Re: Expensive Wood Badge fee?
Charles Schmidt (schmidt@UNIX1.IS.TCU.EDU)
Wed, 27 Jul 1994 10:15:46 CDT
This is a post script, as I neglected to address part of your question
initially, and because I know you are eagerly receiving these scores of
replies telling you not to carp about the money.
The reason for the two year requirement is a logical one, but has been
recognized as an unduely restrictive obstacle to many people taking WB.
The thinking involves the fact that during the course the learners are
CAMPING in the fullest sense. That means sleeping in tents, but it also
means cooking all your meals outdoors. While there is always ample time
to do all of the tasks in the course (if you consider an hour enough
time to get food, cook, eat, clean up and wash dishes and arrive at the
next session a half mile away, for example), some camping skills are
The way that objective is now achieved is by giving the Scoutmaster of
the course discretion about the readiness of the individuals who
Concerning the invitation to take the course, one of the primary,
pre-course jobs of staff is to make sure that at least 32 people
register so that they can have a course. So, as they say in the OA,
"many are called..." And as many as can be accomodated are generally
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City