|The Important Stuff: Food.|
Recipes. Equipment. Methods.
Retired Scouter's Sites:
Retired Scouter's Scouting Information:
|Once in a while, I see 'something' in the hoard that brings back a lot of memories. I don't have a clue where this one
came from, nor is there any attribution. Some of them come directly from my scouter when I was a Scout way back in the
early (cough-cough)ties. :) Thanks go to the Anonymous Scouter who put this together.
Have a glance and see what you remember.
Things My Scouter Told Me
- Leave your campsite and the trail, cleaner than you found it.
- The Scout Oath begins with duty to God and the Scout Law ends with Reverent. What lies between are the makings of a successful life.
- If it's bigger than your thumb, use a saw.
- Drink lots of water.
- Rule #1: Don't get wet.
- What does the Senior Patrol Leader say we're supposed to be doing next?
- Plan B is Plan A with rain gear.
- Do service cheerfully.
- Fill your water bottle at every possible faucet or water fountain.
- No Flames in Tents!
- Leave only footprints, take only photographs and memories.
- The most important pieces of equipment for a Scoutmaster are a comfy chair, and a BIG coffee mug.
- Wash your hands.
- If you brought it in, you pack it out.
- If you're making frequent stops to answer nature's call, you're probably drinking enough.
- Where's your poncho?
- You're not lost if you can get back to where you started.
- Leadership begins with a question.
- Keep the Quartermaster happy.
- What did your Patrol Leader say?
- Once it's in the fire, it stays in the fire.
- In the Pledge of Allegiance there is no comma in the phrase "one nation under God". No need to pause.
- Take a water break on the trail every 20 minutes or so.
- Bring the Scout Essentials.
- Scouting is first and foremost...FUN!
- You didn't bring anything to write with?
- Do a good turn daily.
- "Boy run" does not mean "anything goes."
- Wisdom comes from experience, experience comes from making mistakes.
- It ain't Training without RAINING.
- Where's your Handbook?
- Dress in layers.
- Scouting is a game with a purpose.
- If you didn't bring it, it isn't here.
- Who's taking the tents home to dry and air them out?
- My compliments to the chef.
- Which lashing? Square, shear or diagonal?
- Tuck in your shirt.
- Scout SALUTE!
- Announcements, Announcements, Annooooouuuunce-ments...The grand old Duke of York...
- Set a good example.
- Buckle Up!
- Could you demonstrate how to orient this map?
- Maybe a little practice with the J-stroke will help?
- Please remove your hats.
- If you don't settle down and buckle up I'll take out the Led Zeppelin tape and we'll listen to Yanni on this trip.
- The most important part of the backpack is the hip belt.
- Before an outing check your checklist...at least twice.
- Heavy items get packed on top. Items you might need in a hurry go in the outside pockets.
- A dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp one.
- Have you asked the rest of your patrol?
- Learn how to start a fire with one match.
- Instead of the square lashing, have you seen the Japanese Mark II?
- Pack your fuel in an outside pocket, keep it separate from food, clothes, etc.
- Don't let yourself get so busy that you forget to look at the scenery.
- Don't throw rocks (or sticks, or Scouts, etc).
- A Scout is courteous. Please and Thank You still work miracles.
- Let's leave the soda at home.
- That's a good topic to discuss at the PLC.
- I'm glad you volunteered.
- How about a police line?
- Communication is a two way street.
- Don't wait until the day before the meeting, call with your questions well in advance.
- No Scout events on: Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, and the Scoutmaster's Wedding Anniversary.
- August is Planning Month!
- Hang the trash (and/or the bear bag) well out of reach.
- If you're stuck for an idea, go to Woods Wisdom.
- Great camping equipment investments: self-inflating mattress, backpacker's stove, the coffee pot (used for cooking!), backpacker's saw.
- Don't drive when tired, fatigued, or distracted.
- Get the phone tree going.
- Fix the problem, not the blame.
- Everybody is different.
- It's OK, that didn't work but no harm done. What did you learn?
- In an emergency, first STAY CALM.
- Practice "Leave No Trace" camping.
- The order of rescue: Reach, Throw, Row, Go With Assistance.
- Do all the drivers have their maps?
- Count off!
- Don't drive in the Risk Zone!
- Know and use your resources.
- Where's the Monkey?
- Scouting certainly builds character. I've met a lot of Scouters, a lot of them are certainly "characters".
- There is no OUTDOORS, or FUN, or SCOUTS without U.
- The Scouts is one of the few organizations that allow you to fail successfully. Learn from your mistakes, and be a better person from the lesson.
- If you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas.
- Scouting will add years too your life and life to your years.
- It is easier to build a boy, than repair a man.
- Scouting in America started because of one good deed. Small things can be great things.
- May the Great Scoutmaster of All Scouts be with us until we meet again. May we run the race at a Scout's pace until we reach the end.