Today, on Leap Year no less, I was notified by two Bobwhites that they are done with their tickets. On Monday of this week I got my first notice that one was done as well. Now, I pretty much knew that they were close. A good Troop Guide keeps tabs on his Peeps, er Patrol.
The Bobwhites are from the W1491-11 Course in the Cascade Pacific Council. There are six Bobwhites within the Patrol. They are all great men and I count them as friends. Yes, some of them do follow this blog and friend me on Facebook and Google+. I do get to see some of them around the Council and even bumped into one of their wives.
I have reached out to several of them for help within my own Scouting career and asked for advice. Just because I am a Troop Guide, does not mean I know it all. If I did, you all should run away.
Today was a good day within the world of Scouting. Our course has been over for about nine months. We have nine months to go and half of the Patrol have completed their tickets. I am proud of them all.
I am a Beaver and a good ol Beaver too. But I am a proud Troop Guide of Bobwhites! They are my Peeps!
+++++++++++++++++A note about Wood Badge++++++++++++++++++++
Wood Badge courses are given throughout the United States of America and in Council’s overseas. If you have gone through Wood Badge, you understand what it can and will do for you, your Scout Unit and your life. If you do not know what Wood Badge is or what it can do for you, please contact your local Wood Badger. Hopefully they can tell you what it did for them. Wood Badge can change lives. It can make you closer to your family and help save your Scout Unit. I have seen it happen.
I will say that before you go to Wood Badge, that you should avail yourself to any and all of the training that Scouting has to offer. Whether you take it online or in person at a Pow-wow, Program & Training Conference or University of Scouting or other District event, get trained. You will understand your position and how Scouting is supposed to work before you get to Wood Badge.
Wood Badge isn’t Lean Six Sigma. LSS is highly boring and in my estimation helps people find faults and figures how to get rid of them. Wood Badge helps you find what you love or what you want to correct and/or enhance and puts you to work. It’s not boring, it’s Fun!