There are two posts today that really caught my eye. The first was from Scoutmaster Jerry. In there, he talked about a program called Fish! This 2o minute video physically changed lives as we sat on our butts. On our breakout for the Troop Guides, we got asked a clarifying question which completely changed our outlook and re-defined us. I would love to tell you more, but you HAVE TO COME TO WOODBADGE to find out. Sorry, I really cannot give away everything. But, we are even more excited!
The second blog that I read today was from Kevin Devin. In an earlier tweet that I saw of his, he talked about looking for training out of Council. Apparently he lives right on the border of another Council. Closer to their training than his. I took at look at the Mt Baker BSA Council website and they have training all laid out. Not just Woodbadge, but BALOO, IOLS, Powder Horn and others. Now, I love training. I will take training sooner than you can say Cracker Barrel or Free Patches here! Good training! While a lot of us go on and on about Woodbadge this and Woodbadge that and “You might be a Woodbadger if!” But, what about all the others? You need OWLS, IOLS, BALOO, POWDERHORN, EDGE to name a few. Let’s talk about those. While you can use Woodbadge in your everyday life, BALOO gives the Tiger Den Leader and other Den Leaders the chance to go on Pack Camping. OWLS/IOLS only expand upon this training getting Webelos/Boy Scouts out on the trail.
With all this Outdoor Training, there is still the basic’s of running a Pack & Den meeting. Even Martha needs to practice her Glue gun skills.
So, take classes that help develop your skills.