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Not my first post, I've lurked a long time and posted a few times but realized I never introduced myself here in this forum. My name is Anthony. I starting scouts as a wolf, went through Webelos, earned my Arrow of light, transitioned to boy scouts and earned Eagle Scout in 1989- 2 months before turning 18. Since that time, I did a brief stint as assistant scout master, but my most painful steps have been as a committee chair starting a cub scout pack from the ground up (e.g. zero transfers) three years ago. After a huge re-learning curve for me and teaching a lot of other parents how a scouting program should operate, we're arguably one of the most successful packs in our district. We've even been able to donate a very large donation and start a Boy Scout troop bearing our same number. I've attended Wood Badge training at Philmont last summer and still find this forum to be a better source of knowledge than *any* training I've ever found through the BSA (no disrespect intended).

 

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Welcome, I agree, with this is the best training.. I think because people here will tell you what BSA does not want you to know.. They also have the time to discuss your specific problems, where as in a class environment, you can only spend so long on personal specific issues or you wont finish the course in a timely manner.. But, you learn alot be looking at the problem solving of the issues.

 

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Welcome Anthony. And I also agree with you. You can learn some things in a classroom, but here you can get a better feel of what does and does not work in the real world of scouting.

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