Re: I used to be a ...?
Keith Tilley (redcoat@NEXTSTEP.NET)
Wed, 20 Mar 1996 19:59:01 -0500
At 12:16 PM 3/20/96 -0700, you wrote:
>What the heck is "wood badge training"? I have heard this a lot, but no
>one ever says what exactly it entails.
Well, no one WILL say EXACTLY what it entails - that's for you to find out
if you go :-)
But seriously, Wood Badge is BSA's most advanced training. Boy Scout Wood
Badge is open to Boy Scout Leaders and (I'm told - I haven't attended)
emphasizes leadership skills. Cub Scout Leader Trainer Wood Badge (which I
attended and have staffed twice) is for trainers of Cub Scout Leaders and
emphasizes training skills. Both courses are also rich with tradition and
fellowship, which makes them unforgettable experiences.
Each course is one week long, or three weekends with additional meetings
between weekends. Scouters who complete the practical course then "work
their ticket", which means they work in their local District or Council to
meet a set of commitments made at the practical course. Once the
commitments have been met, the Scouter receives the Wood Badge beads,
neckerchief and woggle.
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Rip Van Winkle Council, NY
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