WOOD WISDOM PROGR
Scott Dillard (scott.dillard@CHRYSALIS.ORG)
Fri, 13 May 1994 15:18:40 LCL
This is from Gerald in Austria. I'm posting my reply to everyone
because I can't answer his second question and in case there are any
other readers out there who are unfamiliar with this USA book.
FO>please can you give me a short information about the
FO>Wood Wisdom Program - Index which is available from SCOUTS-L.
FO>Can you tell me what the numbers mean beside the programname.
FO>Is this a reference to a certain book? (If yes, can it be
FO>obtained from outside the USA?).
Woods Wisdom is a large volume (several hundred pages) put out by the
Boy Scouts of America (USA) to help troop (11-17 year old Boy Scouts)
leaders (preferably the boys instead of the adults, if the troop is
being run right) plan monthly programs (weekly meetings and campouts).
It has a lot of theme sections (over 50?, I don't have a book here at
work) such as First Aid, Orienteering, Nature, etc., and each section
gives specific ideas that can be used for meeting plans and campouts.
Another section (there are several, including ceremony ideas,
"Scoutmaster's Minutes" (a short thought at the end of meetings), etc.)
is the Program Specialties section which is a collection of a few
hundred games and ideas. Some are "just games" for fun and/or physical
fitness, others are "theme related" such as First Aid games, Stalking
games, etc. The theme sections (mentioned in previous paragraph)
reference these games, but when Woods Wisdom originally came out the
Program Specialties section had neither index nor apparent order. This
may have been corrected in later editions, but I don't know.
The index on SCOUTS-L is an index to this section. It is sorted once by
"game name" and again by "themes" (e.g. First Aid, Stalking). The
numbers by each name is the page number to find that game in that
As to if and how to get the book outside of the USA, I'll have to leave
it up to the other readers to try to answer this. I haven't a clue.
(Tongue in cheek comment meant to offend noone: "I'm from Texas, what
country are you from?")
Scott Dillard (email@example.com)
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