>Days 4, 5, and 6 were eventful and plenty of good Scouting Moments…
Unfortunately I have not taken the time, till now to sit down and jot down the thoughts… well I am going to claim that time and space was the reason. Friday (day 4) was my Birthday.. and I made a pretty good attempt at not being on the computer.. between a very full day at work and going out to dinner with my family, Friday and posting on the blog just was not going to happen…
But Friday did allow for some pretty good moments in my Scouting life.
I am going to call days 4, 5, and 6.. Wood Badge days.
Friday, I answered questions via phone from 6 Scouters from our district regarding the upcoming Wood Badge course. I shared with them what they could expect from the course and how it has impacted my life. Wood Badge has been one thing that as a Scouter I can point to and say has impacted every part of my adult life. Camping, teaching scouts, National Jamboree, being a District trainer.. none of that compared to the lasting impact that Wood Badge has had on me as a person, a Dad, an employee, and of course as a Scouter.
So then Saturday was our Wood Badge Staff development training. I can go on an on about it.. but lets just say that in the context of Wood Badge and Scouting.. the Troop Guides (and Staff in general) moved a step closer to being a “High Performance Team”.
We practiced presentations, got to know one another a bit more.. ate a nice meal.. and watched a video called FISH!… I can honestly say that one video made my day. FISH is a video that introduces the institutional philosophy of a Fish marker in Seattle, Washington. Essentially they have 4 principles, and I won’t go into great detail in this post, but these four principles are the driving force in the success of their business. They are simple and tested to be effective and while I know that I use them in my everyday life currently, I will make an effort to do it more in the future.
The principles are: Play, Make their Day, Be there, and Choose your attitude. If your organization (Pack, Troop, Crew, District) wants more information.. and I think you do.. hit that link I put up.. or this one LINK!
Anyway.. the FISH presentation made my day yesterday.. and that is my Scouting moment for Saturday.
Today is Sunday.. and I suppose I will have to recap the goings on of today later.
All I can say for certain is that every time I come out of a Wood Badge event.. my batteries are charged and I am better for it.
Have a Great Scouting Day!
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