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November 9, 2012
by philpeck

The Moment You Know

Have you ever had one of those Scouting moments that brought tears to your eyes? One that will forever change you? One that cements into your heart the reason you put on the tan shirt each week? I had one of those last night.

I was asked to sit on an Eagle Board of Review for a young man last night. I had never met him before and had heard very little about his life story before he showed up.
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December 31, 2011
by philpeck

Goodbye, Farewell, Amen

I sit here, on my couch, thinking about what 2011 has meant to me. Most years come and go and I struggle to remember what happened other than the occasional big event. 2011 seemed different. I went into this year with the mindset that I was going to take everything I could from the time I had, I was going to do things different, I was going to do things better. Looking back at it, I feel pretty good about what I’ve done.


Today completes my first full year as Scoutmaster, a responsibility I have come to love. I have seen the difference I make in the lives of the young men I serve. I have become their friend, trusted advisor, and source of encouragement. People often see my involvement in Scouting as a burden, I can not disagree more. I feel like I have found something in life, outside my family of course, where I can make a difference in this world. The things I have seen in my Scouts makes me so proud and the experiences we have shared makes me smile from ear to ear.

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August 29, 2011
by philpeck

The Problem With Women in the BSA

The Scouting movement has been alive and well for over 100 years now. Since the beginning of the movement the BSA has had the premier focus on educating young men to make moral and ethical decisions throughout their lives. For over 100 years adult men have lead Troops of Scouts into the outdoors in the search for adventure and to train the leaders of future generations. A proven history of success with over 2 million young men being awarded their Eagle rank.


Not until after the introduction of Cub Scouts in 1930 were women allowed to participate as adult volunteers in the BSA. Continue Reading →

August 18, 2011
by philpeck

When You’re Just A Parent

This week has been very different and difficult for me, Scouting wise. I attended a Popcorn and Membership kickoff, talked with some great Scouter friends of mine, and even had the pleasure to sit in on an Eagle Board of Review. Ya, I know, that doesn’t sound like anything to write home about, and you’re right. That’s not what turned my Scouting world upside down this week.

This last Sunday my wife and I drove our son to Camp Cowles for him to spend a week participating in this year’s NYLT Continue Reading →