By Clarke Green
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Scoutmaster Clarke Green lends an experienced hand to Scout leaders using a straight-forward, often humorous approach.
||CleanPodcast 334 – Do Parents Understand Scouting?||How well do Parents understand Scouting? Should we expect them to? Most of us didn’t understand it either for our first two or three laps around the track. There’s an understanding that comes with having things explained,||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 333 Scout Parents||Do you have quarterly Scout parent meetings? I’ll answer an email question about parent’s meetings in this podcast. On our quarterly Scout parent meetings that include a court of honor. Everyone arrives at about 7PM,||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 332 – Shared Expectations||It is our responsibility to assure there’s a shared expectation… … and our Scouts understand them. Scout aged children are not going to interpret gentle reminders, they’d prefer to have to have things clearly spelled out. They are literalists,||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRules and Scouting Ideals – Podcast 331||We aren’t working to control the conduct of young people. We have a greater challenge; to form their character as defined in the Scout oath and law. Are the Scouting ideals in the Scout oath and law a code of conduct? Is it an ideology?||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 330 – A Scoutmaster is not…||A Scoutmaster is not… … the boss of a company and youth leadership are not employees we discipline or hire and fire. A Scoutmaster is not a commanding officer and Scouts are not soldiers who can be disciplined for “conduct unbecoming” a Scout,||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 329 – Merit Badges||There’s always more questions about merit badges… … then I have useful answers because the vast majority of problems with merit badges are structural rather than procedural. But I hate missing an opportunity for a good, old fashioned rant.||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 328 – Carts and Horses||If things aren’t moving along the problem may be obvious… .. like our understanding of the relationship between the program, advancement, and positions of responsibility. The Scouting program is there, ready to go, but it can’t go on it’s own can||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 327- Scouts on probation?||Thank you for your patience and support… … over the past several weeks I’ve been away. I’ll explain the situation in the introduction to this week’s podcast. In addition I’ll spend some time addressing two major questions raised by a recent e||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 326 – Advice for the Senior Patrol Leader||My son was frustrated, decided to change troops, and was elected senior patrol leader in his new troop. The Scoutmaster is a man of good intentions but with a commanding presence. Over time he has taken to leading himself because it’s easier and less||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 325 – Email Answers||I hope you had a great summer… The picture for this week’s podcast is one of my favorite campsites on Proulx lake in Ontario Canada’s Algonquin Provincial Park. We took twenty people in three crews this year and had a great time. I am glad to be b||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScouting’s Future – Scoutmaster Podcast 324||In an often pessimistic world Scouting’s future is inherently optimistic. Scouting is greater than a hedge against the perilous future, or a return to a storied past. We typically associate the future with technological advances.||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 323 – Scout Camp!||Scout camp is a privilege, an opportunity, and an obligation. We get just so many great good places in life, and one of my favorites is our Scout camp. The history, names, stories and traditions are specific to our camp,||7/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 322 – Youth Engagement||Scouting is something Scouts do for themselves … … rather than a program of activities presented for them. This week I’ll discuss the way Scouts should be engaged in leading one another, in making decisions affecting what they do and how it is done.||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 321- Brownsea Island Moment||21 boys boarded a boat in Poole Harbor… … they had no way of knowing they were pioneering a movement for millions of young people around the world. Several lived well into old age to vividly recount their experiences decades later.||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 320 – The Garden||Scouting needs gardeners more than managers or officers. Scouting isn’t the science of management or military discipline, it’s much more like a garden. Gardeners prepare the ground, plant the seed, keep the weeds away,||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 319 – Scoutmaster Conferences & More||Are Scoutmaster’s Conferences a retest? Can assistant Scoutmasters do them? This week we’ll catch up on listener email by answering these questions and more. When it comes to Scoutmaster conferences they are explained unambiguously in teh Guide to||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 318 – Troop Leader Guidebook Vol. 2 PART TWO||No 11-year-old boy joins Scouting to get his character developed… … and few boys join to attend troop meetings, wear the Scout uniform, or sit before boards of review. Instead, they sign up for fun and adventure.||5/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 317 – Troop Leader Guidebook Vol. 2 PART ONE||What is the ninth method of Scouting? Author Mark Ray begins the second volume of the Troop Leader Guidebook with these words; Back when you first attended Scout leader training, you learned that Boy Scouting has eight methods: adult association,||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 316 – Scouting is Discovery||What has a Mesoamerican Step Pyramid got to do with this? Today I want to talk about leadership, but I want to see if I can get you to come along with me and really examine what this means in Scouting. Leadership in Scouting is based on discovery.||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 315 – Outdoor Leadership||I want to share a great source for developing your skills! Outdoor leadership is different. What works at a Troop meeting or in the boardroom does not always translate well on a week-long backpacking or canoeing trip.||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 314 – Scouting Email Questions||Lots of answers that you may find useful! It’s been a little while since I answered some email questions, so this is catch-up week. Listen as I talk about several different questions listeners have sent in over the past couple of moths,||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 313 – Troop Leader Guidebook||Have you seen the first volume of the Troop Leader Guidebook? Join Walter Underwood and myself as we review the first volume of the Troop Leader Guidebook. Like Walter I accumulated a collection of Scoutmaster Handbooks.||4/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 312 – Summer Camp!||How about your Scouts? How about their parents? This podcast features advice for Scouters attending summer camp and parents who are staying home. I’ll discuss ten things that will make life at summer camp smooth sailing for you and your Scouts,||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 311 – Scout Camping||What constitutes a night of Scout camping? You’ll find the qualifier “under the auspices of Scouting” or something similar in advancement requirements that describe nights of camping. What, exactly, does this mean?||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 310 – Parents 3||We work with our Scouts as they come to us…. I’ll discuss two different parent-related issues in this third (and final) in a series of podcasts about Scout parents – First we’ll acknowledge getting parents to understand the way advancement works c||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 309 – Scout Parents 2||The single most important thing a Scout parents need to know is … This is the second of three podcasts about Scout parents. Scouting is not simply another activity on the schedule, it is a process. Once Scout parents understand the process they becom||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScout Master Podcast 308 – Scout Parents 1||What should Scout parents do if a child want’s to quit Scouts?… This is the first of three podcasts about Scout parents. Just about every child will reach some impasse along the way that will make them reluctant or downright adamant about parti||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 307 – How Scouts Do What No One Else Does||I am not thinking about the nature of Scouting activities… When Scouting is happening, when it’s really popping and sizzling along, Scouts are doing things that few, if any of their peers are doing. I am not thinking about the nature of their activit||3/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 306 – Scouts Planning||It’s all about asking the right question… When it comes to Scouts planning activities there are two major threads of observations I hear about: They don’t plan at all, they are incapable OR they plan the same things over and over.||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 305 – Thurman on Patrols||What Did John Thurman say to Patrol leaders? Richard Francis “John” Thurman (4 April 1911 – April 1985) became the third Camp Chief at Gilwell Park in 1943 and ably developed Gilwell Park and leader training for 26 years.||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 304 – Founder’s Day||What do you know about Scouting’s founder? February 22nd is founder’s day, the birthday of Scouting’s founder, born in 1857, 159 years ago, in Paddington, London, England World Thinking Day is celebrated annually on 22 February by all Girl Guides a||2/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 303 – Patrols||How do you decide who ends up in what patrol? Patrols are not about managing Scouts, they are not an artificial construct. If you look at patrols from the perspective of your Scouts there’s the only thing that’s actually important – and that’s w||2/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 302 – A Scout IS…||How would you answer that question? Sure, we have the Scout law but would you add anything? Find out how one Eagle Scout just about to “age out” answered that question in this week’s podcast. In This Podcast Intro Chris M’s Scout Law Email que||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
As a new Cub Scout leader, I've found the first two episodes to be entertaining, well-produced, and REALLY useful. It's really top-notch podcast (in general and for Scouting). Every bit as good as you would expect if you read Clarke's blog. Thanks!
THE best Boy Scout Podcast Period
Mr. Green has 25 years of Scoutmaster experience, and it shows. As a soon-to-be-Scoutmaster, this is just the kind of thoughtful discussion I was looking for. Very well produced, very thoughtful, and all about the boys (as it should be). Thanks, Mr. Green!!
Fun and Informative!
From the opening jokes, scoutmastership in seven minutes..or less?, entertaining anecdotes to the closing words from our founder the Scoutmaster Podcast delivers the promise of fun with a purpose in a fun, entertaining and informative podcast! download it and enjoy the show!