Be Spent: A Mentor Manifesto

Being involved in Scouting is very draining sometimes, isn’t it? When you feel exhausted, do you start to wonder what you’re doing wrong? Maybe you just make too many commitments? Maybe your lifestyle is draining your energy?  Our modern world is very occupied right now with how we can prevent ourselves from becoming burnt out. […]

How to Spot a Broken Chain of Command

  Have you ever felt overwhelmed with everything there is to teach your Scouts about Leadership? You wish you had weeks to sit down with each Scout individually to coach and train them how to be leaders. Unfortunately, we don’t have that kind of time. While we can’t clone ourselves into seventeen Scout Leaders (one […]

The Patrol Leader’s Mission

“Get all the fun you can out of being a Patrol Leader! But remember that there’s much more to it than fun. Your greatest thrill as a leader will be your chance to turn an ordinary gang of boys into a real Patrol, to help five or six or seven fellows become good Scouts. Every […]

GreenBar Life

Hello! And thank you for reading ScoutingRediscovered! I wanted to make a brief, formal announcement of another Scouting project I have been working on this year with Scouter Clarke Green of ScoutmasterCG.com It is called “GreenBar Life”, and it is a running series of articles aimed at youth leaders in Scouting Troops. In this series, […]

The Boy-Man

[N.B. – Sorry for being a little scarce for the past couple of weeks! I’ve been working on a really cool project with Clarke Green of ScoutmasterCG.com. I’ll be announcing more about that soon! I will now be continuing my regular posting schedule of roughly once a week. Thank you all so much for your […]

The Heavy Weight of Responsibility

Once upon a time there was a Patrol Leader. He was smart, he was a good Scout, his Patrol admired and trusted him, and he could do no wrong. One day that changed, though. It was a camping trip that was not unlike any other, and the Patrol Leader wanted to build a Pioneering structure […]

From Boy Scout to Scout Leader

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 […]