Stan’s EYO Scouting Blog #9: Duties and Responsibilities Unique to the Eleven-year-old Scout Leader

One of my more enjoyable duties is to not only write this monthly blog on the eleven-year-old (EYO) Scouting program, but also to answer questions from time to time. Recently an EYO Scout leader asked if the EYO Scout leader could conduct the Scoutmaster conference as an assistant Scoutmaster and sign merit badge cards. The […]

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Stan’s EYO Scouting Blog #8: Communication and Communicating

In Scouting, communicating and listening are skills essential to the eleven-year-old (EYO) Scout program. Not only do adults need good communication and listening skills, but so do EYO Scouts need to continue their journey in communication. As the EYO Scout leader, look for opportunities to teach boys how to communicate as well as how to […]

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Stan’s EYO Scouting Blog #7 – The Annual Program Planning Conference

  Well, it is August. It is a great time to keep the outing in Scouting. There is so much to explore; late- summer and early-fall wild flowers are out; early mornings and evenings afford opportunities to observe animals and birds; turtles bask in the sun along lakes and streams; and the night sky is […]

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Stan’s EYO Scouting Blog #6: Rank Requirement Changes Coming in January 2016

  In January of each year the Boy Scouts of America releases Boy Scout requirement updates. This January’s Boy Scout program changes are part of a long running review of all Scouting programs and a realignment of programs to the mission and vision of the Boy Scouts of America that was called Goal 411. This […]

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Stan’s EYO Scouting Blog #5: Be a Trained Leader

I just got back from the first and second week of a Sunday-friendly Wood Badge course where I served as the senior patrol leader. Wood Badge has a magic all its own that inspires adults to lengthen their stride and achieve excellence in Scouting. It is the local council’s “top of the ladder” in training. […]

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Stan’s EYO Scouting Blog #4: My EYO Experience

  Sharing our Scouting experiences is one way we strengthen each other, so I thought I’d share one of my eleven-year-old (EYO) Scout experiences with you. Hopefully it will give you some ideas as you deliver on the promise of Scouting. After the bishop extended this calling to me, I recall carefully and prayerfully pondering […]

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Stan’s EYO Scouting Blog #3: They Come for the Games!

Keeping your boys excited about attending Scouts each week should be part of your planning. Understanding the characteristics of eleven-year-old boys will help you design meetings with your eleven-year-old (EYO) Scout patrol leader that has all your EYO Scouts eager to attend each week. My approach as an EYO Scout leader was that the boys […]

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Stan’s Eleven-year-old (EYO) Scouting Blog #2: Program Changes and You

New program changes are coming to both the Boy Scout and Cub Scout programs. The new changes to the Boy Scout program go into effect in January of 2016, still a ways out. But in May of 2015 elements of the Cub Scout program will be changing that will affect you as an eleven-year-old (EYO) […]

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Stan’s Eleven-year-old (EYO) Scouting Blog #1: Setting the Stage

Delivering Scouting for eleven-year-old (EYO) boys can be an enriching experience, both for you as the EYO Scout leader as well as for the youth you serve. The EYO program occurs at a critical juncture in the life of a young man—at that marvelous in-between time as he leaves the Primary and receives the priesthood. […]

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