Is Wood Badge Segregated Now?
andy bradbury (eagle@MICRON.NET)
Mon, 13 Nov 1995 22:47:00 MST
We have had verbal news that National is requiring that
Wood Badge tickets must only be written for the type of
course attended. That is, a scoutmaster attending varsity
wood badge must write his ticket to help a varsity unit, not
his own scout unit. Furthermore cub leaders may attend only
a cub wood badge.
Does anyone know if this rumor is true, or where it can be
confirmed? It has great implications for our council, as we
have many active scouters and jobs can easily change - I am
scoutmaster now, but very likely will be a varsity coach one
day. The effect of such a rule will be to make wood badge harder
to get to, and less people will want to go. Who could do a
varsity ticket and still serve his unit as scoutmaster? I
attended varsity wood badge - but the key to wood badge, for me,
was not the specifics of the varsity program, but the principles
of building future leaders and individuals of character.
andy bradbury scoutmaster troop 254 blackfoot, idaho
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