Ida Lively wrote in part:
"I've been approached by a young fellow who is to
receive his Woodbadge Beads.
He's asked that we do it at the January Roundtable ...
which is our Blue and Gold (pot luck) celebration."
"How have you done Woodbadge Beading/Hangings? What
is it *truly* called?"
It's usually referred to as a "beading ceremony."
This link has several very good ceremonies that can be
used. Any are appropriate, and the version you choose
can be based on the amonut of time you have available
and the number of Wood Badge holders you have that
You can't hardly do it "wrong", but I do deplore the
"here are your beads, here is your neckechief, let me
help you put on the woggle" ceremonies that my
district usually does.
See if the young fellow you want to recognize can get
any of his fellow patrol members to attend. You might
even be able to enlist the help of one of the staffers
from his course or even his coach counselor.
Done properly, a beading ceremony has the same impact
on its observers as a good Eagle cermony. It makes
them think, "Some day I want to be there getting that
same recognition. That's cool!"
Daniel D. Hammond, Sr. MA
Leavenworth, KS, Army Major, NRA Life Member, Overtrained Scout Leader, Kaw District Membership Chairman, CM P3001, MC T366
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