Re: Wood Badge requirements
Israel Solon (isolon@TENET.EDU)
Tue, 21 Mar 1995 09:17:52 -0600
On Tue, 21 Mar 1995, Settummanque, the blackeagle wrote:
> District and Council-level volunteers and professionals attend the
> Wood Badge course as learners in the area which closely is associated
> with their PRIMARY function. For instance, a District Commissioner
> may attend Boy Scout Wood Badge ONLY if it is determined that the
> training he or she would receive would benefit the operation and
> extension of new Boy Scout Troops. Likewise, a District Executive
> whom already has attended Cub Leader Wood Badge should NOT attend the
> Boy Scout Leader's Wood Badge course simply to "participate in the Boy
> Scout Wood Badge course".
Let me make sure I understand this. Most woodbadge courses are
SO full, that we need to have ways of keeping people out of them. There
is no value to a volunteer, or professional, taking woodbadge, learning
the 11 leadership skills and reinforcing their enthusiasm and commitment
to scouting if their PRIMARY function is not working with the troop.
Especially DE's -- there is no value to their understanding exactly what
Wood Badge is about and having shared the experience with volunteer scouters.
There are currently a DE and several commissioners in my Wood
Badge course (Hoo!). I feel the course in general is enhanced by their
presence and scouting in our council is better for them being there. We
DO have a big demand for the course (next fall's course is full) which is
filled twice a year by our council, but I am not aware of any exclusion
of dedicated, enthusiastic scouters.
"If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day.
If you teach him to fish, he will be gone every weekend,
and the house will never get painted."
Israel Solon, ASM, T43, Eagle Scout, Former cubmaster, district
training (all levels), Council Comm. Training Staff, and the millions of
other things we all end up doing during that hour a week in Circle 10
Council, Dallas, TX
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City