Re: new subscriber w/question
Doug Gentry (dwgentry@NETCOM.COM)
Tue, 20 Jun 1995 07:03:14 -0800
John Pannell writes about his upcoming Woodbadge course....
> I am also concerned since we will have
>three students and one staff member from our troop in this course. It seems
>almost inevitable the troop will suffer as a result.
It's hard to believe that your troop would suffer from your attendance at
Woodbadge. True, if you're taking a 3 weekend course, you won't be
available for your troop those weekends. After that, though, your troop
can only benefit.
The long term benefit for your troop is having you and the other course
participants WB trained. These are riches the troop will always enjoy.
In addition, the ticket items you will work on after your practical course
should be oriented largely on your troop. A third of the tasks should be
directly in support of your troop; another third (your personal growth
items) can be chosen to enhance your effectiveness as a leader to your
troop; and even the remaining third can be designed to tie back indirectly
to your unit.
So, if your employment situation can allow it - go to Woodbadge and have a
great time. Your Scouts, their parents, and the other leaders will
definitely appreciate it.
Scoutmaster, Troop 1
Twice a Buffalo (CS Trainer and BS WBs)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City