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Did any of you do woodbadge while your primary position was "Unit Scouter Reserve" or "Merit Badge Counselor"?  Or are you familiar with people who have done so?  What sort of ticket items?

I attended the woodbadge course last year. But prior to completing all my ticket items I resigned from my troop position. (I'd rather not go into details, but unresolved disputes between troop adults - disputes exacerbated by covid - were a major factor.)

I am glad I attended woodbadge, whether or not I complete my ticket. I am wondering whether to attempt completing my ticket, despite the change in position.  Woodbadge counselor is willing to consider changes to ticket.  Some of my orginal ticket ideas were really only relevant to my old position or not doable currently due to covid.

My kid is still actively involved in the troop.

 

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The ticket is the most educational part of WB because it's On the job training. As the WB ticket counselor (Troop Guide ASM), I would guide you to write the ticket toward getting experiences in your position. And, it's a lot more fun too.

Barry

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What position do you see yourself having in the future? I agree with Barry that the ticket can make all the difference. Unfortunately for me my counselor couldn't care less.

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Sorry for the contested circumstances that lead to your moving on. But, this is a unique opportunity. It sounds like you started to work your ticket and came up against things you couldn't control. So you got some real-world experience in writing tickets! And you have an encouraging counselor.

What would you like to accomplish in the next six months? What stuff did you start doing in this new position that you'd really like to give a boost? Answer those questions and you'll probably have enough ticket items for four MBC's. or 92U's. Hopefully your counselor will help you prioritize.

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Well, like a lot of things Scouty, "It Depends" . . . 

When I took WB,  my Scout was bridging into Boy Scouts, my good wife was the CSDC Director  ( I served as her First Assistant Everything Else) and I became an ASM in my Scout's  Troop ( which had been my original Troop many moon ago. Another story).  Having helped with CSDC alot (ALOT !) many of my developed tickets were Cub Scout directed.  "No, no, you can't do that" my Patrol Guides said, "You are registered as a Boy Scout Leader, therefore, your tickets  MUST be connected with Boy, NOT Cub Scouting...."   "but, but, but..."         What to do?  They were good, approvable tickets.   The WB folks conferred.  "You should be a COMMISSIONER !"  "great ! What's a Commissioner?  "  I'd never heard of them.   Well, two days later, I was registered as a Commissioner (They Can Do Anything !  In Any Part Of Scouting!)   , my tickets were accepted, and I was off.  

Perhaps, Treflienneyou might consider reregistering with your District leadership as a Commisher.  MBC is great, but Commissishers are privy to alot,  your experience can be lent to many others.   

Just a thought.   

Good Scouting to you and yours, see you on the trail.....

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