Re: New Critter
Donald R Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Thu, 29 Aug 1996 11:39:21 -0400
For those that think that the first day or 2 and/or the
first weekend of WB were some what disorganized and/or
were thinking about going home. . . . JOIN the group!
Were any out there that completed the course, not wondering
why they came, after only the first couple days?
Many of my Owl patroll were Eagle scouts, OA vigils,
past OA advisors, and even a new Council Comissioner etc.
Some were certified CPR and life saving instructors, graduates
of national camp schools etc. LOTS OF GREAT RESOURCES!
If you already think you know the skills, just sit back and
review, or HELP others in your patroll that may need help
or review. Some of the new critters in our troop were
more "EXPERT" than the course presenters on some topics,
and did offer much valued assistance during the course.
After all, are not we all there for the same goal?
Once your have really become a team/patroll at WB, it
should help you understand better some of the team building
and patroll organizational problems/growth that your own
troop patrolls may experience.
It would like those that think the first days were a mess,
to review their thoughs a few days after the final camp fire
and see if they think it should have been changed in anyway.
Wood Badge like scouting is always grwoing and changing.
We can always work to make it better, but let us not try
to "FIX WHAT AIN't BROKE".
Used to be an Owl, still an Eagle and a few more things
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City