To Old for Scouting

To old for Scouting was a debate or part there of I recently witnessed on twitter by some Canadian scouts. At the heart of the debate was the drive for more engagement and leadership for young people in scouting. A good thing you would think, it was post the impACT 2012 conference in Canada...

Youth Empowerment

Take a moment and think about what score you would give yourself between 1 and 8 for youth empowerment Ok… what score did you give yourself five, six maybe even a seven. Back in 1994 Professor Roger Hart a sociologist for UNICEF developed a Ladder. It is intended that the first three rungs to...

Fundamentals of Scouting

Well, that was a rather crazy week, I think the fundamentals of becoming a puffin ninja master have been learned but I will never cope with the feeding.  An I am not sure I will get over being greeted every morning with this sight. Believe you and me it is a terrifying sight to...

Parents Buzzing Around

We are in a society where it seem we are not allowed to let children and young people fail everyone has to get a badge or we have to make sure no one loses....

Know Your Role

I came into the living room the other day and my boys were watching the wrestling on the television. The NFL couldn’t come on quick enough. Anyway, there was a wrestler, I’m informed by my youngest called The Rock, who told one of the commentary team to basically ‘Shut up, and know your role.’...