JohnScout 2010 Posts

January 1, 2011

Centennial of Scouting railroad engine

Headlines from 2010 on JohnScout 2.0

This was my 2nd year for the JohnScout blog.  As we say in Scouting, “Do Your Best”, and although I know sometimes I could do better I hope I have done my best for the time and resources available.

My objective for the blog is to share some of what my Pack, Troop and District are doing locally (our local Crew all went away to college this year, but I try to pay attention to other Venturing activities).  I try to watch for interesting ideas from other Scouters across the country (and the World brotherhood of Scouting).  This year I had fun sharing in some of the Centennial of Scouting activities going on across the nation as well.

Every now and then I use the blog to sound off, to vent some steam on the bureaucracy of the BSA and the petty slings and arrows of the dysfunctional mainstream pop culture.  I try not to do that too often, but I am increasingly frustrated with all the paperwork that drives away good volunteers and interferes with helping boys become men in the spirit of True North.

So with that in mind, I am, as always, yours in Scouting,
John S.

  • Busiest Month: 717 site visits during October 2010; average 24 visits per day in November.
  • Top Referral site: (even after Josh got hacked and stopped updating content)
  • Second Top Referral site:  Minnesota’s own A Scoutmaster’s Blog (Melrose Troop 68)
  • Top Search Terms:  “bechtel family national scout reserve”
  • Top Outbound Clicks:  American Folklore graphic (See Tall Tales below)
  • Had twice as many hits this year as last (of course it helps when I actually POST original content).

Top posts for the year:


Centennial of Scouting: SM Minutes on the Scout Oath and Scout Law

Boys’ Life, 1977


SM Minute—Whose Job Is It?

Tall Tale, the movie

SM Minute—Why Are You in Scouting?

SM Minute—Climbing the Mountain


SM Minute—A Scout is Reverent

SM Minute—A Scout is Clean


BSA One-Stop Forms Shop

SM Minute—A Scout is Brave

SM Minute—The Outdoor Code


SM Minute—A Scout is Thrifty

A Scout is Clean… Except When He Gets Dirty

Ask Andy: A Reader’s Digest version of Wood Badge


SM Minute—A Scout is Cheerful


Scoutmaster Minute—A Scout is Obedient

Don Kasak, 1935-2010, Scouter Extraordinary


Come Visit My Grave

Scoutmaster Minute—A Scout is Kind

Northern Tier, If You Dare

Selling Out


Scoutmaster Minute—A Scout is Courteous

Scoutmaster Minute—A Scout is Friendly

Spring Camporee: Rails on the Prairie


Zulu Toss Game

Scoutmaster Minute—Court of Honor

Scoutmaster Minute—A Scout is Helpful


Scoutmaster Minute—A Scout is Loyal

Scoutmaster Minute—A Scout is Trustworthy

Scoutmaster Minute—The Scout Salute and Handshake


Hometown Paper Profiles Eagle Project

Tall Tales

Scoutmaster Minute—Our Spiritual Compass

Do Your Best

Scoutmaster Minute—What Does It Mean To Be “A Scout”

JohnScout 2009 Posts




One Response to “JohnScout 2010 Posts”

  1. […] twice as many hits this year as last year, which was twice the year before that. And again, it helps when I actually POST original […]

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