Sandra says Wood Badge was the “most exciting and incredible experience” ever.
Wood Badge builds lifelong memories, regardless of the setting.
So whether you’re at Philmont Scout Ranch (where I’ll be staffing a course this summer), a council camp in the midwest, or even an island in the Caribbean, you’re getting the same great course.
But from the looks of things, you could do much worse than taking Wood Badge in beautiful Puerto Rico. That’s where Sandra Vallejo Dávila recently finished her course at Guajataka Camp, in the city of San Sebastián. It’s the main spot for Boy Scout training on the island.
Sandra, a “very proud Bobwhite,” sent me this email earlier this month:
Hi Bryan, I emailed you in November to tell you how much I enjoyed your Wood Badge Wednesdays blogs and that I myself was taking my course this year. Well, I did and it has been the most exciting and incredible experience of my life! Here are some pictures for you.
Get an inside look at Sandra’s Wood Badge course, with pictures and captions, after the jump.
“My patrol brothers and our new council executive who is also a proud Bobwhite!”
“My new patrol brothers.”
“Just having fun on our Iron Chef Challenge.”
“My first woggle. What do you think?”
“Just me with a staff member.”
“Staff members preparing for ceremony where we would receive our ‘working nekerchiefs’ I don’t know what it’s called in English) and woggles.”
“Two members of the Buffalo Patrol with their flag.”
“Collectible patches designed by our Scoutmaster.”
“Closing ceremony. It was sad to say goodbye.”
“The Eagle Patrol asking permission to enter Gilwell Field for the first time.”
“Staff members ready to receive the patrols at Gilwell Field.”
“Buffalo Patrol – winners of the rocket challenge. Great teamwork!”
“Happy Bobwhite patrol with our flag.”
“Receiving instructions for a team challenge.”
“Even more teamwork!”
“Iron Chef challenge! So much fun.”
“Our Scoutmaster, Mr. Luis Alayon, having a part in a morning skit.”
“Staff members ready to reveal their critters.”
“All the Troop Guides. Great leaders.”
“The Beaver visiting camp!”
“Ready for our Rocket Challenge. The eight rockets of each patrol are on the table.”