Re: Outdoor Webelos Leader Training
Jack Weinmann (aa855@CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU)
Mon, 4 Sep 1995 10:16:12 -0400
Reply to message from horvath@COMM.MOT.COM of Mon, 04 Sep
>I'll be taking Outdoor Webelos Leader training (OWL) soon as a first year
>webelos leader. Can someone explain what is taught at the session?
There are a lot of things that you will be doing at the outdoor training
that will be fun and exciting.
You will be setting up tents (many Webelos leaders have never done this)
Learning outdoor cooking methods (my favorite is foil-wraps...YUMMM!)
Discussing First Aid techniques (Very necessary when working with boys!)
Learning about skits, songs, etc... (for CAMPFIRES)
Discussing/learning outdoor skills.
This is a large part of the course as we have done it here in Cleveland.
We have plant and tree identification sessions (so THAT'S poison ivy!)
Fire building techniques.
It is a fun-filled and informative overnighter that most experienced
Scouters will find some new hints and methods. The NEW Scouters will
really get a great deal of valuable information.
Although I have done tent camping when my boys were in a troop, I was at an
outdoor training to videotape what was supposed to be just the first half
of the course for my friend that was running the training. I started to
tape the sessions, and the fun that ensued as the leaders put up their
tents in the field behind the shelter.
Having more tape left, I stayed after lunch and taped more of the fun.
Supper time came and I was about to leave when Susan, the training
Chairperson, said, "But you can't leave NOW ... we've made foil wraps for
you!" As I indicated before, I LOVE foil wraps! 8-) ... So I stayed!
I then taped the skits, songs, games, etc... and wound up participating in
the staff's skit ..... and got home about 12:30 AM. I had told my wife
that I would be home around lunch time, but there were no phones in the
Metropark that we were in, so I was not greeted too friendly when I got
home. Fortunately my wife knows how I get when I'm around fellow Scouters
and let me in the house! <grin>
Jack W. Weinmann email@example.com
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City