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#1 Eagledad

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 08:11 AM

Imagine a coworker passing you in the hall on his way to a meeting. You also know him as a new Scoutmaster of a new troop. There is no time to chat, only enough time to say a few words in passing. The coworker says, "leaving after this meeting for my first camp out as Scoutmaster, any advice?

 

What would you say? Do you have one quick piece of advice for a new Scoutmaster that might make a difference in helping him toward a boy run patrol method program? 

 

One sentence, no explanation, short and sweet.

 

I'll start: "Set all camp sites at least 300 feet apart". 

 

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#2 RememberSchiff

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 08:30 AM

"Ask your SPL if his troop is prepared to go camping."


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#3 Eagle94-A1

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 08:33 AM

Make sure to bring the coffee pot and cards.


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#4 Beavah

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 08:40 AM

@Eagledad, are yeh channeling the spirit of Kudu with your 300 foot comment? :)

 

I'd say "Have fun and tell me all the stories when yeh get back!".

 

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#5 Eagledad

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 08:49 AM

@Eagledad, are yeh channeling the spirit of Kudu with your 300 foot comment? :)

 

LOL, I think he would be proud.

 

I don't mind giving him credit for the phrase, but our troop was doing it and I was teaching it long before I found this forum.

 

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#6 King Ding Dong

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 08:58 AM

Take a nap
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#7 Cambridgeskip

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:37 AM

Look after yourself, unless you are warm, dry, well fed and well rested you'll struggle to look after the scouts.
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#8 SSScout

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:59 AM

"Who's going to do your cooking?"


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#9 blw2

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 10:01 AM

I'd say something like

"Have fun, and remember....don't do anything a scout could do for themselves!"


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#10 Krampus

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 10:03 AM

Hand him this and tell him to enjoy his reading.

 

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#11 MattR

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 10:09 AM

Have fun, and keep your mouth shut unless it involves a question or preventing bloodshed.


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#12 Krampus

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 10:25 AM

Buy him one of these.


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#13 DuctTape

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 10:34 AM

"It is always interesting to watch the boys figure things out for themselves."
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#14 CalicoPenn

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 11:08 AM

Don't sweat the small stuff - and remember, it's all small stuff


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#15 Sentinel947

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 05:36 PM

"Give your Scouts room to lead, and they will not disappoint you." 


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#16 Hedgehog

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:05 PM

@Eagledad, are yeh channeling the spirit of Kudu with your 300 foot comment? :)

 

 

Let me channel Stosh with what has become my favorite phrase about leadership... "tell the PLs to make sure they take care of their boys."


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#17 Stosh

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 09:54 AM

Ask who the one other adult is that will be going with you.
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Stosh

 

There's a reason why I don't always answer the phone, doorbell or comments on forums.  :)





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