Leader’s Minutes

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With Props Without Props Part 1 Without Props Part 2


The presentation of a good Scoutmaster’s Minute (Leader’s Minute) can contribute nicely to a troop meeting’s success. Occurring right before the closing, what’s communicated is are thoughts the Scouts can take home with them. In a boy-run troop, the Scoutmaster’s Minute is the only occasion when the Scoutmaster is right up front and addresses the whole troop. Therefore, it’s an ideal opportunity to convey a special message of inspiration. Many of the Scoutmaster’s Minutes listed in this section are parables—short stories about everyday people and occurrences that illustrate a moral attitude and positive thinking.


  • Well-rehearsed
  • Personalized and delivered with good eye contact and expression
  • To the point, presenting a single, clear lesson
  • Well-paced, not overly-long and drawn out
  • Drawn upon events or circumstances that Scout-age boys can relate to
  • Applicable for all of us (using”we” instead of “you” while addressing the Scouts)

ScoutCast: The Scoutmaster’s Minute

The many examples listed in this section can be adapted and used as a point of reference to inspire Scouts, open their eyes, and/or get them thinking. At the same time, the best Scoutmaster’s minutes are those drawn from real life experiences that can be delivered in a way that is genuine and natural. Worthwhile stories and accounts with a positive message can be shared most effectively when they have a personal connection and appeal to the presenter.

Sample of a Scoutmaster’s Minute With Props (video)
Sample of a Scoutmaster’s Minute Without Props (video)

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