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Tagged With: Wood Badge

Where did Scouting get the Neckerchief?

If Sir Robert Baden-Powell was a British war hero, how did Scouting end up with the campaign hat and neckerchief as symbols, two items very much from the American West? Good question, I say. Actually, it is a question that never crossed my mind until the beginning of a presentation at our council’s Wood Badge … Continue reading »

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Philmont Leadership Challenge

“Why are you here and what do you expect to get out of this course?” That’s a pretty different way to kick off a BSA training course. Truth is, I signed up for the Philmont Leadership Challenge after learning these five things: It was at Philmont It builds upon the training you receive during Wood … Continue reading »

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Sir Robert Baden-Powell’s Birthday

Sir Robert Baden-Powell was born on February 22, 1857 making today his 154th birthday. After returning from Africa as a hero in the Bohr War he noticed his military manual “Aids to Scouting” was being used by boys all round the country. In 1907 he organized the first camp at Brownsea Island where he tested … Continue reading »

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A friend of mine shared this TED talk, and I thought it calls out the baggage we add to the term “leadership” and how a change in our perspective calls us all to be leaders. We have elevated leadership to a world-changing ideal. We celebrate only the truly phenomenal actions as leadership and soon it … Continue reading »

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A Training Vacation

One of my Wood Badge ticket items is to attend a training course for Cubmasters that goes beyond what is covered in the Position-specific training. The second part of that ticket item is to bring back something I learned and implement it in my pack. It was part of the same quest that brought me … Continue reading »

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…and now we resume our regularly scheduled program

On Independence Day I met up with a friend and Roundtable co-conspirator at the district’s recruiting booth. He reminded me that this blog is overdue for an update and I left him hanging with the end of the 100 Days of Scouting. So here you go Mike! To wrap up 100 days of scouting: Days … Continue reading »

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Day 49-62: Gilwell

Thirteen days is a big spread to cover all at once, but the last two weeks has had one unifying theme: my Wood Badge course, W5-61-11-1. I have started, deleted, and re-started a blog post about my Wood Badge experience three times now. When asked about whether Wood Badge is worth the time and expense … Continue reading »

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Day 48: Wood Badge Day Three

I’m not sure how exhausted I’ll be tonight to fill you in on what happend during my first weekend at Wood Badge, so I’ve scheduled this as my 100 Days of Scouting update for today. I’m still at Wood Badge, making friends and learning things. But rest assured, I’ll be posting something soon. Or you … Continue reading »

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Day 47: Wood Badge Day Two

Another full day of scouting stuff that I’ll tell you all about when I get back. I’ll be camping out in my tent, hopefully I’ll get to see more stars than we’ve got around town. See y’all tomorrow!

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Day 46: Wood Badge Day One

Today bright and early at 7 AM was the start to my Wood Badge course, W5-61-11-1. I am sure I am having lots of fun and learning a lot. I’ll tell you all about it when I get back. I think that qualifies as doing something scouting related today. Might be hard pressed to find … Continue reading »

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