Re: New subsriber
Tue, 10 Jul 1990 10:10:27 CDT
From: Troye Kauffman Bitnet: AEZTROY@UICVMC
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I would be glad to respond!
Walking Woodbadge is run by the South Central Region - contact your council
service center for the Region's phone #. You can call the Region to get
registration information sent to you. Right now is a good time to begin
inquiries for next year's course.
I think the cost was around $200, and we did get the Philmont Arrowhead patch.
Walking Woodbadge takes the same amount of time and follows the same syllabus
as a regular or "static" woodbadge. Some differences between the two are that
Walking Woodbadge has a lot of hiking in it, and you have a different campsite
every night. I have heard that there is a lot more pioneering and scoutcraft
skills worked on in the static course than WWB. WWB gives training in
scoutcraft and pioneering, but the emphasis is on backpacking and low impact
camping, which is a slightly different skill set but very important
skill set, considering that National policies are beginning to really
stress low-impact camping.
The staff at WWB was of the highest caliber, and gave excellant training for
leadership and camping skills. Everyone that I talked to found it to be
a "Mountaintop" experience - physically, mentally, and spiritually.
I don't know why it isn't publisized more - I think there were still slots in
the 1989 course for Scouters. I learned about this in "The History of
Woodbadge." I'm sure that more people would go if they knew about it.
I was encouraged to tell other scouters about it, so I'm sure that it's not
meant to be secret. I have heard that some councils don't promote it, because
they are afraid it will take away from the attendance of local courses.
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Date: Tue, 10 Jul 1990 09:52:12 EDT
From: Don Izard <IZARD@UBVM>
To: Troye Kauffman <AEZTROY@UICVMC>
In-Reply-To: Your message of Tue, 1 May 90 09:29:59 CDT
Can you tell me (US) a little about "walking woodbadge". How was it
how can you get information about it. Woodbadge arround here seems
seems like a secret society, more so than OA even.
Don IZARD @ UBVM
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City