Re: Woodbadge ticket - follow up and thank you.
Rodger Morris (rodger@FISHNET.NET)
Thu, 14 Sep 1995 00:31:33 GMT
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rodger Morris)
>Subject: Re: Woodbadge ticket - follow up and thank you.
>Mike Pitre wrote:
>>Thank you for the many replies I received concerning the term "woodbadge
>>ticket". It turns out I'm currently working my ticket, and I didn't know
>When I went through National Leadership Development Woodbadge" at
>Philmont back in July of 1973 the origin of the expression,
>"work my ticket" was explained thusly:
>In the Royal Army and in the Honourable East India Company, one was
>shipped to India at no charge to oneself. One had to complete a
>contract of a certain minimum duration in a satisfactory manner in
>order to receive free passage back to Great Britain. Failing that
>one was required to pay one's own passage back to England.
>This was known in the slang of that time as "working my ticket."
>I trust this may be of some interest to some.
>Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris <email@example.com>
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 852, Camarillo, CA
Ventura County Council, Boy Scouts of America
National Woodbadge 416-18, Philmont, 1973
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