Traditional Scouting 101 – Camp Programs

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 – Introduction

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 […]

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 […]

Best Description of the Scout Law

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 […]

New Scouts and the Patrol Method?

In order to keep a Scout Troop established along the lines of the Patrol Method and being Boy-led, it is important that new Scouts in the Troop are taught about the Patrol Method and know its importance and the responsibilities it requires of each Scout. Unfortunately, it isn’t as simple as having an “Introduction to […]