This section contains articles on the ethics and principles of Scouting, and how we teach and relate to them in our activities. It contains material useful for the Scoutmaster's Minute, and other times when a thought provoking or meaningful piece is needed.
The chapel service can be a meaningful time for a Scout. Check the material for some help in putting together your troop services. Selections from the writings of Sir Robert Baden-Powell are also available.
|Check out Lew Oran's Pine Tree Web site for a wealth of resources on the the history, founders and ethics of Scouting. The Scouting program web site of the United Methodist Church also has some good items for a Scout's Own Service.|
- A selection of thoughts and stories.
Scoutmaster's Minute, Vol. II - A new SM Minute volume.
Scoutmaster's Minute, Vol. III - And another one...
Scouter's 5 Cutouts - Scoutmaster's minutes, prayers and inspirational thoughts from Canadian Scouting's The Leader Magazine.
More Scouter's 5 Cutouts - from The Leader magazine.
The Price They Paid - A story about the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the price the paid for standing up for their principles.
The Scout Oath - A presentation on the meaning of the Scout Oath.
Stories and Lessons:
|The Meaning of Honor
- How does Morality fit in today's Scouting program.
Know Your Camp - Conduct a natural resource inventory of your camp. Discover what makes it special and how to care for it.
How can You Buy or Sell the Sky? - A speech by Seattle, chief of the Suquamish.
The Bobcat Pin - A story about Life's beginnings, initiations and special events.
The Eagle Badge - Memories and stories.
13-year-old Eagles - and other thoughts on the Eagle rank.
Big Book of Scout Worship
of worship materials that you can choose from as you plan a worship service. Compiled
by Pete Metzloff.
MS Word format, 248K zip file.
The Woodbadge Supplement to The Big Book Of Scout Worship Services - This supplement is a collection of inspirational stories and other resources for use by adult Scouters in the Woodbadge training program. It may also be of interest to scoutmasters and other adult leaders for ongoing troop activities, as well as to youth scouts involved with Junior Leader Training. In MS Word format, 57K zip file.
A Scout Worship Services handbook - Services, Prayers and more.
Scouting prayers collection - Prayers and readings for many occasions.
Make a Joyous Noise - Use songs in your worship services.
|B-P's Last Message to
B-P, The Man. From "B-P; The Story of his life" by E. E. Reynolds.
Reading Signs - by Baden-Powell.
Scouting Games - by Sir Robert Baden-Powell
Baden Powell's books, ready to print out, in Word for Windows format.
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Last edited: February 22, 2004