A Scout Is Fit
Note: Not being a bi-linguist, I have removed the Spanish page.
Sr. ACC For Leaders Recognition
April 15, 2014 50 Years with BSA
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I have been an ACC since 1993, originally for Retention, which is everyone's goal, which I reached as a Commissioner, which I became in 1978, when my Proposal for the Doctoral Degree Square Knot, was approved in 2008, that is now earned when one earns the Degree. My Thesis "The Commissioner and The Unit" is appropiately on this Sites Retention Page.
Journey To Excellence
3Rs of Scouting A Formula for Success
Recruiting Recruiting - (Scouts and Leaders2013
+ Training all Leaders
= Great Programs
Recognition + Recognise Trained Leaders
Retention = Retention Higher % of (Scouts & Leaders)
The Above Training For All Volunteer Leaders, including YP, Fast Start, Cub Specifics, Baloo, etc.
Note: This Is Scouting is no longer a requirement for Leaders Awards.
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Diversity In Scouting
Yours In Scouting
Joseph E Wherry I PhD
The Early History of Sea Scouting
1912 - 2012
The whole Story is on the Page next to the Home Page.
A Long History of Scouting:
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My favorite Normon Rockwell's Picture is, The Scout Master 1956, done the same year I became a Cub Scout
Below is my Cub Pack in 1956. I am the 2nd to the right, back row.
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Below is Troop 49 at Boys Town 1977.
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I stayed in Scouting through my 1st year, in a Boy Scout Troop, before being put into Boys Town, where I joined Boy Scouts, and in 1965, I earned my Religious Award, continuing in Scouts, until I graduated in 1966. After 2 years, as a “River Rat”, in Vietnam, for the US Navy. After receiving a Honorable/Medical Discharge, at age 22, I became an SA (Assistant Scout Master), SM (Scout Master), and District “New Unit Organizer”, in the same Unit, and District, I was in, as a Foster Child, my late wife, and I, became Family Teachers, at Boys Town in 1976 -1977. While there, I reopened the Troop I was in, as a Scout, becoming it’s SM.
Below is my sons, myself, and Archbishop Sheehan, who presented us, our Scout's, and Leader's Religious Awards, between 1965, and 1993.
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After holding every position, on the DC’s (District Commissioner’s) Staff, and the District Committee, when my youngest son was old enough, to be a Tiger Cub, I created a Cub Pack, then a Troop, when his Webelos Den was ready to Cross Over. Then, when my 3 sons left Scouting, after my oldest became a Life Scout, I was chosen as the 1st ACC for
"It's A Great Day For Scouting's "JourneyTo Excellence"
Allot has happened since starting this site: First, the Square Knot Proposal, was approved in May 2008. Requirements, to be approved, for it to go forward. Next, the Recruiting Tools on the Recruiting Page is now on my Council's (Mid America Council) at Omaha Web Site, which I have theirs on the MAC Page, and for all other Councils, is on my recruiting Page, which Central Region, has passed on to their Councils USScout/netcommish.com has created a link for this Site that, goes directly to my Thesis, and includes my E-Mail Address, and Web Site. New is the National Commissioners Service Organization has been created, and I have already gotten on their e-mail address, which Tim Acrea has already visited this Site, and he introduced my 3 Rs of Scouting to another Staff member in charge of Recruiting and Retention.
A True Story of
“The 3Rs of Scouting”
“From Cub Scouts to Eagle Scout”
By Joseph E. Wherry I, PhD
It began at Cub Pack #650 of St Patrick’s Parish in Elkhorn, Nebraska. The pack was chartered on October 2, 2002. Greg and Jodi Ernst brought their son, Zach, who was a Tiger Cub, from another unit. Greg and Jodi were not yet involved leaders. As the Pack’s Cubmaster, I asked Greg to be our Activity’s Chair, and he agreed. Soon afterward, his Army Reserve Unit was called up and he was on his way to Iraq. So, I asked his wife, Jodie, what I should do. She said to put his application through and that she would cover for him - and she did a fabulous job through the summer of 2003!
Greg came back in August 2003 and became my 2nd Assistant Cubmaster in charge of operations. His main job was to run the monthly Pack meetings. I was grooming him to be my replacement, and his wife asked to be the Advancement Chair. She also became our Religious Award’s Chair after being trained by the Council’s Catholic Committee. Pack 650 averaged 16 Scouts per year who earned their Religious Awards.
There was a 2nd family that was critical to our initial success – the Winglers: Jay, Carol and their son, Austen, a 1st year Webelos Scout. The Winglers also transferred from another Unit and had no leadership experience. Jay became my 1st Webelos Den Leader in the spring of 2003, and Carol became our Pack Trainer. Besides the usual training courses, they also went to the University of Scouting, and Jay and Greg went through Wood Badge. Jay ended up joining the Wood Badge Staff, as well as becoming a Roundtable Commissioner and teaching Webelos transition.
Another family joined our Pack when Winglers did - Tim and Maria Karstroms and their three boys, Gabe a Bear Cub, Andrew a Tiger Cub, and Martin, who was still too young to register.
On October 3, 2010 Zach Ernst invited me to Troop #91’s Court of Honor for 12 new Eagle Scouts! Two of the Eagles being recognized were Zach Ernst and Gabe Karstrom – original members of Pack 650.
This is the true story on: *“The 3Rs of Scouting” used effectively in a *Formula. Besides Zach Ernst being recruited, his parents Greg and Jodi Ernst, are recruited as leaders, and are trained (Recruiting, the 1st R). Then, Greg and Jodi go to Roundtables each month, and the University of Scouting each year, reaching tenure for each position they hold and earning Square Knots for each position - ‘District’s 5 Unit Leader Awards, Wood Badge Beads, the Scout and Leader Religious Awards, and the Arrow of Light. (Recognition, 2nd R). Then, on October 3, 2010 (exactly eight years later), Zach becomes an Eagle Scout (Retention, the 3rd R), and Gabe Karstrom, after 7 years, becomes an Eagle Scout. I only showed two, from my Pack, out of the 12 new Eagle Scouts that night, which makes me believe Scouting is looking good for another 100 Years.
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