Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Further changes to Wood Badge?
Re: Further changes to Wood Badge?
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 19:31:07 -0700
I've got the same understanding...one WB for all.
I went thru WB as a Venturing (Exploring at the time) leader and found the
troop based program to be no problem. But then I had been a scoutmaster in
a former life. Another "green shirt" leader had just done Exploring...no
troop background. Threw her for a loop. The ticket threw us both. We
completed it...but not real straightforward because the "school solution"
for a Boy Scout WB ticket doesn't match up very well with a Venturing
leader's role. Tends to not take into account (locally at least) that older
youth need adults to stay out of the way and not do things for them.
I don't have a real good feel for what will happen when the new course comes
out. Looking forward to finding out though.
From: Brown Michael-EMB021 <Michael_Brown-EMB021@EMAIL.MOT.COM>
To: SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU <SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU>
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 1999 1:52 AM
Subject: Further changes to Wood Badge?
>Personally, I hope this is not so. I would rather see separate Cub Scout,
>Boy Scout, and Venturing WB courses, for no other reason that each unit is
>organized differently. One of the hallmarks of WB in my opinion, is that
>you learn how a BS troop is supposed to be organized and run by being a
>of one. How will that affect Cub Scout and Venturing leaders to be part of
>a WB course based on a BS troop, when their units will be organized
>Any one here with more accurate/correct info on this??
>Michael R. Brown
>Southwest Florida Council
>Venturing Crew 1838