...I used to be question
Carol Breuer (CBreuer@VINES.COLOSTATE.EDU)
Thu, 22 Feb 1996 11:43:51 MST
In an earlier post concerning Wood Badge course numbers, I wrote:
>>The initial 'W' stands for Western Region, followed by the area number, or
>>an 'M' meaning a metropolitan area.
Mike Walton answered:
>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
Sorry, Mike. I do have to disagree. Longs Peak Council's current Wood Badge
course is designated WM-62-96 instead of W5-62-96 (the prior course was W5-62-
95), with the explanation that the council's total population puts it in the
metropolitan classification. This is a single host council course and not a
specificly LDS course. The Denver Area Council's course also has the WM in
That new designation gave a lot of our people a good laugh, however,
especially those living in eastern Wyoming, eastern Colorado, and the
Nebraska panhandle, which are anything but metropolitan!!
Thanks, Mike, for the rest of the explanation. It helps explain some of the
variation we see when talking about Wood Badge courses.
Carol Breuer, Fort Collins, CO
Asst. District Commissioner
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