Today is my one year anniversary of getting my Wood Badge Beads. My fellow Beaver Kent also got his Beads a the same time. He invited me to his Troop’s Court of Honor to have the Ceremony. All but one us got their Beads. Kent and I went to all but one of our Patrol mates Beading ceremony. Not a bad track record overall.
Here is a blog about the Beading event. To me, it is pretty amazing that it happened. I am very grateful to all who were there and helped me accomplish the goals within my ticket.
I started my journey in September 2009 and I am now on staff for W1-492-11 as a Troop Guide. I have grown and learned a lot. Am I smarter? I could be. I just understand more about Scouting and understand more about the game. I am very excited when I hear and see other friends who are going to, signing up, coming back from Wood Badge and working their ticket. I have had the pleasure in helping one person complete a ticket item. I know that when the Patrol starts theirs, I get to see them accomplish their dreams and affect the lives of those who they serve.
Here’s to eight more beadings in the next 18 months!