Parental guidance: How Scouters can deal with those unruly moms and dads

scoutcast-logo1For many Scout leaders, it’s not the Scouts that’ll turn hair gray — it’s their parents.

The team behind ScoutCast recently asked 56 experienced Scoutmasters from across the country this question: “What do you know now that you wish you knew as a new Scoutmaster?”

The overwhelming response was not handling issues with Scouts but with their parents.

So with the help of Zach Chopp-Adams, who has been a Scoutmaster or assistant Scoutmaster since he was only 18 years old and serves as Advisor for the new Section C2 in the Michigan Crossroads Council, the November ScoutCast teaches you how grown-ups can be the problem and how to handle it when they are.

Listen to the November ScoutCast here.

Cub Scout leaders, don’t miss this month’s CubCast. Details after the jump.

November 2013 CubCast: Journey to Excellence

cubcast-logoSimply stated, Journey to Excellence is the BSA’s council performance recognition program that measures and rewards the success for our units, districts, and councils.

But, seriously, what does that mean? What does that entail? Perhaps you’re already performing at the Gold level and wonder why you need to listen to this episode.

Because Kevin Steffy, Director of Field Service with the Longhorn Council in Ft. Worth, Texas and JTE expert, clarifies it all (and even shares the changes coming in 2014) to make sure you’re reaping all the benefits of a great Scouting experience as you travel on this journey.

Listen here.

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Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is senior editor of Boys’ Life, Scouting and Eagles’ Call magazines.