Re: I used to be NOT an Eagle ?
Donald R Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Tue, 6 Aug 1996 10:14:59 -0400
To Ian, and any others for comments (go ahead flame my ashes)
Some of the important concepts with the patroll method
are TEAM BUILDING and TEAM Spirit. The fact that I USED to
want to be an Eagle, is now replaced by the TEAM spirit
built as an OWL, and the permanent OWL patroll leader of Troop 1.
Another concept that we learned was SET THE EXAMPLE! By
demonstrating our TEAM (critter patroll) SPIRIT, we are
showing by example that we have that spirit.
Granted that we should REALLY all agree that we are FIRST
all members of troop 1 Gilwell, and as such part of the larger
TEAM of scouting leaders. As with most anything, you can get
too competetive, but waving your patroll flag is OK with me.
USED to be an OWL, but sill an Eagle
> On Tue, 6 Aug 1996, Jerry Gray wrote:
> > Wake up guys! There are only 2 types of Woodbadge patrols: BEARS and Bear
> > food!
> > Jerry
> > and a good ol' Bear, too!
> OK, I'll put on my asbestos underwear for this one ...
> I really cannot understand why folks get so wound about about what sort
> of " critter " they were. I thought the idea of leader training was to
> enable us as Leaders to provide a better service to young people. What
> does it matter what the name of the patrol was ? I enjoyed Wood Badge course
> because of the <people> I met, not just my own patrol or tutor group. It woul
> have been the same experience had we been called Aadvarks, Gorillas or
> even Patrol 23B/4. What patrol you end up in is fairly random in any case.
> Surely what matters is that we are part of a group of individuals who have
> prepared themselves to serve youth by undertaking training. If you genuinely
> think that just because you happen to be allocated to a patrol with a label
> " Bears " makes you in some way superior to the other equally dedicated
> leaders on your course in other patrols, you have missed the purpose of
> Wood Badge. If not, why waste bandwidth ?
> I <am> a member of the 1st Gilwell Park ... what I <used to be> is
> Ian N Ford
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