The Junior Leader Training Workshop brought together 22 Scouts from ten Colonial District troops. Under the supervision of seven experienced Scout staff members and three adult leaders, the workshop built on principles introduced in troop-run Junior Leader Training, especially:
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Scouts participating in the Junior Leader Training Workshop honed their leadership skills by working together in patrols to meet a set of challenges. In one challenge, seven members had to form a "creature" with only four points of contact with a ground as they moved along a 25-foot path.
Another challenge called for patrols to use a variety of materials to create a "crate" that would allow an egg to survive a toss by a Scout perched on top of a nearby minivan. The eggs of all three patrols survived the tosses; retrieving them safely proved more difficult for two patrols.
Yet another challenge called for patrol members to work together to see who could pitch a tent fastest. To simulate a late arrival at the campsite, all contestants had to do their work "in the dark" while blindfolded. Despite this challenge, two patrols successfully met the challenge.
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Photos on this page were taken by Mike Crane, who should be congratulated for his skill in using a borrowed camera he'd never touched before. Blame for the failure to insert a new battery in the camera, thereby leading to the shutter not fully opening on many shots (although that does add an artsy touch in a few cases), should rest with the camera's owner, Tom Baerwald. Web-apprentice Baerwald also bears primary responsibility for the fundamental HTML programming found on this page.
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