College Credit for Scouting
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@USSCOUTS.ORG)
Thu, 3 Sep 1998 21:10:19 -0400
Bill, Beth, Jeff,
You may also want to check with a large university to see whether they
offer recreational management courses. Frequently these courses are
designed to facilitate experience outside the traditional classroom.
Aside from Wood Badge, this may also be very helpful in recruiting
senior summer camp staff. The prospect of earning a few hours of credit
may help offset some of the low salaries that are offered.
When I was a student at Purdue University, I earned six hours of college
credit in recreational management during the summer while working as a
Camp Program Director. The professor required a goal-setting meeting,
assigned research and resources projects, required reporting, and at the
end held an evaluation seminar for those who had participated. Actually
learned a good deal because of the discipline that was required to make
the weekly reports and observations and because of the evaluations we
got in the mail.
In reality this is not a lot different than some of the more traditional
work-study courses offered at almost any large college or university and
most small ones too. It all depends on the faculty and the
Michael F. Bowman --- Professor Beaver NE-CS-41
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Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 1998 5:59 PM
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Subject: Re: Woodbadge Question
Bill & Beth Reiller wrote:
> When I went through the Woodbadge Course several years ago it was
> mentioned that we could receive college credit for the course. I was
> wondering if this is still true and if it is how do you go about it?
At this year's Course Director Conferences, we were told that this is no
longer available. For college credit to do you any good, the college
you are attending has to accept it anyway and they are often willing to
negotiate "life experience" credit. I believe it's still up to your
college and the degree you're going after whether the experience will be
treated for credit or perhaps provide a waiver to some required course.
It's always worth a try.
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