Boy Scout Leadership

Raising enthusiasm and attendance at Patrol Leaders' Council meetings

In our May-June issue, Scouter W.F. wrote that in all the troops he’s been associated with, enthusiasm and attendance at patrol leaders’ council meetings were poor. Realizing teen-agers lead busy lives, W.F. asked how we can ensure they participate in troop program planning.

Leaders

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.

Boy Scout Leadership

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?”

Boy Scout Leadership

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?

Leaders

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?

Boy Scouts

How to encourage proper placement of patches on uniforms

It’s hard to make sure patches and other insignia are placed correctly, Scoutmaster J.S.D. wrote in our March-April issue. J.S.D.’s troop has tried uniform inspections, but parents are reluctant to resew wrongly placed badges. What can be done?