Millions of adults all over the world volunteer as Scouters.
We share the same triumphs and difficulties, we are not alone!
Scouting needs people like us!
We join each other in a movement that simply, yet profoundly, asserts we can make the world a better place.
Scoutmastercg.com is my heartfelt attempt to lend a hand to my fellow Scouters.
You can join in by subscribing to receive updates that I hope you’ll find informative and inspiring.
Who are you?
My name is Clarke Green and I am a volunteer Scouter just like you. This is my blog and podcast. I’ve also authored the books: Thoughts on Scouting, The Scouting Journey, and So Far So Good
Why the Blog and Podcast?
Serving as a Scouting volunteer is like most endeavors where one can quickly grasp some of the basics but never stops learning. Speaking for myself I am blogging and podcasting because I think Scouting is important and I’d like to support my fellow volunteers.
Why are you involved in Scouting?
Because it’s a worthy pursuit that I have enjoyed, and I know it has a vast potential for good. Here’s a lengthier explanation.
Are you an official of the Boy Scouts of America, or any other Scouting Organization?
I am not sponsored or endorsed by the B.S.A. or any other Scouting organization. What you read or hear from me should always be confirmed with the official policy and procedure statements made by your Scouting Organization. If you think any of the advice or statements you read here are incorrect please contact me . I welcome your opinions and corrections.
What have you done in Scouting?
I’ve been a Scoutmaster since 1984 when, at the ripe old age of 24, I agreed to take over for a Scoutmaster who was ready to retire. I was never a boy Scout as a youth but I have always enjoyed the outdoors and doing what I can to help out.
Here’s my “Square Knot Resume:”
Presented for distinguished service to young people within a BSA local council.
District Award of Merit
Awarded for five or more years service to youth in the District. The nominee’s attitude toward and cooperation with the district, division, and/or council is to be taken into consideration.
Boy Scout Leader’s Training Award
Recognizes that a scouter has completed a course of intensive training.
Scoutmaster Award of Merit
Awarded to Scoutmasters who have a record of proper use of the Boy Scout advancement program, resulting in a majority of troop Boy Scouts attaining the First Class rank, Development of boy leadership through the patrol method, Positive relations with the troop’s chartered organization, extensive outdoor program including strong summer camp attendance, positive image of Scouting in the community and a troop operation that attracts and retains Boy Scouts.
I should also mention that I staffed at our summer camp for twelve years in various directorships including two seasons as the camp director. I have worked with literally thousands of Scouts and leaders and have administered a staff of eighty counselors. Beyond that I have also staffed many training sessions. I am a Vigil Honor member of The Order of the Arrow.