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Boy-Led Challenges

Jun
15

It's always a challenge to teach, because we are teachers who know how to accomplish something. It's even harder to let the boys do what our experience tells us will not work, or will actually work the opposite of what they believe. Last night, the boys were mostly late, and then came unprepared for the activity which had been planned.

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Growing

Mar
09

Growth comes in so many ways and we watch our boys grow as scouts and young men, and we watch our troop grow with a new group of boys. Last week we gained two new boys from another pack to join our new Nuclear Penguin patrol along with the five that joined from our very own Pack 5.

It's exciting to see our troop growing and to see our older boys step up to new responsibilities and the wide-eyed new scouts coming in eager to do everything scouting has to offer! We embark on another exciting year, and for the first time in several years grow to have multiple patrols.

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Leave No Trace

Mar
08

As a scout in my youth we were taught to simply leave our environment better than we found it. As the years have gone on, the Leave No Trace guidelines have become more and more specific, and now the organization has publications and handy plastic cards with guidelines printed on them. Recently, a few scout "leaders" have been brough up on criminal charges after they took video of themselves as they toppled one of the Goblins in Utah.

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Strong leaders

Mar
06

Watching the new boy leaders in the troop it is apparent that they are better leaders having been led by a strong leader before them. Also, it's fun to watch the way those boys that were leaders before follow the new leaders. They are so much better followers now that they know what is happening on the other side. This is the great part of the boy scouts leadership program, and rotating leaders through the positions. Everyone learns what it takes to lead, and they become better followers, and can fill in the gaps and help the new leaders to accomplish the goals.

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New Site is Live

Jan
22

I want to welcome everyone to the new site for Troop 5, in Denver, Colorado! I'm very excited to have this tool up and running, and extremely proud of one of our Eagle Scouts, Erich Deutsch, for all his efforts on design and building to make it happen. His work on the site was folded in with his sports activities, Robotics competitions, and graduating from High School. I was able to coach him via email through the setup and the configurations, and the design is his. Great work, Erich!

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Cleaning House

Jun
03

A Scout is Clean.
Several of the committee members and scouts spent about three hours on Saturday taking "everything" out of one of our storage closets, sorting it out, and putting it back on the shelves. This was by no means a complete cleaning of the closet, but it gave us the chance to rid ourselves of a number of old items that no longer have a use, or are in to poor of shape to be useful any longer. It also gave us the chance to actually take inventory of our closet.

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The New Site and New Challenges

Jun
02

First of all, it has to be said that the Eagle Scout who worked so hard on this site while completing his senior year of High School, and getting busy toward his new endeavors at Colorado School of Mines, was incredible. The design and structure of the site is nearly all his doing. I only assisted with coaching and the occasional bug-chasing, but the credit for this goes to Erich.

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