My biggest gripe about the holidays isn’t the endless electronics ads, the pumpkin-spice overload or the inflated airfares. It’s the timing. The Scouting year hits its stride right as the holidays arrive. Most packs, troops
The battle for fundraising dollars is on. At offices everywhere, parents peddle pizza dough, flower bulbs, Christmas wreaths and more to their coworkers in the name of financing their kids’ extracurricular activities. It seems every
For a few lucky Scouters out there, “Scouting family” and “actual family” are synonymous. Their spouse and all their children are actively involved in the program, meaning family time is pretty much all the time.
Father (or Mother) knows best? Maybe, but that’s not how a Scout troop, Varsity team or Venturing crew is supposed to work. Scouting is a youth-led, youth-run organization. Your responsibility as an adult leader is to