Expensive Wood Badge fee?
Wes Clark (wclark@PIONEER.USPTO.GOV)
Wed, 27 Jul 1994 08:13:12 -0400
I just got an invitation in the mail to enter Wood Badge training this
Fall. Apparently somebody - I don't know who - removed the requirement to
have been a registered scouter with a troop for at least two years.
("Participants must have completed Fast Start and Scoutmastership
Fundamentals, the basic training courses, and must be registered with a
troop. The George Washington District Training Chairman will be asked to
verify your training and eligibility for Wood Badge.") Under these rules,
I am eligible to register.
Problem is, there's a $100.00 fee. I don't remember this from previous
years (maybe I was just unaware of it), and, frankly, I think the cost is
prohibitive. I won't spend $100.00 of my money - it's needed for other
things - and it's more than I could ever ask my small troop to fork over
for. So, I guess I do without.
Are the participation requirements and the fee in line with what the rest
of you have elsewhere in the U.S.?
(Currently a Webelos Den Leader until his son turns 11)
George Washington District
National Capital Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City