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Hi! My name is Jerry and I am the Scoutmaster of Troop 664 in Gresham, OR.
A while back someone told me to write stuff down, to share my Scouting experience with other people. And so I created a blog. You can read it here.
That blog lead to some folks asking me to try my hand at podcasting, and that is where this site came from.

I suppose to let you know a bit about me, I have been in Scouting nearly all my life. I had the best opportunities to be a Scout as a youth in the Transatlantic Council while we lived in Holland. It was Scouting like you can not imagine. Later we moved to Louisiana were Scouting took a sharp turn to an adventure in Backpacking. This led to a life long love of Backpacking and the rest as they say is History.

One day, my oldest Son brought home a flyer to join Cub Scouts and our Scouting life started up again. I have been an adult leader since then.
I have enjoyed serving as a Den leader, Cubmaster, and now the most rewarding position of all, Scoutmaster.

SMMPodcast # 107- Merry Christmas

Welcome back to the SMMPodcast.  In this show we ask the question; “Is this the last show?”
You tell me.
We also discuss the tragic events in Connecticut and wonder what we can do to help.
And of course… a Very Merry Christmas to one and all.
Leave us some feedback, drop us a note, shoot us a tweet… send us a smoke signal.
Have a Great Scouting Day!

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SMMPodcast #106 – Relevance

Welcome back to the SMMPodcast.  In this show we discuss a topic that seems to be on many Scouters minds, Is Scouting still Relevant?
Listen in as I share some of my thoughts on the issue.
This show is brought to you by Badge Magic.
Hope you like the show, leave feedback, send an email to tbirdironchef@gmail.com.
Follow me on twitter @smjerry and of course subscribe to the blog and leave your comments there.
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SMM105 – Recruiting and Retention

Welcome back to the SMMPodcast, after a long break we are back at it and talking Scouting.
In this episode, we talk about Recruiting and Retention.  It’s about that time of the year to start thinking recharter and recruiting for the coming year.
Listen in as we discuss the common reasons Scouts leave and how we can get them to come join us in Scouting!
All the music in this Podcast is by the Tobasco Donkeys from Philmont.
I hope you enjoy the show.  Drop me a message, and email or leave a comment on the blog.
Have a Great Scouting Day!

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SMMPodcast #104

Welcome back to the SMMPodcast, we dusted off the mic and got back to talking Scouting!  We are trying out a new segment.. “The Mobile Thought”..  In this show, we talk about Reverence, Troop Elections, and Youth Leadership.
Hope you enjoy the show.  Let me know what you think.
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SMM103- Talking with Bob

In this show I have a lengthy chat with a fellow Scoutmaster and great Friend Bob Pierce.    Join us as we talk a little bit about everything.  Jamboree, Dutch oven cooking, Troop Guides, JLT, Anuual planning, Parents and Philmont just to cover some of the bases.  It’s what happens Scoutmasters get together and shoot the breeze.  The show was recorded on location at the Annual Redezvous of the Order of the Arrow at Camp Meriwether, so the crashing of waves and other camp sounds fill the background of this nice talk with my buddy Bob.
Hope you enjoy the show.
Have a Great Scouting Day! 

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SMMPodcast #102 – Teresa

Join me on a hike with my very best friend, a new Eagle Scout Mom, my wife.  We talk about advice for new Scout parents and fitness.
Hope you enjoy the show.  Leave feedback or drop us an email.
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Founders Day – SMM101

Today is Founders Day.  In this show we talk a bit about founders day and hear a word from the Scouting’s Secretary General, Luc Panissod.  We also talk about vision and why Scouting is important to me.  Plus a cool song I picked up along the way.
Hope you enjoy the Show.
Drop me an email at tbirdironchef@gmail.com, leave some feedback or leave a comment on the blog.
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SMMPodcast Show 100!

Ok.. it’s finally here.. Show 100!
Before you download or listen to the show.. you need to go to the Blog (thescoutmasterminute.net) and get your 3 D glasses.
Print these glasses.. you will be needing them for the SMMPodcast SHOW 100!  IN 3D.  Listen in as I am interviewed or at least have a great discussion with Scouting Friend and District Commissioner Gary.
We talk about the 1st 99 shows and the future of the SMMPodcast, Journey to Excellence, and more.
Its been a great journey to thru the first 100 shows!
Thank you to all that listen in, give feedback, and keep me going.  I appreciate it!
I hope you enjoy the show.
Have a Great Scouting Day!

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SMMPodcast #99

Welcome Back, In this show we talk about a new Charter, My Son’s Eagle Award, and Christmas.
The music at the end of the show is provided by the Reynolds High School Symphony and Winds Ensemble playimg “What Child is this”.  It is recorded live from their Winter concert.  My daughter plays Clarinet in the band and they are very good.
Enjoy the Show and the music.
Please leave feedback, drop us an email or shoot a tweet.. let us know what you think and how we are doing.
This show is sponsored by Badge Magic, without their help.. merit badges would not have been on John’s sash for the BOR.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Great Scouting Day!

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