My father was part of the Greatest Generation and served in WWII. Please take the time this weekend to remember all who are serving and have made the ultimate sacrafice. We would not be able to have the freedoms we have now and be able to be the Scouters we are today. I hope you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend, I know my family will and will take the time to remember.As always we have...[More]
My Grandmother was a Den Leader and active in Scouting. When she died my sister typed up this poem for my dad. My sister thinks it was written in the 50's or 60's.... enjoy ...Scouter’s Prayer (For Devine Guidance) By Mary Jane RobertsonO Father of every nation Lord of all creation, Gentle spirit who enters in Forgive us for our sin Wise thou art and tender too, On earth these things are far and few....[More]
Now this is the Pack Trainer in me talking or the pt part of ptsteve, lol. No lecture, I have always found no one listens when lectured to. If you don’t know all REQUIRED training by BSA can be done online, but if you have the time and are training for a new position LIVE training makes it so much easier. One can make up all the excuses for not taking the time to train,...[More]
Remember, if you are having fun everyone else is having fun. When we get into the second half of the Scouting year, us Leaders start looking at the “Finish Line” aka the end of the Scouting year. It is bittersweet, but we need to remember to have the boys complete their Requirements needed for Advancement while still having fun. I have found if I am having fun, it keeps burn out from happening. If you...[More]
I don’t know what the statistic is, but just from watching other Adult Leaders who got involved because their son or daughter wanted to do Scouting the kids seem to stay in the program longer. Yes, I was one of those parents who went to the first Tiger Cub meeting just to sign my son up. Walked out as the Den Leader and if I remember correctly the Cubmaster was really happy he didn’t have...[More]
On June 7, 2008 I posted my first blog post to the InsaneScouter Ramblings. I can;t believe it has been so long, it really doesn't feel like it. Yet in those two years there have been some amazing posts. So today I am going to look back at a few.We cant forget the tragic day when 4 Scouts were killed in Iowa by a tornado http://insanescouter.org/blog/115/Iowa_Tornado_Kills_4_at_Scout_Camp.htmlOn Jan 28, 2009 Hot Chocolate Wisdom was posted...[More]
There is a great saying which says “Double your failures to find success” regardless if in life, business, Scouts, school or work this saying holds true. Think about like in the movies with out the evil dark side you cant have the good side, or happy without sadness. What it comes down to is the more we take action to do things the more failures we will have, but also the more success we will...[More]
No one knows it all It will allow you to put on a better program and help more Scouts You will have fun and meet interesting people Think of all the great things you will be asked to help with afterwards ;) It could be the differences between Life and Death of a Scout ...[More]
Show True Appreciation on National Compliments Day!
National Compliments Day is a great opportunity to make someone smile, better their day and promote positive connections with those around us! But are random, off-the-cuff compliments (or compliments for...