Leave it to a Webelos Scout to devise a campaign video that’s positive, uplifting and downright awesome. Alexander Miles is a member of Pack 695 of the Sam Houston Area Council. In October, Alexander ran for vice president of his fifth-grade class at the Kinkaid School in Houston. It was an exercise in the democratic…
via This Webelos Scout’s campaign video for fifth-grade vice president is Oscar-worthy — Bryan on Scouting
In a crowded pool full of raucous boys splashing and swimming, the justification for frequent buddy checks appears self-evident. But do Scouts really need to get a friend for a quick trip to the latrine or when they meet with a merit badge counselor? Simply put, yes. Scouting’s buddy system calls for Scouts to pair…
via Buddy check! The importance of getting a friend wherever you go — Bryan on Scouting
Why extreme time management is important?
We studied how to teach Scouts how to make better use of their time as part of a national focus group of four National Distinguished Scoutmasters. We found out that in order to improve the time management skills of young Scouts, they need go beyond and focus on better planning and goals setting skills. We committed to test these ideas in our troops and to expand these ideas to others. We produced this presentation and we shared with Boy Scouts of America. We did presentations to our councils, districts, and troops and share these concepts. Beyond Scouting time management is also an issue.
Extreme time management is just a product of combining these ideas with different personal leadership and management skills. It is the process of searching in our personal beliefs, values, and priorities to be the person we want to be. It is about using management resources to master our time, our days, our life. Life is a finite number of years, months, weeks, and days. Every day is a new page in our journal. Let’s make each hour, minute, and second a great experience to remember. Life is a continuous learning adventure if you master your time.
Thomas and his helpers built three distinctive and unique outdoor learning environments for the students and staff of Celebrate the Children, located in Denville, N.J.
The first phase of the project included building benches made out of tree stumps with wood bench tops. The next phase of the project included building foldable and movable benches, which allows the students to learn in different locations and different arrangements. The final phase of the project included building a cedar teepee, used as a cool-down zone for the students.
— Thomas, Troop 118, Denville, N.J.