Monday, November 30, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
My brother was recently called as the 11YO Scout Leader in his ward (and I am extremely jealous; he's going to have a blast!). Not wanting to overwhelm him with information, I suggested that he concentrate on Youth Leadership/Patrol Method and a strong outdoor program, and let the rest take care of itself. Besides getting trained, what would you tell a newly-appointed Scouter with no experience?
Sunday, November 8, 2015
There is a kerfuffle in my city. A land developer wants to trade some acreage he owns for some USFS acreage adjacent to the city limits. Take a look at this news story for the details. There is a strong effort opposing this land swap deal, of which I am a part. However, Scouting came up in the context of their participation in a "Save the Mountain Day." Below is the post on Facebook, and my response. Tell me, was I too harsh or curt? It just bothers me to see Scouts used as someone's prop, whether Mitt Romney or SLC PRIDE.