Re: Woodbadge Critters
John Oakes (joakes@UNM.EDU)
Thu, 20 Jun 1996 12:01:40 -0600
On Thu, 20 Jun 1996, Todd N. Tingblad wrote:
> I know it would happen as soon as I wrote it. As I said in my posting from
> my Return From Philmont, this was going to be a hard one to explain.
> However, someone esle on Scouts-L hit the "nail on the head". This concern
> was not about the pride one gets from being in a Woodbadge Patrol (Owl, Fox,
> Beaver, etc.) and the course, it was the poor behavior of one patrol to
> another. A disrespectful behavior. ex: Your a Beaver, I'm a Fox, that
> makes be better than you simply because I'm a Fox.
> It is the behavior that is the concern, not the pride and since of team and
> family that a Woodbadge patrol creates with it's members. It is this type
> of disrespectful behavior that has started many a war or distroyed many a
> friendship (I'm better than you simply because I am here and you are there).
Have we forgotten the TRUE SPIRIT of WoodBadge? Good Lord....people, I
remember learning the lessons of "the treasure" and all it meant. As I
joke about my being a beaver....and ONLY the finest are beavers, the
truth is that all of the fur and feathers clan are my brothers and
sisters of the movement. Have we become so thinned skinned as to walk
around with chips on our shoulders waiting for the first remark....to fly
off on? If so....I need to reevaluate my initial impressions of this
just swimming in the pond
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City