Same Idea, Different Story

I have had several people reach out to me over the past weeks about an upcoming movie titled, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Some have asked if it is based on my book, Scouts of the Apocalypse. Some have asked if I’m going to go after the studio for stealing my idea. In both cases, the answer is NO! I have long known that ideas were the easy part of the story. Everyone has ideas about things all the time. It is the execution of the idea that makes it both unique and valuable. Since I first told the story of Scouts of the Apocalypse around the campfire and then podcast it I have seen evidence of several similar ideas. Scouts having […]

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Adventure Doesn’t Always Equal Danger

I have come to the realization that having an adventure doesn’t necessary mean being in danger. Case in point is my trip to the World Scout Jamboree in Japan. At no point in the trip was I ever really in danger although attending the jamboree along with the pre-camp and stay with a Tokyo family was definitely the adventure of a lifetime. (You could argue, I suppose, that being on an airplane for 14 and 12 hours respectively constitutes danger, but really?) Granted, some adventures ARE dangerous. Climbing Mount Everest is most definitely dangerous AND an adventure. Going up and then down a slide for the very first time is also an adventure (and possibly dangerous if child has no […]

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World Scout Jamboree – Awesome Adventure Pt. 3

I wanted to finish this little series of posts by talking about what I learned while away at the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan. This could be the toughest one to properly talk about because they say, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Granted I am neither particularly old nor a dog, but there were days, let me tell you. To better understand some of the learnings, let me break down the actual trip into its major component parts: Days 1 – 4       Travel and a pre-camp in Hong Kong Day 5              Travel from Hong Kong to Fukuoka Japan (and jamboree site) Days 6 – 16     World Scout Jamboree Days 17 – 19   Home stay […]

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