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 374 – What’s Next, Email Questions||I get lots of email questions about… … troop conflicts. It may be volunteers arguing with each other, parents arguing with Scouters, volunteers arguing with Scouts, they all have a common thread, and most have a common answer.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 373 – Create Shared Expectations||Create shared expectations and you’ll have a happy troop. In this week’s podcast I answer an email question about a behavior problem. A problem that would never happen if those involved shared expectations.||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 372 – Eagle Scout Advancement||When thinking about Eagle Scout advancement … .. we ought to ask “what is an Eagle Scout?” rather than “who deserves to be an Eagle Scout?” The answer to the question “who deserves to be an Eagle Scout?” is easy; any Scout who completes th||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 371 – Webelos Patrols and Older Scout Issues||Webelos dens as patrols and more older Scout issues … Catching up on email questions this week I’ll talk about Webelos dens working the patrol method and discuss the causes of at least some older Scout problems.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 370 – Working With Older Scouts||Working with older Scouts between the ages of 14-18 … … is both challenging and rewarding. What interests keep them involved? Simply turning up the ‘wow’ factor doesn’t do much to keep them engaged, because they are looking for much more tha||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 369- Patrols and Planning||Email questions! I’ll answer email questions concerning patrols and planning in this week’s podcast. I think what most of us want is patrols with long storied histories, stable membership, and high functioning Scouts.||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 368- Constructive Discipline||Scouting discipline is constructive… … because it builds character through applying the Scout oath and law. When we think of discipline we often think of systems of rules and punishments. These things are more familiar to our Scouts than open-e||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 367- Developing Youth Leadership||Why is Scouting designed around youth leadership? Most Scouters think a youth led troop is the brass ring of Scouting. What exactly do we mean when we talk about youth leadership? There’s much confusion and misunderstanding of this than nearly any oth||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 366 – Scout Advancement||How does Scout advancement achieve the main aim of Scouting? Todays talk about advancement continues our foundations series. I’ve written extensively in detail about many aspects of Scout advancement, but this is different.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 365 – Patrol System or Method?||What’s the difference between Patrol system and Patrol method? I have never found any actual difference between those terms in Scouting literature, but I will share acouple of thoughts to differentiate between patrol system and patrol method in a way||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 364 – Playing the Scouting Game||Some aspects of the Scouting game look like flaws… … but they are features we must not alter. Games restrict or constrain play through rules, the laws of physics, or human limitations and Scouting is no exception.||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 363 – Scouts as Players||Thinking of Scouts as players … … fills out the analogy of Scouting as a game. Players volunteer to participate in the game. The most important volunteers in Scouting have more power and influence than the highest official.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 362 – Scouters as Coaches||Thinking of Scouters as coaches … … can help us understand our role in the game. These are just analogies – we aren’t actually coaches, and Scouting isn’t actually a game. Analogies are not exact copies, they only resemble what they repres||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 361 – Scouting is a Game||We’ve heard this before, right? Baden-Powell employed the “Scouting is a game” analogy long before anyone else, and it is the best analogy I’ve found for explaining the wonderfully complex, intriguing, idea that is Scouting.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 360 – Happy Holidays!||Thank you for being a Scouter! Today I have a short story to share (with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore) I first read on Podcast 248 to wish readers and listeners happy holidays. The story includes Scouters in neckerchiefs, silence imploring,||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 359 – A Tale of Two Scout Troops||Imagine two Scout troops, troop A and troop B. Both troops have “average” Scouts (whatever that means) who do what average Scouts do. Both have a well defined procedural approach to discipline and misbehavior.||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 358 – Scout Advancement Judgement calls||Scout advancement is not adults judging Scouts… … it’s Scouts meeting requirements with the support of adult volunteers – in Scout advancement we are all on the same side. We did not write the requirements.||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 357 Kevin Callan and Winter Camping||Kevin Callan is here, it’s time to go winter camping! Canada’s Happy Camper, our friend Kevin Callan, author of the new Complete Guide to Winter Camping joins us on this podcast with his welcoming way of sharing his knowledge of the woods in winter.||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 356 Energy and Vision||Expertise and experience are overrated Scouts need Scouters with energy and vision more than Scouters with expertise and experience. Scouts don’t care what you know, they respond to who you are. In this podcast I answer three email questions.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 355 When Scouts Misbehave||What do I do now? A Scout misbehaves, makes a mistake, or even consciously does something wrong, and things spin out of control, now what? If you hang around long enough your Scouts misbehave, and you’ll will be confronted by this sort of incident,||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 354 Gender and Scouting||Should gender define Scouting? This week I want to discuss responses to a post I published last week about gender in Scouting: Girls in the BSA. The post garnered lot’s of responses both for and against the idea of the BSA becoming a co-ed organizatio||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 353 Two Key Ideas for Scouters||I’ll be brief, well, kind of… … join me as I talk about two key ideas for Scouters I hope you find helpful . This podcast condenses into one talk the answers I wrote to several common email questions I had this summer.||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 352 Catching Up||Hey! I’m still here, are you? My summer break stretched into the fall a little! Spend some time catching up with me in this briefer edition of the podcast, lots to talk about! We had a great trip to Kandersteg International Scout Center in Switzerland||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 351 Nettlesome Scouting Problems||Some Scouting problems are just nettlesome… … they aren’t discipline problems, or particularly disruptive, just nettlesome, irritating, like stinging nettles. Everyone thinks it’s the Scoutmaster’s responsibility to fix nettlesome Scouting||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 350 Scouting Charters||Who “owns” the pack, troop or crew? Scouting Charters are held by a chartering organization owns all of the assets of a Scout unit. As for whether or not they will dictate how the money is spent; the chartered organization is responsible to make||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 349 – Scout Contracts?||Should we ask Scouts to sign “leadership contracts”? A couple of decades ago I tried Scout contracts, it was a mistake. I guess at the time that I would teach my Scouts a thing or two and demand that that sign a Scout contract before they took on a||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 348 – Who Leads Scout Leaders?||If the Scouts are leading themselves who is leading the Scout leaders? This week I’ll field a couple of email questions that ask the question “who leads the Scout leaders?” Scouting is a team sport, while we all work to build consensus it’s not||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 347 – Scouting is an Iterative Process||You’ve used an iterative process before … … whether you know it or not. Iteration means trying something out in a slightly or wholly different way if it does not succeed when first tried. I have some email questions to answer this week and one got||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 346 – On The Appalachian Trail Again||Another visit with our favorite through hikers … … from a third of the way through their quest to complete the 2000 mile Appalachian Trail. Wade “Nutshoe” Bastain, Bucky “No Name, Buckminster” Kellorg, and their fellow Eagle Scout and hikin||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 345- Active Scouts and Scouters||We encourage active Scouts a number of ways … … but at the heart of the matter there’s only two things that make a difference, and I’ll discuss those two key points in this week’s podcast. The same things that make active Scouts can help u||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 344 – Patrols and Schedules||Personal schedules are just one of the things that affect a Scout patrol … … and we can’t do things as if it were 10 years ago, much less 100. One of our challenges as Scouters (and human beings) is adapting to change while maintaining our goals||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 343 – Scout Advancement Questions||Scout advancement questions are often easy to answer … … if you simply take things at face value. It’s actually all pretty easy to understand. Problems arise when Scouters don’t challenge their own assumptions after they have read the require||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 342 – Recruiting Scouts||There are two ways of recruiting Scouts that actually work … … and I’ve have tried just about everything, special meetings, special trips, flyers, etc. None of those things has ever netted us one single new Scout.||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 341 – Leadership, Asking, and Telling||Telling has limited usefulness in developing youth leadership … … asking is what really gets things moving along. This week I’ll explain how to ask questions in exchange for offering advice or telling Scouts how to do things.||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 340 – On the Appalachian Trail Again||Another visit with two Eagle Scouts on the Appalachian Trail … We visit, once again, with Bucky Kellorg and Wade Bastian as they make their way north along the Appalachian Trail. We’ll see how things are going , talk about gear,||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 339 – Service Rank Requirements||Service Rank Requirements are one thing… .. but helping other people at all times is a key concept we hope to build into our Scouts lives. To make that happen we have to look beyond the requirements. Scouts discovering what service means,||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEagles on the Appalachian Trail – Podcast 338||This should be fun! This week there’s no deep dive into policies, no procedural advice or philosophizing, just a conversation with two of my old Eagle Scouts who headed out for a hike last week. Bucky Kellorg and Wade Bastian join me from their “ze||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 337 – Scouts and Money||We ended up drawing a kind of dividing line … … between adult and Scout responsibilities, and it has a lot to do with Scouts and money. In this podcast, in answer to a listener’s question, I’ll discuss how we decided who would be responsible for||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoutmaster Podcast 336 | One Sentence Scouter Job Description||I am often asked … “How do I get my troop’s adult volunteers to use the patrol method?” I’ll answer that question with a one sentence Scouter job description. Over the past decade of writing the blog at Scoutmastercg.||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Finally, Scouting advice from someone who really gets the program. I can't recommend this podcast high enough.
Three thumbs up! If only I had three!
Since finding this pos cast I listen every week! I look forward to every Monday to hear the next pod cast!
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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!