Well, it has been a while since I have felt like a newbie, but here I am about to start on my next adventure in Scouting.
I have been active for 8 years on the Cub Scouting end of things as a Tiger leader, Cub leader, Webelos leader, assistant Cubmaster and Cubmaster. I have taken all training associated with these positions including BALOO, WLOT, Trainer Development and Wood Badge (NE I-220) and had the pleasure of serving on staff as a troop guide for Wood Badge course NE I-243.
My oldest son is a Life Scout working on his Eagle. My youngest is a 5th grade Webelos Scout working on Arrow of Light and looking forward to Boy Scouts.
A few months ago my DE asked me to be the Cub Training Chair for the district. After some thought, I really wanted to take this on. My district has not had good training for quite some time. I will basically be building training up from scratch.
I know I will have some questions for the group, right now I don't know enough to know what to ask! My first training is less than a month away, but I will be asking current staff members to run the training like they have done in the past. After that, I will have several months to plan my next training.
Any tips or pointers that ya'll may have for someone just starting out would be most welcomed!
Yours in Scouting,
Scouter in NH
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From: "Ken Guarino fguarino@... [scouter_t]" <email@example.com>
Hi all,I am just joining the group and hope to be able to share my experiences and obtain insight / tips, etc. from other members. A brief background:Have been a scouter for 24 years, both my sons are Eagles, and I’ve worn MANY hats on the district and unit level. Various Cub positions on committee and as a den leader, spent 14 years with a troop as a committee member and 7 years as Scoutmaster. Currently a Unit Commissioner and a District Training Chairman in the Theodore Roosevelt Council in New York. Silver Beaver recipient, OA vigil, Wood Badge Eagle.Ken