Leader Advice and Inspiration

Unit Leaders and ADD

Effectively defusing problems caused by a behavioral disability like attention deficit disorder (ADD) requires specialized knowledge, flexibility, and lots of patience.

Advancement & Awards

Motivating Scouts who don't advance in rank

Scouter M.A. noted in our March-April issue that some Scouts almost never advance in rank. Should the troop committee’s board of review find out why? M.A. asked. What else might motivate boys to advance?

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The Keys to Successful Money-Earning Projects

What’s the best way to earn funds for a well-rounded program? Successful units follow three simple steps: determine financial needs well in advance, choose projects that meet BSA guidelines, and then work like beavers to complete them.

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Making Wood Badge More Accessible

A course designed with scheduling flexibility and other special accommodations allows those participants with specific religious requirements to participate in the BSA’s highest level of volunteer training.

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Ideas for pack money-earning projects

In our March-April issue, Pack Committee Chair P.B. requested some good ideas for the pack’s money-earning projects. Readers offered an assortment of success stories.

Leader Advice and Inspiration

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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Advice on recruiting qualified Scout leaders

Troop Committee Member J.B. reported in our May-June issue that her son’s troop has constant turnover among its adult leaders. Many activities have to be canceled when a Scoutmaster leaves, and the troop has no sense of unity. What can be done?

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How to recruit qualified leaders

Troop Committee Member J.B. reported in our May-June issue that her son’s troop has constant turnover among its adult leaders. Many activities have to be canceled when a Scoutmaster leaves, and the troop has no sense of unity. What can be done?