Re: I used to be NOT an Eagle ?
Marie E. Lackore (mlackore@ATHENET.NET)
Wed, 7 Aug 1996 16:17:32 +0000
> 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.
When I did my Woodbadge, the Scoutmaster opened the course by
saying, I would like all of you to go back to yesteryear, that time
when you were young.
That's what Woodbadge is all about. You're a kid again and you're in
a new patrol with people you don't know. However, you soon find out
you have commen threads, one of which is you're in the same Patrol.
You're a bear - he's a bear. As a patrol, you have pride in your
Patrol of bears.
So it goes with boys. They are part of that patrol. They are
Wolverines, Vikings, Dragons, whatever, and they are proud to be what
I am like Peter Pan - I never want to grow up. I always want to be
able to visit Never-Never Land. It's the kid in all of us that helps
to make us good Leaders!
Join in the fun! And understand that all of the joking is in fun.
Is there one critter better than the rest?
In all honesty, I would have to say Bears definitely rule, and after
them, all else are equal!
Marie E. Lackore
Family Camping among other things
I used to be a BEAR, a good old BEAR too...
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