Let Your Scouts Lead

Want to achieve a youth-led unit? Find the balancing point between helping them succeed and letting them flounder. Here’s how.

Qualities of the best patrols

Green Bar Bill recounts the qualities of good patrols. A TROOP’S BEST patrols exhibit enthusiasm, teamwork, and camaraderie—that special spark known as patrol spirit. How do your patrols measure up? Here are some tips for building

Advice for preparing to become a Scoutmaster

In our September issue, G.P. said he wanted to start a Boy Scout troop and that he had taken the first phase of Scoutmaster training. “Besides continuing training, what else can I do to ready myself for becoming a Scoutmaster?” he asked.

Instilling pride in a new troop and its patrols

When Scoutmaster C.R. asked for help in motivating his young Scouts, readers noted that unit pride starts with adult leaders setting the right example while providing a program full of “gee whiz” activities.

Scouters weigh in on the battle of the sexes

In our October issue, M.B., a female Scouter, reported that the Scoutmaster of her troop did not work well with women leaders and passed along his “male chauvinist” attitudes to the Scouts. M.B. asked, “What should I do?”

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