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Melrose Scout Productions Podcast #127: The Troop Committee

The last two posts to the Melrose Scout Productions Podcast contained the first and second parts of an eleven year old Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Orientation vhs tape I have in my Scouting collection. This post features part three, the last part of that training tape which covers the Troop Committee. Who makes up the committee? What does the committee do? What are they responsible for? Are they really necessary? It is an excellent video that is still relevant to today’s Scouting program.

I think it is fun to watch these old videos to see how, or if, Scouting has changed through the decades. What do you think about it? Have you seen this before? This is a great video to watch if you are new to the Boy Scout program.

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Melrose Scout Productions Podcast #126: The Outdoor Program

The last post to the Melrose Scout Productions Podcast contained the first of three parts of an eleven year old Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Orientation vhs tape I have in my Scouting collection. This post features part two of that training tape which covers the troop Outdoor Program. It is an excellent video that is still relevant to today’s Scouting program.

I think it is fun to watch these old videos to see how, or if, Scouting has changed through the decades. What do you think about it? Have you seen this before?

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Melrose Scout Productions Podcast #125: The Troop Meeting

I have collected a fair number of Scouting related items during the thirty-plus years I have been involved with our local Boy Scout Troop. One of these items is a vhs tape of Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Orientation from 2002. You see, there was a time, not that long ago, when adult leaders could not readily go to the internet to watch training videos. They had to borrow a vhs tape from their council office. I know, hard to believe.

While I am stuck at home recovering from neck surgery, I decided to make a digital copy of this 2002 training tape I received from the council when they decided to throw it out several years ago. Once I had a digital copy of it I thought it might be fun to share this 11 year old production with the viewers of the Melrose Scout Productions Podcast. The whole video is 32 minutes long so I broke it down into three parts.

This first part takes us through the process of planning and conducting a Boy Scout troop meeting. The video covers things very well and is still very reverent to today’s program. Melrose Boy Scout Troop 68 has followed this format for decades with a lot of success. If you have new adult leaders in your troop I would recommend they sit down and watch this. I also think it is fun to watch a training video from 11 years ago.

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MSPP #118: Scoutmaster Retirement, Part 4

Your have seen the presentation in the first video. You have heard from the former members of Boy Scout Troop 68 during the next two videos. Now it is time to hear from the retired scoutmaster. In this, the final of four parts of the retirement party, we finally get to hear what Steve has to say after 30 years of serving as the scoutmaster of his home troop. He talks about the Scouts, the parents, the leaders, the committee members, and brings his assistant of 24 years up to the podium.

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MSPP #117: Scoutmaster Retirement, More Scouts

If you have been following the Melrose Scout Productions Podcast you know that two of the four parts of the scoutmaster retirement party video have been posted. Here is the third part. It features more alumni of Boy Scout Troop 68 as they step up to the podium and share their memories of Scouting with Scoutmaster Steve. It features six more gentlemen, of which three earned the rank of Eagle Scout. A few of them are from the first decade of Scoutmaster Steve’s 30 year tenure. One is from the last decade.

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MISS Show #21

“Youth Management”

MISS Emily shares her expertise and wisdom when it comes to Youth Management by sharing tips, tricks and ideas for discipline, rewards,  teaching consequences and how to take responsibility in Scouting.

Hosted by MISS Emily.  Sponsored by Boy Scout Store.

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Serving to Lead SMMPodcast # 80

In this show we talk about Servant leadership and ask the questions that make every leader successful!
We answer a Listener email and talk about forming Patrols and the examples we set as Scoutmasters!
Thanks for listening. 
This show is sponsored by Badge Magic.
Leave us feedback on iTunes or leave comments in the forums on at the Blog.
You can also drop me an email or leave a voice mail at the SMMVoice mail box, call 503.308.8297
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Have a Great Scouting Day!

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Keeping them engaged SMMPodcast #78

In this show we talk about keeping your Scouts engaged in the program.  We also talk a little about Founders Day!

This show is sponsored by The Boy Scout Store.
Leave us some feedback at the Blog and on iTunes.. or just drop me an email.

Have a Great Scouting Day!

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MSPP #101: Leaders Of Scouting, Last Thoughts

In 1989, five women who were involved with the Scouting program in Melrose, met at the local community access television studio to do a talk show about Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting in Melrose. The show was titled The Women Of Scouting. It was broadcast several times over the years, usually during Boy Scout anniversary week in the first part of February. This program has been broken down into five parts for use on this podcast.

In this final part of the show, Ann B., Clara N., Patty D., and Betty S., share their memories and feelings about the Scouting program, and what it has meant to them, their boys, and their families.

http://www.ptcmedia.net/melrose-scouting-productions-podcast/

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MSPP #99: Leaders Of Scouting, Spoden

Part four of this five part series features Betty S. who is the mother of three boys who went through the Cub Scout program and graduated into the Boy Scout program during the 1980’s through 1990’s. Betty was a pack committee member and very active in the Cub Scout Pack. She graduated with her older son when he became a Boy Scout and joined the troop committee as the treasurer. Betty was on the committee for about ten years. She and her family were very supportive of the Scouting program.

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