Boys can hardly wait to go on hikes, sleep in tents, and cook meals in the open. They are eager to master the skills of Scouting and to put into practice what they are learning.
They want to share experiences with their friends. They anticipate challenge, adventure, and recognition for their achievements. Troop members look to their Scoutmaster as the person who will help them realize the promise of Scouting. They will not be disappointed.
The Scoutmaster Handbook
Take a moment and step into the world of a young Scout’s energy, eagerness, and anticipation. Do you remember being like that? Remember how we could hardly wait to get going?
How do we best help him realize what we’ve promised?
All he really needs from us is an opportunity. We don’t have to create energy, he has plenty! Most of the time all we need to do is get out of the way!
All of our work, all those papers and forms, all of the plans and logistics, have just one aim – creating opportunities for that energy and eagerness.
Let’s get out of our chairs, get out of the meeting room, and start doing!
Get out of the way, Scouts have things to do and places to go! They can hardly wait and they won’t be disappointed!