Chapter 1 A Walk In The Woods SCOUT JACK B

I haven’t been a scout for very long. Being honest, it took me forever to pluck up the courage to join. My mom always tells me I’m too timid for my... [read more]

Chapter 10 Hands-On Scouting TROOP TIME

I sometimes wonder whether becoming a scout leader was the right thing to do. It felt amazing at first. I was back out there, under the big sky, breathing... [read more]

Chapter 2 Lessons in Discretion SCOUT JACK BAILEY

My name is Mr. Smith, and I’ve been a scoutmaster for more years than I care to admit to. I recently took early retirement from a pretty stressful job... [read more]

Chapter 12 Boys Will be Boys TROOP TIME

I’ve been messing about with Jack for quite a while now. We slip away from everyone else as often as we can. We’ve certainly managed to master the... [read more]

Chapter 6 Horsing Around BUDDY CHECK

Scout boys Cole and Jack have returned early from their hike. If truth be known, they were dawdling behind the others and so deep in conversation that... [read more]

Chapter 15 After Camping TROOP TIME

The boys got back to base camp in the middle of the afternoon. The three of them had been on an unsupervised, mini-expedition which had involved sleeping... [read more]