Helpful – A Scout is concerned about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward. Since Christmas, Tad had probably logged about a million miles on his new remote control truck. It was the best Christmas present he had ever gotten. He was out in the front yard jumping the […]
Loyal – A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, nation, and world community. Tad loves his baseball team, and has never missed a game. Then Tad is asked to leave his buddies and join a team that is playing for the championship. What should Tad do? “Two, four, six, eight, who […]
Over the next few weeks, this blog will highlight the adventures of our hero, Tad, and his fellow Cub Scouts as they navigate the world and try to make sense of living the Scout law. Here we go: Trustworthy – A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises. Honesty is a part of his […]
Ceremonies provide an exclamation point, elevating an event from fun to fantastic. They can recognize effort, highlight accomplishments, and say ‘thank you’ in memorable ways. Here are some tips to consider when designing your next ceremony.
Remember when you saw an on-duty policeman wearing his uniform shirt and jeans? Or how about when you watched your favorite team take the field, and half the team wore mismatched workout clothes? Of course you don’t, because it didn’t happen. A police officer wouldn’t dream of stepping out of his patrol car wearing just […]
If you haven’t had a discipline issue at a den meeting, you haven’t yet had a den meeting. The Scouts have been promised a good time, and they’ve been restrained at school all day. They are ready to cut loose! First manage your expectations. A successful den leader doesn’t expect a meeting to be a […]
List some of the things that make your insides quake with fear and trepidation at the mere thought that you have to participate – gum surgery, testifying before Congress, leading a den meeting . . . Yes, I know. Some of us who step up to the plate as den leaders are woefully unprepared. It […]