The last words are key. Any good speakers will tell you it does not matter how short or long your talk is, people will usually only
So a question for you what is a Scoutmasters Minute?
Nope, it is not the amount free time a leader gets on camp. Nor is it the breathing time between the next stupid question asked by a member of your Unit. Neither is it a rather good blog by Scoutmaster Jerry.
It is the last words of a scout meeting the parting message so to speak.
The Scoutmaster’s Minute is brief in duration but one of the most important parts of a troop meeting. Occurring at the closing of the meeting, it is the thought that will go home with the boys. It is the time to teach one of the ideals of Scouting. The Scoutmaster’s Minute is a special time when you have the attention of all the boys in the troop, and it is your opportunity to convey a special message of inspiration.
I know most people enjoy having the last word. However, I am not one for always having to provide an educational learning note at the end of every scouting activity. Sometimes I think the activity itself should be the memory the young people take away.
I do get it sometimes there is a place for a bit of reflection and learning. I have used some of the many links to scoutmasters minutes during campfires.
The last words don’t always have to be a story, it can be a one-liner our current Chief Scout has a rather large collection of an inspirational quote, most people will have heard the turtle one
Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out!
well, the other day I came across this factsheet which I may be adding to my collection of ones from the USA.
So tell me do you use these Scoutmaster minutes or is the idea a bit outdated and not “modern”? If you from the USA tell me do you do this at the end of every meeting or occasionally and do you see a benefit?