Ok.. so the fact of the matter is that I maintain a Blog.. a podcast… and I am hosting on the PTCmedia.net…

So rather than post to all three, I am shutting this site down.  The feed won’t change so if you subscribe I am still on itunes.

SO HERE IS WHERE TO GO TO KEEP UP WITH THE SCOUTMASTER MINUTE.

NEW FEED

BOOKMARK THESE SITES

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As always…

HAVE A GREAT SCOUTING DAY!

Scoutmaster Jerry answers 20 questions. 20 questions were emailed from our listening audience and I answer them all.
Jerry is joined by a very special guest host for this one.

A look behind the curtain and a glimpse of some of Jerry’s Scouting philosophy as he answers 20 questions.

A special thanks to The Boy Scout Store proud sponsor of the Show.

There is a challenge at the end of the show. Email with the answer and I will send you a prize!

Have a Great Scouting Day!

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new logo 300heightIn this Show we talk about the annual plan and setting your unit up for a Fantastic year of Scouting!

Some of the resources talked about in this show are the Troop Program resource books available at your local Scout shop or at Scout stuff online.

I know that this show may leave questions and further discussion, so lets talk about it in the forums at PTCmedia.net.

Thanks for listening!

Have a Great Scouting Day!

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tipslogo This tip is one of the winning recipes from the Scoutmaster Minute Trail Stop contest.

It is called Taco Salad Rice and it is sure to satisfy on the trail.. or even at home!

Enjoy!

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We are trying a little something different or NEW!! Here at the Scoutmaster minute.

A lot of people have been asking for some of my tips.. so I am putting out some new Tips shows.  
They will be real short and sweet and deliver a quick tip or message.
Hope you like them.. let me know.
Have a Great Scouting Day!

Here is the First one… Download it here!

In this show Scoutmaster Jerry tackles a couple great topics.

First, we talk about when Scouting Manifests itself in our Scouts.  Then we talk about Podcasting and Social Media, we wrap it up with where the heck has Scoutmaster Jerry been?  For more info and to listen in.

Thanks for taking the time to listen to the Scoutmaster Minute Podcast.

Have a Great Scouting Day!

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tinnyIn this show Scoutmaster Jerry invites Tinny from Minibull design into the Scoutmaster Minute for a discussion on Alcohol Stoves.

Join us and learn more about ultra light backpacking stoves.  An effecient, light, and unique way of cooking in the back country.

Tinny shares his insights and expertise on these fantastic little stoves and how well they become an addition to our Scouts backpacks.

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DSCN0729In this show we discuss Unit discipline.  What it is, and how we go about maintaining it.  Join Scoutmaster Jerry and his guest Shawn Cleary from Cleary’s Corner and fellow podcaster.

This show is sponsored by Boy Scout Store.com proud new sponsor of PTCmedia.net

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Breakfast in Camp

Breakfast in Camp

 

In this show we wrap up a great discussion on gear.

Join Scoutmaster Jerry and his Assistant Scoutmasters as they continue a discussion on gear.

In this show we talk about our camp kitchens, raingear, clothing, and much, much, more.

Have a Great Scouting Day!

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DSCN0858In this show we talk about Backpacking gear and how to get Scouts using the right stuff.

Show 36 is the first part in a two part discussion on gear. Join me and my hiking partners (the Assistant Scoutmasters of my Troop), as we talk about gear. Self admitted gear geeks all, we talk about the type of gear we have and the gear that make Scouts successful backpackers.

 

 

 

Here are some links to check out the gear that we talk about in this show.

Packs

Kelty Tioga 5000
Kelty Trekker
Kelty
Coleman exponent

Tents

MSR Hubba
REI Crysalis UL
Big Agnes
REI Quarter Dome T1

I hope this show is informative and fun. It was a great time hanging out with my best friends and hiking buddies taling gear.

Have a Great Scouting Day!

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Food Bag Hung to keep the Critters away

Food Bag Hung to keep the Critters away

The final of the three part series on Leave no Trace, Scoutmaster Jerry discusses the last three principles of Leave no Trace.

 

Minimizing campfire impact, Respecting Wildlife and being Considerate of others.

I hope you have enjoyed this series on leave no trace and hope that it has inspired you to think about how you impact our out doors.  No matter which type of camping you engage you and your Scouts in, Leave no trace practices are the key to good stewardship and maintaining great wilderness for generations to come.
Learn More about Leave No Trace at www.lnt.org

Enjoy the Show! 

Leave us feedback on itunes or at www.thescoutmasterminute.net or this site.
You can also leave feedback at www.ptcmedia.net

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A weekend of trash, with old fuel canister

A weekend of trash, with old fuel canister

Continuing from our last show on Leave No Trace, Scoutmaster Jerry discusses the next two principles of Traveling and Camping on Durable surfaces and Disposing of Waste properly or Pack it in.. Pack it out!

You can learn more about Leave no Trace at the Leave No Trace web site.  www.lnt.org

Practicing the principles will enhance your out doors experiences as well as those of those that come camping after you.

I hope you enjoy the show.  Leave us feedback through itunes, you can leave a comment here, or the Scoutmaster Minute Blog,  

You can also leave us some feedback at www.ptcmedia.net

 

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lntpatchPlanning and Preparing for your next out door experience should start with Leave no Trace.
Leave No Trace is a Nationally recognized program that has been adopted by the Boy Scouts of America to enhance our out door ethic and reinforce in our Scouts and attitude about good stewardship and respect of our back country.

This show tackles the first principle of Leave No Trace.. Planning ahead and Preparing.
Listen in as we discuss how planning makes all the difference in a leave no trace attitude.

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A couple of notes.  Due to change in servers, domains and other computer issues, the intro and extro of the show are not entirely accurate.  To leave feed back for this show.  Please leave it at www.ptcmedia.net in the Scoutmaster minute area.  Or you can leave a comment here at this site or on itunes.  The other way (which is inaccurate in the show) is to drop me an email.  To do so send it to tbirdironchef@gmail.com.

Thanks for listening!

Have a Great Scouting Day! 

Stay tuned.. I have not fallen away… Its a real long story and I’ll be sharing it soon.
Just wanted to let you all know.. A new show is on the way.

Thanks for hanging in there.

Have a Great Scouting Day!

Jerry

Camp CookingCamp Cooking.  In this show Scoutmaster Jerry invites you all to sit around the Jetboil and listen in on a conversation with his Assistant Scoutmasters.
We talk about Wood Badge, Lightening up our packs, cooking, and some awesome Clam chowder.
So pull up your cup and spork, and listen in on some camp talk.

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wblogoWood Badge for the 21st Century.
In this show Jerry talks about Wood Badge.
Wood Badge is the Advanced Leadership course for the BSA.  It is a course for Scouters all around the world and truly joins us in the World Brotherhood of Scouting
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This show is Sponsored by Badge Magic.

The Scoutmaster Minute is Hosted by Scoutdata.com

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Light weight backpacking with a special guest Jason Klass.
Jason has a fantastic blog called Gear Talk where he reviews gear and gives tips about light weight backpacking.
Jason joined me on the Scoutmaster minute to talk about gear and light weight backpacking.

Some links from the show:
http://jasonklass.blogspot.com/
http://www.freewebs.com/survivorstud/
http://minibulldesign.com/myadventure/

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Every Year each Council within the Boy Scouts of America holds its Friends of Scouting Campaigns.
During these campaigns it is asked of Friends, Families, and the community to make contributions to the fundraising campaign, a campaign that directly impacts each and Scout and Scouter.
85% of the funds raised through the FOS Campaign directly impact the Program areas of your council.
This show is about FOS and why it is important, and getting bang for your buck!

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Teaching Scouts winter camping skills.
Winter Camping can be a rewarding and exciting experience for your Scouts, but knowing how to camp in an cold weather climate makes all the difference in the world.
Set your Scouts up for success by training them in skills for winter camping.

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The Scoutmaster Minute is Hosted by Scoutdata.com

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Scoutmaster Jerry’s Christmas Message to all the faithful dedicated listeners of the Scoutmaster Minute Podcast and readers of the Blog.

It has been a great year of Scouting!
Merry Christmas everyone!

And have a Great Scouting Day!

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Impact.  What is your impact on Scouting.  This Show discusses some of the ways in which We..yes WE can have an impact on Scouting and the Scouts that are in our programs.

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UPDATE!!  I figure out some Sound quality issues.  If you downloaded the show on the 12/11/08 before 7:00 PM PST, I would invite you to try it again and notice the difference.  I apologize for any inconvienence.

Troop Junior Leader Training.  A valuable tool to give the Youth leaders of your troop.  A must do every year to insure you have effective leaders that can provide Purpose, Direction, and Motivation.
This show is a discussion of how our Troop (Troop 664) conducts TJLT annually.
Enjoy.
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The Scoutmaster Minute is Hosted by Scoutdata.com

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More on LEADERSHIP, This time we discuss 4 leadership traits of Courage, Competence, Candor, and Commitment.
Leaders are not born they are made.  It is important that we develop in our leaders these four leadership traits to ensure their success as a leader.

Of note:  I apologize for the month that I was away from podcasting.  Simply put, life got in the way, we are back on track and we should see a more regular schedule in the Scoutmaster minute podcast.
Thank you all for your patients.

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I have recieved a few emails regarding the show links, in particular the links for Shows 1-9.
The links are updated and should work now.
I must have not updated the links when I moved the server.

Thank you to all that have notified me of the problem.  I hope it all works for you now.

Thanks again- Have a Great Scouting Day!

Jerry

LEADERSHIP, perhaps my favorite Subject.  This show discusses Leadership and some leadership techniques.  Focus on the Teaching and Leading EDGE.
Listen to this show to focus leadership in your unit.
Leadership is more than wearing a patch!

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The Call in Show.  I am joined by Dave, Shawn, and Steve in this edition of the Scoutmaster minute.
We talk about Fundraising, Finances, Scouting for Food, Blogs and more.
Listen in as the four of us had a great time having a discussion on what makes Scouting tick.
The show went long… but we just couldn’t stop the great conversation.

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Show with International flare!  This show is a discussion with Nick Wood, Scout Group leader for the 1st St. Andrew’s Porthill Scout Group.
We talk about some of the things that are the same and of course the many differences between Scouting in America and Scouting in England.

Some links from the show:
Jamboree on the Internet
Jamboree on the Air

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Traditional Scouting.  Some have a vision of Scouting as a Norman Rockwell Painting, while others have a view from the Tooth of Time.  Scouting is full of fine tradition, starting with its values and aims and moving to special songs and skits.  This show we discuss Traditional Scouting.  My special guests are Chris and Steve from PTC media.
This is also a benchmark show.. #20!  And we celebrate the mile stone with some laughter and praise.
A special thanks to Scoutdata.com for hosting the show.

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EVERY SCOUT DESERVES A TRAINED LEADER!
Agree or Disagree… that is a fact and if you have doubts.. its because you are not trained.
This Show discusses Training and some of the reasons why folks are not trained and why they should be.
Bottom line..its for the Scouts.  Special guest Commish Cleary.

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Advancement.  Often confused and often misinterpreted, but always a big part of the Boy Scouting Program.  This show discusses the Spiral learning of the Advancement process and Scoutmaster Jerry gives opinion and thoughts on how the program is “Supposed” to work.
A special thanks to Scoutdata.com for hosting the show.

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Round Ups and Open Houses!
Its that time again to think about recruiting and that means Round Ups and Open Houses.
This show discusses ways to make your round up or open house a success.
Special Guest Unit Commissioner Shawn Cleary from the Voyager District Bay Lakes Council.

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Fundraising and Service Projects.
Discussion on how to implement Fundraising and Service projects within the annual plan.

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New Server, New Uniform, and Old Summer Camp Stories, plus a little feedback on Show #13, the “Gun Show”

The Scoutmaster Minute has a new host.  Scoutdata.com is now hosting the Shows.  A big thanks to Phillip at Scoutdata.com

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In an effort to make the shows better and better, I will be moving my shows over to a new server over the next week.
The Migration has already begun with Shows 13 and 14 and show 15 will be posted directly to the new server.
As was expected the Council server I had been piggy backing on finally pulled the plug. Which is ok, I can understand.
A big thank you to Phillip at Scoutdata.com that came to the rescue and is now hosting the Scoutmaster Minute Podcast on his server.
I will move all the shows over so itunes is not effected. You will be able to find them all here also.
I will be removing the old links to assist in a seamless transition as the shows are uploaded.

Thanks for your patients and have a Great Scouting Day!

Risk Management is a neccessary process when planning and preparing for any Scouting activity.
This show discusses the principles of Risk Management, how and why we need to make sure that Risk Management is a part of every planning session.

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Show resources
Scouting.org Health and Safety website

Have a Great Scouting Day!

This show is sponsored by Scoutdata.com

Discussion on Dos and Don’ts regarding Fire arms, air soft, paintball, and lazer tag.
Also some discussion on the Patrol Method.
Sorry about the strange hum in the backgroud.. not sure what happened there.

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Introducing a Troop to the adventures of Back Country or Backpacking style Camping.
We discuss some ways to convert your Front country… get out of the car and camp Troop… to a high adventure… get out in the back country Troop.

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Happy Scouting!

This show is sponsored by Scoutdata.com

Feedback Show.  This show shares feedback received from various outlets regarding the Scoutmaster minute podcasts.  Also answers some questions possed to me from great listeners.
Thanks for the feedback… keep it coming!

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A discussion about the Webelos to Scout Transition.
I am posting Show #10 a bit early as I will be at Camporee this weekend and want to keep the weekly podcast on time.
This show discusses points about the Webelos to Scout Transition.  Specifically the roles of the Pack, Troop, and District.

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References for this show:
http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts/improvedwebelostransition.aspx
BSA pamplet #18-086

Happy Scouting!

The feede is now available at iTunes and Feedburner.

Thanks for your patients!

Happy Scouting!

This show discusses the Scoutmaster and his various roles.
It also discusses the best utilization of Assistant Scoutmasters.

I am reposting this to try to get the feed burner and iTunes working correctly…
Sorry if there has been any inconvenience.

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Happy Scouting!

For those of you that tried to download show #9 and got kicked out… try again. I had some server trouble.. but it is fixed.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Happy Scouting!

Discussion on the Troops annual Plan

In this show we discuss the element of an effect annual plan.  Setting your Troop and its leaders up for a great year of Scouting.


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A discussion of New Parent/Scout leader orientation.
When Scouts transition from a Cub Scout Pack to a Boy Scout Troop, there are often unanswered questions and a sense of culture shock to the parent unfamiliar with the Boy Scouting Program.  We explore these differences and try to set the new parent at ease by giving answers and instruction up front. 


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For those of you that check out onlines message boards or forums, it may be of some interest that you can now communicate with me via the PTC media Forum.
As I am being rolled into the PTC media group with my podcasts… you can send messages, leave comments or suggestions on the board.

Another great way of getting the story of Scouting out there and a fantastic way for you to reach me.

Happy Scouting!

Due to my lack of computer skills.. I had to redo my itunes account so here is the new way to subscribe to my podcast.

I am sorry if this is an inconvenience to anyone… as soon as I figure this computer thing out.. things will get smooth.

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=279122537

A discussion about Leadership.
Remember that you can use itunes or feedburner to access the shows now.

Show 6 is all about Leadership.  We discuss what makes good leaders and offer some tips for leadership development in your unit and making succeddful leaders in Scouting!

Happy Scouting!


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Another way that you can listen to the podcast if you don’t want itunes is thru Feedburner.

Click on this link and subscribe.
http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheScoutmasterMinutePodcast
Happy Scouting!

 

The Scoutmaster minute podcast is now available on iTunes.
Check in the kids&family group… You can search for us by name… the scoutmasterminute

Hope that makes it easier to get too…

Happy Scouting!

Multiple topic Show, The Scout Oath.
Show 5 is complete and ready for your download.
The Show tackles multiple topics this time starting with the Scout Oath.  We talk about Pack and Troop relationships, The Outing rut, Goal Setting and we talk abit about bsalegal.org.

I hope you are enjoying the shows.  Please let me know how its going.

Happy Scouting!


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