Blog 7 Oct 2015 | 9:05 am
When’s the last time you went on a night hike? Nighttime is a great opportunity to learn about wildlife, to conquer fear of the dark, and to understand how our eyes work. Night hikes build important outdoor skills and hone your powers of observation.
I have created an outline to use in preparing for a night hike, here’s an excerpt –
Humans do not see colors well at night. The retina contains two types of photoreceptor (light sensitive) cells, rods and cones. The rods are more numerous, some 120 million, and are more sensitive than the cones. However, they are not sensitive to color. The 6 to...
Youth Leader Training
Blog 6 Oct 2015 | 9:05 am
Like most three-year-olds my granddaughter is a expert learner – she soaks up everything around her like a sponge. There’s a new discovery every hour of the day, it’s a challenge keeping up.
How do three-year-olds learn? Through a process of discovery. They get curious, they watch other people, get their hands on things; what is it for, how does it work? They watch other people do things, and try them out. They ask for help, they try, they fail, they try again, they fail and keep at it until it works. Maybe they’ll walk away, but more often than not you have to...
Podcast 287 – Small Troops
Blog 5 Oct 2015 | 9:09 am
When is a group of Scouts a Troop, and when are they a patrol?
We begin answering that question by forgetting everything we think we know and building a logical approach, by serving the interests of the individual Scout rather than the interest of an organizational chart. Small troops are going to function a little differently than larger ones, but both serve to achieve the same aim.
What questions do you ask during a Webelos visit to a troop? Well, you want to be sure you are asking he right people first.
Are unit fundraisers eligible for service hours? Let’s take a look at...
B-P’s Blog – Reluctant Scoutmaster
Blog 4 Oct 2015 | 9:05 am
During his lifetime Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide Scouting movement, wrote many books and articles directed to Scouters.
Each Sunday I’ll publish a selection from his writings in the hope that you’ll draw inspiration and understanding from his timeless ideas.
Only to-day I heard of a case where a man had been an interested spectator of certain boys at play, and one day they met him on the road and announced that they had made up their minds and were all ready.
“Ready for what?”
“To be Scouts, sir.”
“Very good. And who is going to be your leader?”
“You, sir; we elected you anonymously.”
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