Re: Yahoo cont.
Utah Cox (cox@VT8200.VETMED.LSU.EDU)
Fri, 16 Feb 1996 12:49:07 -0600
Bob Hergin said:
>The point I am trying to make is that the ceremony be meaningful for the
>Wood Badger. If Scouts or non-Wood Badgers are present, the ceremony can
>inspire Scouts to advance and adults to participate in training
The most unusual beads presentation I can relate occurred at the 93
Jamboree. A fellow Conservation staffer told me he was getting his beads
sometime at jambo, but wasn't sure where or when. I told him to let me know
and I would be there. A couple of days later, 3 or 4 WB staffers from his
council showed up and presented his beads to him on the Conservation Trail
-- with no witnesses. They all had different staff positions and little
time, so they couldn't wait to gather a crowd. They just did it (ambushed
him) and ran. He said it was meaningful to him.
I asked our council's WB expert (CD 4 times, many courses in several
councils) what he and the training committee recommend. He said they like
the presentation to be used as a recruiting tool for future courses, as
stated by Bob above.
Reminds me of the Scout who had his Eagle presentation at Florida SeaBase.
Being over 1,000 miles from his home, not many of the locals were in
attendance, including his parents. To each his own.
Utah Cox, Ustabe a good ole Colinus virginianus (or maybe just a plain anus)
Lion Cub Scout '57
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