Re: Important Note
Richard Russell (lderlore@XMISSION.COM)
Thu, 22 Sep 1994 13:43:26 -0600
On Thu, 22 Sep 1994, Brian Davis wrote:
> ->The "used to be an Eagle" term is used for those who have been to
> ->Woodbadge and who happened to be in the Eagle Patrol at Woodbadge.
> ->You would be just as likely to see "Used to be an Antelope".
> Yes indeed, you often see "lesser animals" posting that way.
> ->It does lead to confusion, Maybe woodbadge should stop using that Patrol nam
> AAAAAGHHHHHRRRRRFGGGGG. Dems fightin words 'round heah! (*ruffled feathers*)
> | Brian L. Davis Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org |
> | Richardson, Tx Compuserve: 72600,2721 |
> | Used to be an Eagle. |
"I used to be" is also an important part of the lore of Wood Badge. While
attending the practical phase (weeklong or weekend) of Wood Badge, one is
assigned to a patrol. Each patrol has traditional Wood Badge Names. After
the course is concluded, you are no longer a member of that patrol and so
you say, "I used to be..."
I used to be a bear!
The traditional names (in order) are five "furs" and three "feathers" from
the first eight:
At least in the Western Region.
The tradition is so deeply entrenched that the argument about eagles
being confusing is too weak to carry any weight at all.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City