With all the behind-the-scenes legwork you do to make Scouting a success in your unit, it’s easy to lose sight of why you signed up in the first place.
It’s all about making a difference for our Scouts.
That’s why I’m thankful for Scouters like Michael Tances Jr., third from the right in the photo above.
Michael, the Scoutmaster of Troop 273 of the Michigan Crossroads Council, got back from camp earlier this summer and opened up about Scouting in a Facebook post for friends.
Scouter Kim Gbur saw his post and thought it was worth sharing with others.
I agree. Michael’s words are a reminder that the little moments of Scouting...
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Fall is around the corner and, for those who know, some of the best backpacking of the year is approaching. Thinner crowds, leaves changing colors, less bugs and wildlife that is is hurriedly preparing for Winter. But with dropping temperatures, shorter days and quickly changing weather, backpacking in the Fall also comes with more risk. With some pre-planning and foresight on the trail, you can be better prepared so your trip goes off without a hitch.
Photo by Vincent Lock Flickr.com
Planning for your Trip
Planning for Fall trips requires a few additional steps to your normal prep. For starters, the weather can...
It’s been some years since most of us lived under the regime of the secret laws of adolescence.
Our Scouts know them pretty well and obey them most of the time. Here’s one section Scouters should review:
SECTION I TALKING TO ADULTS
1. ATTENTION SPAN
a. Maximum attention span of three minutes, no minimum attention span required.
2. ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ASKED BY ADULTS
a. Reaction and “answers” (in order of precedence)
1. Puzzled look and or exasperated eye-roll.
3. Words of one syllable (yes, no).
4.Mumbled, indistinct phrases; I dunno, whaddya mean?, I dintdoit.
3. PENALTIES AND SANCTIONS
Adolescents not observing SECTION I laws are adjudicated “uncool” (ref. SECTION 38,2,a.) and immediately subject to;
a. Group eye-roll and generalized snark...
With recruitment in full-swing, we are continuing our series that will share stories about some of our amazing volunteers with the entire Girl Scouts community. There are 30,000 girls waiting for the chance to be a Girl Scout, so the time is now to build our volunteer force! These exceptional people prove that anyone can be a Girl Scout volunteer: they are young professionals, senior citizens, men, and so much more. And 88% of Girl Scout volunteers believe their lives are better because they volunteer. So what are you waiting for? Volunteer today!For as long as she can remember, Selma Rutledge has worn...
When I was growing up, my parents would regale me with stories of their adventures in Alaska— particularly their accounts of glaciers, which they visited by foot, ski or kayak. I have since been enamored of these ice rivers, but most of my hiking has been done in Southwest Washington or in Idaho, where there are few easily accessible glaciers. I have seen them in the distance— on the slopes of Rainier or in the crater of St. Helens— but for the most part they have been too far away to make a deep impression. My quest to encounter a...