Re: Cub Scout Woodbadge
Stan Pope (StanDCmr@AOL.COM)
Wed, 10 Jul 1996 20:29:58 -0400
"Settummanque" wrote an excellent answer for Kim's question:
Kim Moye wrote:
>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 Scout.
There are some useful aspects that did not come thru to me as I read ...
Boy Scout Leader Wood Badge (BSLWB) addresses needs of adults who will
perform troop leadership functions, typically scoutmasters and assistant
scoutmasters. I participated as a commissioner and wrote my individual
learning plan around my district commissioner responsibilities to troops (but
only after much talking to convince them that it was a reasonable thing for
me to do.) Beaver C-29-94.
Cub Scout Trainer Wood Badge (CSTWB) addresses needs of adults who will
perform Cub Scout Leader training functions such as Cub Scout Leader Basic
Training training staff or roundtable commissioners or roundtable staff.
(This is about where the BSLWB was during its early years in the U.S., I
think... Still trying to get the core leadership Wood Badge trained!) I
wrote my individual learning plan around my responsibilities as a roundtable
commissioner, which was exactly what they expected. Antelope EC-CS-19-90.
There was only a small overlap between two courses that I took... I felt that
both course were "time well spent."
Both courses teach skills consistent with their name. The skills taught in
CSTWB would be only very loosely related to a Den Leader's function, but
would match up very well with a trainer's or roundtable staff's function.
Around here, word does not get out that it is appropriate to "apply" for an
invitation to CSTWB. (This is in stark contrast to the BSLWB applications
stacked on the counter at the local Boy Scout Service Center.) One of my
personal goals is to assure that everyone in the area whom I think would
benefit from CSTWB will get an invitation (or at least consideration by the
committee.) The "down side" of this is that there are some invitations that
are not accepted, for a variety of personal reasons. But it avoids the
situation in which a person's application is rejected.
Stan Pope, Morton, IL, a volunteer scouter for
Wotamalo District and W.D. Boyce Council, BSA
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