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…You Might be a Wood Badger!

If the fountain at your wedding had bug juice… If your baby’s first words were, “Back to Gilwell” … If you don’t understand why tuxedos don’t come with neckerchiefs and knee socks…

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Psychic Smitty

Yes – It’s time for another Psychic Smitty moment where I read your mind, find a feeling/question and give you an answer. Your Feeling/Question: “If I remember right, the first Wood Badge weekend is coming up in April.  I’m excited and … Continue reading

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…You Might be a Wood Badger!

If you hang your tent totem on the doorknob of the Holiday Inn while on family vacation… If you get disappointed at family reunions because no one wants to build a water rocket… If you’ve ever taken out a loan … Continue reading

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Friendly Advice from the Techno Scribe…

As I think back over my Wood Badge experiences (yes, that is plural I went through the course twice) the one observation I can make is you get out of it what you put into it. I guess that is … Continue reading

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…You Might be a Wood Badger!

If you were ever late for work because you couldn’t find your patrol flag… If your yard has grass 10 inches high but Gilwell Field looks great… If instead of a night out with the boys, you prefer a night … Continue reading

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…You Might be a Wood Badger!

If you’ve ever cried because your spouse threw out a container of old ashes (and they weren’t Uncle Pete)… If your idea of a trip to the Holy Land means Gilwell Park in England… If the only thing you remember … Continue reading

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Friendly Advice… from our Friendly Quartermaster

I was told by one of my mentors in scouting that I needed to beat my head on walls for a while before going through Wood Badge and the light bulb would go off and it did for me. I … Continue reading

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…You Might be a Wood Badger!

If you’ve ever been driving at 60 MPH and suddenly slammed on the brakes because you thought you saw a Patrol critter at a yard sale… If you’ve ever received a speeding ticket because you were running late and you … Continue reading

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Wood Badge Friendships

Like a lot of people, when I signed up for Wood Badge in 2002, I had really no idea what the course was about or what really to expect out of it. My good friend, and staff member of SR501, … Continue reading

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Psychic Smitty

I thought about doing a Dear Abby column – too common…how about a horoscope thingy – beyond my skill set…so I thought – why not mix them up a bit. I’ll read your mind – find a question/feeling and give … Continue reading

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