My WoodBadge Experince

Walking into Woodbadge I have no idea what I was getting myself into.  I knew that I would learn a lot.  I only attained Wolf in Cubscouts in my whole Scouting career before rejoining in 2008.  I did not know the culture and what to do.  I had limited experince as a Tiger Den Leader.  I just had the desire to learn more about Scouting.

The session Thursday to Saturday is all book learning and coming together.  We learn how to become a team.  Forming, Norming and Storming!  We also learn how to listen and commuicate.

The bonds we formed in this session were and are strong.   The second session is where we put it all together, put on skits, make food for our patrol and guests and give a presentation.  We also did a Leave No Trace/Project at the Camp Gilwell (Camp Cooper).

In the end, I had to create a ticket consisting of five projects that would benefit my Pack directly.  It also had to include a diversity (religious) item.

  1. Completion of Celebrating 100 Years – A Year of Celebration
  2. Improve Cub Master Program within Pack 221.  (I went to POW-WOW and took seven classes)
  3. Have Pack earn Leave No Trace.  (Since this is becoming a BSA item, it just made sense.)
  4. Create awareness within the Pack of Native American Traditions.  (This was accomplished at Arrow of Light Ceremony.  My Troop Guide and friend did a Native American Flute Ceremony and presentation.)
  5. Create a training and tracking opportunities within the Pack for Leaders and Cubs.  (I had the pack buy Packmaster/Pack Ledger so we can track all accomplishments.  I also promoted all training sessions at the council and district level and online.)

Currently I have only the Leave No Trace section to go and I will be getting beaded.  This should be completed in March with beading on March 29th.

About Adam R. Cox

Current Skyloo District Commissioner Current Skyloo District & Council Trainer Current Council Member at Large (Cascade Pacific Council) Former Tiger DL & CM of P221 in Pioneer District Former Skyloo District CS Roundtable Commissioner. Former Ast Council Commissioner for Commissioner Tools and Communication Former Pioneer District Training Chair WE1-492-09 Beaver W1-492-11 Bobwhite TG ASM Logistic W1-492-17-2
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One Response to My WoodBadge Experince

  1. Jeff says:

    Congrats on your wood badge accomplishment. I am clsoe to completing mine. I have been focusing on making our troop more boy lead. We are getting closer, but I think we have a year to go before we are truely there.


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