No 11-year-old boy joins Scouting to get his
… and few boys join to attend troop meetings, wear the Scout uniform, or sit before boards of review. Instead, they sign up for fun and adventure.
Last month Walter Underwood joined me on podcast 313 to review the first volume of the Troop Leader Guidebook. We got back together with author Mark Ray to review the much anticipated second volume of the Troop Leader Guidebook (due to be in Scout Shops by the end of June). This is the second half of the conversation between Walter, Mark, and I, the first half played last week.
The two volume format harks back to the only two volume edition of the Scoutmaster Handbook published between 1936-1947. The first volume covers everything a new Scouter working with a troop in any position needs to know. The second volume is a resource aimed at (but certainly not limited to) experienced Scouters. Ray shares his experience accumulated over a lifetime of Scouting along with ideas and practices gleaned from a number of previously hard to find resources.
I think you’ll agree with Walter and I, this two volume guidebook is a real game changer. Note that it is not just for Scoutmasters, but a key resource that every Scouter working with a Troop ought to study.
Backpacking Physics [0:18]
Interview with Mark Ray and Walter Underwood [4:50]