i feel this is a critical point.
i can’t say i have heard of it in our wing, despite changes in WATTO - but i can imagine for some it could be a case of “does your face fit” - how “pally” is the WATTO with an individual to sign them off?
not seeing other people’s logbooks (or at least not searching them out) i can’t say how i compare to others, or know what is deemed “acceptable” or not.
in my mind this speaks volumes.
i think it was discussed elsewhere in the AT faff topic, but:
is someone getting an AT ticket to be able to hold the ticket and get kids out there (particularly on the lower end BEL/LLA awards) just to do the bare minimum on the local recreation ground or footpath that runs behind the unit?
or did they always have an interest in the AT and got a ticket to compliment their experience, skills and knowledge?
and based on the effort put in over lockdown could show (where the activity is practical - ie not ML given the lockdown restrictions, but local trekking would count) which side of the line someone sits.
I have a BEL and been walking far more this year I ever have before with my wife. Now I cannot claim to be exercising my “group management” but i have created some new routes for us to explore and event camped in the garden back in the summer for a night if only for a change!
these activities are marked down in my logbook for 2020, although appreciate not how I use the qualification when walking/camping with Cadets (spoiler alert i did not sleep separately from my wife in the tent) I did exercise the skills that i could achieve, such as designing a route and walking along it with suitable provisions for a days hike.