Woodbadge workers (was Woodbadge uniforming?)
Tim Hewitt (thewitt@FAIRCHILDSEMI.COM)
Fri, 28 Aug 1998 08:14:37 -0500
Stephen Hoar <shoar@INFINET.COM> wrote:
> 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!
Although I have no comment on the uniforming thread, I have to add something
to this note. In my district, it is the Woodbadgers who do 99% of the work at
district meetings, training events, summer camp, camporees, etc. Any time that
anything needs to be done and volunteers need to do it - you will fine "belt
buckles and bolos" there making it happen for Scouting.
I don't know if this is an anomaly but I suspect it is not. My troop was
started by two Woodbadgers working on their tickets, and they have inspired me
to go to Woodbadge training when I get the chance. Both of these men no longer
have boys in Scouting, and both put in many more hours a week than their
"one." I have the utmost admiration and respect for both men, and hope I have
the fortitude and committment to continue to dedicate time and energy to
Scouting when my sons have grown and left the nest.
"I hope to be a Beaver, but any critter will do"
Tim Hewitt, Scoutmaster
Troop 350, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City