Re: wood badge beading ceremony
Tue, 2 Dec 1997 23:50:07 -0000
I don't get lost in the Hills eehm just mislaid
Well my two pence worth or is it two cents for what it's worth is this. In
Sidcup the DC always awards the Wood Badge to Leaders in a short ceremony in
front of the Union Flag.
The Leader works hard for his beads but the important thing, in my view, is
that the young people can see his achievement. That is why present the
beads in front of the pack, troop or unit. Likewise with new Leader
warrants. The young people are made aware of the commitment a Leader makes.
With the Beads it is a visual, public sign that they have completed the
However the point is taken that where a Leader is not available he/she
should be given to him/her wherever in the world he/she may be.
Incidentally in the UK, all warranted Leaders are required to carry out
training appropriate to their appointment. Sadly, in my experience, some
try to avoid this commitment.
The Wood Badge is a sign of commitment to the best youth organisation in the
world - long may it remain so.
ADC (L/T) Sidcup Kent UK
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City