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This is great for Scout units, because you can pick up the book and know you are going to be able to find something within a reasonable driving distance.60 Hikes Within 60 Miles (Multiple Locations Available)  This is great for Scout units, because you can pick up the book and know you are going to be able to find something within a reasonable driving distance.

 

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.

 

An unofficial guide to help parents, new leaders, and even scouting youth to better understand scouting goals and participate in Boy ScoutingBeginning Boy Scouts  An unofficial guide to help parents, new leaders, and even scouting youth to better understand scouting goals and participate in Boy Scouting

 

Klutz Book of Knots  I have to admit that knots are not my strong suit. This book has really helped me learn the various knots I needed to teach to my Cub Scouts.

 

A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training: Working the Patrol MethodA Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training: Working the Patrol Method  A must read for anyone involved in Boy Scouts. The patrol method can seem illogical and inefficient if you don’t understand it’s purpose and implementation. This book will help both Scouters and parents.

 

Getting Started in Pinewood Derby - Step by Step Workbook to Building Your First CarBook Review: Getting Started in Pinewood Derby  I recently received a copy of Getting Started in Pinewood Derby by Troy Thorne. This colorful workbook goes through all of the steps involved in building a car. My favorite thing about the book is that it is directed at Cub Scouts - who should be doing most of the work on their cars.

 

An unofficial guide to help parents, new leaders, and even scouting youth to better understand scouting goals and participate in Boy ScoutingBook Review: Beginning Boy Scouts  The subtitle is "An unofficial practical guide to Boy Scouting for parents and new leaders." And that describes the book perfectly. If you know somebody who is new to the Boy Scout program, then this would be a great resource to give them an overview of the program. Note that this book only covers the Boy Scout program, not Cub Scouts or Venturing.

 

Book Review: Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction  My boys loved this book! It shows them how to make miniature catapults, bows, and other projectile machines out of common office supplies. This book would make a great basis for a troop open house or a just for a fun meeting. The projects in the book are perfect for 10 to 13 year old boys, which is usually the age group we target most heavily for recruiting. It could also be used with the Engineering merit badge or the Webelos Engineer activity badge.

 

Book Review Part 3: Developing Teen Leadership  I was recently asked to review a book on teen leadership. The book is called Developing Teen Leadership: A Practical Guide for Youth Group Advisors, Teachers and Parents. Today I am reviewing part 3 of the book - Programs and Activities.

 

Book Review Part 2: Developing Teen Leadership  I was recently asked to review a book on teen leadership. The book is called Developing Teen Leadership: A Practical Guide for Youth Group Advisors, Teachers and Parents. It is written by Dan Appleman who has 20 years of experience working with youth.

 

Book Review Part 1: Developing Teen Leadership  I was recently asked to review a book on teen leadership. The book is called Developing Teen Leadership: A Practical Guide for Youth Group Advisors, Teachers and Parents. It is written by Dan Appleman who has 20 years of experience working with youth.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingReview Part 2: 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. Get a copy and join in the discussion!

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingReview: A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training  I recently started reading a book called A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training: Working the Patrol Method. I am really impressed by this book.

 

Forest Hike60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Book Series  We are coming up on some prime hiking season. In the spring the temperatures are mild and it isn't buggy yet. So I am reviewing my favorite hiking book - 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles. Hopefully there is one available in your area.