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B-P’s Blog – Brotherhood

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. So long as (the spirit of of goodwill and co-operation is there; there is brotherhood). But, mind you, self slips in … [Read More...]

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Why do Scouts go Camping?

 I was dumbfounded when the parent of a Webelos visiting our troop asked; "What about a Scout who doesn't really like camping?" How would you answer that question? The best I could come up with was; "I don't really know what Scouting is if we aren't camping, I don't think it's an option." I couldn't really explain why we go camping beyond the typical answers about having fun, teamwork, … [Read More...]

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A Troop Revolution

Vilhelm Hans Bjerregaard Jensen was a Danish Scout who became a Scoutmaster during the early years of the Scouting Movement . He decided to see something of Scouting around the world, worked his way through Europe and England, arrived in the United States in February 1926 and took a job with the national headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America. James West (the BSA's first National Executive) … [Read More...]

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Podcast 265 – Scouting Source Code 2

Who was the voice of Scouting? How did a Danish Scout become the voice of Scouting in the United States? He knew the source code! What must we have to have to call what we do "Scouting"? This podcast is the second installment of a great story that ought to inspire us all to think about what we are doing and why. I'll also answer an email question about parents on camping trips. The Big Three … [Read More...]

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B-P’s Blog – Camping

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. ALMOST every night for the past few weeks Scouts and Rovers in twos and threes have been camping at my home in their hikes … [Read More...]