Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Ten Commandments of Leadership

These commandments of leadership are rules that all leaders should learn how to incorporat into their belief system. If every leader of the world was capable of doing this things to every subordinate every time, then we would have created a wonderful and utopian leadership style. Most of us are going to at one point in hour lives fall on the bad side of these paradoxical statements.
  1. People are illogical, unreasonable and self-centered - Love them anyway.
  2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives - Do good anyway.
  3. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies - Succeed anyway.
  4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow - Do good anyway.
  5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable - Be honest and frank anyway.
  6. The biggest people, with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds - Think big anyway.
  7. People favor underdogs but only follow top dogs - Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
  8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight - Build anyway.
  9. People really need help, but may attack you if you do help them - Help them anyway.
  10. Give the world the best you have and you may get kicked in the teeth. Give the world your best anyway.

Why is it so easy for people to be so negative and mean to others is because of the fact that we have become a society that focuses on individualism and scouting is trying to teach the opposite of individualism. We are trying to create a world of moral and ethical leaders ready to face the challenges of today's world, knowing that what they stand for is the right thing to stand for.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark West
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616

January 28, 2008 After Meeting Review

During tonights meeting I felt like we did a okay job. There were a few major issues that need to be sorted out but otherwise I think that we are running a great program up here. So here are the issues that occurred at tonights meeting
  • Senior Patrol Leader took a semi active role in leading the scouts and was not the primary voice in the meeting. My worst fears were confirmed about the campfire program was realized. It is a total disaster but we did get the two skits that we need for the Freezere campfire program.
  • Scouts not respecting the youth leaders who were trying to talk about items that were upcoming.
Here is what we accomplished
  • Finalized the food list and assigned a scout to the grubmaster position
  • Gear checks but still concerned with one particular scout, who seems not to care but will be the first to complain about problems
  • Decided on skits for District Freezere
  • Got a list of activities for the next six months put together with at least a general idea of what we want to do.
All in all we had a great meeting and got a fair amount of work done. I was hoping to get more work done on the Communications Merit Badge but their is not much to do when I can not explain specific elements for the program. Going to have to develop some sort of guiding mechanism for putting together the program.

Yours In Scouting Service
Mark W
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616

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