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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?

 

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?

 

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.

 

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.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | CPR Resource  Why take a chance? Encourage some adults in your unit to learn CPR. It's one of those things you hope you never need, but if you do it could save a life.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | Applicable Laws  It seems to go without saying that we should follow the law. Clearly we aren't going to take our Scout unit out and rob a bank - no matter how dire the fundraising needs!

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | First Aid Resources  No matter what the situation, you should "Be Prepared" for first aid. Even at den meetings I keep a very small personal first aid kit on hand for dealing with scrapes and small cuts which can occur during games.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | Permit and Notices  The twelfth point of the Sweet 16 is Safety Permit and Notices . Basically, this means if you need a tour plan or a local permit, get one.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | Communications  Scouting activities are group activities. It doesn't do much good if the supervisor knows all the rules, regulations procedures but can't communicate those to the participants. And what good is that plan you spent so much time on if you didn't share it with others?

 

Cub Scouts - Strong Values - Strong Leaders - Character CountsWorking With Large Cub Scout Packs  Barbara asked this question recently on the Facebook page: Just found your page and I'm anxious to poke through it. Anything on how to handle huge Packs? We currently have 88 registered Cubs and we'll probably hit 100+ by the fall. I've just signed on as the committee chair and I want to help continue our legacy of crossing over enthusiastic Cubs into Boy Scouts. How do we keep boys from feeling lost in the shuffle?

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | Planning   The tenth point of the Sweet Sixteen of BSA Safety is Planning. When you are organizing an activity, what sort of contingencies have you planned for?

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety – Weather Check  It is important to know the difference between uncomfortable weather and hazardous weather. BSA provides a great online course for learning about hazardous weather.

 

Cub Scouts - Strong Values - Strong Leaders - Character CountsDen Meetings in a Very Small Pack  How do you run den meetings in a very small pack where there are only one or two Cub Scouts in each den?

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | Skill Level Limits  The most familiar application of skill level limits is the swim tests which are administered at summer camp. But there are other examples as well.

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingReview Part 5: A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership  Today, I am concluding my review of A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training: Working the Patrol Method. This excellent book really addresses some of the challenges of having a boy led troop.

 

pack commiteeWhat Does the Pack Secretary Do?  Pack Secretary is a position which can be filled on a Cub Scout Pack Committees. This is one of those roles which can be filled by a parent who wants to help out, but is not sure now. With some clear instruction anyone should be able to do what is required in this position, even if they are new to Scouting.

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingReview Part 4: A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership  Today I continue reviewing a book called A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training: Working the Patrol Method. The sections I am reviewing today involve leadership styles and how adults can guide without taking over.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaTroop Program Features - Program Planning  The Scoutmaster, Senior Patrol Leader, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader work together to develop long term plans for a Boy Scout troop. One thing which can help with this is the BSA troop program features.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | Safety Procedures and Policies  Some of the things we do with our Scouts, especially our older Scouts, can be hazardous if you don't follow the safety rules.

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingReview Part 3: A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership  Today I continue reviewing a book called A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training: Working the Patrol Method. Have you read this book? It is really a good explanation of how youth leadership should work in a Boy Scout Troop.