Training, training, training

So the expectation is that in May 2006 I will be taking over as Cubmaster for our Pack.

(Yes, I’ll be running a charitable organization again, however this time I hope I’m just the figurehead and not the do-it-all. We’ll see.)

This is a BIG committment, and I have a lot of prep-work to do – mostly train, train, train, get volunteers, and train some more.

Most of it is mundane stuff – Youth Protection Training, Safe Swim Defense, position specific training…stuff like that.

But some things are really, really exciting. One of the courses I’m going to try to take is “Strictly for Cubmasters” at Philmont Scout Ranch. Dunno how I’m gonna pay for it, or how we’re going to get there, but I really, really want to go.

And then Woodbadge next fall. Which I really look forward to.

I just hope it all helps me succeed, you know?

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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2 Responses to Training, training, training

  1. gukacayuga says:

    Good for you! From what I’ve read in your LJ you’ll be a great Cubmaster. With the proper amount of delegating you can get the parents doing all kinds of stuff for you. It’s really important that they feel ownership in the program or they begin to look at it as a babysitting service. That’s when you become the “doing it all” guy.

    And you’re going to love Woodbadge.. it’s a blast. (be prepared not to sleep though) If you go to Philmont I WANNA GO TOO!!!

    PS. the only fossilized footprint of a tyrannosaurus in the United States is there.

  2. alchemist says:

    I am very excited about the prospect of going to Philmont (and taking my family with me)! However, first I have to get them to call me back, and figure out where the money is going to come from.

    If we go, you’re welcome to come along, I suppose. But, uh, it’ll be Dutch, OK? *grin*

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