Ok, so what exactly have I been babbling about this whole time, and will do in another post? Preparedness. This amazing article sums most of it up. It is important to prepare ahead of time to make sure that your troop is getting everything they can out of scouting, and to keep everything together in an orderly fashion.
And now, for my next set of challenges, starting up a new troop sooner, rather than later.... as in next month. Fingers crossed!