Re: FREE Patch CHALLENGE #4
Stephen Symons (symons@BY.GENIE.UOTTAWA.CA)
Tue, 26 Sep 1995 13:04:46 EDT
Another Scouting tradition:
WHAT: The Gilwell Woggle
WHO: Francis Gidney, Camp Chief at Gilwell Park
WHEN: about 65 years ago
WHY: Before the introduction of the Gilwell woggle the neckerchief was
usually knotted at the throat. As part of Wood Badge training in those days
every candidate had to learn to light a fire by friction.
The main piece of equipment needed was a leather thong about 30 inches in
length - just long enough to make a 2 strand Turk's Head woggle so that Scouters
would always have the necessary equipment to make a fire by friction.
Stephen Symons ( Hawkeye)
14th Gloucester Colony A
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City