Day 3 – June 13, 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 Interfaith Worship Service (Instructional) Chapel
9:20 AM Break
9:30 AM Troop Meeting Gilwell Hall
10:50 Break
11:00 AM Leading Edge / Teaching Edge Gilwell Hall
11:50 AM Lunch Dining Tent
12:40 PM Patrol Leaders’ Council PLC Area
12:40 PM Chaplain Aide meeting Chaplain Area
1:10 PM Conservation Project Planning
2:00 PM Managing Conflict Gilwell Hall
3:00 PM Patrol time Patrol Site
5:50 PM Break
6:00 PM Dinner / Patrol Flag Presentation Dining Tent
7:00 PM October Sky Gilwell Theater
9:00 PM Cracker Barrel Dining Tent

Yesterday’s Highlights

(and some from the evening before)


Program Patrol Day 3: EAGLE

Service Patrol Day 3: BUFFALO

Ticket Guidelines

As part of your Wood Badge experience, you are asked to develop a ticket – a list of personally relevant goals that will allow you to practice your new leadership skills in ways that strengthen scouting in your unit and beyond.

A Wood Badge ticket is:

  • based on your personal values and vision of success
  • a commitment
  • comprised of five SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Based) which support your current scouting responsibilities, at least one of which is diversity-focused.


Scouting Around the World

The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is the largest international Scouting organization. WOSM has 169 members. These members are recognized national Scout organizations, which collectively have over 40 million participants. WOSM was established in 1922. Its operational headquarters is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and its legal seat is in Geneva, Switzerland.

The WOSM’s current stated mission is “to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Scout Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society”. WOSM is organized into regions and operates with a conference, committee and bureau.

Critter Corral


Another great day from WB@ SBR1  !!

Our day started out with carrying out our official duties with breakfast prayer and presenting the flags at Gilwell field.

Our troop recognized that the flags were not properly displayed yesterday and we met with our SPL to make recommendations. SPL agreed and allowed us to proceed. We presented the Flag of The United States, The Historic Flag (Serapis flag) and the Troop 1 flag. We then transferred responsibility to Bobwhite Patrol for day 2.

We then participated in Zulu Ball activities with our troop successfully keeping 5 balls in the air for what seemed like hours on end.
Next we then practiced skills with Jet Boil stove instructions and employed our new communication methods. Other activities included ranking and alignment game. Again this employed new communication skills and teamwork.

We are now building our Soda Rocket which is undoubtably destined for international fame!



A Bobwhite Haiku:

Teams forming, storming,
Building consensus norming.





The PERFORMING Eagle Patrol has had quite a fun and exillerating day! We started the day playing zulu ball.  Led by our patrol leader, Benny, we used a star shaped formation to pass 5-6 tennis balls around.  We then improved our handicap with a score of 16 in the alignment game.  We thought we were playing golf!

Continuing the morning, Alex taught us how to use a lightweight, backpacking stove.  We then witnessed our troop guide wearing a funny mask for one of the trainings.  In the training session led by Carol McCarthy, Benny had the opportunity to present an example about the different stages of a team.

In the afternoon, Benny took part in the PLC and Dan represented our patrol in the Chaplain’s Aide Meeting.  After being led by Michaela in the communication trap game, we were then guided to success in the bottle rocket experiment after being taken to the Gilwell Space Center by the McCarthy’s.

In conclusion, you could say that Elton John was wrong. It’s not Benny and the Jets, it’s Benny and the Eagles!

Zulu Toss Video




Today the foxes scurried their way through to success, although we did have our fair share of problems, such as Brandon had his finger stuck in our bottle rocket sponsored by “PINK”. FOX QUICK AS A FOX FOX FOX FOX FOX FOX FOX FOX FOX FOX FOX FOX FOX FOX FOX FOX FOX FOX FOX FOX. (Repeat x8)










WHO?, I mean, WHERE are the owls today??











We have had a fantastic start to the day! We would like to introduce you to Goldilocks and the three bears. We have Sarah, Marc, Steve and Brent in our patrol. 3 out of 4 of our members are heavily involved in Scouting. Sarah is quickly learning. We have been dominating and beating the competition with our “bear” hands. Our patrol is working well together. Other teams are finding us unbearable. We have found that we communicate well and are all competitive.
We have completed the design of our totem, are working on our project and gaining ideas for our tickets. There is no holding us back! We have gained insight on diversity and teamwork today. This will help us with our project!!

Today lunch was great, but we would like people to know, “people in sleeping bags are the soft tacos of the Bear world.” I think we can all agree that tacos are pretty dang good!

Also, we would like to thank the Eagles for “showing up” to the candy toss today.





Our newest Scout, Charles May, is learning the real benefits of the Scout Motto to Be Prepared.  He now knows to have his Wood Badge Song Book on his person at all times.  We never know when the Gilwell Song will bust out.

The Buffalo Patrol has struggled with the two morning.  We quickly figured out that candy is lighter than air and we were not skilled in adapting to the windy conditions.  The other game involved passing multiple tennis balls among the groups and adding balls to add to the difficulty.  Being ambidextrous, or amphibious as one infamous athlete once observed, would have been a great benefit in this exercise.

Great diversity amongst our fears both as a patrol and as a society.  It was an interesting experience to rank our own fears and compare those to other patrol member fears and a national survey of fears.  This lesson on diversity was a good preparation for later lessons on the importance of diversity in team building.

Unfortunately, Charles blew up in the communication minefield while following Lisa’s directions.  It is undetermined whether it was an instruction giver or receiver error.

We had fun testing our project management skills in the rocket building exercise.  Unfortunately, our rocket building skills were a bit weak and our rocket flew like a wounded duck.  However, we did our best.

Tatanko out!



Don’t Shoot!

The Antelopes started off the day by once again setting the example as the only patrol to step forward to sing our verse of all Wood Badgers’ FAVORITE song (it’s your favorite song too!).

In our patrol session, we learned “how not to burn yourself and still get fed in the back country.”

Using the Antelopes’ superior sense of awareness, we witnessed a bear doing what bears do…taking people’s stuff!










Additionally, the antelopes have outsmarted the bears and made our way into the human-proof trash cans.

Get to know your Antelopes:

Kyle Bybee is here with Yamagata Enterprises Family Office but is also an avid Scouter. He was active as a youth, and currently serves as the the Charter Organization Representative for his unit (Troop , Las Vegas, NV). Little known fact: Kyle is also an Owl. Kyle is blessed with about a thousand kids, and some of them are even in Scouts.

Ekaterina Wassel joins us from Indianapolis, but was born in Omsk, Russia. She teaches high school students by day, and serves the community as an English as a Second Language teacher by night. Her son is currently Second Class scout in Avon Troop 307.

Scott Laster was born in Ohio, and now calls Indiana home. He is a sales engineer for Schneider Electric. He is the father of an Arrow of Light, a Bear, a Tiger, and a 3 year old daughter. Scott serves Hagerstown Pack 3 as WEBELOS Den Leader, and will apparently be in that role for the foreseeable future. His wife serves as Cub Master for Pack 3 and is currently shuttling back and forth to Day Camp at Bear Creek.

Scott Wyatt joins from Corinth, TX. He has been involved in scouting for 29 years, and earned his Eagle in 1996. Presently Chartered Organizational Representative for Lewisville Pack 729. Associate Advisor for Crew 425 in Irving, TX. Outside of his volunteering for the BSA, he is Senior IT Security Analyst for the BSA. We all thank Scott for his above and beyond the call of duty efforts in assisting our Internet connectivity this week.









More Totem Fun! – The Staff Totem Challenge

Now that you’ve gotten to know the staff a bit better, do you know them by totem? Click on the totem to see if you’re right!





























Shoot for the moon! Even if you miss… you’ll land among the stars.  – Les Brown


One of the secrets to staying young is to always do things you don’t know how to do, to keep learning.  – Ruth Reichl