Day 2 – June 12, 2018

Agenda for the day

7:00 AM Breakfast Dining Tent
7:50 AM Break
8:00 AM Gilwell Field Assembly Gilwell Field
8:30 AM Course Photos
8:50 AM Troop Meeting Activity Field
10:35 AM Break
10:45 AM Leveraging Diversity Through Inclusiveness Gilwell Hall
11:15 AM Stages of Team Development Gilwell Hall
12:05 PM Lunch Dining Tent
1:00 PM Patrol Leaders’ Council PLC Area
1:00 PM Chaplain Aide meeting Chaplain Area
1:40 PM Communication Patrol Site
2:30 PM Break
2:40 PM Project Planning Gilwell Hall
3:30 PM Inter-patrol activity Activity Field
4:50 PM Patrol Meeting Patrol Site
5:50 PM Break
6:00 PM Dinner Dining Tent
6:50 PM Wood Badge Game Show Gilwell Hall
7:40 PM Break
7:50 PM The Game of Life Gilwell Hall
8:40 PM Cracker Barrel Dining Tent

Yesterday’s Highlights



Program Patrol Day 2: BOBWHITE

Service Patrol Day 2: BEAR

Service and Program Patrol Responsibilities

Each day, one patrol will act as the service patrol and one patrol will be the program patrol. The period of service will extend from the morning’s troop assembly on Gilwell Field until the following morning’s assembly.

Program Patrol Responsibilities
– Conduct the next morning’s flag raising ceremony (before the program duties are handed off to the next patrol).
– As part of the flag raising ceremony, present the historic flag for the day and lead the group in a song associated with that flag.
– Lower the flags in the evening and return them to the Quartermaster.
– Ensure that necessary equipment is on hand before the start of each training session, as requested by the staff member in charge.
– Be prepared to lead a prayer before each troop meal.
– Be prepared to lead the troop in a song when requested.
– Provide leadership for the DAY FOUR participant campfire.

Service Patrol Responsibilities
– Be responsible for the general cleanliness of the camp, especially the latrines, washing places, meeting areas, and the campfire circle.
– Assist the Quartermaster just prior to and after meals as needed.
– Assist the Quartermaster with the evening Cracker Barrel as needed.
– Lay campfires when requested, and extinguish fires when finished.


Patrol Projects

Each patrol is to choose an issue with relevance to all three program areas, (Cub Scouting, Scouting BSA, and Venturing), discuss and decide on a “best practice” solution, and develop a presentation to share the information with the entire troop on the afternoon of Day Five.

■ The project must illustrate a program element or theme of Scouting that is clearly a part of all three programs—Cub Scouting, Scouting BSA, Venturing—and must consist of both a self-explanatory display and an oral presentation.
■ Possible topics include (but are not limited to) advancement, adventure, athletics, citizenship, codes of ethics, conservation, diversity, family involvement, finance, leadership training, learning, outdoor activities, public service, recognition, recruiting (volunteers or youth), safety, and uniforms. For example, a project discussion could revolve around how to get more adult leaders trained in all unit types (and could include board training, if applicable).
■ Elements of the project could be a game, role-play, demonstration, or narrative. There are no restrictions on creativity or method of presentation. Visual props are encouraged.
■ Patrol members must reach a consensus regarding the topic of their project by the morning of Day Two. The patrol scribe will write a brief description of the topic to be presented by the patrol leader to the senior patrol leader for approval. Approval must be gained no later than the Day Two patrol leaders’ council meeting.
■ Each patrol will have 15 minutes to present their project. Patrol members must keep that time limit in mind as they prepare and rehearse their presentations.
■ The quality of each project should meet or exceed the standard set by the staff exhibit observed on the morning of Day One.
■ The quartermaster will make available a variety of materials for patrols to use in constructing their projects. In keeping with the Leave No Trace standards of Wood Badge, patrols may not use native materials found at the course sites.
■ At patrol leaders’ council meetings from Day Two through Day Five, patrol leaders will offer status reports on the progress of their patrol projects.
■ On the afternoon of Day Five, the patrol projects must be presented in a manner in which all patrol members have substantial participation.
■ All Wood Badge participants are expected to contribute to the success of their patrols during the development and presentation of projects. The final product should clearly reflect the combined efforts of many individual talents.

Critter Corral

The Beaver Patrol is off to a great start in Troop 1.  Jay Stuart was elected as Patrol Leader, Cory Roberts as Assistant Patrol Leader, Amanda Clancy as Scribe, and Scott Beckett will be Chaplain’s Aide for the week.  We joined with the Bobwhites for the puzzle challenge and were the first team to finish!  We have been diligently collecting photos, some of which are below and we will post the rest to the course Facebook page.



A Bobwhite Haiku:
Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts
We now know how to waggle.
Denner is a word?



Our first day as the Eagle patrol was an amazing experience.  We welcomed members, David, Benny, Dan, Alex, and Michaela. As Eagles, we excelled in creating our totem and designing our flag ahead of schedule. Eagles soar!



What does the fox say?

Hopefully, we’ll find out tomorrow!




WHO OWLS? WE OWLS! From the WB@SBR1 Owls!

The most compelling part of Day #1 was meeting our unit and leader. We got to know each other better through a listening and feedback session. We struggled through the woggle making effort, but then thoroughly enjoyed collaboratively creating our totem.

Our team is 75% brand new to Scouting so there are A LOT of basic terms and structure learning on our team. We are all focused on “being in the moment” so we can absorb as much as possible. Yeah

We are thrilled to be a part of the first Wood Badge at The Summit!


It is great to be at the top of the food chain!  As kind and gentle as a Bob White may be, there is no beating the claw of the bear.  Certainly you can now understand why the Bear patrol totem is so representative of the strength and unity that comes from being a member of the Bear patrol.

The Bear Patrol enjoyed the “meat” of the day during the Blue and Gold Dinner and wants to thank the quartermaster for being so kind and and diligent preparing a protein rich meal for our enjoyment.  The Bear Patrol would also like to thank the Eagle Patrol for gracing the troop with their presence.


Aho from the Summit Bechtel Reserve in beautiful West Virginia!

Aho is hello in the Native American Latoka language and the esteemed Buffalo Patrol sends its greetings and salutations from WB@SBR1.  We have been productive on our woggle neckerchief slides.  Although not the easiest task, we are being good Scouts and “doing our best.”  Charles May has found that it is difficult to woggle and listen or to woggle and walk.  Meanwhile, Lisa Hott exclaimed that the “woggle struggle is real!”
Today has been full of excitement, new adventures and singing out of tune.  The Blue and Gold was memorable, especially walking over the mini-New Bridge and crossing over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.
The following are the members of the Buffalo Patrol:
Jim Hester.  Jim has been involved in Scouting for 15 years.  Jim lives in Westfield, IN and is currently the District Commisioner in the Del Mi District.  He is in sales at Roche Diagnostics.  Jim enjoys the opportunity to spend quality time with his boys that scouting provides.

Charles May.  Charles has been involved in Scouting since this morning.  Charles lives in Las Vegas, NV.  Charles is a Financial Controller in Family Office Yamagata Group.  He enjoys the comraderie and team-work in Scouting.

Lisa Hott.  Lisa Hott has been employed at the BSA National Office for 37 years and lives in Justin, TX.  Lisa is currently the Client Services Manager in the BSA Corporate Engagement Office.  She is proud to be working for the youth of America.

Mike Resener.  Mike has been involved in Scouting for 40 years as a youth and adult.  Mike is an Eagle Scout.  He lives in Carmel, IN and is an attorney at Franciscan Health.  Mike enjoys the time spent with his boys, mentoring children and the opportunities to be involved in the community that Scouting makes possible.
Brent Brandon.  Brent is the Buffalo Patrol Troop Guide.  He has been involved in Scouting for 44 years as a youth and adult.  Brent is an Eagle Scout.  He lives in Denver, CO and is the Team Manager of the Estate Services Group at Charles Schwab.
Tatanko Out.


Day 1 of Wood Badge has been a success, and the Antelope Patrol has already shown its superiority as fastest and most intelligent animal among the Troop 1 patrol critters by being the first patrol to finish and wear the new woggle slides with our troop neckerchiefs.

Our first day included such successes as building new camaraderie as a den, crossing over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, completing the puzzle quickly with the Buffalo Patrol, and taking an extended break thanks to our SPL, John Rombach…oops!

We’ve also enjoyed learning more about Scouting, leadership, and effective listening. Three inspiring events of the day were, (1) our opening flag ceremony, (2) the crossing over ceremony, and (3) the unified oath taken by each patrol leader.

One of today’s challenges was hearing the constant rifle fire with fear of taking a direct, mis-aimed shot. Another challenge (and fun one to watch) has been figuring out the human-proofed garbage bins. Unless the bears can outsmart a dozen Scouters, the trash is safe :). Lastly, our patrol has been stretched to remember which of our two Scotts are Scott L or Scott W in our patrol without the aid of the name badge.

Can you tell which Scott is which?

Go antelopes!!











Helpful Resources

BSA Youth Protection

Guide to Awards and Insignia

Guide to Safe Scouting

Leave No Trace

Merit Badge Requirements

Troop Leader Resources


Sea Scouts

STEM Scouts


Funny Headlines

You Had One Job

Puns and One-liners

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.  – Thomas A. Edison

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.  – Peggy O’Mara