Re: Wood Badge patrols
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 19 Jun 1996 07:42:39 -0400
On Tue, 18 Jun 1996, Keith Tilley wrote:
> The Patrol/Den animal identity really isn't the point at all - I'm a Beaver,
> but that was just the luck of the draw. The point is that during the
> course, you grow together as a Patrol or Den, and you and your little group
> develop a personality, as well as lasting friendships. THAT'S what's
> important, and it would happen just as well without the animal names!
I dunno, but maybe Todd has a point. I just completed Wood Badge
weekends. My patrol is the last one filled in the courses, so there are
many more Fox', Beavers, and Owls around than there are Antelopes. I'll
admit to being put out that my CC considered himself an Owl, and sang the
Wood Badge song as an Owl, rather than identifying with we grazers for
> BTW, I've never heard any kind of "put-downs" that were anything other than
> good-natured jokes, and I've never seen anyone offended by them.
Yup. And anyone who is offended by something that _I_ might say (in
jest, of course) about _those_ people just has too thin a skin. :-)
Paul H. Brown, UC, GW District, National Capital Area Council, BSA
I wuz an Antelope (82-66). Now working my ticket.
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