Re: Cub Scout Woodbadge
Keith Tilley (redcoat@NEXTSTEP.NET)
Tue, 9 Jul 1996 23:23:29 -0400
>I have been involved in Cub Scouting for several years now, and have seen
>several leaders with Woodbadge beads and woggles. My question is, what
>*exactly* is Woodbadge and do you need to get "tapped out" for it? I hear
>in my area quite a bit about Boy Scout Woodbadge, but very little on Cub
While Boy Scout Wood Badge is meant for Boy Scout Leaders, Cub Scout Wood
Badge is designed for adults who *train* Cub Scout Leaders. During the
course (either one week or three weekends), you'll work in a Den with up to
seven other participants, learning about yourself, each other, and the Cub
Wood Badge is rich with tradition, emotion, and fun, but the most important
part is your "ticket", which is a set of commitments to perform specific
training-related tasks back home, so that your local District and/or Council
will benefit from what you've learned. Once you've met all of those
commitments, the regalia (beads, neckerchief and woggle) are awarded.
There's no "tap out" for Cub Wood Badge. Each year, your Council Training
Committee submits names of candidates to your Region. If you're nominated
by your Council Training Committee and approved by your Scout Executive,
you'll receive an invitation to the courses offered in your Region that year.
The best way to prepare is to be an active trainer, and to express an
interest in Wood Badge to your Council Training Committee.
I'm preparing for my fourth trip "Back to Gilwell", and I recommend it VERY
highly! It's an experience that you'll never forget.
Rip Van Winkle Council, NY
Staffer, NE-CS-48, NE-CS-51, NE-CS-52
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City