Back to (Scouter) school

Most people don’t realize how much we adult Scout leaders (“Scouters”) invest in getting trained and training others. For every hour I spend leading my Troop, I spend an hour training, being trained, or preparing to train. This is all in addition to the time spent planning, fundraising, and preparing for activities.

I wouldn’t have it any other way. If we are to provide our youth with the safe environment that they and their families have every reason to expect, all while building outdoor skills, learning to lead, trying an incredibly broad range of activities, and taking on high-adventure challenges,  every leader needs to be a student.

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