Scoutmaster Minutes

Scoutmaster Minute - The Loyalty Gap

Those here last week know I’m in a series about what it really means to live up to the Scout Law. This week, we’re on a Scout is loyal. This is possibly the most misunderstood point in the Scout law. For the 7 years that I’ve been Scoutmaster, asking our boys hundreds of times how … Continue reading Scoutmaster Minutes

Scoutmaster Minute - Perfect Gifts

So, it’s the holiday season, and for those that celebrate Christmas, you’re probably trying to find wonderful gifts for your family and friends. While materials things are nice, the *perfect* gifts might be found in a little list that you are about to say at the end of our meeting. For your parents, with all … Continue reading Scoutmaster Minutes

Scoutmaster Minute - Understanding Parents - Why

So, tonight we wrap up our Scoutmaster Minutes that help us relate to our parents. Tonight we ask, “Why is that important? Why do I care?” We can approach this from at least a couple angles… First, for those who believe in the Bible, the Fifth Commandment says “Honor your mother and father.” It’s a … Continue reading Scoutmaster Minutes

Scoutmaster Minute - Veterans Day - Stories

So, yesterday was Veterans Day, where we honor those who have served in our military.  So, if all of our veterans could please join me up here, then I would like to do something this year.  I have asked each of them to talk for a minute about his or her experience in the military. … Continue reading Scoutmaster Minutes

Scoutmaster Minute - Understanding Parents - Not Appreciating

So, we continue with Scoutmaster Minutes that help you understand why parents and other adults act the way they do. Tonight we ask, “Why do my parents not appreciate what I do for them?” Well, we’ve actually discussed this before. The main thing to remember is that different people appreciate different things. Some parents might … Continue reading Scoutmaster Minutes

Scoutmaster Minute - Understanding Parents - Take Forever

So, we continue with Scoutmaster Minutes that help you understand why parents and other adults act the way they do. Tonight we ask, “Why do parents take forever to do everything?” As usual, there are a couple reasons parents often take a little longer to do things. First, time actually feels shorter to us. Stay … Continue reading Scoutmaster Minutes

Scoutmaster Minute - Understanding Parents - Nosy

So, we continue with Scoutmaster Minutes that help you understand why parents and other adults act the way they do. Tonight we ask, “Why are parents so nosy?” Do your parents ask you lots of questions? Do they go through your room or check your cell phone? If so, then why? Quite simply, it’s their … Continue reading Scoutmaster Minutes

Scoutmaster Minute - Understanding Parents - Plan Everything

So, we continue with Scoutmaster Minutes that help you understand why parents and other adults act the way they do. Tonight we ask, “Why do parents plan everything?” It seems like your parents have your whole life planned out, when you’ll see your grandparents, what you’ll do this weekend. If you want to do anything, … Continue reading Scoutmaster Minutes

Scoutmaster Minute - Understanding Parents - Rules

So, we continue with Scoutmaster Minutes that help you understand why parents and other adults act the way they do. Tonight we ask, “Why do parents have so many rules?” Of course, the most obvious answer is because they don’t like you, so they want you to be miserable. However, that’s not usually the case. … Continue reading Scoutmaster Minutes

Scoutmaster Minute - Understanding Parents - Set In Ways

So, my next several Scoutmaster Minutes will help you understand why parents and other adults act the way they do.  Tonight we ask, “Why are parents so set in their ways?” You think you have a brilliant idea, but your parents insist on doing things the way they always have.  There are at least 2 … Continue reading Scoutmaster Minutes

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