Tuesday, March 15, 2016

If I were to do it all over again

One thing I would do differently as an 11YO Scout Leader in the Church would be to provide far less instruction. In other words, I think Patrol meetings would look more like "today's goal is to be able to do X skill. You all have handbooks, and I brought the necessary materials, so have at it." I'd still provide guidance as necessary, and a safety valve, but I'd leave it to the boys to read and do, instead of mimic me. That they perfectly perform a given skill or pass off any requirement would be secondary to their actually digging in and learning about and doing something.

The least-read book among boys today.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

10 Plants That Could Kill You

Tenderfoot No. 4b (2016): Describe common poisonous or hazardous plants, identify any that grow in your local area or campsite location. Tell how to treat for exposure to them.

Nausea! Diarrhea! Vomiting! Paralysis! Death! Right in your home!

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