Happy 13th Birthday Jack! It’s your Golden. Ok – first off, son – the “golden” thing is something that your mother has taught me, I never knew anything about birthdays, astrology or the like before I met her. You were our first – everything with you is always a new experience. You were not the [...]
I came across a great post today on another blog I read on scouting: The Scoutmaster Minute (http://thescoutmasterminute.net) which had a list of the 10 Essentials of Scoutmastership, written by “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt, one of scoutings greatest stewards. It’s the first time I had ever read them, and it ...
Chase is my second kid – the one in-between Jack and Paris. He’s about 3 weeks away from crossing over from Cub Scouts into Boy Scouts. As he moves over, his time and my time in Cub Scouts will be over. I joke with my wife Tracy all the time ...
The Waiting is the Hardest part… Through all the activity of the past week, I learned some new things, and was reminded of others. Mainly, I recognize how impatient all of us are (myself included) for details and resolutions. Most of us remember when the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart upon re-entering the earth’s atmosphere [...]
Listening and watching parents and scouters debate whether or not to be inclusive of the LGBT community has been a real education for me. It’s been educational from the standpoint of getting to know more about the others I serve with, their thought processes and how strongly held their convictions are. It’s amazing to uncover [...]
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