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Meet the Woodbadge Staff

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Fritz McMullinCourse Director: George “Fritz” McMullin
Hometown: Bellevue, NE
Received Beads In: 2000 (C-15-99)
Patrol: Totally Hip Enthusiastic (T.H.E.) Owls
Why I Love Wood Badge: The greatest reward in Scouting is seeing the youngsters we serve grow into outstanding young adults. I love Wood Badge because it gives me the opportunity to help other Scouters better understand the Scouting program and how they can improve their delivery of the program to the youth they serve. Wood Badge multiplies my ability to positively impact the youth in Mid-America Council by helping their adult leaders have a positive impact on those youth.
tommie_jonesSenior Patrol Leader: Tommi Jones
Hometown: Lincoln NE
Received Beads In:2006
Patrol: Bobwhites
Why I love Wood Badge: I love Wood Badge because it gives me the opportunity to help other adults turn into the fantastic leaders every young person deserves. I love to see the Scouters who are attending Wood Badge have their own ah ha moments and then take their new found skills back to work with the young people in their Packs, Troops, Teams, Crews and Posts. The opportunity to meet Scouters who have an enthusiasm and passion for Scouting is a definite positive effect in my life.
Kay MacDonaldAssistant Scoutmaster, Troop Guides: Kay MacDonald
Hometown: Storm Lake, IA
Received Beads In: Boy Scout C-3-96 & Cub Scout C-C5-13
Patrol(s): Fox (at Thomas Ashford) and Antelope (at Kamp Kiwanis)
Why I Love Wood Badge: Scouts gave my son an awesome journey as a youth. I love that Wood Badge equips adult leaders to offer that same experience for other youth as well.
cathyAssistant Senior Patrol Leader: Cathy Talmadge
Hometown: Shelton, WA but have lived in Bellevue, NE for 23 years
Received Beads In: 2004 (C-42-04)
Patrol: Blazin’ Beaver
Why I Love Wood Badge: I love Wood Badge because it gave me the skills I needed to be a leader and the opportunity to help others develop their skills to effectively work with our youth, the leaders of tomorrow. I love Wood Badge because of the people I meet; where else would one meet so many wonderful people with the desire to work so hard with our youth and the willingness to give of their time, energy, and resources while expecting nothing in return. I love Wood Badge because it provides me the opportunity to continually learn and grow; any day I learn something is a good day and every day of Wood Badge is a good day!
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