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10-26-2006, 11:39
Just curious, how many Scouters on WB are also Woodbadger's? If so, what is your critter and course number? I'm an Owl, SR-643

10-26-2006, 11:44
Bear Patrol-and a good ole' Bear at that---Have to look up # as it was a few years ago-I am retired from Scouts 5 years after 30 years service.

The Weasel
10-26-2006, 21:16
One never retires. One only pauses.

The Weasel

10-26-2006, 21:22
Been a Scoutmaster for almost 18 years now, but every time they have Wood Badge, I have something going that I can't get out of, and if you miss one of the weekenders, you don't complete it.....


10-26-2006, 21:23
....and old hikers never die......they just smell that way!

10-26-2006, 22:25
Beaver, SR521, staff, SR 767

10-26-2006, 23:57
fox, SRCS14

10-27-2006, 00:22
so for those who selected 'what in the heck are you talking about' what are you talking about, is this a BSA thing?

10-27-2006, 08:54
Its sort of advanced training for adult scout leaders. Lots of fun!

10-27-2006, 09:31

Yes, it is a BSA thing. It is referred to as the Phd of Scouting. It use to be a 6 day course in woodcraft, but it has since changed to a 6 day course in leadership skills. It is a huge amount of fun. You are put in to small groups called patrols and each group is assigned a critter name such as owl, bear, eagle, etc... Each member is very loyal to their patrol and usually develop lifetime friendships. During your 6 day course, you work on coming up w/ 5 ways to better yourself and / or Scouting. These are called your tickets. You have 18 months to complete your tickets. At which time you are awarded your Wood Badge beads. The beads are simple log looking wooden beads on a leather necklace. Wood Badge has a immense amount of history behind it, but this is a high level, general overview.

10-27-2006, 11:01
Fox, EC 451 W

10-27-2006, 12:10
so for those who selected 'what in the heck are you talking about' what are you talking about, is this a BSA thing?

Hi, Hanna - if you really want to know:


The "B-P" referred to in the document is Lord Baden-Powell, a British war hero who founded the Scouting movement in Britain upon his retirement from the military.

prolly more info than you asked for, tho!


10-27-2006, 12:30
SR706 owl.
Brown sea seeker.
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