Re: Wood Badge patrols et. al.
Chuck Bramlet ("ELL447::BRAMLET"@ECC6.ATENG.AZ.HONEYWELL.COM)
Mon, 20 Mar 1995 13:30:33 -0700
I have been trying to concentrate more on other things lately, and
not post Scouts-L on a regular basis because of my work schedule.
However, I saw a post this morning that I _have_ to respond to, because
it seems to carry a certain amount of misinformation.
Robert Harrold writes...
>The other statement that has been made that I believe needs clarification is
>about the requirements to attend a Boy Scout Leader Wood Badge course. The
>current requirement for attend a Boy Scout Wood Badge is that the participant
>MUST be envolved in a Troop operation.
As I am currently taking a Woodbadge course (WEM-10-95), I _know_ that this is
not the case.
>The ticket has been changed to reflect this requirement.
The ticket was changed because too many people took Woodbadge, then wrote their
ticket to work in areas outside the Troop. When they recieved their beads, they
subsequently went on working in these other areas, and were effectively _lost_
to the Troop.
> If a person i[s] not actively working on the troop level, the Boy Scout Wood Badge
>course is not to accept them.
??? (I.e,. Huh?)
>This means Commissioners, District Committee members, Council members, and
>professional no longer have a Wood Badge course to attend! (unless they are also
>registered in a troop position and write their ticket for that position).
The new ticket system is to write your ticket __TO THE POSITION WHERE YOU ARE
CURRENTLY SERVING_. I.e., if you are a Scoutmaster, write your ticket to things
that benefit your Troop with your service as the SM. The same for committee people.
If you are serving in a District or Council position, then your ticket should be
written to that position. That is all that was done.
One other thing here. I posted a while back that our WoodBadge Troop had a Wolf on
staff. I spoke to him this last weekend, and he said that he went through WB in the
late 1980s, and there were 83 people in his WB Troop. That is how the Wolf Patrol
was created. Our current WB Troop has 9 Patrols, and I have alreay posted the names.
6 of these Patrols have only 5 members. Three have 6 members. To reiterate, our
9th Patrol is the Crow Patrol.
One other thing that we discussed was how to retain membership. It was brought out
that we begin to lose boys when they discover the "3 P's": Puberty, Perfume, and
Chuck Bramlet, ASM Troop 323
Thunderbird District, Grand Canyon Council
I "used to be" (but stilll am) an Antelope!
(and a good ol' Antelope, too...)
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