Latest Episodes

October 2019 – How to Have a Meaningful Court of Honor
September 27, 2019

OK, listeners, we’ve had discussions on recruiting youth and leaders, how to start a troop, training and advancement. And NOW is the time to start planning those courts of honor. Steve Bowen, who is a member of the Scouts BSA committee and other nation...

September 2019 – Parent Orientation
August 27, 2019

Hopefully your recruiting efforts are bringing lots of new members into your troops. But welcoming new members also means welcoming new parents, and you need to let those new to the program know what’s expected of both the Scout and the parent. Ah,

August 2019 – Peer-to-Peer Recruiting
July 24, 2019

Joining us on ScoutCast to share everything we need to know about peer-to-peer recruiting are Scoutmaster Angie LoSavio and senior patrol leader Karina Venegas of Troop 216 from the Pathway to Adventure Council.

July 2019 – Linked Troops
June 25, 2019

Don’t feel silly if you don’t know what a linked troop is. Heck—we didn’t know either! We heard the term once or twice and decided it might be good to find out more, so let’s learn together with our listeners. Please join our new ScoutCast hosts,

June 2019 – Security
May 29, 2019

Imagine this: Your unit is ready to depart for a big adventure. All the Scouts and adult volunteers are on time, the weather is perfect, and everything is ready. Then you realize you’re missing something, and it’s a big something: Your unit’s trailer a...

May 2019 – Bullying
April 26, 2019

Talking about bullying doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. You just have to shine a light on it. We get a lot of questions regarding how to handle bullying in a Scouting context, so we thought this might be a good time to talk to Cody Solesbee,

April 2019 – Scouts with Special Needs
March 28, 2019

Last December there was a post on the Bryan on Scouting blog about Benjamin Waggoner, a Scout who has spina bifida and is Eagle Scout No. 527 in Troop 890 in Dallas, Texas. So, we invited Benjamin and his dad, Chip Waggoner,

March 2019 – Explaining Advancement-The Trail to Eagle
February 21, 2019

Advancement is an important part of the Scouting program, but you already know that, right? But advancement in Scouts BSA is very different from Cub Scout advancement. Wayne Huddleston, who serves on the National Advancement Task Force,

February 2019 – Training: Why You Need it and How to Get It
January 24, 2019

This episode is all about training. We’re talking with seasoned Scouting veteran Dan Maxfield about why it’s important, how to get trained, and everything you need to know about training. Whether you’re new to Scouting or have been around the Scouting ...

January 2019 – A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Troop
December 28, 2018

So, you’ve decided you might like to be a Scoutmaster. Congratulations! Are you a member of a school, church, or civic club that thinks it might be a good idea to have a troop? Good for you! But, hmmm … where do you begin? Fear not! This episode gives you