Mac’s Message #19: The Structure of the BSA Program Will Save You

As a management development consultant I’m known for using pithy statements to anchor key leadership concepts in the minds of the executives I teach. One of my most often quoted statements is “If your team is struggling, structure will save you.” In the workplace a manager can tell when his or her work team is […]

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Mac’s Message #18: The Patrol Method—A Leadership Laboratory

As you look at the Scouting boys under your stewardship can you visualize them as future missionaries with supervisory responsibility as a district or zone leader? Can you see them as assistants to the mission president or, possibly, as a branch president or counselor in some remote location in a far-off country? How will you […]

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Mac’s Message #17: Invite Every Scouting-age Boy to Join Your Scouting Unit

My blog message last week about holding separate quorum and Scouting meetings stirred up some good discussion in the reply section. The comments are excellent, and well worth reading. Of course, separate meetings have little or no value if only a few boys attend. So an important part of the separate meeting suggestion is also […]

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Mac’s Message #16: Hold Separate Activities for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers

If you have been reading my weekly messages and paying attention over the past three weeks you will have noticed a trend in the topics. I have explained who holds the keys of leadership in the Aaronic Priesthood quorums, the importance of adult shadow leadership, and the need to train your boys on how to […]

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