scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: a Question
Cristi Wilkins (cwilkins@IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Nov 16 1999 - 09:59:14 CST
The references to the critters are from our patrol or den names at WoodBadge.
You may have heard of WoodBadge, I offer you a thumbnail of it here.
WoodBadge is the most advanced leadership training offered in the BSA. Started
by Baden-Powell, designed to train leaders to train leaders, it is built around
living the patrol method and total immersion in the Scouting life. Our
references to the critters is an extension of pride and brotherhood from that
My experience has been both as member of the bobwhite den at course W-CS-31 --
which means Western region, Cub Scout Trainer WoodBadge, 31st course of that
type in the Western Region; and as a member of the bear patrol at course
WEM-492-96, Boy Scout WoodBadge, again in Western Region, council number 492 --
which is Cascade Pacfic Council held in 1996. Sometimes there's another number
after the council and year, indicating which course that year when they may have
offered several opportunities.
Through WoodBadge training, leadership is experienced first-hand in a format
that is both fun and challenging, even for the most seasoned Scouter.
I highly recommend it to anyone that has an interest in growing boys into men!
The WoodBadge experience also benefits your professional and personal life in
many ways through the management and life skills you develop working a ticket!
Baden-Powell was a genius in many respects in the design of this game called
Scouting, but the WoodBadge program stands out above all the rest in his legacy!
I hope this helps you to see and understand what all these crazy people are
doing with the critters in their signature lines!
Tuality District Training Chair
Cascade Pacific Council Training Cabinet
Bill Hyde wrote:
> Every once in a while I see at the end of the messages some of you write, "I
> used to be an eagle, buffalo, etc etc etc."
> Can anyone tell me what that means? I had thought it meant what type of
> training you had received, but I am unsure, and am very curious.
> Thanks for the help,
> Bill Hyde