We Can Work it out! A commissioner can help!

Sometimes adult leaders have difficulties with other leaders. your unit commissioner can help work out difficulties and help relations be more scout-like. Often the dispute is about incorrect views of how scouting is designed to work. Your commissioner can help re-establish vision and goal setting.

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Leadership Anxiety? 😱

Adult leaders are faced with many challenges. One of the biggest Fears for adults is public speaking. ScouterStan explores concerns that Adult leaders have about pack/troop meeting presentations. A scout is brave … but not fearless. Discover Some pointers and secrets of public speaking and unit meetings.

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they will never sit in. 


Greek Proverb
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SIGNS UP! (ScouterStan only hears… SHUT UP!)

The Scout Sign is a common feature of any scout meeting. It demands our respect as it is a living symbol of our commitment to the Scout Oath & Law. This cherished symbol is also used to respectively and courteously quiets the room. Unfortunately, some scout leaders don’t wait for all the scouts to stop talking and scream out β€œSigns Up!” That defeats the whole point of quitting the room with the Scout Sign. Otherwise when you say β€œSigns Up” everyone just hears β€œShut Up”.

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ScouterStan New Series YouTube & Podcast

Just started a new weekly series called Commissioners Weekly on YouTube and as a Podcast. Each show is published on Wednesdays at 7 pm (est).

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Scout Leaders minute, moment, or epiphany? Giving scouts something to take with them.

Every scout leader should always be prepared with a quick one-minute story for the end of any meeting or campfire. This story can help illustrate a point or give a reflection on a scouting value. ScouterStan has one you can use tonight. Here are some good ones out on the net.

Top 3 Reference for Scoutmaster Minutes:
https://www.programresources.org/scoutmaster-minutes/
http://www.retiredscouter.com/scoutmasters_minutes_index.html
https://boyscouttrail.com/boy-scouts/boy-scout-minutes.asp

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JTE Find Out What It Means to Me, or Journey to Excellence

Your scout unit needs to use the JTE as a road map to gold. When you do this your unit will succeed in every way. Journey to Excellence is the replacement of the old Quality Unit program. Units that even attempted to use JTE and don’t make gold will succeed.

BSA Journey to Excellence: https://www.scouting.org/awards/journey-to-excellence/
2019 JTE Scorecard for Packs: https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2019-JTE-Pack-Scorecard.pdf
2019 JTE Scorecard for Troops: https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-JTE-Troop-Scorecard.pdf

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Hello World!

Welcome to the ScouterStan website!  I have been working on developing a unique website and I just couldn’t make it work the way I wanted.  So last week, I decided that I would install WordPress and started putting up blogs, articles, and more.  As a former web developer, I thought it would be an easy task to just whip something together. Originally the project started off good, however, I started to get stymied into more of a static site than I wanted.  The WordPress software out of the package is relatively easy to install and set up.  It even came with an “office plant” (look above).  I think I will move the furniture around a little and decorate later.  For now, I’m going to leave the ability to make comments on the site.  Just keep in mind everything will be screened as I wish to stay family friendly.  Just keep the Scout Oath and Law in mind and we shouldn’t have any problems.  Now I just have to figure out how to water that plant…

Like they say in the SOUTH of France…  Au revoir Y’all !

Joined Up, Now What? 3 Critical Point’s to Get Started in Scouting

Thank you for joining Scouting. Here are 3 ways to maximize your time in Scouting. The 3 critical points are (1) Understanding the Basics 0:28 (2) Get Into It 5:26 and (3) Don’t Get Overwhelmed 7:11 New parents should find some good information and become motivated.