ANNOUNCING A NEWLY PUBLISHED BOOK AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON.COM
Keys to Scouting and Youth Leadership
New Book Available Now: Keys to Scouting and Youth Leadership
A few years ago, I was conducting
a Scout board of review.
As was my
practice at the end of such boards, I asked a question of the Scout being
I invited him to question us, “Do
you have any questions for us?” I asked.
He just looked at me for a few
seconds and then his answer surprised me.
He said, “How OLD are you?”
know how old he thought I was but from the look on his face, he must have
thought that I camped with Baden-Powell on Brownsea Island.
Sometimes it feels as if that was the case.
While I admit that I am not old
enough to have camped with Baden-Powell, I have definitely been around the
block a bit in Scouting.
With my veteran
status, I can look back and say that I have held almost every Scouting
And that equates to a lot of
And with that, along my
Scouting Trail, I have gained a lot of experience.
Sometimes knowledge and wisdom come best with
Along with my own personal
Scouting service, I have also had opportunity to view a whole lot of Scouting
boys, units and leaders as they have played the game of Scouting.
I have seen some bad units that didn’t quite
have the vision of Scouting and were thus quite under-whelming.
I have seen mediocre units that just kind of
skipped from one program or event to another.
And I have also been honored to see some Scouting packs, troops, teams
and crews (and even districts) that have really known how to do it up
So, with that opportunity I’ve
had to view Scouting and how it is best accomplished, I have come up with my own
top ten things – keys - that seem to be a common denominator for success in the
(And experience also tells me
that these same principles or keys can be applied to make any youth program
(church, school, etc. successful).
years, I have taught these principles, but now have compiled them into my new
I hope that you will check them
out, purchase the new book, and give these keys a try.
I think that they will work well for you and
the youth under your charge.
So, get the
keys and go for it – unlock a world of limitless exciting programs, activities,
and joy as you implement the vision of Scouting!