Scott Begin (0005555440@MCIMAIL.COM)
Wed, 27 Jul 1994 18:57:00 EST
The Course hosted by the Calumet Council last year cost $93 if pre
registered ($93 in 1993 was their slogan), $120 if you late registered.
The course director was the former scoutmaster of my troop, and we had 2
scouters take the course (I don't believe either has completed their
Someone has mentioned scholarships to defray the costs of the course.
One place that you can also look is your employer. Many companies
recognize that the leadership skills developed in a woodbadge course can
directly benifit the company and will contribute towards the cost of the
course. This course may qualify under a tuition reimbursement program,
or you may be able to take the course without using vacation time. To
find out these things, check with your supervisor or your human
resources department. The worst they can say is no; they could
contribute part; or they could fund the whole thing. You won't find out
until you ask.
Another place to look is your chartering organization. Make a
presentation to a meeting (if possible), stressing how the course would
make you a better leader for the troop. You can also offer to make a
presentation after the course describing your experiences. Asking
doesn't hurt; you may get a small contribution, which adds up.
Although I haven't taken wood badge yet, I will sometime. I remember
these suggestions as they seemed like something overlooked by many.
Scott A. Begin ASM, T-348, Oak Forest, IL; Calumet Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City