10 Keys to Successful Scouting

THE KEY OF TRAINING — Become trained so that you can function properly and effectively. A trained leader generally is a good leader. THE KEY OF TEAMWORK — Realize that you can't do it alone....

Autism and Scouting

Last year a new family moved into our neighborhood. Since I had served on our local school board for more than a decade, Solita, the mother, asked me about services for her son with...

Scout Becomes First From CPC Awarded a Place in the National Youth Leadership Society

A story by Adam McDonald The Boy Scouts have always been about training the leaders of tomorrow; every boy that works his way to Eagle has developed skills he will use for life. Alex Selchow...

Knowing and Serving Your LDS Partners

For the last fourteen months I have been part of one of our council's strategic initiatives—direct service to LDS Stakes to meet their youths' needs their way. We have conducted research to learn how to...

Setting the Record Straight on the BSA Adult Leadership Standards

Recently, several questions have been raised about the BSA’s new leadership standards and the effect the standards might have on the BSA. Regretfully, some of these comments appear to be aimed at causing division...

Explorer to Sheriff

From Explorer to Sheriff, Justin Smith’s duty is to serve his community first. Growing up in a small rural community offered Sheriff Justin Smith some key life lessons: a sense of responsibility, a need to...

Solving the Participation Problem

We often focus on membership when it comes to the retention and recruiting issue.  This is absolutely a header in the discussion. However, a better indication of unit health is your participation percentages. That...