Re: Wood Badge patrols
Keith Tilley (redcoat@NEXTSTEP.NET)
Wed, 19 Jun 1996 08:30:08 -0400
Paul Brown wrote:
> 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 the course.
I was a little confused by that as well when I first took the course, but
over time I've learned why it's done that way. One of the key elements of
Wood Badge is that the practical course lasts a relatively short time, but
your commitment to apply what you've learned lasts forever. I'm a Beaver.
It was as a Beaver that I developed my knowledge, skills, and attitude. It
was as a Beaver that I worked my ticket and earned my regalia.
When I took my first Staff assignment as a Den Counselor for the Eagle Den,
that didn't make me an Eagle. As a Den Counselor, it's my job to advise the
Den, but not to become a member of it; to help the Den have the best
possible experience, but remembering that I've had my experience, and this
time it's their turn. It's an interesting relationship!
BTW, this summer I'll be the Den Counselor for a FULL Antelope Den!
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