Re: Wood Badge Course
Roger Phillips (roger@PHILLIPS.IDISCOVER.CO.UK)
Thu, 13 Jun 1996 23:50:20 GMT
>Hello Peter (and All) -
>This is a very interesting thread and I am glad that Michael brought it up.
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OK in the UK the Wood Badge goes something like this (and this is after a
good bottle of French Red Wine - Not Californian you note!).
Ideally after a Prospective Leader volunteers he appears before a District
Appointments Committee. Usually chaired by a lay member, plus one other and
the Asst. District Comm. Leader Training.
Within 3 months of appointment (s)he will undergo initial training on District.
Within 3 months the Leader attends an Introductory Course.
3 to 6 months later comes Leadership 1.
At an appropriate period after this comes Leadership 2.
There then follows a period of in service training which comprises of a project.
The Leadership 2 can be done at Gilwell Park and well worthwhile too.
For those who hold a warrant at Group Scout Leader and Comm. level the
training is modular.
The training can be done in about 2 years. (for the really keen). 3 - 5
years seems to be the norm in my neck of the woods.
As a matter of interest if you do your final training at Gilwell you will
almost certainly see managers from industry and commerce who pay big money
to attend. Leadership training in Scouting in the UK is considered to be A1
for managers in "real jobs".
I have tried to be brief and I am sure any errors will be corrected by my
friends in the UK.
I don't get lost in the Hills ......... em, just mislaid
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City