Tag Archives: Scoutmaster Minute

By Boy Scouts of America
Oct 16, 2016

Leader’s Minute: TRICK or TREAT

A young university student was walking along with one of his professors when they came across a pair of shoes that belonged to a very poor, old man working in a field nearby. Our young friend suggested hiding the old man’s shoes, but the professor objected. “We must never amuse ourselves at the expense of […]

By Aubrey Carpenter
Dec 24, 2015

Games for Heroes

Whether you’re a Scout looking for ideas for your Eagle Project or just want to make a difference this Christmas Season, you may be able to find inspiration from this simple story of service. Two teenagers wanted to show their support for their heroes, and in doing so became heroes themselves through a hobby that […]

By Brad Harris
Aug 02, 2015

Reflections – Comparing temporal activities to spiritual lessons

Scout leaders for more than a century have closed meetings with a Scoutmaster’s minute, but older youth respond better to what we call a reflection.  Many of the values of Scouting lie beneath the surface, and to make Scouting’s ideals come home to older youth, reflection and likening helps ensure these values are clear to them. Reflection […]

By Darryl Alder
May 10, 2015

Sorry Mom, There’s No Charge

Many years ago, as a new Scoutmaster, I was delighted to find a little book called The Scouter’s Minute at an LDS bookstore. It served me well and is nearly worn out. Last week I pulled it off the shelf to find this story I had heard a young Scout. Wow! Times have changed; the first […]