If you’re the committee chair of a troop or pack and you’re anywhere near Southeastern Michigan, you’ll not only want to plan on attending Great Lakes Council’s University of Scouting on November 6, you’ll want to make sure you’re signed up for the first period class Strictly for Committee Chairs. Continue reading “Calling All Committee Chairs”
A recent column by John Hagel and John Seely Brown in Forbes magazine reveals the startling news to corporate leaders: In the past, a leader was measured by how many followers he had, but in the future, a leader must produce more leaders to be considered successful. Continue reading “The true measure of a leader”
Now that summer camp is over, you’re rested and have your dirty laundry (and your son’s) all washed and put away, it’s time to tidy up the odds and ends needed to close out your camp experience and lay the groundwork for next year. Continue reading “Summer camp: after you’re home”
Homesickness is an issue every year at summer camp. Usually it affects first-year campers. It need not be a problem if you properly prepare your Scout, and you observe certain precautions yourself. Here are a few articles that discuss the issue: Continue reading “Homesickness shouldn’t spoil summer camp”
BSA has taken steps recently to ensure that all registered leaders receive training in youth protection.
After a century developing the nation’s premier youth program, finally there are provisions to help ensure that many of the adults who deal with youth know the rules that we are expected to follow to keep our children safe from abuse. Continue reading “Youth protection in the forefront”