Re: >Need info on Woodbadge
Peter Van Houten (Peter_Van_Houten@SIMULACRUM.WV.TEK.COM)
Fri, 1 May 1992 13:53:02 PST
RE>>Need info on Woodbadge
Kathie -- If I may expand a bit on your message:
> I really hate it when people use Woodbadge beads as a retirement
> award for themselves!
I'm the District Training Chairman for the Cub program in our district, and
I'm very pleased that the four individuals from my training team (I make the
fifth) will be attending Woodbadge this summer for the weeklong program.
All five of us, actually are relatively new to the scouting program (in that
we've spent less than 10 years in a pack or district level position). There
are some who have gone onto Woodbadge after being involved for the past 30+
years, and feel they've reached their potential. It is my viewpoint that
Woodbadge (Cub or Boy) is like college. You don't go to college so you can
retire right away. You go so you are prepared for your future career.
Likewise my expectations of Woodbadge is to better prepare me as a trainer
and leader of Cub Scouts.
With my first son just finishing his Tiger Cub year, and another who turns
3 this month, I figure at the minimum I have between 13 and 15 years of
scouting ahead in which I'll be involved with my sons. And (even though the
concept is beyond me now) should my children provide me with grandchildren,
I shall probably continue on and on and on and on . . . :-)
Peter Van Houten
Snail Mail: 7225 SW 160th
Beaverton, OR 97007
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City