Peter Van Houten (Peter_Van_Houten@SIMULACRUM.WV.TEK.COM)
Tue, 8 Sep 1992 13:35:51 PDT
Hello friends and fellow Scouters,
I have returned from attending wood badge course W-CS-31. As my friends
have already taken the liberty of sharing with you I am now a Bobwhite. I
throughly enjoyed by week away, and was both inspired and challenged by the
I'm not sure if I'm the 'Changed' man that people were expecting, but I do
have a clearer vision on the Scouting program. Many people have been asking
upon my return what it was like. It is very difficult to explain, unless
you've been there. It is enlightening, inspiriring, emotionally draining,
exhausting (I think I got to bed before 2am one night). I was placed in a
den in which we all wondered how they could possibly come up with such an
assortment of different personalities, only to become very very close
friends by the end of the week.
While we were a bit slow getting started, it wasn't long before the Bobwhite
den really clicked and things started going well. It pays to be quietly
observant! I'm sure that people will forever talk about those strange
I had my tickets approved by Tuesday evening, but than had to write them
over onto the duplicate paper. Without a computer and word processor that
was a very long task in order to make them readable. I feel I've selected
ticket items that are challenging, but obtainable. If all works out as
planned I expect to be beaded in April. I finished up the study questions
this past weekend. Had to get them out of the way early.
All in all I'm very glad that I went (it may take months to catch up on my
sleep), and I'm looking forward to making training a quality program for
Drop me a note if you wish to discuss wood badge further.
In Scouting . . .
Peter Van Houten
Snail Mail: 7225 SW 160th
Beaverton, OR 97007
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