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Melrose Scout Productions #134: Wood Badge Beading Ceremony 2013

During this month’s Scenic District roundtable, three Central Minnesota Council Scouters received their Wood Badge beads and neckerchiefs for completing the course and their “ticket” of goals. Kevin Schatz, Mike Peters, and Troy Payne stood proud as they received the tokens of their achievement. I have always considered an adult completing a Wood Badge ticket the equivalent of a Boy Scout completing his Eagle Scout award. This video post to the Melrose Scout Productions Podcast further recognizes these three men for completing their goals.

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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 #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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Gloves and Leadership SMMPodcast # 76

Continuing with some winter camping tips, I talk a bit about gloves and just how important they are for your next winter camping adventure.  Then we talk about developing young Patrol leaders.  Gloves and Leaders.. they go hand in hand..
This show is sponsored by ClassB.com
Have a Great Scouting Day!

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Training for the Cold – SMM #73

In this show we talk about training Patrol Leaders to work in the Patrol Method and training Scouts to camp in the Cold.
Lessons that I have learned for the coming year, and a meassage about “HONOR”!
Thanks for Listening, I appreciate it.

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MISS Show 18

#18 – What’s In a Name?

In this show we discuss the new Journey to Excellence program, formerly known as the Centennial Quality Unit Award.  Also joining us is MISS Sabrina, Associate Crew Advisor. Continue Reading →

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SMM 58- Wood Badge

Welcome back to the Scoutmaster Minute… In this show we talk about Wood Badge for the 21st Century. Continue Reading →

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MISS Show 15

#15 – “Summertime”

What are doing with your units this summer?  Topics include Hazardous Weather Overview, Family Fun Workbook and Inexpensive Insect Zoo.  We also discuss our summer programming plans with the show to coincide with “The Summer of Training”.

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MISS Show 13

#13-“Breaking All The Rules?”

This show continues the camping theme from Show #12.  We discuss the rules you need to follow to prepare for a fun campout.  Topics include necessary paperwork, training and all of the things you can and can’t do according to the guide to safe scouting and achievement requirements.

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MISS Show 08

#08 – I Wanna Hold Your Hand

It’s Crossover Time! We discuss all things Webelos and the transition to Boy Scouts.  Topics include obscure Webelos Den Leader insight, Boy Scout Joining Requirements and finding the right Troop, Cub Scout vs Boy Scout advancement and lots of newbie questions. Continue Reading →

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