Pardon my extended absence. I've been MIA for about 2 months -- my apologies to the
other moderators on the list.
My name is Ida Lively and my Yahoo! nick is JVC_Scout_Mom.
I'm the Nittany Mountain District Training Chair in the Juniata Valley Council.
During my 10 years of Scouting, I've held several scouting positions including: Cub Scout
Committee, Troop Committee, Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner, District Training
Committee and Council Training Committee.
I've taken most of the Training available -- I feel that I can't recommend a person take a
course without knowing what is included in the course. This comes in handy when a
Scouter comes to me and says "Courses X and Y are offered at the same time, and I can
only take one of them, which do you recommend?" or if they're on separate weekends, "I
can't take that much time away from my family, which do you recommend?" [This
happens a lot!]
In 2004, I had the great opportunity to visit Philmont Scout Ranch for training (with Ed,
Fred and Jane -- and others who may be lurking on the list).
Last year, I was privileged to assist at the National Jamboree in the Electronics Merit Badge
I truly believe that EVERY BOY DESERVES A TRAINED LEADER, and I make sure that the
people who attend courses that I direct know that I do appreciate them taking the time to
take training and that the boys will receive a better program for their attending.
So, that's me .... I'm glad to be back.
- I used to be a Beaver ... (NE-IV-181)