George Crowl (WILLIAMM@ZIAVMS.ENMU.EDU)
Fri, 21 Jun 1996 08:29:32 -0600
Todd Tingblad's additional explanation of the Wood Badge critter
concerns is helpful. On the courses I have served on, we have
noticed that it is helpful for the SPL to deal with overly
competitive behavior immediately. Usually, that is with the
individual patrol that is the problem. We also have made some
general announcements at the start of the course that things like
flag stealing, singing for lost items, etc., is inappropriate on
a Wood Badge course and not something we recommend in a troop.
Perhaps because of those actions, we have not had the kinds of
problems that National seems to be concerned about.
We still have a lot of patrol spirit and pride, which carries
over to years afterward. But we are kind of sneaky, because we
insure that the Beavers come from a different district each
course, and that means it is 8-10 years before the next
generation of Beavers shows up in a given district.
____'/____ George Crowl
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