Observational 1: A Simple Habit for Daily Improvement

Brother Scout, I don’t think about the past very much. You probably don’t either. We hear about folks or have friends who seem to be obsessed with stuff that’s already happened, decisions already made. I know I certainly don’t want to be one of those who continually live in the past, so I generally think […]

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 […]

High Expectations

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 […]

On Becoming an Eagle Scout

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 […]

Rediscovering the Secret Japanese Square Lashing

One of the very first times, if not the first time that the Japanese Square lashing appeared in print was in John Thurman’s Pioneering Principles in 1962. John Thurman was an influential British Scouter who discovered the lashing while on a tour of Japan, hence the name. This lashing deserves rediscovering! It can shave minutes […]