Category Archives: Wood Badge

Living or Dying

A Scout Troop is a family.. and it’s either living or dying.  It’s either growing or shrinking, viable or withering on the vine.  There are many reasons for this, but the point of the matter is that if we are … Continue reading

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Fraternity

fra·ter·ni·ty frəˈtərnətē/ noun 1. a group of people sharing a common profession or interests. “members of the hunting fraternity” synonyms: profession, body of workers; a male students’ society in a university or college. synonyms: society, club, association; a religious or Masonic society … Continue reading

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Qualified, Trained Leaders

We often talk about having all of our adult leaders trained.  When we speak of training we are talking about the basics.  Has the adult completed Youth Protection?  Attended their Basic Course for the specific position?  And according to the … Continue reading

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Training for the Parents

It is often said that “Every Scout deserves a Trained Leader”… well.. sure.. Every Scout certainly deserves a trained leader, but do you really think that the Scout cares? The saying should say, “Every Parent deserves a Trained Leader”.  Right? … Continue reading

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Re Launch

Well, as promised.. there are going to be changes coming to the blog and the You Tube channel.  Yes, I am going to fully launch the You Tube channel as an extension of the blog.  Sort of like the podcast … Continue reading

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Passion

I just walked in the door from another fantastic Wood badge course.  W1-492-13 is now in its application phase and as the participants walked out of camp yesterday I could not help but think about the impact that was about … Continue reading

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Running to action

Bare with me while I try to collect my thoughts and try to share them in a coherent way… We just wrapped up the first session of Wood Badge course W1-492-13 and as is the case in or of  the … Continue reading

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