Re: Wood Badge Paraphernalia
Leslie D. Fife (ldfife@BACHMAN.CS.OU.EDU)
Sat, 3 Aug 1996 17:07:20 -0500
> Patrol, forever amen. Yes, I know what the song says, but I think we >all
> fully believe we are permanent Patrol members, even though the >non-flying
> ones probably wish they were above the rest with us fowl >friends ;-).
> NOT! *grinning* (I'm a Beaver!)
Amen to Mike (I'm a Beaver).
> >Question, Mike: The five beader. Somewhere along the line I was led to
> >believe that the only five beader was the Chief Ranger of Gilwell park,
> >whomever he currently is, and the beads are passed along to succeeding
> >Chief Rangers. Don't know that I've read it anywhere, but I would like to
> >know if you have any info on that. True or not?
Sometime after I completed my ticket, I bought and read the Woodbadge History
book. I wish I could find it now, but recently moved and still have unopened
As I recall, the CHief Ranger at Gilwell wears "six" beads. At one time, the
national director (if there is one) wears five. SO, perhaps no one wears five
in the USA.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City