Re: ...I used to be question
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Wed, 21 Feb 1996 14:12:54 -0600
>It seems that the Wood Badge course numbering system varies from >region to
The old numbering system was the following:
Regional: NE , SE, EC, NC, SC, W
(for Northeast, Southeast, East Central, North Central, South
Central, and Western, the way the BSA officially numbered the Regions in 1973)
then special letters for Cub Scouting and Exploring:
Cub Scouting: CS
(Boy Scouting courses had no additional lettering)
Then the Course number (determined by the Region or by the
National Volunteer Training Service:)
Finally, the "sequence number" of each participant as they participated in
For instance, when I completed Boy Scout Leader Wood Badge in the South
Central Region, the number which appeared on my course
certificate as well as other documents is:
>Now that we are in the Western Region we deal with a different >system.
The initial 'W' stands for Western Region, followed by >the area number, or
an 'M' meaning a metropolitan area.
I think, Carol, "M" means "Multi-Area", in the Western Region
as it applies to Wood Badge courses conducted by/for LDS Scouters
coming from several areas within that Region. Is that right, LDS
(Western Region, "Mulit-Area", course number, course year)
(Western Region, Area Two, course number, course year)
(Northeast Region, Area Four, course number)
(Northeast Region, Cub Trainers' course number)
(Southern Region, course number)
It looks like that each Region has their own numbering system
(strange, isn't it? VOLUNTEERS must be behind this!! *hehehehee*). It also
looks like the only region that really
cared about the year of the course taken is the Western Region.
Everyone else just goes with the course number.
Any other comments?
(I took some course numbers from prior Wood Badge discussions
here on Scouts-L!)
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