Re: Woodbadge uniforming?
Calvin H. Gray (405geezer@IGG-TX.NET)
Thu, 27 Aug 1998 14:08:29 -0500
> I see a lot of the 'I used to be a ....' crowd around at the socials
> but they disappear when the work shows up. I would expect that if
> they were to really lead by example, that if actions speak louder
> than words, they would be out in front leading the group.
> So, I will probably continue to pass up the opportunity until I
> see the previous graduates showing me why I ought to go. Right now
> I have plenty of belt buckles and bolos!
Well, I don't attend many Scouting socials, but most of the long-time
"front line" Scouters that I see in my part of the country serving on
camporee staffs, helping at Roundtables, serving on district and council
committees, volunteering as campmasters, serving as commissioners,
providing service through the Order of the Arrow, and volunteering in
other ways are Wood Badgers. I've been watching these folks "leading by
example" for many years and they certainly don't disappear when work is
to be done.
As to why you should attend Wood Badge training, I'll offer only this,
"It will make you a better leader." It took me almost 20 years to
discover this fact.
Calvin H. Gray
Scoutmaster, Troop 405
I used to be an Owl (WM-62-2-98 at Philmont)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City