Re: [Scouter_T] Presenting WB Regalia
- While it is true that Courts of Honor are basically for the boys, it is not
unusual to have a beading ceremony at a court of honor or presentation of any
other adult awards. In fact, it should be encouraged since it sets a very
good example for the boys that adullts who devote time and energy on their
behalf are recognized for that effort.
The standard is that the adult awards are presented at the beginning of the
court of honor so that the remainder of the COH is centered around the boys.
If the scouter getting his/her Wood Badge beads works almost exclusively at
the unit level, it really does them a disservice to require their
presentation at a Round Table or other event away from the unit.
Leave the majority of the COH for the boys but don't miss a great opportunity
to pat your adults on the back. It's part of what keeps them active.
Council Training Chair
Simon Kenton Council
Troop Committee Training Coordinator
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- I received my beads during a campfire at our council IOLS session in the
spring. It's a neat "marketing" ploy to make these newer Scouters aware
of Wood Badge. In addition, a few guys were beaded during my WB course.
That was cool, because they did all the ceremonial stuff and it was 100%
relevant to the event.
Side note: I was told afterwards to be careful with this set of beads,
because the thong was broken as it was received. The presenter mentioned
that the thongs have been getting "cheaper" lately.
ASM Troop 696
SW Michigan Council
I yus-ta be-a Bobwhite...
- John wrote:
> Side note: I was told afterwards to be careful with this set of beads,I've heard something similar from others. I've noticed some of the
> because the thong was broken as it was received. The presenter mentioned
> that the thongs have been getting "cheaper" lately.
"old-timers" have thinner (yet stronger), round cord for their beads. This
prompted me to action!
On our course, we have an evening when we traditionally exchange gifts. I
made new cords for each staff member with a higher quality leather cord, and
tied (instead of an overhand knot) a Turk's Head knot (woggle). Add your own
beads, and voila! Cool conversation piece at your next WB reunion dinner.