Wood Badge Reunion
Robert Harrold (rharrold@OMNIFEST.UWM.EDU)
Wed, 1 Mar 1995 22:40:16 -0600
This is in response to a post from Mike Dunn this past weekend. I was gone
for the weekend and didn't see this until tonight. My apologies if this is
I saw your request for information about a Wood Badge reunion for the
promotion of Wood Badge within your council. Although I would hesitate to
call it a reunion, (some people in high places frown on that concept) I would
encourage you to pursue your plan.
In the Potawatomi Area Council (Wisconsin) we have had a Wood Badge Breakfast
annually since the early 70's. The past seven years I have had the
priviledge of being the chairman of the event. It is always held the first
Saturday after the New Year. There is nothing like early January is
Wisconsin to bring out the Wood Badgers in our shorts!
The breakfast is served buffet style and includes eggs, sausage, ham, toast
pancakes, sweetrolls, hashbrown potatoes, applesauce, coffee,and juice. The
meal is cooked by volunteers in our church kitchen and served in the church
hall. This year the attendance was 118! The cost is only $3.50. We
encourage each Wood Badger in the council to bring a guest. Many do.
We also run a trading post, mainly of things from Ken Kittleburger, and the
proceeds of that go to Wood Badge scholarships in the council. We also
invite the course directors for the courses to be conducted in the area that
year and let them make a pitch. Both Cub Scout Trainers Wood Badge and Boy
Scout Wood Badge are highlighted. We usually have some beads to present.
The "Gilwell" is sung and the Council Scout Executive gives a little talk.
It has been very successful for us.
Potawatomi Area Council
...I used to be a Bob White (R7-14)
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