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Uniform and FlagInactive Scouts in Patrols  A reader is involved in a large troop, but due to low participation from scouts it is difficult to have patrol leader elections and a youth led program.

 

Teenagers in Human PyramidIntroduction to Youth Leadership Skills (ILSC or ILST)  This weekend our Venturing Crew did the Introduction to Youth Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC). This course teaches Crew members basic leadership skills. There is a corresponding course for Boy Scout troops (ILST).

 

Three Happy BoysDen Leader Asked to Lead a Different Den  A Wolf den leader is seeking feedback about being asked to stay with the Wolf den next year instead of continuing with her son's den when they move to Bears.

 

scoutmasterDisbanding a Very Small Boy Scout Troop  A reader reports My son has been in a very small Boy Scout Troop for 2 years now. Our scoutmaster had a meeting to discuss the fact that the boys scouting experience is very limited because of the troops size and suggested that the scouts transfer to another troop.

 

MoneyConflicts with Unit Fundraising  The best way to handle possible conflicts between unit fundraisers is to talk it out.

 

Listening and Observation  If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk. Robert Baden-Powell

 

jasmRegistering a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster  Reader Michael sent in this question: How do I go about registering an Eagle Scout in my troop as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster?

 

leadershipLeadership Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  This program feature offers the opportunity to explore different aspects of leadership. This would be an especially relevant program theme if your troop youth leadership elections are approaching.

 

Baden-Powell on Attitude  “We must change boys from a ‘what can I get’ to a ‘what can I give’ attitude.” - Robert Baden-Powell

 

Den Chief Service Award CordDen Chief Service Award  The Den Chief Service Award, represented by a red, white, and blue cord, recognizes Den Chiefs who have served for over a year and completed a number of other requirements.

 

Local VolunteersPack Meeting Plan for September: Hometown Heroes (Cooperation)  The Cub Scout core value for the month of September is Cooperation. The Hometown Heroes meeting plan features ideas for the core value of cooperation - games, group activities, songs, and more to help kids learn to cooperate

 

A chronicle of Scouting in America - from campouts, hikes, and pinewood derby races to the Scouts public service initiatives throughout their long history.BSA Norman Rockwell's Boy Scouts of America  A chronicle of Scouting in America - from campouts, hikes, and pinewood derby races to the Scouts public service initiatives throughout their long history.

 

This book is the foundation document for scouting by Robert Baden-Powell. Profusely illustrated.Scouting For Boys  This book is the foundation document for scouting by Robert Baden-Powell. Profusely illustrated.

 

For the Dad who is proud to be involved in Scouting. Show that you support your child’s involvement in the Scout program with this Scouter Dad coffee mug, travel mug, or stein.Scouter Dad Coffee Cup, Travel Mug, or Stein  For the Dad who is proud to be involved in Scouting. Show that you support your child’s involvement in the Scout program with this Scouter Dad Coffee Mug.

 

For the Dad who is proud to be involved in Scouting. Show that you support your child's involvement in the Scout program - Scouter Dad T-Shirt.Scouter Dad T-Shirt   For the Dad who is proud to be involved in Scouting. Show that you support your child's involvement in the Scout program with this Scouter Dad T-Shirt.

 

For the Dad who is proud to be involved in Scouting. Show that you support your child's involvement in the Scout program with this Scouter Dad T-Shirt.Scouter Dad T-Shirt  For the Dad who is proud to be involved in Scouting. Show that you support your child's involvement in the Scout program with this Scouter Dad T-Shirt.

 

This is not an academic or theoretical book on youth leadership. It is a relentlessly practical guide on how to effectively guide teens to become leaders. pDeveloping Teen Leadership: A Practical Guide for Youth Group Advisors, Teachers and Parents  This is not an academic or theoretical book on youth leadership. It is a relentlessly practical guide on how to effectively guide teens to become leaders.

 

The Eagle Court of Honor Book is the complete guide to Scouting's greatest moment. It covers every aspect of staging an Eagle Scout court of honor.The Eagle Court of Honor Book   The Eagle Court of Honor Book is the complete guide to Scouting's greatest moment. It covers every aspect of staging an Eagle Scout court of honor.

 

Proven ideas for building strong, successful, sustainable troops that truly achieve the promise of Scouting - from meetings and outings to administration.The Scoutmaster's Other Handbook   Proven ideas for building strong, successful, sustainable troops that truly achieve the promise of Scouting - from meetings and outings to administration.

 

has a Fleur de Lis and reads Proud to be a ScouterProud to Be a Scouter Coffee Mug  Show your Scouting pride! This coffee cup has a Fleur de Lis and reads "Proud to be a Scouter". Makes a great gift for anyone involved in a Scout program.

 

Camping? No worries! Bugs? No way! Reads I fear nothing. I'm a Scouter MomI fear nothing - I'm a Scouter Mom Ladies Hoodie (Scout Mom Shirt)   Scout Mom Shirt: This hooded sweatshirt is for any mom involved in Scouting. Camping? No worries! Bugs? No way! Reads "I fear nothing. I'm a Scouter Mom"

 

The Scouter Oath On my honor, I will do my best To smile; To be patient; And to let the youth lead.The Scouter Oath Magnet (Spoof on the Boy Scout Oath)   This spoof on the Boy Scout Oath Magnet: Reads The Scouter Oath: On my honor, I will do my best To smile; To be patient; And to let the youth lead.

 

A Scouter Is… Capable, Generous Determined Patient Dependable Trusting Hopeful Fearless Flexible Humble and ExhaustedA Scouter Is Ladies T-Shirt (Spoof of the Boy Scout Law)  Scout Mom Shirt Spoof of the Boy Scout Law. A Scouter Is Capable, Generous Determined Patient Dependable Trusting Hopeful Fearless Flexible Humble Exhausted

 

Nap on Safely Training Cards Show that you have completed your trainingNap on Safely Training Cards (Business Card Templates)  Show that you have completed your training with these "Nap on Safely" business cards. 

 

A Scouter Is ... Capable, Generous Determined Patient Dependable Trusting Hopeful Fearless Flexible Humble and ExhaustedA Scouter Is ... Coffee Mug (Spoof on the Boy Scout Law)  Get this coffee mug for yourself or your favorite Scouter. It is a spoof of the Boy Scout Law. It reads: A Scouter Is... Capable, Generous Determined Patient Dependable Trusting Hopeful Fearless Flexible Humble and Exhausted

 

Show your Scout pride with this Scout mom shirt. Reads Scouter MomScouter Mom Ladies T-Shirt (Scout Mom Shirt)  Show your Scout pride with this Scout mom shirt. Reads Scouter Mom Makes a great gift for a den leader, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, or any proud mother.

 

Show your Scouting pride with this ball cap style Scouter Mom hatScouter Mom Embroidered Hat  This hat is great for any Mom involved in Scouting. Reads Scouter Mom Makes a great gift for a den leader, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, or any proud mother who has supported the Scouting program.

 

Pack CommitteeBuilding a Working Pack Committee  How can a Pack transition from a model where the Cubmaster does all of the work to one where the Pack Committee shares the load?

 

asstpatrolleaderAssistant Patrol Leader Description and Self Evaluation   The Assistant Patrol Leader is a youth member of a Boy Scout troop who is appointed by the Patrol Leader and leads the patrol in his absence. The position of Assistant Patrol Leader does not qualify for the leadership requirements for advancement. (See the leadership positions listed in the Star, Life, and Eagle requirements in the Boy Scout handbook.)

 

Adult SpeakingProblem - Scouters Too Involved in Meetings  The adults involved are very enthusiastic, which is great, but they tend to talk over the kids and take over the meetings. Some of the adults are keeping the kids form running the meetings successfully.

 

webmasterWebmaster Description and Self Evaluation   The Webmaster posts information about troop outings, service projects, and other events to the troop and/or chartered organization website.

 

lnttrainerLeave No Trace Trainer Description and Self Evaluation  The Leave No Trace Trainer is a youth member of the troop who ensures that Leave No Trace principles are followed on all troop outings and activities.

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingAttendance Expectations for Boy Scouts  You might notice that the troop leadership position descriptions which our troop uses have attendance expectations on them Some people have asked me how we enforce these. Well, we do not. These are not demands or requirements in our troop. Instead we use them to indicate to the youth what sort of time requirements are typical for the position.

 

jasmJunior Assistant Scoutmaster Description and Self Evaluation  The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster is a youth member of a Boy Scout troop who serves in the capacity of an Assistant Scoutmaster except where legal age and maturity are required. He must be at least 16 years old and not yet 18. He is appointed by the Scoutmaster because of his demonstrated leadership ability.

 

Tiger Cub ScoutsTroop Running a Pack Meeting  Tonight, our Boy Scout Troop is running the Pack meeting for our Cub Scouts. They are going to divide into dens and each den will have several Boy Scouts doing skill instruction with them. They are working on things like knots and outdoor skills which relate to the advancement for each den. While they are doing that, the Scoutmaster (my husband), is going to talk to the Pack parents about the Boy Scout program.

 

librarianLibrarian Description and Self Evaluation  Most Boy Scout troops keep a library of merit badge pamphlets and other resources. The Librarian is a youth member of the troop who takes care of this troop literature.

 

Den ChiefDen Chief Pledge  We have a new Tiger Cub den in our Cub Scout pack which does not have a Den Chief yet. So for his Scoutmaster Minute, my husband read the Den Chief Pledge and asked any of the Scouts who are interested in learning more about being a Den Chief to see him.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | Discipline   Scouts can be instructed in the rules and understand them and still not follow them. Why does this happen? It is not necessarily because the Scouts are trying to be disrespectful. In many cases they are caught up in the fun of the moment. But if they are not following the instructions of the activity supervisor and it has the potential to become unsafe, it is time to step in.

 

historianTroop Historian Description and Self Evaluation  The Troop Historian records troop activities. This job is perfect for a Scout who likes to take pictures and write journal entries.

 

Smiling TeenagersCrew Activity – Teen Area at Homecoming  Our parish Fall Festival is coming up in a couple of weeks. Our Crew asked if they could do some sort of service project at the event, and it was decided that they would provide some sort of gathering spot for the teenagers. So they are going to have a pavilion type tent which is for teenagers - no little kids allowed.