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B-P’s Blog – Camping and Hiking

During his lifetime Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide Scouting movement, wrote many books and articles directed to Scouters. Each Sunday I'll publish a selection from his writings in the hope that you'll draw inspiration and understanding from his timeless ideas. SPRING is here, though to-day, with a bitter east wind blowing, you might not know it! Now is the time for overhauling … [Read More...]

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Conduct, Character, and Scouting

Remember being young when the ground was constantly shifting under our feet? Remember wanting to be an adult but not wanting to be like the adults you knew? Remember how you wanted to change things?  What an energizing, exciting, challenging, and sometimes confusing world we lived in! Our growing brains and bodies were in a constant state of change, every day was full of new ideas, new … [Read More...]

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Scoutmaster Podcast 281 – Parent and Scouter

Things can get tricky when you are both a Scouter and the parent of a Scout. In this week's podcast I'll answer email questions about occupying the role of parent and Scouter, how small troops work, and what qualifies as service for the ranks of Star and Life. The Big Three Resources every Scouter should read. Sponsored By ScoutmasterCG.com Backers Get The SCOUTMASTERCG … [Read More...]

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B-P’s Blog – Put Yourself in His Place

During his lifetime Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide Scouting movement, wrote many books and articles directed to Scouters. Each Sunday I'll publish a selection from his writings in the hope that you'll draw inspiration and understanding from his timeless ideas. Put Yourself in His Place THIS is always a useful practice. As a fisherman you learn to do this when you see a fish … [Read More...]

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Scoutmaster Podcast 280 – The Happy Camper

This encore presentation features an interview with Kevin Callan, the happy camper, the most famous camping and canoeing expert you've never heard of. Kevin is a Canadian, a famous Canadian on Canadian television and radio, he's a well-known author; a famous canoeist and camper in a country full of canoeists and campers. There's a whole world of excellent Canadian stuff that we Americans know … [Read More...]