Re: Junior Leader Training Pa...
Ron W. Fox (RonWFox@AOL.COM)
Sat, 20 May 1995 09:16:45 -0400
O.K., it was 6-sided. We wore it, as I recall, about where the World Crest
patch is now (maybe a little lower). I remembered it as a training patch,
but I couldn't remember the requirements.
When I was a youth (we are talking ~ 1965 here) my Council (Old Colony
Council, still extant) ran 3 week long training programs at Camp Child. One
was called "Green Bar" and was to train Patrol Leaders. You spent the week
in the woods in tents and got a lot of training in leadership, as well as a
pretty intensive exposure in the Patrol method. One was called "Junior
Officers School" and was for training SPL's, their assistants, and others,
and to give PL's advanced training. The last was Aquatics School: you could
theoretically get Swimming, Rowing, Canoeing, and Lifesaving Merit Badges, as
well as most of the requirements for the Scout Lifeguard badge (although it
was usually advisable to have Swimming already). I couldn't remember which
of these schools qualified me for the badge I described.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City