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A parent thinks I'm too strict, I think I'm holding the boys accountable

Started by Stewart M. Davenport. Last reply by David F. Apr 21. 16 Replies

So I recently became aware that one of the parents of a boy in our troop believes that I am too strict and too hard on her son. She thinks I'm picking on her boy. The situation is that her son…Continue

Woodbadge?

Started by Carl Ruschhaupt. Last reply by David F. Oct 13, 2016. 2 Replies

Any scouters out there earn their woodbadge?  There are a few leaders around here that have and they talk it up like it's the best thing in the world, but they won't give any details.  Kind of like a…Continue

Scout Camps

Started by Neill. Last reply by Carl Ruschhaupt Dec 19, 2013. 2 Replies

Hey All,do you guys have any ideas on some great scout camps?also what do you do for fundraising?cheers,Continue

Getting involved in Boy Scouts again.

Started by Victor Franklin. Last reply by Charles Sep 17, 2013. 3 Replies

I was in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts until I was 16.  I got to the Star rank.  As an adult, perhaps the only regret I carry with me is that I didn't get my Eagle Scout.  I realize that's a lost dream…Continue

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Comment by Liam Strain on September 28, 2016 at 8:09pm

The role of religion in scouting seems to vary a bit by location, and troop. As laid out in the handbook, it cannot be ignored, but it doesn't require significant personal practice (especially as you are not the sole leader) - pretty much as long as you are not an atheist, you are covered. If you are interested, look at different troops in your area - I expect you'll find they run the gamut. 


Might be an interesting topic for discussion. The importance of personal religion/spirituality in adult scouting leadership - I expect it has changed a lot over time as well. There was a big shift in the late 80s, as I recall. 

Comment by Matthew Green on September 28, 2016 at 4:08pm

Many years ago when I was a kid I joins the Boy Scouts. I regret not sticking with it. I was considering volunteering, maybe as a Assistant Scout Master. My only concern is that I am not a very spiritual/religious person. I know that religion is a foundation on the scouts. Any thoughts?

Comment by Shawn Steinschreiber on December 16, 2013 at 3:23am

Cora Evans, I can not figure our how to respond to you but the BSA is a member of the World organization of scouting. Hence the purple patch on your left chest. The Philippines do have their own form of scouting, a camp I worked at had a guest counselor from there. 

Comment by Neill on September 16, 2013 at 9:55pm

Hey all JOTA|JOTI is coming, anyone want to link up online?

Comment by Burninghiram on October 24, 2012 at 3:58pm

Any other Baden Powel Service Association Scouters here?. I am in the process of starting a Rover Crew with BPSA and would like to connect with others

Comment by Neill on October 23, 2012 at 6:39pm

Any one attend JOTA or JOTI last weekend? we had a fantastic camp with the kids on the weekend.

Comment by Terry Robert Hanes on September 4, 2012 at 1:38am

Hello Everyone, I'm an Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster From Kansas City, Missouri. Very Glad to see this group.

Comment by Neill on May 23, 2012 at 8:38pm

hey All, Im a Scout leader from Queensland Australia!

Comment by Nate Stroup on December 16, 2011 at 9:26am

I'm a Tiger Cub Den Leader and glad to see this group is here.  

Comment by Roy J. Regalado on September 19, 2011 at 4:37pm
Hello Frank, As Kory pointed out, you are too old to earn the youth badges but I can heartily recommend Woodbadge. This is a leadership program for adults and you earn your beads by going through much of the same things we ask the boys to do. Baden-Powell started the program shortly after establishing Boy Scouts.
 

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