My name is Mike Lodes, I was a Cub Scout for about a month as a youth. I’ve been an adult leader in scouts since my oldest son was a Tiger, serving as a Den Leader, CubMaster, Pack Committee Member, Pack Advancement Chair, Assistant Scoutmaster, Chartered Organization Rep, District Committee Member and Scoutmaster.
The name of the blog is a nod to the ongoing joke (I think they are joking?) around our Council that when you volunteer for Scouting, they are only asking for an average of one hour a week. I’m not sure how that works out. Maybe your average over your lifetime?
The purpose of the blog is to formalize some of the successes and challenges that I am having along the trail, for perspective, reflection and hopefully to smooth things out for others coming along the trail as well.