Re: Wood Badge Question
- Interesting to hear all these comments on WB tickets.
I was a Troop Guide this past year. One of the differences that was noted
for us was that all 5 tickets had to be related to the scouter's PRIMARY
position. When I went through WB21, our tickets could be related to any of
the positions that we held. It was difficult to get WB participants to
figure out what their primary position was and would be over the next 18
months, particularly with CS folks who change positions every couple of
years (like DL to WL...) We even had a number of Tiger leaders participate.
Regarding how challenging to make the tickets - some of the members of the
patrol for which I was Troop Guide came up with very difficult and
time-consuming items. I let the patrol know that I expected them to keep me
appraised on their progress and come to me with any tickets that might have
to be 'tweaked'. We finished the course in February, and no one has yet
finished all their tickets. Some are close. One person hasn't finished
any! None of the ticket items are what I consider to be a 'piece of cake'!
I noticed when I went through as a participant, however, that many of the
tickets were what I considered to be easy. One person catered lunch at TDC
and counted that as a ticket (and that was her business!). Several other
people got signed off on tickets for leading a session at the University of
Scouting or TDC or similar. As a trainer, I liked having people raise their
hands to help out with various training events, but as a fellow WB person, I
did think those were 'easy tickets'. I was annoyed that while I was an
active trainer at TDC, I wasn't getting any part of a ticket signed off for
Tacachale District Training Chair
Gulf Ridge Council
And a good ol' antelope, too!
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