Re: Woodbadge Across the World
Forthuber Gerald PSE (forg@CENT.GUD.SIEMENS.CO.AT)
Fri, 17 Mar 1995 12:43:43 +0100
I think you didn't get informations how Woodbadge can be earned in Austria.
so here we go:
0) What is your Country and Scout Organization?
Scout Association: Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Oesterreichs
(Boy Scouts and Girl Guides of Austria)
1) Does your organization award Woodbadge to its leaders?
2) What is the process leading to Woodbadge in your country?
First of all the leader has to pass the 3 basic courses for the particular
age-group which she or he is leading.
The goal of the basic courses is to provide the leaders with the different
methods which are used in the specific age-group. There are also some practical
work to do.
After the basic course you can enroll the Woodbadge course for your specific
age-group. The course itself last for one funny week full of friendship and
new experiences & knowledge (whom I telling this stuff...)
Now you have to do some practical work in your group and/or council and some
theoretical work too.
After six month there is another meeting of the participants for one weekend
exchanging their first experiences and stories.
If you have complete your ticket and do good work in your group you will
rewarded with the beads in special honorable ceremony.
Worth to mention is that there is only one Woodbadge course for all leaders
all over Austria.
3) Is there additional training available after Woodbadge?
On one hand you can take part on special courses for special skills. - There is
Woodbadge not requisitely.
If you become member of the training stuff, you must be Woodbadge holders (or
become one in the near future) and you have to do three courses additional.
At least every two years you have to do a special trainer course to hold your
"trainer licence" valid.
4) Is Woodbadge required for some positions?
Yes. - For leader training stuff members, and for positions like comissioner,...
5) Is there Woodbadge training for all age sections?
Yes. - There is also a Woodbadge course for group leaders.
6) How many leaders are there in you organizations?
I can only guess - no real numbers on hands - about 12,000
7) How many Woodbadges are awarded each year?
There is only one or two courses a year - also no real numbers on hand.
about 60 leaders.
8) If there are women leaders in your associations, are they allowed to
receive the Woodbadge?
Yes, shure - my organisation is mixed since 1976, so each job will be/should be
done by a team of a male and a female leader!
Sorry - I tried to keep it short as much as I can.
So, Yis Gerald
(still a good old bull,...)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City