Skills for a lifetime

Before Scouts can experience the independence of the program... they have to learn the Skills.

What he learns today will dictate what he can do tomorrow

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

Walt Disney

There’s a new Patrol Leader Handbook and Senior Patrol Leader Handbook

By Don | May 23, 2017

The leadership lessons learned in Scouting aren’t taught in schools, but you can find them in a book. That is, provided that book is the Patrol Leader Handbook or Senior Patrol Leader Handbook. These essential guides for Boy Scout leaders have been updated for 2017. They include ready-to-use tips to help Boy Scouts become effective leaders at troop meetings and on the…

Two Half Hitch Lesson Plan

By Don | July 27, 2016

Troop 51 Lesson Plan Scoutmaster: Mr. Krause Overview & Purpose This lesson plan is to establish a consistent process for teaching the SKILL of tying the two half hitch. Education Standards EDGE Method Pomodoro Technique (12 / 3) This Lesson Plan is 4 ½ Pomodoros OR 68min Lewins CHANGE Framework (changing a boys understanding) Objectives Learn…

Cast Iron maintenance 

By Don | June 28, 2016

How to clean a cast iron pan and prepare for next use. Wipe it out Wash out with water only Dry it off Oil it Burn it in.. Medium heat till oil smokes Cool it slowly

Fire Building – Axe Yard

By Don | June 21, 2016

Troop 51 Lesson Plan Scoutmaster: Mr. Krause Overview & Purpose This lesson plan is to establish a consistent process for teaching the SKILL of using woods tools – axe, saw, and knife and is intended for Tenderfoot Scouts. It utilizes the Totin’ Chip as its basis for outlining specific rights. Education Standards EDGE Method Pomodoro…

Wood Tools – Totin Chip

By Don | June 21, 2016

Overview & Purpose This lesson plan is to establish a consistent process for teaching the SKILL of using woods tools – axe, saw, and knife and is intended for Tenderfoot Scouts. It utilizes the Totin’ Chip as its basis for outlining specific rights. Education Standards EDGE Method Pomodoro Technique (12 / 3) This Lesson Plan…

Troop 51 Parents Meeting

By Don | April 13, 2016

Here is a link to our Google Doc Presentation of the Parents Meeting. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RgMAtmrnVgxx_sSnd71DX44G4m9n89fPph0S916RTL0/edit#slide=id.i0

Unit Committee Training

By Don | April 13, 2016

Here is a link to our Google Doc presentation of the unit Committee training. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18F98Ke8JVjhryILucFnq60GkqGHEc7Dydc1MUbO2zsQ/edit#slide=id.i0

TLT Presentation

By Don | April 13, 2016

Here is a link to our Google Doc presentation of the TLT training. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1uZHmKzY81jv-NHLs3KJbJzTPf2S9cSgnbfbyyJO_w_w/edit#slide=id.i0

Using a Camp saw

By Don | January 30, 2016

A saw is a really helpful tool for cutting firewood, sawing tree limbs or clearing a tree that has fallen across at trail. Here’s how to properly use a camp saw.