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ScoutMaster Minutes

The best way to wrap up a meeting and make sure everyone knows it is time to go is to close with ScoutMaster Minutes. This is an opportunity for the ScoutMaster to address the troop and leave them with something to think about. It is usually a short story with a moral, a quote, or a thought. There's no reason why den leaders and CubMasters can't use the same method of closing their meetings.


10 Tips to Get AlongA ChainA First Class Scout
A Good Big BrotherA Scout Is... (collection of minutes)A Wrapper A Day
Advancement - One Step At A TimeAfraid and BraveAmericans Creed
An Hour of Your TimeAn Old PrayerAnother Year at Camp
Apes and BananasAstronauts and the Scouting ExperienceBack It Up
Bad InfluencesBalanced DietBe a Blessing - a true story
Become a Yes Man!Being Ready, Able, and WillingBetween Right and Wrong
Big EgoBig L and Little LBig Rocks
Blind Wise ManBoss vs. LeaderBound Through Scouting
Box of StuffBraveBridge Builder
Buddy SystemCarpenterCarrots, Egg, or Coffee
Climbing Mt. FujiClimbing the MountainClose to the Edge
Coasting is All DownhillCollection of QuotesCommon Ground
Complete MealConfidenceCrab Behavior
CricketsCriticizing OthersCross Your Arms
Difference Between Scout and DogDisneyland GarbageDo The Right Thing
Doing Silly TricksDon't QuitDon't Get Hooked
Donkey in a WellDrafting and LeadingDynamite - I Can Stop Anytime
Eagle and the Prairie ChickenEagle MedalElephant Chains
Everybody's CanoeEverybody, Somebody, Anybody, and NobodyEveryone is Significant
FailingFilling My JarFinish the Story
Finish Your Task - a true storyFirst StepFlags
Flea TrainingFrappings of LifeGetting Discouraged
Give or TakeGood SamaritanGoose Sense
Hawk and WaterfallHeat, Fuel, and OxygenHelping Strangers
How To Catch a MonkeyHow to Treat People - a true storyI Am Your Flag
I can Sleep at NightIndian Chief and the MoonIQ, FQ, MQ
John Wayne: The Scout LawJohnny AppleseedKey to Scouting
Keys of OpportunityKnight's CodeLeave a Trace
Life is Like WhitewaterLife PathsLife's Choices
Lifetime of HappinessLittle Deaf FrogLiving What You Believe - a true story
Living Your DashMaking a DifferenceMark Twain Quote
Measure UpMinnows and WhoppersMoney Is Not Everything
Most Important Word in the Scout LawMountain Climbers FaithNever Give Up - a true story
Noah's ArkObstacles and OpportunitiesOldest Eagle Scout
One Good Turn Deserves AnotherPacking ParachutesPatrol Spirit
Picture You PortrayPositive AttitudePray for Challenges
Ragged Old FlagReach for the StarsReaching Higher
Red Skelton - What the Pledge means to MEResponsibilityRoping Together
Scout Handshake OriginScout is Like a TeabagScout Neckerchief
Scout SpiritScout Spirit ShowsScout's Map and Compass
Scouting HerosScoutmaster PrayerSet An Example
Set Of Your SailsShipwreckedShoes
Sleeping at CampSomeone ElseSportsmanship
Stars Are Good DeedsStep Up and Follow ThroughStick To It
Stone CutterTake a Look at YourselfTall Trees
ThankfulnessThe ButterflyThe Devil's Favorite Tool
The Dollar BillThe GardenerThe Getting or The Having
The KeystoneThe Real HeavenThe Scoutmaster
The Second HalfThree Things Needed to Attain a GoalTigger or Eeyore?
TimeTomorrowTop 10 Lists
Tossing Back StarfishTrading Time for TreasuresTrailing Game
Twelve WordsTwo Little WordsTwo Seas
Two WolvesUnSaying My WordsWas Santa Claus a Boy Scout?
What You See Is What You GetWhat's Your Vision?When You Walk Through the Woods - Poem
Winners and LosersWolf CeremonyWords To Live By - a true story

You may find that some of these anecdotes and tales are useful for scoutmaster conferences to impress an ideal on a scout. Scoutmasters should keep a handful of fresh short stories ready for when opportunities arise whether at a troop meeting, around a campfire, or on a hike.

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