Re: Why is Wood Badge "destroying" our troop?
Mark Ray (info@EAGLEBOOK.COM)
Thu, 17 Apr 1997 12:27:30 +0000
>My understand is that for Woodbage one undertakes a project... along the
>lines of an Eagle Project, and his seems to be that "all Scouts in the
>troop will be 1st Class by next June"....
Yes, to complete Wood Badge, a participant must write and work a "ticket,"
a series of projects and goals to be completed within 6 months to 2 years
after the practical (outdoor) phase of the course.
As with the Eagle project, though, it's more important that the person
demonstrate leadership skills than that he "get the job done." The journey,
not the destination, is the reward.
When I was on Wood Badge staff, we counseled participants NOT to set goals
that are outside their control (like the one quoted here).
I would suggest that the Scoutmaster talk to his ticket counselor and
rewrite the item in question to emphasize his effort, not the Scouts'
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City