Re: wood badge beading ceremony
Edith Kerr (kerr@VISION.NET.AU)
Wed, 3 Dec 1997 00:13:03 +1100
It is important for some for the work done to achieve a badge as
important as this one to be recognized by others such as in a
formal ceremony. This is why you get resistance to the idea
of getting the award in the post. The Americans seem to me
to apply much more importance to ceremonies than we do in
Australia. Therefore I cannot see that you would get the
powers that be to agree to this. However if it proves to be
impossible to arrange such a ceremony - such as the
recipient being in a foreign country - I cannot see that the
award can be kept from the recipient.
Personally I have always found my reward in knowing within
myself that I have done the best that I could. I have found that
others often highly praise an easy task and ignore the most
onerous and difficult ones in which I have the most pride.
Therefore I look into myself for the judgement of my deeds and
not to others. Because of this ceremony or no such an award
would be dear to me. And without a ceremony would make it
no less dear.
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> From: Drew Mrenna <dmrenna@USA.PIPELINE.COM>
> 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.
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