In a message dated 10/4/05 10:59:58 AM, redcoat@...
> Ida asked about the "Blanchard material". As I understand it, the diagrams
> used in the Team Development Model and Team Leadership Model presentations
> are copyrighted by Ken Blanchard, the well-known management guru. That's
> where the $15-per-person Intellectual Property fee goes.
Actually, Keith, that's where most of it goes. There is also a royalty
paid for "October Sky", "Remember the Titans" and "Mr. Holland's Opus."
> As for Judy's comment about "Wussy Wood Badge".... she and I and others with
> background in Cub Scout Trainer Wood Badge know all about having our course
> relegated to such status by people who "know better" about what "real Wood
> Badge" is!
> Finally, on the subject of not allowing previous graduates to attend WB21C,
> I've always respectfully disagreed with National on that point. The purpose
> of Wood Badge is training, not beads, and since WB21C is a totally different
> course from BSWB, CSTWB, or other predecessors, it shouldn't matter if
> someone has beads from one of the predecessor courses. I also question how
> often a graduate would be taking a slot that would otherwise be filled with
> a first-timer - from my experience, far too few WB21C courses are filled,
> and far too many are cancelled for failing to make the 30-participant
I don't know for sure, but I suspect that in addition to the concern about
taking spaces, early in 21CWB, there was a concern about having several
people from previous Wood Badges there as the resident sages, particularly ones
saying "Grump, grump, grump, this isn't real Wood Badge. We're being
cheated. Sin and perdition. Scouting is going to the dogs. Grump, grump,
Whatever the reason was, things have now changed. Anybody that wishes to
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