Giving credit to where credit is due, is to Scoutsigns. This gentleman’s one goal was to record the first 100 days after the founding of the Boy Scouts of America. He started it on the 100th Anniversary of the BSA. This is the second year. I highly suspect that there will be a next year.
While the general guidelines were to blog about your Scouting day, I worked to make that happen. I was not always successful. However, I did post many times and worked to make them meaningful. Meaningful to me. The purpose of my blog is more of a journal of my actions and my thoughts as I Cubmaster of Pack 221 in Portland, OR.
What I have learned from these first 100 days, is that I am not alone in my Scouting Journey. I have met more Scouters on the Internet via this blog, Twitter and Facebook. Our shared experiences help me make better informed choices. I count them as friends. I now have a desire to meet them all in person.
The #100daysofscouting is a wonderful thing. Much like Baden-Powell intended later in his Scouting life, is to bring boys together to live in Peace and have fun, Scoutsigns has helped us all connect.
If this had been a Wood Badge Ticket item, I as a Troop Guide would have whole heartedly signed off on this. This one ticket item brought knowledge, understanding and training to all those who read all the blogs and tweets. It allowed us as Scouters to support eachother and our causes. It allowed us to affect the lives of the boys/girls in our units. It solved problems and create wonderful solutions.
While the #100daysofscouting is now offically over, our Scouting is not. Many of us will continue to post and tweet. Maybe next year, we all get patches and t-shirts. (or maybe still???)
I am very thankful to all those who started blogging and tweeting. I grateful to have met and talked to you via the Internet. I have learned a lot.
Yours in Scouting.