Re: Woodbadge ticket..
Robert S Nix (bnix@JUNO.COM)
Sun, 20 Apr 1997 22:42:39 EDT
I have no indication that there is anything secret about a Woodbadge
ticket; I have shared mine with several people. I am a little
embarrassed, looking back, as to the simplicity of my ticket; and at how
difficult it was for me to complete it. Please use this information only
to broaden your base knowledge; not to change your bias for or against
the Woodbadge program.
First, please note: the ticket is broken into a number of very specific
topics, and I have no intention of sharing the material for those topics,
or even the general categories. I believe that is possible for someone
to look at a syllabus and determine that "I know all that" or "I could
never do that". Woodbadge is the only place where a plethora of topics
are pulled together and taught in a focused manner, in a Scouting way,
and directed so that each topic stays within and follows the BSA
guidelines and bylaws. There was at least one student, in every session,
who knew the material for that session as well as the instructor; but
none of the students could have taught all the topics. With the
instruction and the materials we received, most of us who have completed
our tickets could now teach most of the topics and meet a minimal
standard. That os one quantifiable output from the Woodbadge program. I
can not (I have attempted to) express the intangibles I received from
that program; the top two of which are the fellowship and the Scouting
Now; some of my ticket items:
1. I will qualify as a merit badge counselor in cooking. I will
coordinate my efforts with the Senior Patrol Leader and a Patrol Leader
so that four Scouts complete the requirements for the cooking merit
2.I will coordinate my efforts with the SM, SPL, and a PL to guide the
PLC through the planning for an entire weekend camping trip.
3. I will coordinate my efforts with the SM, SPL, and a PL to run a
pioneering event, including three lashing and five knot displays.
4. I will wear a complete uniform to ten events, at the troop, district,
council, or higher level.
5.I will learn and teach five knots and three lashings, and teach them to
five Scouts. I will learn these knots well enough to tie them
blindfolded or behind my back.
6. I will develop my presentation skills, and prepare myself to be a
coach / counselor / instructor in a SMF of JLT course. I will
participate if invited. (Note here that my initial ticket item indicated
that I would BE an instructor; my coach counselor changed this one,
indicating that even if I was ready, I might not be invited.)
7. A series of skills and goals, which I will not include.
Bob Nix ..ustaBabeaver.. firstname.lastname@example.org
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