Thursday, 10 October 2013


2-3 Volunteers Needed to Help with Trainer List Update 

I am planning to update the Council's trainer list and need two to three volunteers to help me contact trainers to confirm their contact information, training interests and availability, as well as, to catch anyone who may have recently fallen off the list. Project time commitment: a total of 8-10 hours per volunteer for phoning, e-mailing and team meetings (on the phone). This project will start in mid November and with volunteer help should be completed by the end of January. If you are interested in volunteering please contact me (plainlytraining@gmail.com).

Invite to Training Review Session at Scouters' Conference.  

At  the Annual Scouters Conference (Days Inn & Conference Centre, Bridgewater, November 1, 2 & 3, 2013) I will be hosting a session called "Scouts Canada's Wood Badge training scheme - How is it working out for you?"  Other questions to be addressed: "Are we meeting the development needs of our Scouters? How do I support the training of Scouters in my Group? How can I get involved in training?" If you are at Conference and interested in training issues then please join me for answers to these and other questions you may wish to raise.
Training News to share with you.  

In-person Wood Badge I Training
Well the new Scouting year has finally arrived and signs of  Area in-person Wood Badge I training courses are beginning to surface in Nova Scotia Council. I can report that Kings is organizing section WBI training courses to be held in late November and Cape Breton Island is organizing a Group Commissioners WBI training course for early 2014. Out of Area leaders are welcome to attend these courses. Stay tuned to this blog for more information or contact me directly (plainlytraining@gmail.com).

Tuesday, 3 September 2013


Training News to share with you.  


Group Committee Wood Badge Part 1 is now available through eLearning in both French and English.  

Saturday, 13 April 2013


"As the garden grows, 

     so does the gardner." 

-Anonymous

Monday, 11 March 2013


Circle your calendar...Wood Badge Part II Training Course

May 31-June 2 & June 21-23, 2013 (two weekend course) 
Colony/Pack/Troop/Company Wood Badge II
Location: Camp Nedooae, Elderbank.
Cost: $160 per person.
Information & Registration Forms: (click here)
Details & Contact: Debbie Doherty (click here)

Sunday, 10 March 2013


On education


"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed." 

-Maria Montessori, Italian physician and educator