Re: Wood Badge At Philmont
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 3 Aug 1992 17:28:48 EDT
I have both the Gilwell Book and various History of WB from a
fomer course director, and a relative of mine.
Some of the "elitist" attitude among some W.B. people almost
killed the entire program in some councils. However, under
the current course directors, and council exec's, that I know
of, NO one locally, has been turned away that has 1) expressed
A SINCERE interrest, and 2) came up with the cash! I can not
of couse say that no one in any area has ever been denied the
opportuinity to attend a W.B. program, but I must add that I
think that such denial of opportunities promotes the "GOOD ole
BOY" net work that almost killed local interrest in Wood Badge.
I know W.B. can be a good program, but it can also be abused!
If quality enthusiastic young leaders are keep out of the "IN
GROUP" by the good ole boys, scouting will be hurt more than it
could be helped by W.B., in my personal opinion. My main point
is, it very often won't hurt to ask for an invitation!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City