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B.P.’s Blog – The Patrol Spirit
Blog     14 Sep 2014 | 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. THE more I see of Troops which are successful, the more I realise the value of the system of making the Patrol the responsible unit of the Troop, and the treatment of the Patrol Leader as a responsible being, just as if he were grown up. As a further step in this direction, and one which I think will be helpful...


Two Scout Pioneering Techniques
Blog     10 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
Here’s two relatively little-known Scout pioneering methods that are well worth investigating. CatDrill This new (to me at least!) Scout pioneering technique originated with the Italian Scout Group Trento1. CatDrill combines classic pioneering  and froissartage (see below).  This technique uses smaller diameter wooden poles or branches and lighter cordage to make sturdy joints that can be used to build  a number of different projects. The basic technique involves shaping a “diamond head” and corresponding “partridge eyes” (drilled holes) that are joined with light cordage (like paracord). These PDF directions are in English and should help you learn the various techniques involved in CatDrill. A1_basic-techniques 01_cat-drill-intro 02_selfblocking 03_square-joint 04_diagonal-joint 05_tripod-parallel-joint 06_tripod-crossed-joint 07_simple-spiral-joint Froissartage Froissartage (pronounced froy-sar-tage) is a Scout pioneering...


Scout’s Energy, Eagerness, & Anticipation
Blog     9 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
Boys can hardly wait to go on hikes, sleep in tents, and cook meals in the open. They are eager to master the skills of Scouting and to put into practice what they are learning. They want to share experiences with their friends. They anticipate challenge, adventure, and recognition for their achievements. Troop members look to their Scoutmaster as the person who will help them realize the promise of Scouting. They will not be disappointed. The Scoutmaster Handbook Take a moment and step into the world of a young Scout’s energy, eagerness, and anticipation. Do you remember being like that? Remember how we could hardly...


Podcast 234 – Assume Goodwill
Blog     8 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
Sponsored By ScoutmasterCG.com Backers Getting along has more to do with us than others… I get plenty of email from folks who are having problems getting along with their fellow volunteers or Scouts. Is there a simple answer that would resolve most conflicts and difficulties in Scouting? I think there is!  Join me in Kandersteg next summer! Details Here. Listen to Scoutmaster Podcast 234 Get The SCOUTMASTERCG APP Podcast Archive   The post Podcast 234 – Assume Goodwill appeared first on Scoutmastercg.com....



   
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Before we begin the primary topic of this column I would first like to introduce myself. My name is Mark West, I am 23 years old and have been involved...
 

 

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