Re: Cub Scout woodbadge
Gina Gestautas (NORTH@DRYCAS.BITNET)
Thu, 6 Aug 1992 14:29:00 EDT
Kathie and all,
I again want to emphasize that my last longish post was done totally
without the extensive research that you all have provided.. I did not
mean to imply that there are TWO BOY SCOUT (division) courses.. I was
speaking of BOY SCOUTS in the generic.. which was maybe incorrect.
I think of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts as two parts of the same entity..
Boy Scouts of America (BSA). I am very fully aware that there is only
ONE Boy Scout Division WB and one Cub Scout division WB. I meant TWO
altogether in BSA in general.
I also meant that experienced leaders can mean as little as 6 months..
I just wanted to make sure that BRAND NEW leaders did not think that
the WB course was something you did RIGHT AFTER basic.
Regarding my botched TTT experience.. much later I realized that it had
been my OWN councils fault in not administering the course properly but
I did not want to get into it that much since it was my old council..
the one you are still in now, Kathie.
one mistake that I did make.. is that I know Scoutmastership Fundamentals
is the current basic training for Boy Scout Division Leaders.. SLD was just
my mental mistake in typing it up.
Anyway.. again.. one BIG point that I think was missed in the summary is that
although both courses are by invitation (to determine the student's suitability
for the course and the course's suitability for the student) that again..
(as many of us have been emphasizing lately) it IS possible to gain an
invitation by letting your interest and commitment be known to your district
and council scouters (with the added requirement that you be connected with
training for the CS Trainers WB). And that both courses do show commitment
to scouting and also to yourself (since they are not EASY to complete by any
means). Not only that.. WB does not VALIDATE your scouting in and of itself.
Any long term and dilligent service to boys is a commitment that needs no
paper or beads to ever be validated. Some people are not interested or
suited for the demands of WB.. Just like college.. its not for everyone.
Hope that my clarifications helped some.. cause its a topic that I am very
interested in for the future. Thanks for reading... YIS
Gina Gestautas "Teach each child as if he is your own...
[Amateur Everything] He may influence yours when they are grown."
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