground – not to… Keep Reading!
Setting a High Standard I always encourage Scouts whenever I can to set high standards for themselves. This is so important that I believe it is our duty as Scouts. This is the essence of the Scout Oath and Law. We should constantly be striving to push ourselves harder and accomplish more. This is the… Keep Reading!
Throughout the history of Scouting, there have been many explanations of the meaning of the points from the Scout Law. For today’s post, I have collected from various sources my favorite definitions. The points on Kindness and Thriftiness came from the ninth edition of the Boy Scout Handbook, 1986. The point on “Brave” came from… Keep Reading!
It’s been a while since the last installment of this series, and for that I apologize. Out of all the series here on Scouting Rediscovered, the “Keystones of a Scout” series is the most important to me. Back when I first started this series, I wrote: In my own Quest to rediscover Scouting, I have… Keep Reading!
Now, I am not interested in how wet, or how cold, or how dark it is. If you are just going to be a fair-weather Patrol – well, that is hardly better than being no Patrol at all. – John Thurman There is no denying it, it is certainly easier to stay home when the weather takes… Keep Reading!
Dear America, The minds of many are occupied with politics right now. In a tight race like this one, everyone is thinking about who will be our next President. I have come to the conclusion that what this Election Day stands for is far greater than who will sit in the Oval Office during the… Keep Reading!
If you have been following this blog for a while, you will know that I have been working on my Eagle Project for quite some time now. I wrote about my project several times on here. Well, today I have the pleasure of making a happy announcement: This past Tuesday I went before my regional… Keep Reading!
In case you haven’t heard, the International Jamboree on the Air took place Saturday, the 20th of October. JOTA is an annual event in which Boy Scouts from all over the world speak to each other by means of Amateur (ham) Radio. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared via radio waves. Since 1958 when… Keep Reading!
This quote from John Thurman gives an excellent example of what the Patrol Spirit should look like. When the Patrol gets together, each of the Scouts should be focusing on the good of the Patrol. I remember when I was Patrol Leader of the Panther Patrol. It was first formed, I became the Patrol… Keep Reading!