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An Hour A Week? was started in January 2005 as a response to discussions with other Leaders about the “meeting after the meeting”. The meeting that usually happens in parking lots after Roundtables, Pack and Den Meetings, or Leader Meetings. The show covers topics important to most Scout leaders and parents, primarily focusing on the Cub Scout program.

About The Host

Cubmaster Chris is the host of our flag ship show. Chris has been involved with Scouting as a leader since 2001. He is currently a District Trainer, Cub Scout Day Camp Program Director and Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner and has been a Cubmaster, Den Leader and Troop Committee Chairman & member. He has also taught at his Council Pow-Wow on several occasions.

He lives in central Texas with his 2 boys. He runs an advertising agency during the day.

An Hour A Week? #278

Some Scouting news, camp cards, Pinewood Derby activities, and a Day Camp update on this Easter show.

Links:
Five Effective Ways to Use the 2012 Boys’ Life Mini-Mag (PDF)-http://bit.ly/Hqp5bU
Membership Impact Department-http://bit.ly/nLwU3l

Tonight’s show sponsored by ClassB.com

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An Hour A Week? #277

Saying no, digital rechartering, Pinewood Derby activities and Tiger TV tour suggestions are in store for this episode.

Tonight’s show sponsored by The Boy Scout Store

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An Hour A Week? #276

New marketing campaigns, themes making a comeback, internet Scout Patch, bullies, online training and gracefully leaving Cub Scouts are on tap for tonight’s show.

Links:
Boy Scouts of America – Google+-http://bit.ly/rBP2RO
Pack Meeting Plans-http://bit.ly/bQi7Mc
PTC Media – Google +-http://bit.ly/rOpl7p

Tonight’s show sponsored by Badge Magic

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An Hour A Week? #275

Tonight, we discuss derbies – Pinewood, Space and Raingutter.

Links:
Improve your Scouting for Food drive with these 10 tips-http://bit.ly/fiKKxw

Tonight’s show sponsored by ALPS Mountaineering

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An Hour A Week? #274

#274-New marketing campaigns, themes making a comeback, internet Scout Patch, bullies, online training and gracefully leaving Cub Scouts are on tap for tonight’s show.

Links:
Boy Scouts of America Recalls Cub Scout Wind Tech Jackets Due to Strangulation Hazard-http://bit.ly/vOwY4u
Questionable Marketing Campaign of the Day-http://chzb.gr/uDkQFx
The Buzz – New 2012 Marketing-http://bit.ly/uqtLDM
2012 Marketing Campaign-http://bit.ly/v5PmQ0
Pack Meeting Plans and Themes-http://bit.ly/bQi7Mc
Internet Scout Patch Program Version 2 Launches-http://bit.ly/tmIv0g

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An Hour A Week? #273

#273-Roundtables, training, Commissioners, Webelos Woods, Webelos to Scout transition, Halloween costuming and November’s Core Value of Citizenship are some of the topics on tonight’s show.

Links:
Wearing the Scout uniform as a Halloween costume-http://bit.ly/r0CVf3

Tonight’s show sponsored by The Boy Scout Store

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An Hour A Week? #272

Feeling stressed and tired, maybe a little burned out? This is the episode for you. It’s an all-burnout show, including recognition, recovery and prevention tips. WARNING: This episode is a little dark. If you are looking for the fun stuff, come back for 273.

Links:
Preventing Burnout-http://bit.ly/9VpyO
Job burnout: Spotting it — and taking action-http://bit.ly/catCJk
Burnout Self-Test-http://bit.ly/HJd5J
PREVENTING BURNOUT-http://bit.ly/HJd5J

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An Hour A Week? #271

Bright Ideas pages, ceremonies ideas, opinion on the possibility of a camping BL & Pin, Scouting and homework, and making Scouting cool are some of the things on tonight’s show.

Links:
Scouting and homework: Can the two coexist?-http://bit.ly/pXKcjG
UK Scouting Video-http://bit.ly/e4x9AH

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An Hour A Week? #270

Lots of talk about what’s going on in my Scouting world tonight. Also, recruitment, social media, and roundtable help are all on tap for tonight’s show.

Links:
Cub Scout Peer-to-Peer Recruitment Cards-http://bit.ly/orqYnx
Getting Started With Social Media for Your Scouting Marketing-http://bit.ly/olpvh9
Delivery System Manual Cub Scout Program-http://bit.ly/o0L6aQ
Delivery System Manual Cub Scout Program (Spanish)-http://bit.ly/o0L6aQ
Scouting in Rural Communities-http://bit.ly/pWgj2J
Scouting In The Hispanic Community-http://bit.ly/n8PPjY
Bets Methods for Multicultural Growth-http://bit.ly/o9TpgG
BSA® Reflective Sign – 18″-http://ht.ly/65v1d

Tonight’s show sponsored by The Boy Scout Store

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