Leader Advice and Inspiration

Encouraging Scouts who don't pass Boards of Review

Scouter C.K. asks how best to inform a Scout (and his parents) that the boy wasn’t fully prepared for a rank advancement board of review while still encouraging the youth so the setback won’t cause him to quit Scouting.

Leader Advice and Inspiration

Dealing with an unfriendly Scout

A Scout is not welcomed in troop activities because the other boys say he is not friendly, reports a Scoutmaster. Readers offer ideas, including reminding Scouts to use the Scout Oath and Law in their relationships with other troop members.

Leader Advice and Inspiration

A Year With a New-Scout Patrol

After joining Troop 1113 as graduating Webelos Scouts, the Tree Frog Patrol goes from novice to knowledgeable in 12 well-planned months of exciting troop adventures.

Leader Advice and Inspiration

Words Cannot Express

Every volunteer appreciates an occasional “thank you,” especially when delivered in a creative and (often) unexpected form.

Leader Advice and Inspiration

How do you best serve a troop with many leaders?

An assistant Scoutmaster says he feels unneeded in a troop with many adult leaders. Readers urge him to get plenty of training and use his skills and interests to find leadership opportunities.

Leaders

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.