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Tagged With: Service Project

Philmont Leadership Challenge

“Why are you here and what do you expect to get out of this course?” That’s a pretty different way to kick off a BSA training course. Truth is, I signed up for the Philmont Leadership Challenge after learning these five things: It was at Philmont It builds upon the training you receive during Wood … Continue reading »

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Eagle Scout: Merit Beyond the Badge

Today, the BSA National Council is drawing attention to a study conducted by Baylor University. Funded by the Templeton Foundation, this was an independent study of the differences between adults that were Eagle Scouts, had been Boy Scouts, and those that were never Scouts. You can read the entire report here. After reading through the … Continue reading »

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…and now we resume our regularly scheduled program

On Independence Day I met up with a friend and Roundtable co-conspirator at the district’s recruiting booth. He reminded me that this blog is overdue for an update and I left him hanging with the end of the 100 Days of Scouting. So here you go Mike! To wrap up 100 days of scouting: Days … Continue reading »

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Day 49-62: Gilwell

Thirteen days is a big spread to cover all at once, but the last two weeks has had one unifying theme: my Wood Badge course, W5-61-11-1. I have started, deleted, and re-started a blog post about my Wood Badge experience three times now. When asked about whether Wood Badge is worth the time and expense … Continue reading »

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Day 25: Everybody Wants Something

This afternoon I was sent to the Principal’s office. One of our Assistant Cubmasters and I met with the Principal and Head Custodian for the elementary school where most of the boys in our pack attend. The topic was a potential spring service project at the school (not anything like the topics when I was … Continue reading »

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Day 24: Sometimes It’s the Little Things

Sometimes work gets in the way of scouting. Maybe that’s a bad way to put it. Sometimes I don’t have as much time to put towards scouting as I would like. Today was one of those days. Don’t get me wrong, I really like my job. I get paid to work on interesting problems with … Continue reading »

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