Re: wood badge beading ceremony
Neil Lupton (NeilLup@AOL.COM)
Mon, 1 Dec 1997 17:16:56 -0500
In a message dated 12/1/97 2:06:33 PM, dmrenna@USA.PIPELINE.COM wrote:
I have been asked by a friend to ask the group a question. Without going
into a lot of detail, can the award be given without a formal ceremony?
This is apparently being met with some resistance with the current
woodbadge leadership. Thanks.
At one time, I presented a set of Wood Badge beads on the lawn of the offices
of the Committee for the Future in Washington DC. It was 2AM. Present were
the recipient, my wife and me. The recipient was leaving for a permanent
assignment in Europe the next day. He appreciated it very much, and we had a
It's not the best way, but it is the person's award. They should have some
say in it.
A leader in our council jokes that he has received the Eagle, the Wood Badge
and the Silver Beaver all the same way. -- in a brown paper bag. His troop
had gone out of existence, and no one picked up the ball on his Eagle
presentation. Some one just told him after a year that his presentation kit
was in the council safe. He was a council leader and was rushed for Wood
Badge staff, so there was no formal Wood Badge presentation. And he was in
China for his Silver Beaver, although we did present that at a Board meeting.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City