Tuesday, February 14, 2017

On being prepared

Lord Baden-Powell once responded to an inquiry of what one should be prepared for with, "Why, for any old thing!" It seems this man takes that counsel to heart.

Prepared. | For Life.™

Monday, December 5, 2016

Ideals word cloud

Just for fun. Feel free to use it, or make your own at wordle.net (works best with IE).

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

This showed up in my Facebook feed today.
St. Mother Theresa of Calcutta

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

District Newsletters

I was recently asked to help out in my local District. For the past few months, I have been editing the District newsletter, which had been on hiatus since the previous editor moved. So, just to spread the word, here is a link to the Great Salt Lake Council, District Three newsletters.

And, here's a sneak peek at the upcoming issue:
Cub Scouting is special. You can reinforce this by making your Cubs’ achievements, advancements and accomplishments a
Big Deal™.

Ceremonies drive this home. Many adults may think them corny and silly, but most of the boys love this kind of attention, and a good ceremony reinforces the Ideals — the Scout Oath and Law. Rattling off a list of badges, belt loops and pins, then handing over a plastic bag full of stuff, doesn’t show the Cub Scouts, their parents or friends and families, that the badges are really the Ideals in action.

So toss your pride, and have some childish fun!

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Back-to-school lament

My wife went to a back-to-school moms breakfast in the ward last week, and one of the women lamented that there is no Church program to teach her sons things like budgeting, and other, uh, "personal management."  Aside from the fact that that's a mom's and dad's job description, I infer that the comment was made, in part, because she, like so many others, never saw Scouting as anything more than a patch-collecting chore.

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