Re: Wood Badge Ticket
Robert Sharek (drdaddy@COMPASS.NET)
Thu, 14 Sep 1995 22:54:51 -0400
On Tue, 12 Sep 1995, Don Tolin wrote:
> In my earlier post today, I now realize that I should have said that the
> Wood Badge Ticket is an AGREEMENT WITH YOURSELF .....
> I would highly encourage that every Boy Scout Leader take Wood Badge
> Training. The best way to learn about Wood Badge is to experience Wood Badge
> Training. No matter how much you have heard about it, or read about it, or
> see postings on lists like Scouts-L, the best way to fully appreciate it and
> understand it, is to EXPERIENCE WOOD BADGE TRAINING.
> It was also suggested today that we should not spoil the Wood Badge
> experience for non-Wood Badger's by discussing it too freely.
Maybe if Wood Badge WAS explained a little better, some of us who feel
that Wood Badge goes a little overboard might feel differently. This
business of secrets and cloak and dagger is fast beginning passe. I had
two extremely dedicated leaders from my troop go through. One actually
did get his beads but both said that with all the other training they
have had and conducted themselves, it was not worth all the time
required, not to mention the dollars and aggravation. In the past in our
council, miss one session, and wait for the next go round. This attitude
is changing however, I think. Maybe it depends on the particular
There are many ways to gain fellowship and comraderie without such a
"stuffed shirt" attitude that SOME folks attain. There just ain't enuff
weekends in the year.
My $0.02 plus some more.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City