New girls in Scouting in Issues & Politics Posted September 25, 2018 2 hours ago, Eagledad said: One Council Trainer said that he was watching Wood Badge course change from a leadership skills course to a scout skills for adults before his eyes and there was nothing he could do about it. His trainers needed training because they were hung up on scout skills basics. And from the YPT2 thread: 1 hour ago, Eagledad said: But, finding leaders willing to take over at Webelos is challenging enough without finding one with outdoors experienced. So, where is the right place to fill in the missing scout skills? I went to IOLS and it seemed more like a very-fast-overview of what you should know, than a way to actually learn it. Some stuff I am fine on: knots, lashing, pocket knives, camp saws, cooking over a campfire, etc. Other stuff I don't know yet: axes, water purification, bear canisters, etc.