Re: Wood Badge Course
Gino Lucrezi (lucrezi@IINF01.ING.UNIVAQ.IT.)
Sun, 14 May 1995 18:33:03 -0600
> But this DOES lead up to a great question to throw out to everyone:
> Does attendance at your "advanced training course" (note that I
> mentioned "advanced training"...in many countries, Wood Badge is
> similiar to our Scoutmaster Basic; in others, Wood Badge is similar to
> our Philmont courses. Also, what kind of "advanced training" goes on
> in the Girl Scouting program and in other programs (Royal Rangers))
> constitutes "never having to be trained again"??
Can you please elaborate on this?
Some time ago, I asked for information on Woodbadge in other countries,
and I didn't receive any reply indicating that in some country Woodbadge
is a course taught at a 'basic' level.
One could make a case that here in Italy Woodbadge could be called
"basic training", as it is required to be ScoutMaster (or the equivalent
position in other sections), but it's absolutely not comparable to the
US Cubmaster Basic Training or ScoutMaster Basic Training, or even, for
that matter, to "basic training" in any country from which I received
Regarding your question, here in Italy when one has completed
Woodbadge he's not compelled to any other kind of training. However,
it's still highly recommended that he keeps training, usually by
attending other more specialized courses.
Also, there's also some training taking place inside his Leader's
> In the USA, there are a small section of BSA leaders that feel that
> the attainment of that fourth Wood Badge bead (for serving as a Course
> Director/Scoutmaster in the Boy Scout version) "dictates" to the world
> that "Hey! I don't have to attend another training course. I'm as
> trained as they come!" I don't buy it, but what about it? Does
> attendance at your "advanced training course" means that you never
> have to attend another course, basic or otherwise?
Well, someone who has four beads would be so busy attending courses
for trainers, that he wouldn't even have the time to even say he has
no need to attend another course :-)
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