Peter Farnham (pfarnham@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 15 Sep 1996 22:29:17 -0400
Jess Olonoff notes that he has never noticed an arrogant attitude amongst
Wood Badge staffers, at least in the Cub Trainer Wood Badge he took and
the several he has staffed. I will add my hearty concurrence to Jess'
observations. I'm currently taking BSA Wood Badge, and am finding it to
be a fine course. I'm getting an awful lot out of it, especially the
leadership skills material, but some of the scout skills stuff, too.
I have yet to come across an arrogant staffer in the course. They all
seem like fine scouters to me=nary an arrogant vibe from any of 'em. Our
coach/counselor seems in particular to be a fine guy.
I could do with a bit more information about the upcomign schedule; I
think most of us could. We voiced such a comment in the PLC meeting I
attended, and lo and behold, rather than being given info on the schedule
only up to the next PLC meeting, we were given info for the rest of last
weekend, and the first night of the coming weekend, and up to mid-morning
on Saturday as well!
I think the spoon-feeding of info to you is part of the course, frankly.
It's to acquaint you with the frustrations boys feel when they don't have
as complete info as they'd like, and it also emulates the real world,
where decisions are frequently made on the basis of incomplete info. I
don't know this, of course, not having seen the syllabus, and I could be
all wet. But I really don't think the course is so disorganized or
poorly run that we're only getting information in dribs and drabs because
of a bad staff. I *do know* that ain't so!!!
Chip chop, chip chop, leave it to Beavers! (WB 82-67)
SM, Troop 113
GW District, NCAC
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