Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1998: Subject: Re: Woodbadge
Subject: Re: Woodbadge
Sat, 26 Sep 1998 16:24:28 -0500
Les Chaffin asked, "is this a normal feeling that one gets at Woodbadge
or is it just course I went through?"
Well, I've never been to Boy Scout Wood Badge, but after participating
in Cub Scout Wood Badge and returning to Gilwell four times on staff, I
can tell you that you it happens a lot. After spending every bit of a
whole week together, it's only natural for people to bond closely.
The question now, though, is what you do with your newly-found feelings.
Stay in touch with your new friends - you can still learn a lot from
each other. Use them as inspiration and as resources, but don't let
your membership in a Wood Badge Den or Patrol become your sole purpose
for being a Scouter. Remember, being a Wood Badger is not a new
Scouting position - it's a way to make you better at your *old* Scouting
position. Direct your new enthusiasm into working your ticket and
improving the program you give to the boys. That's how you earn those
Rip Van Winkle Council, NY