Wood Badge Ticket help!
Charlie Thorpe (charlie2@RO.COM)
Mon, 9 Sep 1996 13:34:12 -0600
Hello All -
The Tennessee Valley Council is getting ready for another (BSA) Boy Scout
Unit Leader Wood Badge. We just had our orientation weekend and we have a
GREAT bunch of Scouters signed up for this year's course (SR-157)!
I am working with our c/c's and we are sorting out how we want to approach
the new ticket format. We do WB every other year and this is our first
chance to work with the new ticket language. We are working up a generic
"sample" participant ticket as a staff development exercise and I am
looking for some examples of good ticket items written to the new format.
We would love to get some hints from folks who have already made use of the
new ticket format. We have had a LOT of interesting discussion on the
potential impact of the new format...and are looking forward to tapping
into some of the "lessons learned" by courses who have already put it to
Part One - Service to Others
Part Two - Goals
Part Three - Personal Growth
Part One - Service to Others Through My Troop
Part Two - Goals to Strengthen My Troop
Part Three - My Personal Growth as a Troop Leader
Participants and staffers: let me know how your course used the new ticket
format! Our immediate challenge is to work up our participant "sample"
ticket, but it would be interesting in the future to also compare ideas on
how to make best use of the new format for a staff ticket.
Please respond to: email@example.com I am certainly NOT a trainer who
believes that Wood Badge is inherently "secret stuff"...but, I DO believe
that best use of the truly powerful training methods built into the Wood
Badge training experience often depend on each local course being able to
choose how to best use the "discovery" method for their particular
combination of participants & staff & place & time (& all the other
circumstances that make each Wood Badge course such a unique, memorable,
and valuable experience!).
I would worry a little that too much public (list) discussion of the "nuts
and bolts" of WB administration could possibly serve to, in some way,
diminish the Wood Badge experience for those who haven't had a chance to go
yet. I had a truly great time at my Wood Badge. I had PLENTY of
opportunity to find out all that I DIDN'T know about Scouting...and then I
had the chance to learn how to start curing my ignorance <g>. I would
cheerfully take my Scout stave and whack the shins of anyone who would
(advertently or inadvertently) take that fun away from my Scouting friends
now getting ready to do their Wood Badge <g>!
If you have had a chance to think thru the new ticket format, please share
your ideas with us. Thanks for the help!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City