99 days left for the 100th Anniversary of the BSA:
Our Pack is going to Webelos Woods that is put on by Wapiti District at Adventure Cove on the Oregon Coast. Because of this, we actually have to do a tour permit. All of our trips have been within 50 miles of Portland. The Bears have done no trips longer than that, even to camp. That being the case, this trip is 18 miles roundtrip.
So, off to myscouting.org and trying out that new thing called “Online Trip Permit”. Wow… I can fill out a medical form fast than this. Off to the Council Office I go after lunch. I spent about 30 minutes there working with the lady who actually processes all the permits. (or rejects them in my case). I explained that I am new to this and need to get it in and sorry that I am under the 2 week requirement. She states that there are people who do it day of, so I am fine. (Not to self…..do it early as possible!)
She walks me through it all and I realize that I need Hazardous Weather. Ok, started that awhile ago, just need to finish. Still need BALOO training, but that should be taken care of at Wapiti Webelos Woods since they have training there this weekend. I am also looking into BALOO in other districts. I just cannot overtax my wife in weekends away or she will hate SCOUTING!
WOOD BADGE for Cascade Pacific Council.
2011 Wood Badge course dates announced and I am very very happy! I emailed a note to the course director who was at my session letting her know that I want to volunteer. She asked me for this session, but I was not able to go….
Our council is offering a spring 2011 course. Save the dates:
Weekend 1 dates: April 29-May 1 at Camp Clark
Weekend 2 dates: May 13-15 at Camp Cooper
The cost will be $195.00. A deposit of $85.00 is required when registering.