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Scoutmaster Minute

Posted on Apr 23 2018 - 4:08pm

Doctrines, credos, manifestos, laws, declarations, codes of ethics. Ever since people have been able to communicate they have compiled words to live by. But the world still has it troubles.Take these words: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent. Chances are that four and half billion people will not be willing to live their lives by them.But think how much better your life would be if just one person does. You.

Scoutmaster Minute

Posted on Apr 15 2018 - 9:48am

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do... than by the ones you did do.  
 So throw off the bowlines.  
 Sail away from safe harbor.  
 Catch the trade winds in your sails.  
 Explore. Dream. Discover.  
 This was written a hundred years ago by Mark Twain, a man who knew the overwhelming value of a good education, and more importantly, the power of an inquisitive, energetic mind, with a desire to...Explore. Dream. and Discover.

Scoutmaster Minute

Posted on Apr 7 2018 - 4:35pm

Leadership Thoughts

We can teach principles of leadership, but we cannot learn leadership unless we live it. Leadership is more effectively taught with a hands-on application. It does not always come out of a book, but must be learned like any other skill, slowly and repetitively; working out the errors through actual experiences; learning to navigate through adversity, resolve conflict and finally accomplish the goal. Only then do the experiences of leadership become the proving grounds that these young men need to prepare them for the greater experiences that will one day come their way. This is what the Scouting program is all about. It all starts with the Scout Oath: On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the Scout law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Thank you to our current leaders for your efforts over the past 6 months.

Scoutmaster Minute

Posted on Mar 31 2018 - 7:50am
A Positive Attitude:
A good positive attitude can truly change the way you approach life, and your future. Let me illustrate with a short story.
A few years ago, there was a wildlife organization out west that offered a bounty of $5000 for captured wolves. 
Two friends, Sam and Jed, decided to make their fortune. Day and night, they scoured the mountains and forests looking for their valuable prey. 
Exhausted one night, after searching for many days with no luck, they fell asleep dreaming of their potential fortune. 
Suddenly, Sam woke up a bit startled, and saw that they were surrounded by a huge pack of nearly 70 wolves with searing black eyes, and bared teeth. Low growls rumbling from their throats.
He slowly reached over and nudged his friend and said "Jed, wake up."
"I think we're rich!"

Gentlemen, Sam had a positive attitude! I hope you do, too. See you all soon.


Scoutmaster Minute

Posted on Mar 18 2018 - 4:48pm

TWO LITTLE WORDS:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Scouts, here's a little quiz for you: What's the most welcome two-word sentence in the English language? Some of you might say, it's "We won!" Others would vote for, "Schools out!" But I think the most welcome two-word sentence is "Thank you." It isn't used as often as it should be. How often do you use it? How often do you say thank you to the persons who are closest to you, your mother, father or siblings? How often do you say it to your friends or even strangers when they do something for you? It's so easy to forget, especially if the Good Turn is done by somebody in your family. Too often we take for granted the many things our parents and other family members do for us. Here's a challenge for you. Between now and our next troop meeting, see if you can find some reason to say thank you every day to someone who has helped you out. You may be surprised how they will react. A simple thank you costs nothing, but it means so much to those who matter most to you. And remember, manners make the man and can be the difference between you being just another Scout and one who earns himself respect from those around him. Thank you for reading this!

Renew/Get Your California Fire Permit

Posted on Jan 14 2018 - 6:19am

With the statt of the new year, it's time to renew your campfire permit which will be valid from the date issued until the end of the calendar year. Fire permits are required to have campfire or portable gas stoves on public lands so let's get ready for the camping season.

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