Stan Pope (StanDCmr@AOL.COM)
Sun, 17 Aug 1997 11:55:29 -0400
Congratulations and condolences and onions!
Congratulations on earning those beads!
And condolences on not receiving other related information that would have
made your life so much more satisfying these past months.
And onions to your DE for his/her lack of understanding and followup.
Here are some things you should have heard:
1. Wear those beads. Now! Your DE does not hold the keys to Wood Badge.
2. You may arrange for any suitable presentation ceremony. It is nice if the
Course Director or some of the staff from the course can lead the ceremony,
but it is not essential. Or you may opt for no ceremony what-so-ever.
3. The Ceremony may be either one which "they" supply, or it can be one
which you construct and recruit participation in. If you decide to go this
latter route and are lookinf for resources, E-Mail me. I'll pass on some
files that I put together when I was asked to help put together such a
ceremony about 2 years ago for a friend. (May I presume it was BS Ldr WB
rather than CS Trainer WB?)
A volunteer Scouter for W.D. Boyce Council, BSA HQ Peoria, IL
Antelope - EC-CS-19-90
Beaver - C-29-94
<<Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 01:10:15 +0200
From: Don Pullen <pullend@AIRCADIZ.NET>
Subject: Re: Ticket
Glad to see that you got your beads. I attended WB training in the National
Capital Area Council and transfered to Spain (I'm in the Navy) about three
months later. Needless to say, my ticket was VERY generic. Finally earned
my beads the tail end of last year, submitted the paperwork through my
original coach-counselor since Transatlantic Council has no one in the
immediate area to be my advisor. NCAC sent me my beads and paperwork and
suggested having my DE come and present it all to
me. Guess what? Eight months later and I still have not been presented my
DE says I should come to Germany; he can't come here. Luckily, while I was
at the Jamboree (worked trading post staff), ran into one of my WB staff who
says that he will come late this fall once he retires.
Pam Jensen, T73 NAVSTA Rota Spain >>
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