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An investment for the future

Back in March I told you about the start of my Cub Scout leader training - well since then I've been on a weekend training course in April; a full weekend covering 11 more modules towards gaining my wood badge;  the award following successful completion.

Arriving early-ish on the Saturday morning, it was introductions and straight into it. Dividing into section groups for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts; we listened, created, role-played, discussed and pondered right up until 9:40pm. Accommodation, was kipping down on the floor in the Scout HQ, following a trip to the local hostelry!

Our structure!Believe it or not this really did work - a team building exercise based on 'purchasing' items and deducting points
Another exerciseMaking and creating!

SO that in a nutshell was the first day. More of the same the following day and then down to me to get the modules validated. . .

Modules 1,2 and 3 have now been validated and so at this point I decided that I'd like to be invested into the Scouting movement. In other words, make my Scouting Promise and join the World Family of Scouts. An investiture can be made all the more special and memorable, by holding it at a Scouting event, for example a District Camp. I did just that. At the District Cub Camp, our ADC (Assistant District Commissioner), carried out my investiture around the camp fire in front of 150 Cub Scouts and their leaders.

My investitureMaking my Scouting Promise

I'll keep you up to date with the rest of the training - we're on our Summer break until September now, so might not get back to update for a bit!

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