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The Scoutmaster Minute: Your Handbook for Inspiring Moments

The Scoutmaster Minute: Your Handbook for Inspiring Moments

by Ron Wendel
     
 

To a group of Scouts, a Scoutmaster is teacher, friend, guide and role model. Moments are frequent when a scout leader has a true opportunity to teach, inspire, and help to shape the minds and souls of young individuals. From closing a pack meeting to sitting around the campfire, this pocket guide of inspirational quotes and stories offers the ability to make the

Overview

To a group of Scouts, a Scoutmaster is teacher, friend, guide and role model. Moments are frequent when a scout leader has a true opportunity to teach, inspire, and help to shape the minds and souls of young individuals. From closing a pack meeting to sitting around the campfire, this pocket guide of inspirational quotes and stories offers the ability to make the most of these times. The Scoutmaster Minute presents verses of honesty, courage, service, sacrifice and more-right at your fingertips and right when they're needed, fitting easily into a pocket or backpack.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586854614
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
801,142
Product dimensions:
3.98(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Introduction

As scoutmasters and leaders of youth, we have the opportunity to share many exciting experiences with our scouts. From a hike in the woods to a swim at the local pool, we can enjoy the challenge of teaching them things like nature skills, first aid, lifesaving and personal development. But just as important, we have a responsibility to teach them character, help them develop standards and build values in their lives.

The scouting values are summed up in the scout oath and law. Every boy should be "on [his] honor to do [his] best to do [his] duty to God and [his] country, and to obey the scout law." Specifically, we need to teach these scouts to build their character, strengthen their values and standards, display courage and stand for the right, believe in God, love their country, be kind and fair, and serve others.

The best way to teach any kind of a lesson is with a story. It doesn't matter how young or old we are, we like to listen to the experiences of others. I'm often surprised at the many times I start to tell a story to a group of restless boys, only to see them quiet down and give me their complete attention.

Good stories aren't hard to find-they are all around us. They regularly appear in the news and in sports, but we can also find them in history and in the lives of famous men and women. Also, many valuable stories can be drawn from our own personal experiences and the world around the boys. Even though a story may be the best way to teach a lesson, sometimes the opportunity presents itself for a thought-provoking question, a quote, or a poem.

Boys love to be taught about the world around them, and they know it is important. They care about what's going on in the world. Scouts also like to know that others care about them, and who they are becoming. By taking a minute or two at the end of a meeting or around a campfire to share your values and ideals, you show the young men that you, as their scoutmaster, care about them.

Meet the Author

Ron Wendel is an Eagle Scout with more than 15 years' experience in the Cub Scout and Boy Scout Organizations. He lives with his family in Utah.

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