The Bracken Outdoors Podcast

Episode 69 - Tom Gerrard on the learning mindset

April 20, 2024 Bracken Outdoors
Episode 69 - Tom Gerrard on the learning mindset
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The Bracken Outdoors Podcast
Episode 69 - Tom Gerrard on the learning mindset
Apr 20, 2024
Bracken Outdoors

In this longer episode, I interview Tom Gerrard. Tom is a long-time scout leader and has turned his passion for the outdoors from a hobby into a business and trained both as an outdoor instructor and forest school practitioner. Alongside his day job as an engineer, he also runs a workshop creating outdoor objects and restoring old tools and equipment. 

We discuss generational scouting families, guiding vs leading during sessions, perspectives on risk management, pattern recognition in bushcraft and how to never stop learning as an outdoor leader. 

Resources:

If you want to learn all you need to know to build simple, fast and strong tarp shelters then check out my online course The Essential Tarps and Knots Course for Forest School Leaders

The Bracken Outdoors Podcast is designed for Woodland Leaders from bushcraft instructors to Forest School practitioners, helping you build a life in the great outdoors. With weekly short episodes on all aspects of life as a freelance Woodland Leader, from business tips and advice to philosophy of outdoor education, as well as monthly deep dives into larger topics or interviews with inspirational professionals and leaders in the outdoor education space.

To find out more about my mission to help people Belong Outside, head to https://brackenoutdoors.com/

Free Resources:

+ How to choose a tarp guide
+ Forest School Activity Ideas PDF
+ The complete guide to setting your rates as an outdoor leader



Show Notes

In this longer episode, I interview Tom Gerrard. Tom is a long-time scout leader and has turned his passion for the outdoors from a hobby into a business and trained both as an outdoor instructor and forest school practitioner. Alongside his day job as an engineer, he also runs a workshop creating outdoor objects and restoring old tools and equipment. 

We discuss generational scouting families, guiding vs leading during sessions, perspectives on risk management, pattern recognition in bushcraft and how to never stop learning as an outdoor leader. 

Resources:

If you want to learn all you need to know to build simple, fast and strong tarp shelters then check out my online course The Essential Tarps and Knots Course for Forest School Leaders

The Bracken Outdoors Podcast is designed for Woodland Leaders from bushcraft instructors to Forest School practitioners, helping you build a life in the great outdoors. With weekly short episodes on all aspects of life as a freelance Woodland Leader, from business tips and advice to philosophy of outdoor education, as well as monthly deep dives into larger topics or interviews with inspirational professionals and leaders in the outdoor education space.

To find out more about my mission to help people Belong Outside, head to https://brackenoutdoors.com/

Free Resources:

+ How to choose a tarp guide
+ Forest School Activity Ideas PDF
+ The complete guide to setting your rates as an outdoor leader