Scoutmaster Clarke Green lends an experienced hand to Scout leaders using a straight-forward, often humorous approach.
Podcast 374 – What’s Next, Email Questions
I get lots of email questions about… … troop conflicts. It may be volunteers arguing with each other, parents arguing with Scouters, volunteers arguing with Scouts, they all have a common thread, and most have a common answer. I also offer my simple advice for welcoming girls into troops, so simple you may not like […]
Podcast 373 – Create Shared Expectations
Create shared expectations and you’ll have a happy troop. In this week’s podcast I answer an email question about a behavior problem. A problem that would never happen if those involved shared expectations. Ask Scouts to analyze their behavior in light of the Scout oath and law. Listen carefully, ask questions, listen more, share your […]
Podcast 372 – Eagle Scout Advancement
When thinking about Eagle Scout advancement … .. we ought to ask “what is an Eagle Scout?” rather than “who deserves to be an Eagle Scout?” The answer to the question “who deserves to be an Eagle Scout?” is easy; any Scout who completes the requirements. That’s it. No more and no less. There’s no […]
Podcast 371 – Webelos Patrols and Older Scout Issues
Webelos dens as patrols and more older Scout issues … Catching up on email questions this week I’ll talk about Webelos dens working the patrol method and discuss the causes of at least some older Scout problems. (If you listen very carefully you may detect a rant this week). Over thirty years ago I had […]
Podcast 370 – Working With Older Scouts
Working with older Scouts between the ages of 14-18 … … is both challenging and rewarding. What interests keep them involved? Simply turning up the ‘wow’ factor doesn’t do much to keep them engaged, because they are looking for much more than fun. Respecting and understanding what older Scouts need takes patient observation and an open dialogue. […]
Podcast 369- Patrols and Planning
Email questions! I’ll answer email questions concerning patrols and planning in this week’s podcast. I think what most of us want is patrols with long storied histories, stable membership, and high functioning Scouts. It’s my suspicion these kinds of patrols only exist in the pages of handbook. I had a dog eared copy the 1940’s […]
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Clarke provides information and wisdom based on his real world experiences in Scouting. His insight's are balanced and provide us with a cool headed perspective concerning the issue's we as leaders encounter. Thanks to Clarke for helping to make us all better scout leaders and mentors to these young men as they navigate an ever changing world.
Eye opening. Great job Clarke!
Keep up the good work. Wish my son had a Scout Master like Clarke. I’ve learned a lot.
These podcasts are great, I have moved up with my youngest son after being the CM of a Cub Pack for 4 years. I am looking forward to being back to the Scout Troop.
Your podcasts make my 45 minute commute more enjoyable. I am working my way through the archive.
It was a tremendous help when I lead our first meeting with new scouts, the SM was away on vacation and the SPL was not used to leading younger scouts. Of course only half of the new scouts showed up due to sports conflicts. Instead of forming 2 patrols we started with one and we will form the second at the next meeting. We let the scouts form the patrol and elect the PL as they wanted, we are on our way to Boy Lead.