Re: Wood Badge Course
Gary Rayson (garayson@NMSU.EDU)
Mon, 15 May 1995 17:40:31 -0600
On Sat, 13 May 1995, Paul H. Brown wrote:
> > The only weeklong Wood Badge course in the Western Region, barring an LDS
> > Varsity Wood Badge course in the Grand Teton Council,
The Western Region is a _big_ place. Check an earlier posting regarding
a weeklong course being offered in July at Philmont (it is _not_ a
> Have Wood Badge courses become this specialized? Is there a Presbyterian
> course for Venture leaders someplace? :->
The Varsity program (not to be confused with the venture/varsity patrols
in a troop) is a unique program. Just as there is cubscout woodbadge and
boy scout woodbadge (same neckerchief, beads, and woggle), there is a
separate course for Varsity team coaches (which, I understand, is
primarily used by the LDS church). I am not certain, but there may be
sometype of woodbadge (or woodbadge-like) training for explorer advisors
(I plead ignorance on this point).
> More seriously, as I haven't been some sort of an animal yet, will I have
> to take Wood Badge for each scout group I lead? Once for Boy Scouts, once
> for Venture (assuming I can still keep up with the scouts when someone
> wants me to do _that_ in my "hour a week," too)?
I know of several persons who have been through more than one woodbadge
course as a learner (and have the beads for each one) when they moved
from one program to another. It is possible, but it seems to be fairly rare.
Just my $0.02.
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