3 things to do

It’s a new year, and way over 99 years to go to the 200th Anniversary. So, let’s get started. I have three non-Pack 221 related projects on board.  This is what happens when you keep going to Roundtables and networking with Scouters in the Council, your home District and other Districts.






I some how volunteered to help out with Friends of Scouting in my District.  Which when I look back at it,  I think great I get to give a dumb speech to parents who already went through Popcorn, Re-chartering and paying Pack related dues.

Not so fast…..  It’s not a dumb speech.  It’s an important speech.  The talk itself can be boring, but you need to inject yourself into it.  Bring it to life for those you are speaking to.  Yes, it’s about 10 minutes, and public speaking is one of the most feared things to do.

As the Cub master, it is my position to be the public spokesman and Master of Ceremonies for all things pack related.  So, why can’t I do FOS?   I know a lot about the Cub Scout program and Scouting in general.  I get myself involed with re-chartering and the basic details of the Pack finances.  I also attend as many roundtables as I possible can.  I have gone to Wood Badge and Pow-wow to learn a lot more about how to have fun.  I can do this.

Every District has there challenges. Raising money is tough.  However, if you are  Enthusiastic about Scouting and can inject it into the 10 min talk, then the FOS speech will go well.


I am off to a Roundtable in the Inland Northwest Council.  I am actually going to help out on a Wood Badge ticket for , Phil Peck a Bobwhite!   He will be able to knock out one ticket item in one night!  I am pretty excited!

The two things that I am going to talk about is my experince with Wood Badge and how I learn about Scouting.  Meaning, podcasts, blogs, twitter, facebook, websites & forums.  This will becoming from the Cubscout perspective and from a Scouter outside the District and Council.

I am very excited to do this for several reasons.  I get to help a fellow Wood Badger finish a ticket item.  I get to see how Scouters operate in another Council. I also get to talk about Scouting and all the various ways I use the Internet to learn.  It is because of the Internet that I met Phil via Twitter.  I was on business in his town and was able to meet up for coffee at Starbucks.  I think we met for an hour, but there are so many similarities it was like we knew each other for a long time.

Finally, and not least….




WOOD BADGE WE1-492-11.  It is in April/May for Cascade Pacific Council!  We are currently half way to getting a FULL group of Wonderful Scouters!

Our first meeting as Staffers is on January 15th.  This is a huge honor for myself.  In talking to those who staffed it in the past, they learn more about Wood Badge than going through the first time.  Love that.  Bring on the Kool-aid.

The only sticking point that I forsee in this whole Wood Badge course is that Scoutmaster Jerry is there with me.  I think he is angling for………… some medium sized water animal that builds dams and lodges…….

I will be happy with whatever patrol I get, since they will be mentored by a BEAVER!

Yours in Scouting…….

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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